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Road Traffic Accident Claims

Seatbelts and advancements in car safety mean that road accident fatalities have reduced over the years, although the increase in traffic volume has meant other injuries, particularly whiplash, are on the rise. More and more road accident victims are exerting their legal rights to claim the compensation that is rightfully theirs, which can in turn help cover loss of earnings and rehabilitation costs.

Road Accident Statistics

We are lucky in the UK to have one of Europe’s best road safety records. However, the figures linked to 2012 road casualties across the country revealed some unsettling figures:

  • 195,723 killed or seriously injured
  • 1,754 killed
  • 23,039 seriously injured
  • 170,930 slightly injured

Source: Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

We Have Successfully Helped Our Clients to Claim for the Following Scenarios:

  • Drivers or passengers of a vehicle involved in an accident caused by another driver
  • Riders or passengers of a motorbike that has been involved in an accident
  • Pedestrians and cyclists hit by a vehicle that either caused or was involved in an accident
  • Passengers in a vehicle that caused an accident, whether it’s a friend’s car, taxi or bus
  • Victims of a road traffic accident where the guilty party is uninsured
  • Victims of hit and run accidents

Injuries from Road Traffic Accidents

The most common road traffic accident injury is whiplash; a neck injury incurred by a sudden and unexpected jolt of the head forwards, backwards or sideways, which can in turn cause neck ligaments and muscles to stretch further than normal. Common symptoms and side effects of whiplash include neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, back pain, loss of feeling in arms or hands and dizziness.

We also help victims of road traffic accidents claim compensation for a wide range of other injuries, including broken bones and fractures, injury to internal organs, loss of limbs, brain and spinal injuries to name just a few.

Examples of Compensation Amounts Awarded For:

  • Minor Whiplash Injury – up to £5,600
  • Moderate Whiplash Injury – up to £17,850
  • Severe Neck Injury – up to £93,500

Why Should I Claim?

Besides the obvious financial gain to the victim, there are a number of other reasons why you should exert your legal rights and make a claim:

  • Careless drivers can be brought to justice
  • Accident black spots can be made safer
  • Loss of earnings can be covered
  • Rehabilitation treatments can be paid for

Click on our personalised Compensation Guide and find out how much you can expect for your injury.

Key Points

While car safety had improved in recent years, the rise in traffic volumes has led to an increase other injuries such as whiplash. If you’ve been in an road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you can make a No Win No Fee claim.

  • Your compensation can help to cover the loss of earnings and any medical costs.
  • There are no upfront fees and if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay any fees to your solicitor.
  • Passengers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians are all entitled to make a claim.
  • Whiplash is a common injury in road traffic accidents and we also cover other injuries such as broken bones, fractures, loss of limbs and spinal injuries.

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Unlike many no win no fee solicitors, we have a genuine interest in claims for accidental personal injury. We're not just out to get compensation - though it can help ease the pain of a fall at work or a road accident - we want justice too, and the fully qualified, specialist no win no fee solicitors we put you in contact with will do their best to get both for you.

Your personal injury claim will be handled professionally from the outset, with an easy-to-use compensation guide to help you on your way. If you want to make a claim through trusted, professional personal injury lawyers, we can help.

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