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Have you been involved in a road traffic accident?

A road traffic accident is where two or more vehicles are involved in a collision, or someone is injured or killed on the roads. They’re usually caused by things such as reckless driving or poor weather conditions. If you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could claim compensation.

The most common claims for road traffic accidents include:

Whiplash

Whiplash

This affects the neck, back and shoulder muscles after the body receives a sudden jolt in a vehicle that collides with another.

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Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident

As motorbike riders are more exposed, they tend to be more vulnerable than other drivers.

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Traffic Accident Abroad

Road Accidents Abroad

Collisions and the like could happen abroad due to poor road conditions or bad driving from other motorists.

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Public Transport Accident

Public Transport Injury

These claims can be made if you suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault on a bus, train, tram or underground.

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What do you need to know about road traffic accident claims?

What should I do after a road traffic accident?

Find out if the other driver has insurance and note their registration number. Try to collect as much information as you can about the accident as well as your losses and injuries. Retain any police references too and details of your medical appointments. Our experts can answer any of your legal questions. 

I was hit by an uninsured driver. Can I claim?

Yes. If you were hit by an uninsured driver as, with the help of our panel of solicitors, you can claim through the government-backed Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB). 

Can I still claim if my accident happened abroad?

Yes. This applies if you were on a package holiday while involved in an on-road collision in another country, but you need all the relevant paperwork, particularly for insurance.

Can passengers claim compensation?

Yes, if a passenger is involved in a collision on the road and they sustain injuries through no fault of their own, then they are entitled to make a claim for compensation. 

Do you have any more questions? 

Watch our video:  What is a road traffic accident?

The facts about road traffic accidents

140,056 road accidents in 2015

According to the Department for Transport, 140,056 personal injury road traffic accidents were reported in 2015.

(Source: gov.uk)

How can First4Lawyers help you?

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We can help you to make a compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis

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We can help you to recover whatever you have lost financially while injured

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We'll take the stress out of making your claim by having one of our specialists there with you every step of the way

Why Choose First4Lawyers?

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Every year, we help thousands of people make claims after suffering an injury or accident that wasn't their fault

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We work with a carefully selected panel of solicitors who are experts in injury and accident claims

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How to guides

Learn more about this area of law and what you need to know:

How To Begin Fighting A Charge Of Careless Driving

It is possible to contest a charge of careless driving, this guide will help you understand more.

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How to make an accident or injury claim from start to finish?

It may seem a daunting process when you are thinking about making a claim for an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault.

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How to choose an injury or accident lawyer?

If you need to make a claim it's hard to know where to start.

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How To Take Someone To Small Claims Court

If you want to take someone to small claims court, whether it’s a landlord, employer, company or another citizen, everything here will help you get started.

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