Road accidents

Road traffic accidents can take many forms:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents

Road accidents are sudden, unexpected and shocking. Injuries can range from a simple whiplash to  a life changing brain or spinal trauma.

It is important to obtain expert legal advice from a qualified solicitor quickly. At  Serious Accident Solicitors Ltd we have years of experience in recovering compensation for injured motorists. We are waiting here to help you.

If you have had a road accident you risk being bombarded with offers of assistance, sometimes from an insurance company direct. You should treat any contact with great caution. Accident victims who turn down an insurer’s initial offer and take legal advice from a solicitor get on average 2 to 3 times more compensation. It is vital you find a qualified, expert, personal injury solicitor able to represent you.

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In 2010, a staggering 206,648 casualties were injured in road accidents, 22,660 were seriously injured and 1,850 people were killed. Too many of these people were represented by unqualified, and even inexperienced, office clerks with no formal legal qualifications. If you have suffered a serious injury, making a claim will be one of the most important events of your life. Choose your representative carefully. Do not let someone else do it for you.

Many road accidents are caused by simple mistakes such as failing to brake or failing to stop. Others because of reckless driving or the abuse of alcohol or drugs. They often require   expertise and knowledge to maximise compensation quickly.  Insight into biomechanics, auto engineering, delta v and low velocity impacts can make the difference between winning and losing a case.

Many road accidents are caused by more complex factors. These include road furniture, the positioning or absence of road markings and signs, the design of component parts or substances that have found their way onto the road surface. These are sound reasons to ensure the case is handled by an experienced, qualified, expert solicitor and not an office clerk.

Who will pay the compensation?

All vehicles on the roads by law must have insurance. The compensation will be paid by an insurer.  If you do not make a claim, the compensation you deserve will end up as a windfall for the insurer as a boost for bonuses and profits.

If a driver has no insurance, all is not lost. The Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) can pay compensation, subject to conditions.

After a road accident there is a legal requirement to stop. The drivers must then exchange names, addresses and insurance details. If someone was injured the police should be told immediately. If the other driver does not stop, try and make a note, as quickly as possible, about  the other car and driver.

Assuming the other driver does stop ( the overwhelming majority do) and you have a camera to hand, it would be useful to take photographs of the damage to the vehicles, any marks on the road and  even the other driver. Not everyone is who they say they are.

You are entitled to receive compensation.

Money will not only compensate you for the injuries you have suffered but also reimburse any financial losses and expenses you have incurred. We will discuss this with you and assess your losses carefully. Loss of earnings, treatment, travelling and medication costs are all examples of items we can claim for you.

In more serious cases, we can claim the cost of care, housing adaptations, residential rehabilitation and private medical treatment. This is not an exhaustive list.

Act now

Whilst claims for injuries can be made up to 3 years from an accident, it is better if you can contact us straightaway. This is because as time passes, the greater the risk of important evidence, such as markings on the road, being lost.

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