Accidents that happen at roundabouts can occur at a lower speed than accidents on some other roads and at other junctions. However this doesn’t mean injuries won’t sometimes occur.
If you are on a roundabout and someone pulls out in front of you, you may find you cannot avoid driving straight into them. Since drivers are supposed to give way to people who are already on the roundabout, this could mean the driver is at fault and has been negligent as a result.
How much roundabout crash compensation might you receive?
Anyone who has been involved in an accident on a roundabout might reasonably ask this question if they have been hurt. In truth, it is difficult to estimate how much might be paid out because each case will be different. However there are rough estimates and limits available that relate to specific injuries occurring to specific parts of the body. This will help a lawyer provide a more accurate assessment of the amount of roundabout crash compensation you might eventually get if you make a claim.
For a claim to be possible, you must have proof of negligence relating to a third party. In this case, the third party will be the driver of the other car. If you can prove they caused the accident to happen (in some cases they may even admit fault) you stand a good chance of receiving compensation.
Getting the process underway
You have three years from the time you had the accident to start the process of making a compensation claim. This means you can contact a professional injury compensation lawyer to instruct them to act on your behalf. The sooner you can call the team at Accident Advice Helpline, the sooner this process may be able to begin.
Our lawyers will consider the facts relating to your case so they can tell whether you have a good chance of winning. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 now to get things underway. They may also be able to reveal how much you might be able to win in compensation. They will also keep you apprised of progress at each stage of the procedure. Make sure you call now to see whether they could support a no win, no fee* claim made by you for compensation for your car accident. It could be easier to do than you think.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Car accident claims