This year, road accident figures in the UK are on the rise, with the number of total casualties rising by 9% to 48,000. No matter how careful and cautious a driver you are, accidents still have the potential to happen at any time, anywhere, so it is important to be aware of hazards in the area that could cause an accident. Here are a few examples of the types of things which could lead to an accident:
- Hazards in the road, such as rubbish
- Pedestrians stepping out into the road without looking
- Driving without care and attention
- Speeding during icy, wintry conditions, or failing to be cautious
- A faulty vehicle
- Cyclists or motorcyclists failing to give notice of their intention to turn/failing to look
If you have been unlucky enough to be involved in a collision, what about claiming compensation for a serious road accident injury – should you bother? If somebody else is to blame for your injuries, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to ascertain whether or not you have a viable claim.
Making a claim – what happens next?
Claiming compensation for a serious road accident injury doesn’t have to be complicated, and in the vast majority of cases, you won’t even need to attend court, as most claims can be processed over the phone. There is a three year time limit in place to make a claim, so your first step should be to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer. If you’re eligible to claim, the amount of compensation you’ll receive will take into account your pain and suffering, any loss of earnings, due to time off work for your injuries and any medical or travel expenses incurred, so it is a good idea to keep receipts relating to your expenses.
We’re here for you
We have been in the personal injury industry since 2000, and Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of customers just like you claim the compensation they deserve for their accident. So if you have been injured, get in touch for confidential, no-obligation advice. You could take the 30-second test on our website, to find out right now how much you could claim, then pick up the phone and call our freephone, 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to speak to a member of the team. Because we work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis there are no expensive upfront fees to pay, so you have nothing to lose.