When you park your car to drop someone off, chances are you might wait in your vehicle for them to pick up shopping, or you might find yourself parking up to check your mobile phone or look at something online. Whatever your reasons for parking, the last thing you expect to happen is for another vehicle to plough into your car, which could leave you and any passengers in the car injured. If you’ve been involved in a stationary vehicle collision, you may have suffered injuries such as broken bones, cuts and bruises, whiplash or maybe even a serious head injury. Chances are, you’ll need time off work to recover from your injuries and may need to be hospitalised for treatment. This could lead to loss of earnings which can make it hard to manage financially.
The good news is that claiming compensation for a stationary vehicle collision is a possibility – if the driver of the other vehicle can be identified, it’s normally possible to make a claim for personal injury compensation against their insurance company. The amount you receive will take into account your injuries as well as financial losses sustained, such as loss of earnings, in relation to your accident.
What if the other driver isn’t insured?
It’s a criminal offence to drive without insurance, and the police will usually need to be called if either party has sustained injuries in the crash. In the event that the other driver is not insured, you may be able to make a claim for compensation through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) who deal with claims against uninsured drivers, or where the driver in question has fled the scene and can’t be identified.
Get in touch today
Why not pick up the phone right now and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500? We’re open 24/7 and you can get confidential, no-obligation advice day or night. Because we’ve been in business for many years and we come highly recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, you know you can trust us to handle your claim professionally and efficiently. What’s more, we offer a 100% no win, no fee** service, so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us. We work with a friendly, professional team of personal injury lawyers who have years of experience assisting customers just like you to claim the compensation they deserve.
Category: Car accident claims