If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and live in Abercanaid in Glamorgan, South Wales, and you can prove that it was not your fault, you might be thinking about making an Abercanaid road traffic accident claim. In the UK all accidents involving motorised vehicles in which someone has been injured should be reported to the police. They investigate the accident and when the investigation is complete, they compile an accident report. To make an Abercanaid road traffic accident claim for personal injury, you will need this report if your accident involved one or more motorised vehicles.
Abercanaid road traffic accident claim
In order to be eligible to make an Abercanaid road traffic accident claim for personal injury compensation, you must be able to prove that the accident was no fault of yours and that it was the fault of another person. This should be easy if you were a passenger in a vehicle. However, it may be a little more complicated if you were driving at the time of the accident.
If you have an accident while driving, you are obliged by law to stop and enquire if anyone has been injured and if they have been than call an ambulance and the police. If you fail to stop, the accident will be treated as a hit-and-run.
Road traffic accidents might involve pedestrians, animals (wild and domestic) or cyclists, but whatever kind of accident you have had, you will probably wish to make a claim for personal injury. Your medical report will be necessary and this should show that you received medical treatment as soon as you could after the accident.
Accidents on roads around Abercanaid
Welsh valley roads can be hazardous, especially those which cross the moors and mountains near Merthyr Tydfil, which is the nearest town to Abercanaid. If it is foggy and you are driving at night, it would be easy to crash into a Welsh mountain sheep that had strayed into the road. If you have an accident with such a sheep, you should call the police, who will inform the owner. If you were not injured, but your vehicle was damaged because it hit the sheep, you may be able to claim damages from the farmer who owns the sheep.
If, however you had an accident because you tried to avoid hitting a wild rabbit, or other wild animal, you would not be able to make any kind of claim, because there would be no person who would be liable to pay compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think you have a personal injury claim to file of any kind, and can prove that someone else was responsible for the accident in which you sustained your injury, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you?