The daily commute is something most of us take for granted, and we expect it to be the same old, same old, for months or years, or for as long as we spend working for that employer. The most annoying interruptions are likely to be from train delays, cancelled buses and traffic jams. Regrettably, transport and travel accidents are quite common these days, especially with the ever-increasing population and mobility of workers. If you were injured in a road traffic accident or while travelling to work, you need an accident solicitor in Newton Mearns who can help you to make a claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we work in partnership with an extensive network of solicitors across Scotland who will work on your claim on an entirely no-win, no-fee basis.
Accident solicitor in Newton Mearns
Broadly speaking, passengers can claim against the party causing the accident because, by definition, a passenger cannot be responsible for it, and is dependent on the driver for their safe conduct. Establishing responsibility for an accident is not always straightforward, especially where several parties are involved.
Road traffic accidents
A victim of a road traffic accident who was a passenger may be able to claim compensation from either the driver of the vehicle in which they were travelling, or from another driver causing or involved in the accidents. Usually, the insurance companies investigate to decide how to apportion responsibility. Often, for multiple vehicle collisions, degrees of partial blame must be established. For a compensation claim for a road traffic accident, you must produce the police report. Your accident solicitor in Newton Mearns may be able to obtain it for you if you don’t know the procedure.
Air, rail, sea, and public transport accidents
Different rules may apply. For example, for air accidents and accidents at airports, the claim period of two years may apply, rather than the standard three years. Concerning establishing responsibility, it must be clarified which person, company or organisation was responsible for providing either a safe environment or safe means of transportation. Again, your accident solicitor in Newton Mearns can advise you.
Accident Advice Helpline
Have an initial chat with us to decide whether you can start your claim. Use your mobile to contact us on 0333 500 0993, or on 0800 689 0500 from your landline. You won’t be charged for the call. We will put you in contact with an accident solicitor in Newton Mearns who will take your case. Gather up your evidence and documents about your accident and medical condition, and details of witnesses you may have. You will be called for an independent medical assessment, but you may not have to go to court because most cases are settled over the phone.
Leave it all to us. Your accident solicitor in Newton Mearns will take the worry and the burden off you as far as possible, and try not to bother you with all the niggly detail. It’s what we’re here for. We’ll concentrate on the legalities, so you can focus on your recovery.
If you prefer, text “CLAIM365” to 88010 and we’ll call you.
Date Published: 29th October 2014