Have you been involved in a road traffic accident? Did you realise that you can make a compensation claim even if you were not the driver? If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and want to make a compensation claim in Walworth, we will provide you with solicitors who can help you.
Road traffic accident claims
What many people involved in motoring accidents do not realise is that they can still make a claim even if they were not the driver of the vehicle involved. The following scenarios are all acceptable situation in which to make a compensation claim:
- The driver of a vehicle (car, bus or lorry) who has been involved in an accident involving another party which was caused by the other driver;
- Passengers in that vehicle who were also injured can also make claims;
- The rider or passenger of a motorbike involved in an accident caused by another; and
- A cyclist, pedestrian or horse rider involved in an accident caused by another person.
The key point to all of the above is that the accident must have been caused by someone else. If no one else is involved, then you cannot make a claim.
Injuries suffered in road traffic accidents.
Of course, at worst a road traffic accident can be fatal. At least, you will probably walk away feeling sore and bruised. Injuries vary from severe trauma to minor strains; all will need checking out by a doctor to ensure there is no underlying injury yet to reveal itself.
Confirming that you have received medical attention is one of the first things that whoever is dealing with your compensation claim in Walworth will ask. It is also important to keep details of all your medical records so that you can provide them when asked, as well as the police incident report of the accident. You will also need to provide names and contact numbers of witnesses who may have been present.
This is one of the most common accidents suffered on the roads. It is a sprain of the muscles of the neck caused by an impact and is one of the most common accident claims in the UK. Officially, whiplash can only happen when you have been involved in an accident where you were hit from behind, but any impact can cause the head to snap forwards on the neck and damage the muscles, and these are also classed as whiplash injuries.
If you have suffered a similar injury and are thinking of making a compensation claim, you need to speak to someone and get advice. Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people to pursue successful compensation claims for over 15 years and work alongside 200 solicitors. You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, for free no-obligation advice.
Date Published: 14th September 2013