Compensation injury claim in Maidstone
As the traffic increases on UK roads, so do the number of road traffic accidents and the number of injuries resulting from those accidents. This also means an increase in the number of people making an compensation injury claim in Maidstone.
Road traffic accidents are a common cause of an injury claim in Maidstone
There are various types of road traffic accident that can occur, including:
- Collisions with cars;
- Collisions with heavier vehicles such as buses, heavy goods vehicles and tractors;
- Motorbike accidents;
- Accidents caused by potholes and bad road surfaces;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Hit and runs; and
- Pedestrians being knocked over.
Many of these will end up with someone making an injury claim in Maidstone.
The injuries you can sustain
Just as the types of accidents are endless, so are the list of injuries. Some of the more common ones are:
- Broken bones;
- Back injuries;
- Facial injuries;
- Head injuries; and
If you sustain any of these injuries in a road traffic accident, you would be able to make an injury claim in Maidstone. In the case of a fatality, it would be the bereaved family that made the claim.
The organisations that will pay your personal injury claim
It is illegal for any motor vehicle to be driven on UK roads without insurance, so the first port of call would be the insurance company of the driver at fault. However, insurance is sometimes invalid, or in the case of a hit and run the driver is untraceable. In this situation, the claim would be made to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), who exist to make sure that victims do not lose their compensation because of a lack of insurance.
Every company that offers motor insurance has to be a member of the MIB. Each year, they have to:
- Pay a levy to the MIB. This is used to cover the compensation claims they pay; and
- Provide the MIB with details of all vehicles it has insured. The MIB input this into a central database, which holds the information about all insured vehicles in the UK.
Accident Advice Helpline will make your claim for you
At Accident Advice Helpline, we are experts in dealing with road traffic accidents. We have over 15 years’ experience of ensuring claimants get the compensation to which they are entitled, and we pride ourselves on the high quality customer services provided to those claimants. We operate on a no win no fee basis, so you will have no money to find to fund your personal injury compensation claim (or if your claim is unsuccessful).
On our website there is a compensation calculator which we call the 30-second test. This will give you some guidance as to the amount of compensation you can expect to be awarded for your injuries. Our helpline is open all day, every day for you to call whenever it is convenient to you. It is a freephone number, 0800 689 0500, where you will find our advisors to be friendly and professional. They will give you free legal advice and guide you through the processes of making your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 21st August 2013