Injury lawyer in Radcliffe and injured passengers
Radcliffe is a town in Greater Manchester. The first human settlements in the area, albeit seasonal, are thought to have been as far back as 6000 BC during the Mesolithic period. Archaeological excavations in 1949 at Radcliffe E’es (a level plain along the north bank of the Irwell, formed by retreating glacial deposits during the previous ice age) found evidence of pre-historic activity, although dating techniques of the time were unreliable.
Back in those days, there were no such things as cars to have passengers in. Carts maybe, which just like our cars of today would sometimes have been involved in accidents and the passengers injured. The other difference is the personal injury claim that is a legal right for injured passengers now, which was unheard of in 6000 BC.
An injury lawyer in Radcliffe will help all passengers
Road traffic accidents are a daily occurrence on our roads, and it is not only cars that are involved — buses, lorries, motorbikes and any other motorised vehicle you can think of can be in an accident, and many of them will be carrying passengers.
If you are a passenger in a vehicle that is involved in an accident, whether it is a friend’s car or as a fare-paying passenger on a bus, even if the driver of the vehicle you are in is to blame for the accident, it is not your fault. If you sustain injuries in the accident, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. If you choose to do so, using an injury lawyer in Radcliffe will be the best way forward.
Who to claim against
Your injury claim would be against the person who is at fault for the accident. If that is a friend of yours, don’t be put off making the claim because of how much it will cost them; injury claims are covered as part of their insurance, included in the premiums they pay every year, and this is a legal requirement in the UK. Any vehicle that ventures onto our roads must at least have third party insurance cover for such eventualities.
What to claim for
An injury lawyer in Radcliffe will want to look at all the bad effects of your injuries to maximise your claim, which could include:
- Pain and suffering;
- Anxiety and stress;
- Loss of earnings;
- Medical expenses;
- Travel costs; and
- Any other cost or loss caused by the accident.
How to claim
The simplest way to make your personal injury compensation claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping victims to make their claim for over 15 years, and many thousands of them have received the compensation they were entitled to.
Our advisors, who you can contact on 0800 689 0500, will give you free legal advice regarding your claim and walk you through the processes. Alternatively, you could complete the 30-second test on our website. This will let you know if your claim is valid and roughly how much you might receive. You don’t need any money to start your claim, as we operate on a no win no fee* basis.
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown