Road Traffic Collisions
On a long enough time line most of us will be involved in a road traffic collision (previously known as a road traffic accident) at least once in our life. This is especially true for professional drivers who, by the very nature of their profession, spend a significant proportion of their time on the roads.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident which was not your fault, contact an injury solicitor in Seaton Carew to find out if you can make a claim for compensation as a result of your personal injuries.
Vehicle Accidents at Work
You could be involved in a road traffic collision at work if you are employed as a professional driver. If you think the accident was not your fault then you could make a claim against the other road user who you think might be liable, or your employer if you think it is your employer’s fault that you have had an accident. To discuss the best way to proceed with your claim speak to an injury solicitor in Seaton Carew today.
You might be able to make a claim against your employer if you have been injured as a result of an accident involving a faulty vehicle. If your employer has provided you with a works van, and it transpires that vehicle was not safe to use, and you are injured as a result, then an injury solicitor in Seaton Carew can help you make a claim for personal injury.
Injury solicitor in Seaton Carew
We have worked on cases in the past where an employee has been given access to a van via work, and the van’s brakes did not work adequately. At the first instance when the brakes were required they inevitably failed, and an accident was caused. This accident happened through no fault of the driver, but because the van had not been properly checked prior to release and use. Our injury solicitor in Seaton Carew was able to help determine through investigation that in this instance the vehicle in question had not been maintained adequately for a number of years and due to poor administrative records had been allowed to go out on the roads. Thankfully in this instance no one was injured more seriously than a broken arm and whiplash, it could have been significantly worse.
The amount of compensation you can receive as a result of a successful claim depends on a wide number of factors including the extent and seriousness of your injury, how long it is likely to take you to recover from the injury, and whether you were at all to blame for the accident in the first place. It will also depend on whether you can make a claim for additional expenses (for example travel costs or medical prescriptions), as well as the potential for loss of earnings.
Speak to an injury solicitor in Seaton Carew to find out more information about making a claim.