You might looking to make a motor injury claim if you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault. You could have been:
- The driver or passenger in a car when two cars collide. Even if your driver was at fault, and as a passenger you were injured, that would not have been your fault
- A pedestrian whether hit by a vehicle, or hit by flying debris from a road traffic accident
- A cyclist hit by a bus or lorry. This is more likely to happen at junctions and on traffic islands
- A motorcyclist thrown from your bike because of a pothole the local council should have repaired
These few scenarios are just some of the endless things that happen on our roads, and innocent victims are injured in these accidents every day of the year.
Reasons for making a motor injury claim
Until you are put in this situation, most people would not realise just how badly an accident can affect your life. You do not have to be seriously injured to never want to get in a car again, or have flashbacks and suffer anxiety because of the trauma someone else has put you through. Then there are the financial consequences. Accidents usually cause extra expenses, and can mean a reduced income if the victim has to lose time from work.
You can claim compensation for any physical injuries you have suffered, and also for any emotional problems the accident has caused. If your claim is successful, you can also recoup any costs and losses that have been caused by your injuries.
But it is not just the financial aspect of making a claim that is important. It helps to put the whole incident behind you and helps you get back to normality, even if it is a different normality than before the accident happened.
There is also other people to consider. When someone has had to face a motor injury claim, they are more likely to take care in the future, so your claim could prevent someone else from suffering the same fate as you.
Getting your motor injury claim started
All personal injury claims have to start somewhere, and the easiest way to get yours of the ground is to get in ouch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have helped many thousands of innocent accident victims win the compensation they deserved, and we are here to help you.
Give us a free of any obligation call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You owe it to yourself to see if you qualify for compensation, so give us a call today.
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: David Brown