If you are involved in a road traffic accident, it can be very stressful and painful, especially if your injuries are quite severe.
A road traffic accident can occur quite often on our roads these days, and they can involve:
- Heavy goods vehicles
- Any other type of vehicle that travels on our roads
You may be able to make a personal injury claim if you are injured in an accident on the roads, or any other accident, that was not your fault.
The rules for making a personal injury claim
There are certain rules for making a personal injury claim, these being:
- You should have needed medical attention for your injuries
- The accident should not have been your fault – if you were a passenger in an accident and your driver was to blame, this is still not your fault
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
The things you can claim for
The severity of your injuries and the impact on your life will dictate how much compensation you receive, but included in your claim could be:
- Travel expenses
- Medical expenses
- Care costs
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the accident
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of earnings
The settlement of your claim
The insurance company of the guilty driver would usually make settlement but sometimes that is not possible. If for some reason the driver is uninsured, or in the case of a hit and run, untraceable, the case goes to the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) for your injury claim to be considered.
If the accident was caused by a pothole or bad road surface then the compensation claim would be made to the local authority responsible for maintaining the road.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Maxey?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Maxey working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Maxey or anyway make us your first point of call.
Accident Advice Helpline operates on a no-win, no-fee basis meaning that you will not have to find any money to start your personal injury compensation claim, and no money to find if it is not successful.
We have been operating for over 15 years and have helped many thousands of non-fault victims claim the compensation to which they were entitled. Our solicitors are specialists, experienced in handling road traffic accident claims and whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian, they will ensure that every area of your claim is covered to maximise the amount of personal injury compensation you receive.
You can contact us on our number, 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles), and speak to our friendly advisors. Their advice is free of charge and puts you under no obligation to proceed unless you want to. We also have a 30-second test, which will give you a rough idea of the amount of compensation you may be awarded through a personal injury lawyer in Maxey.
Date Published: 6th March 2014
Author: David Brown