Redcar and Cleveland no win no fee* claims for injuries caused by road traffic collisions – everything you need to know!
Thankfully, road traffic collisions (RTCs) are becoming less frequent on UK roads; this is due to safety campaigns, speed restrictions as well as the quality of our roads here in the UK.
But accidents still do happen and when they do, the consequences can be frightening. If you have been involved in an RTC, you may be thinking of claiming compensation. Why not read on and see if any of the answers below are helpful?
Q. I was a passenger in a car that my friend was driving. She lost control on a bend and we crashed into a barrier. Apart from whiplash, I also have a broken collar bones and 4 stitches in my head. I have been told I could claim compensation but who would pay it to me? I do not want to sue my friend…
Redcar and Cleveland no win no fee* claims for compensation for RTCs are made against the insurer of the vehicle that caused the accident. In the absence of another vehicle being involved in this case, the claim would be made against your friend’s car insurance company.
It does seem odd to ‘sue’ your friend, but it is something you are entitled to do under personal injury law here in the UK. We have helped hundreds, if not thousands of people, claim compensation for when they have been a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident.
The great thing about calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 is that you are not tied in to making a claim; why not have a chat with us before making a final decision?
Q. I was involved in an 8 car pile-up on a motorway. Luckily, I was not seriously injured, but I was taken to hospital and diagnosed with concussion, as well as broken ribs. I now find sleeping difficult and will no longer drive or take a journey as a passenger on a motorway. I sometimes feel quite low and depressed about the whole thing, as my life seems on hold.
Being involved in an accident can be distressing, leaving an emotional impact that can be difficult to deal with. You may have a claim, but we would need to know more about the accident. The law states that to claim compensation you must not be responsible for the accident, but in cases like this it can be difficult to determine who was ultimately responsible. We could help, so why not get in touch?
Redcar and Cleveland no win no fee* claims for compensation can be made through the expert legal teams at Accident Advice Helpline – call us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 24th August 2014
Author: David Brown