There are many different types of road traffic accidents in East Cambridgeshire and across the whole country, of course. Road traffic accidents in East Cambridgeshire might involve pedestrians, animals, cyclists, and other road users, some accidents are very minor, but others can cause life-threatening and life-changing injuries.
In Britain our driving habits seem to have improved from the mid-1980s, as according to statistics from that period, there were around 5,500 people a year who suffered fatal injuries in road traffic accidents across the country. In 2012 that figure had fallen substantially with there being 1,754 deaths on the roads that year. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) estimate that the total number or people involved in road accidents every year is around 730,000, with approximately 80,000 of these being seriously injured.
Road traffic accidents in East Cambridgeshire
Although road traffic accidents in East Cambridgeshire are not as frequent as they were thirty years ago, they still happen. If you have been involved in a situation of this nature, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Victim of a hit and run accident?
If you have been the victim of a hit and run driver, then you may still be able to make a personal injury compensation claim through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). Although in theory you don’t need a personal injury lawyer to make a claim through the MIB, you would be well-advised to seek the services of one, as the process of making a claim can be complex.
The MIB was set up in 1946 to help victims of uninsured and/or untraced drivers. It will consider claims for damage to personal property as well as personal injury, if a victim of a road traffic accident is unable to claim compensation from another source; in other words it is the last resort resource for compensation.
In order to make a claim for compensation after an accident involving a hit and run driver, you must have informed the police of the accident within five days.
If you need an experienced personal injury solicitor to help you file a claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will probably be able to put you in touch with one of our team of experts who all work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline if you need information or expert legal advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now and find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 5th September 2014