Road traffic accidents in Nottingham are relatively common. Most car accidents in Nottingham over the past three years have happened on the M1 motorway, which is the busiest motorway in Great Britain. Connecting A-road such as the A52, A62, A610, A453 and A46 are also accident hotspots. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident in Nottingham, you probably want to know more about your rights under the circumstances.
Road traffic accident claims
Road traffic accident claims can be made depending on the type of accident that has happened, and the level of injury you or somebody you know has sustained. You may be able to make a claim for road traffic accidents in Nottingham whether you were a driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist or biker at the time. Road traffic accident claims can be made for a wide variety of injuries, with some of the most common being:
- Whiplash injuries
- Child restraint injuries
- Seat belt injuries
- Air bag injuries
A road traffic accident can occur because of a variety of different reasons. Most car accidents occur because of either negligence, vehicle malfunction, recklessness, poor road conditions (potholes, lack of signs, etc.) or weather conditions. It may be that your car accident was caused by one or more of these. Whatever the reason for your car accident, to be eligible to make a claim, you must be able to prove that another party was in the wrong.
For example, if you were involved in a car accident at a junction, another motorist may have pulled out in front of you, or a motorist may have shunted your vehicle from behind. With this basic information, it would appear that it is the other party – not you – who is to blame for the accident, and the reason may because of vehicle malfunction or weather conditions or any of the reasons mentioned above.
I’ve been involved in a road traffic accident in Nottingham. What should I do?
First of all, it’s your legal right to make a claim if you’ve had a car accident that wasn’t your fault. Secondly, it’s prudent to discuss your circumstances with a personal injury lawyer to ascertain not just your eligibility, but how much compensation you could be in line for and how long the claims process usually takes, along with other information.
If you have been involved in any road traffic accidents in Nottingham, compensation is a way for you to recover any financial losses associated with your injury. You might find yourself unable to work or running up a considerable bill for medical costs. Call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discuss your accident and injury with an experienced claims advisor today.
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: Emma Matthews