In the old days you would not have been able to get RTA compensation in Manchester. Even though the roads would have been in a much worse state than today, and there also would not be the same amount of cars on the roads, accidents still happened, but there was not the access to justice that is available now.
The accidents that happened in the early days of cars would not have been of the same magnitude as they can be today. The cars could not travel at the speeds they do now, and the man in front with a red flag would have stopped many of them.
Road traffic accidents and RTA compensation in Manchester
The roads today are much safer than they were just 30 years ago, even though there was less traffic on them. In the 1980s an average of 15 people a day lost their lives on UK roads, and this has been reduced to 5. That is still too many, but it is a lot better than it was and the work continues to make our cars and roads safer places to be.
There were almost 190,000 reported accidents last year where serious injuries or deaths happened. It is estimated, using additional figures from insurance and claim companies, that the total figure well exceeded 500,000. That is 10,000 road traffic accidents every week on UK roads.
If you are involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for RTA compensation in Manchester, which you should discuss with an injury solicitor at Accident Advice Helpline.
Are there criteria?
There are criteria you need to fit to claim RTA compensation in Manchester but providing you do, an injury solicitor at Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
- The injuries should have needed medical attention
- The accident should not have been your fault
- You should have been injured in the accident
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
You do not have to have been the driver of a vehicle to make a claim. If you were the passenger in the car of the guilty driver, the accident was still not your fault so you would still be able to claim. So would pedestrians who get caught up in road traffic accidents.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today
Accident Advice Helpline has been assisting claimants get their compensation for over 15 years and in that time has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience in making personal injury compensation claims.
We will help you with your claim, to assist you in any way we can, and we guarantee you the high quality customer service that has made us one of the market leaders in the personal injury compensation claim industry.
On our website there is a 30-second test that will give you some guidance, or you call us on 0800 689 0500 from any landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly advisors; their advice is free and puts you under no obligation at all.
Date Published: 19th March 2014
Author: Emma Matthews