If you’re looking for solicitors for car accidents and injuries for which you wish to claim compensation, you have come to the right place. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are one of the nation’s biggest and best injury claim specialist law firms when it comes down to injuries sustained in road traffic accidents.
Statistics for car accident injuries
Car accidents come under the heading of road traffic accidents (RTAs). Most of the statistical data relating to RTAs is not reported on a car accident basis, but is reported in terms of all vehicles. There is, however, one statistic immediately available, which is the fact that there were 8,490 car owner fatalities in 2012. This represents a 6% decrease on the previous year, but is still a very high figure.
Accident Advice Helpline — the personal injury claim solicitors for car accidents resulting in injury
We act as solicitors for car accidents that result in serious injury, as well as any other type of RTA involving HGVs, coaches, motorbikes, etc. The one thing they must all have in common to make them eligible for a compensation claim, is that the blame for the injury must be down to someone other than the injury victim.
In other words, if the injured person was a driver then the blame for the accident would have to be laid at the doorstep of another driver, or perhaps a pedestrian if it was a pedestrian who caused the accident, say, by stepping out in front of the car.
Uninsured and untraced driver claim solutions
Some car accidents involve drivers who are uninsured. Others involve drivers who flee the scene in order to escape being caught and prosecuted. Even in these situations, we are still able to pursue claims for compensation by dealing directly with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, an association which is responsible for the payment of all motoring personal injury claims where for some reason there was a lack of insurance.
Estimating your claim
There is a publication called the “Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases” published by the Judicial College. This lists the amount of compensation that is payable for any type of RTA injury, whether it’s to the head, arms, legs or torso.
However, it is much easier for potential claimants to use the compensation calculator we have on our website. It actually draws its information from the guidelines. The calculator is very user-friendly and takes no more than 30 seconds on average to validate your claim in principle and give you your compensation estimate.
If you need any help to launch a personal injury claim for an injury sustained in an RTA, all you have to do is to speak to one of our trained advisers on our free helpline, which can be accessed from any landline by calling 0800 689 0500, or if you’re using your mobile by calling 0333 500 0993.