In 1930, according to statistics there were 2.3 million motor vehicles on UK roads. By 2006 this had increased to 27 million. However, up to the first quarter of 2006 there were over 200,000 deaths or seriously injured people as a result of UK motor vehicle accidents.
What don’t get recorded, which means we just don’t see them is the slight or less serious injuries that people receive as a result of road traffic accidents.
In fact, it is estimated that for every 100 accidents reported, there are 180 accidents that are not (source: SafeSpeed 2006)
But, no matter the gravity of your injuries or the level of impact, if you have suffered personal injury or injuries as a result of an accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
This is the first thing that need assessing when making a compensation claim for UK road motor vehicle accidents victims. We have to work within strict legal criteria, and because we have built our claims management company on integrity, we will only take forward genuine compensation cases.
Our eligibility ’30 second test’ will quickly tell you if you the basis to make a compensation claim. This is the foundation to which your compensation for injuries suffered in UK motor vehicle accidents will be built.
Your legal team
Should you decide to continue with your compensation claim – and don’t forget, you are under no obligation – then you will be referred by us to one of our specialist solicitors.
We say ‘specialist solicitor’ as our legal partners are carefully selected by us to fulfill an important, specialist role. As well as being successful in general legal practice, we also look for solicitors who have a successful, proven track record in compensation claims.
So if you looking to build a compensation case around injuries suffered in UK motor vehicle accidents then you will be referred to a solicitor who has the expert knowledge within this field.
Compensation amounts for UK motor vehicle accidents
Your solicitor will be able to provide you with further detail and the final figure that they think you should be looking to accept. One part of the compensation payment will look to compensate you for the actual injury or injuries you sustained; in UK motor vehicle accidents, there are a variety of injuries such as whiplash, head trauma, paralysis etc. This part of the payment works on a ‘sliding tariff system’ meaning that similar injuries will receive similar payouts.
The second part of the payment is the part that varies most between claims. This part looks to address the issues of any costs you may have had to pay as a result of being incapacitated by your injuries.
Again your expert solicitor, adept at the inner working of UK motor vehicle accidents compensation claims will advise you further.
The cost of making a claim for UK motor vehicle accidents claims is not as prohibitive as you think. With the ‘no win no fee*’ agreements which are now in place, you will find that you can start the compensation process without paying a fee or deposit.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline and see how we can help.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd December 2012
Author: David Brown