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Road traffic accident FAQ

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, it is important that you know your legal situation. Our solicitors are experts in helping individuals claim compensation for their injuries. Call us now on freephone 0800 083 5045.

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Common Questions Involving Road Traffic Accidents

An uninsured driver, a reckless road user or a malfunctioning safety device – There are many factors that can contribute to a road traffic accident. Here are some frequently asked questions in regards to road traffic accidents:

What are common causes for a road traffic accident?

There are various causes for a road traffic accident, such as:

  • Negligence
  • Weather conditions
  • Poor road maintenance
  • Car malfunction

If you want to know more information on the different causes, we recommend reading our guide on causes of road traffic accidents.

What different kinds of injuries do you usually deal with?

What can I claim for?

If you have been injured in a cycling accident, you can claim compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings
  • House modifications
  • Physiotherapy
  • Bike repair
  • Counselling
  • Medical expenses

Can I claim if the accident was partly my fault?

Not every cycling accident is caused entirely through the inattention of drivers or pedestrians. Even if you believe that you may have been partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation and should still talk to us to establish your full legal position. Click here to find out more about no fault claims.

What if the driver took off?

It’s not uncommon for a driver to not realise they bumped into your bike as they may not have seen you in their blind spot and so drove off without stopping. In other situations, drivers may not stop for unexplained reasons. We can help you with difficult cases such as these as well as hit and run accidents or accidents involving an uninsured driver.

How much compensation can I claim?

Obviously, the level of compensation you can claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries. If your accident was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online road traffic accident claims calculator.

*Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/ras50-contributory-factors

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