Road accident claims advice
A claim can be made for injuries suffered as a road traffic accident which was not your fault. This ca include injuries suffered by all individuals whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist and you are injured through no fault of your own, suffering any variety of injuries. Even if you feel you may be partly to blame for the incident, you may still be able to make a road accident claim.
At Jordans, we have a specialist road traffic accident advice team. They are highly experienced in dealing with a wide variety of traffic accident claims and have successfully secured compensation for clients who have been injured in various circumstances.
Our highly experienced team understands the need to handle your road accident injury claim with utmost sensitivity and professionalism. They will work to secure the best settlement for you and your family, considering any rehabilitation, medical care and future on-going support you and your family may need as a result of your injuries. Contact the team for expert road accident claims advice by calling 033 0300 1103 or requesting a call back below.
What is a road accident claim?
A road accident claim is a type of personal injury claim where injuries are suffered as a result of an accident on the road involving a vehicle, although this can include accidents involving vehicles which are not on the public highway, alongside car drivers and passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and motor bikers who have been injured may also be able to make a road accident claim.
Common types of road traffic accident injury include:
- Head injuries
- Broken ribs
- Broken bones
- Psychological trauma
When can you make a road accident claim?
If you have been injured in an accident involving a vehicle either on the highway, or on private land, whether a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist and you believe the accident was not your fault – you may be able to make a road accident claim. As these claims fall under personal injury law, where accidents happen in England and Wales, the law states that in the majority of cases you must issue Court proceedings within three years of the date of the accident.
Exceptions to the three year rule include cases involving children and people who do not have the mental capacity to bring a claim in their own right. It’s usually best to start your claim shortly after your accident to avoid missing the cut-off period as there are many steps which should be taken before proceedings can be issued.
What do you need to claim for a road accident?
To make a successful road accident claim, you need to prove that any injuries sustained were due to another person’s failure to drive their vehicle at the standard of a reasonably competent driver in the same circumstances. Your claim may need to be against an individual or an organisation (such as the local council) who should all have insurance to cover any claim.
What is the road traffic accident claims process?
Following an accident the most important thing is to ensure that you and your family are OK. You must, of course, exchange insurance details and seek any medical attention to ensure that any injuries you sustain are properly treated.
Once you feel able to, you should then seek road accident claims advice from our expert lawyers, who will advise on the prospects of success of your case. If it is felt that you do have sufficient prospects of success further investigations will be carried out including the circumstances of the accident, details of your injuries and any expenses and losses that have been incurred which will all form part of the claim.
Claims for injuries and losses which are worth less than £25,000.00 are dealt with via a Claims Portal system. However, if injuries are worth in excess of £25,000.00 then an alternative procedure is to ensure that the severity of the injuries and complexity of the case is appropriately managed.
The majority of road traffic accident claims are settled out of court. If this is not possible, your case will go before the courts.
How long does a road traffic accident claim take?
The length of time your road traffic accident claim will take depends on various factors. These factors include the type and complexity of injuries you have sustained, whether the driver at fault admits they are fault and whether they co-operate in the claims process. Simple cases can take six to twelve months but more complex cases may go on for longer.
Contact Jordans to make a road accident claim
Our team of specialist personal injury lawyers are committed to excellence and achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.
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