If you’ve suffered as the result of a road accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation in the form of a personal injury payout. Of course, you don’t have to have been in a car to be involved in a road accident. Cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians are all entitled to compensation if they’re injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault.
What a road accident claim can cover
Hundreds of people are killed on the roads every year and many of those that survive can be left with horrific life-altering injuries. For this reason it’s vitally important to make sure you get proper legal assistance to secure a compensation package that covers every eventuality:
- Compensation for personal injury
- Medical expenses
- Vehicle repairs
- Lost earnings
- Accommodation and travel expenses should your accident happen whilst away from home
- Physiotherapy and other treatments
- The cost of lifestyle changes such as home modifications
To make a successful claim, you will have to prove that the other party was negligent and that your injury or any damage to your vehicle or property was caused by that negligence.
Why Bartletts Solicitors Are The Best Solicitors For Your Personal Injury Claim
Here are some reasons why we believe that you should call us to discover more about how can help you with your claim:
- We have settled over 12,000 accident claims.
- We have recovered over £68 million in compensation for our clients.
- We provide you with a true No Win No Fee service. If we don’t win your claim for you, you pay nothing.
- We are members of the Association Of Personal Injury Lawyers, because we have solicitors who work exclusively on accident claims, ensuring that you get the best service and the maximum compensation.
- We offer a completely free, no obligation initial enquiry so that you can speak with us and decide if we are the best solicitors for your needs. Why not call us right now on 01244 752 999 and let us explain how we can help you.
What to do after a road accident
The steps you take immediately following a road accident could be crucial to the success of your claim. Obviously, if you’re injured or shaken, you may not be able to take the most appropriate action, however, for minor incidents, these tips will help you when it comes to making a claim:
Make casualties your priority – If appropriate, call for an ambulance and police. Bear in mind, that in a minor accident where there are no casualties, little damage and vehicles aren’t obstructing the road, the police may not be able to attend.
Exchange details with the other party – Details should include name, address and telephone number, vehicle registration number, if applicable, and insurance details.
Stay calm – Try to avoid confrontation. At this stage, do not apportion blame and never make an admission of guilt.
Take photographs – If possible, take photos of the scene and any vehicles involved. If you don’t have a camera, jot down details such as the vehicle make and model, registration number, colour, damage incurred and anything other relevant notes that could help your case.
Witnesses – It’s important you try to secure the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the incident.