Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
At some point in our lives, it is likely that we will be involved in at least one Road Traffic Accident or RTA. This could be on a bus, in a car, on a bicycle or motorbike, or even as a pedestrian at the roadside. Many minor road traffic incidents go unreported and do not result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury. Even so, in 2015 the Department of Transport reports that there were 186,209 people injured in road traffic accidents. There can be no doubt that our roads and highways are the most dangerous places that we regularly inhabit.
At The Claims Partnership in Preston, we have a proven track record and vast experience in Road Traffic Accident claims, from minor whiplash injuries to severely disabling conditions.
We can help you bring a car accident claim for any kind of Road Traffic Accident and injury including:
- Neck and Brain injuries
- Fractures and Broken Bones
- Loss of Arms or Legs
Road Traffic Accident Statistics
- 22,137 people were seriously injured in Road Traffic Accident in 2015, down 3% in 2014
- Traffic levels and journeys increased by 1.6% between 2014 and 2015
- 1732 people were fatally injured in 2015, down 2% on the previous year and 45% on the year 2005.
- The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, pedal cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.
How can we help?
At The Claims Partnership, we have three simple rules which apply to our Personal Injury Claims services. They also apply to all the other services we offer.
- We never charge our clients anything until the day they receive their compensation payment.
- We guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum percentage of the compensation they are awarded.
- We will agree that minimum percentage with our clients before we start work on their claim.
For our Personal Injury Claims service, we guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum of 70% of the compensation we negotiate for them.
We can also help you with any medical or Rehabilitation needs that you have. Please see our Rehabilitation page.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
- Obtain driver and witness details – and be sure to get this information, even if the police have attended the accident scene.
- Document what happened – take photographs of the accident scene and vehicles and, as soon as you are able, write down everything you can remember about the accident.
- Secure the evidence – do not get your vehicle repaired immediately. If you have to do so, take photographs of the damage to your vehicle and ensure the garage or body-shop is willing to prepare a report listing the damage to the vehicle and the cost of repair.
- Report the accident to the police – you should do this at the time of the accident, even if you think you may not be seriously injured at the time. The effects of an RTA sometimes do not become apparent for an hour or two, or even until the next day.
- Refuse to deal directly with the driver’s insurance company – frequently, the guilty driver’s insurance company will contact you to offer you you money to stop the claim. Insurance companies will only do this where they know that their driver is responsible and will only offer a fraction of the true value of your claim. You should always speak to an independent solicitor before dealing with a guilty driver’s insurance company.
- Consider very carefully whether you wish to continue with a solicitor ‘appointed’ by your own insurance company. An insurance company has no right to do this and frequently the appointment comes about as a result of your own insurance company selling you details to the solicitor’s firm. You have a right to appoint a solicitor of your choice.
If you would like to discuss your car accident claim or how we can help you, please contact us by phone on 01772 562084, by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by any of the Quick Contact Forms on this page. We don’t charge. We are never in a rush and we’re happy to help you as much as we can.