Have you been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault? Whether you’ve been in a car accident, motorbike accident, cycling accident, pedestrian accident or passenger accident, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Road Accidents include:
Even the most careful drivers can have a car accident, which may result in a painful whiplash injury. If speeds are higher and the impact is much worse, a car accident could result in a serious injury that may affect the rest of your life.
The majority of car accidents are caused by driver negligence, so, if you can prove that’s the case, you could make a personal injury compensation claim for loss and injuries resulting from the accident. Even if the car accident was partly your fault, you may still be able to claim.
Passengers in car accidents, who suffered injuries as a result, are generally regarded as being blameless, as they are suffering as a result of someone else’s negligence. That means a personal injury claim will almost always be successful.
Health benefits, traffic congestion and rising fuel costs have seen a boom in cycling over the past decade. However, potholes, inconsiderate motorists and unpredictable weather make cycling accidents all too common. If you do find yourself involved in a cycling accident, as well as suffering from any sustained injuries, the cost of replacing damaged cycling equipment and clothing can be expensive, which is where claiming personal injury compensation can help. If, within the last three years, you or a member of your family have been involved in a cycling accident, in which you were injured as a result of the negligence of another road user or by the poor state of the roads, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.
If you have suffered any physical injury or mental trauma as a result of a taxi accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation, which could help to cover any financial loss that may have been incurred. Driver fatigue and highway code breaches may both lead to taxi passenger accidents.
Statistics from Oxford University show that, over the last few years, the number of people killed or seriously injured in a motorbike accident was 147 per 100 million miles travelled. As motorbikes have a narrow profile when travelling towards other road users, they have a nasty habit of misjudging its speed. If you’ve been involved in a motorbike accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, you can make a personal injury compensation claim.
There are many times when pedestrian accidents can occur, such as whilst walking to the shops during your lunch break, escorting the children to school or enjoying the pleasure of a stroll. Yet crossing the road, or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, could result in you being involved in a pedestrian accident with a car, motorbike or cyclist. If you are in a pedestrian accident and can demonstrate that any resultant injuries were caused solely, or in some way, by a third party, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation, even if you were partly to blame.
Many people share lifts with friends, neighbours, colleagues and family members, which does reduce the risk of road accidents. However, if you are involved in a road accident, whilst travelling as a passenger in another vehicle, you are entitled to passenger injury compensation. In order to claim passenger injury compensation, you need to be able to demonstrate that the negligence of the driver or another road user was responsible.