If you’ve ever been involved in a road traffic accident, you’ll know that it can be a scary and overwhelming experience. If the accident was the fault of someone else, it’s normal to also feel angry and frustrated.
UK roads are busier than ever, which is why it’s extremely important that people drive carefully and safely. However, this isn’t always the case and it’s not surprising that road traffic accidents are becoming more of an issue. Unfortunately, holding a driving licence doesn’t make someone a good driver and accidents are often down to a silly mistake from someone not paying attention or driving properly.
Collisions happen every day in the UK, but you never think it will happen to you. Even a minor collision can result in long-lasting injuries as a result of whiplash or broken bones. The potential loss of earning, personal discomfort, and mental effect an accident can have may result in a difficult and confusing time for those involved.
So, what do you do when it does? It is important that the following steps are taken to make sure you are protected and you able to recover from the incident with peace of mind.
If you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have every right to file an accident compensation claim. However, a lot of people are daunted by a complex legal system that they don’t understand. This is why it’s important to seek legal help!
When looking into compensation claims, it’s likely that you would have come across the term “No Win No Fee” before. Do you know what the phrase actually means? Does it really mean what the name suggests or is there more to it?
The sun is shining and the heat is beating through your windscreen window as you accelerate down the open country road on your commute to work. In the distance a car is indicating right out of a side road, but because you have right of way you keep pace. The car starts edging out, and you lightly touch your breaks as an automatic reflex.
You’re approaching closer and closer and the car continues to creep out and you can see a young driver glancing down to a phone in one hand. You slam on your brakes, but not in enough time for the car to react in time: BANG.
Being involved in a car accident can leave you with physical injuries that may take a while to heal. However, most of the time these will eventually fade. Unfortunately, car accidents can leave people with mental effects that can last a lot longer than any physical injury.
Mental and emotional injuries are not always apparent. They can lurk under the surface until something triggers them or until the individual seeks out treatment. These side effects can vary from person to person but often share some of the same characteristics.
Cyclists are extremely vulnerable when out and about, especially when cycling on busy roads or in heavy traffic. They don’t have the same protective barrier as a car; therefore it’s far more likely that they will be seriously injured if an accident was to occur. Even the most experienced cyclists need to be aware of their surroundings at all times.
For a cyclist, there is probably nothing scarier than being involved in a road accident. If you’re the one on the bike, it’s important that you follow the appropriate steps so that you reduce the chances of being severely injured.
As expert personal injury lawyers, we have years of experience in successfully dealing with accident at work, road accident and hit and run insurance claims. Our job is to help people receive the compensation they deserve after being involved in an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Between the slips and falls at work and the car crashes on the road, you sometimes get some truly strange claims that can only been chalked up as being ‘really bad luck.’
How many times have you complained about a bad driver on the road? Despite everyone legally passing their driving test, there are still an awful lot of people on the road who just don’t know how to drive safely.
Unfortunately, it’s become a lot more common to find yourself cursing another driver for cutting you up, driving too slow or ignoring road signs. As well as being annoying, a bad driver can take your attention away from the road, which could potentially cause an accident.
Experiencing a car accident can be very traumatic. We understand how such an event can shake your confidence behind the wheel, especially if the cause of your accident wasn’t your fault. Sometimes climbing back behind the wheel, after you’ve dealt with your MIB Compensation and your vehicle is up and working again, can feel like the hardest thing in the world.
It’s important to give yourself plenty of time to recover from the shock of your accident before you get back behind the wheel. Diving head first into your vehicle without feeling confident can see you making these three mistakes.
As personal injury lawyers who specialise in hit and run compensation claims, we have witnessed the devastating consequences of bad driving. Road traffic accidents are traumatic but they are even worse when caused by bad or reckless driving.
We believe that the number of accidents on the road could be significantly lowered if people just learnt how to drive safely. Everyone has their bad habits when it comes to driving – but what happens when these habits seriously injure or take the life of someone?