Car Accident Claim
Car accidents affect the lives of thousands of people throughout the UK each year. According to the Department Of Transport there were over 200,000 casualties on British roads in 2010 alone, many of which resulted in serious injuries. A legal requirement for all road users is that they have up to date insurance to cover the costs of repairs and more importantly, to ensure that those involved in a crash have access to compensation, should they be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Whether you were looking to make a car accident claim as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, Lawson Taylor have experienced personal injury solicitors who can guide you through every step of your claim. Many people may not be aware that even if you have been involved in a road traffic incident with an uninsured driver, or a driver that is unable to be traced, they may still be able to access compensation through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. This scheme was set up by insurance companies that deal with car accident injury claims to compensate those who have been involved in accidents with uninsured and untraced drivers.
It is of great importance, following a car accident, that those involved take the following steps for safety reasons and to document the collision should they wish to pursue compensation:
- Ensure that yourself and others involved are in a safe position away from traffic
- Check to see if any of the people involved in the collision need immediate medical assistance from an ambulance.
- If you or anyone else has suffered more minor injuries ensure these are medically examined by a medical professional at the first possible opportunity.
- If possible take photographs of the accident, try to include damage to the vehicles involved, anything that may have been a cause of the crash.
- All parties at the scene should exchange contact information and insurer details. Drivers should also make a note of the registration of a vehicle involved along with a brief description.
- Finally if there are any witnesses to the incident their details should also be recorded in case their testimony is required at a later date.
The most common injury experienced during a car accident is whiplash, which can leave victims with neck and back pain for an extended period of time, in serious cases many years after the collision itself. Motorcyclists and pedal cyclists are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries and often suffer from fractures and lacerations following an accident.
The amount of car accident compensation you will receive largely depends on the severity of your injuries, the medical costs associated with helping you to recover and the potential and previous loss of earnings you may experience as a result of injuries. Lawson Taylor are committed to ensuring not only that those involved in road traffic accidents receive 100% of the compensation that they are entitled to, but that our clients receive the best level of legal advice and medical support during the duration of their claim. Lawson Taylor may be able to assist clients in arranging a like for like replacement vehicle whilst their car is being repaired or they are awaiting a settlement from their insurance company. All of our personal injury claims are handled on a no win no fee basis. If you or someone you know has been involved in a road traffic accident call Lawson Taylor today for quick professional advice on claiming compensation.