Were you injured in a road traffic accident in the last few years? Finding yourself victim to road traffic accident can be extremely traumatic, no matter how minor the injury. If you were a passenger in a collision that wasn’t your fault and found yourself injured, you are legally entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Our expert solicitors are ready to help you. Call the team at Jefferies today on 0800 342 3206 to discuss your potential passenger accident claim in confidence.
How do I start my claim following a road traffic accident?
Getting started with a compensation claim couldn’t be easier, simply give us a call to discuss your personal situation and find out whether you are likely to have success with your case. Remember, you need to be able to prove that the accident was not your fault. If you can secure proof in the way of photos and witness accounts, this will be hugely advantageous. Get the names and contact information of anyone who can truthfully attest you were not to blame.
If we believe that you have a strong case, we’ll gather the information from you to start your claim. This can take as little as five minutes. We deal with all the legal measures and complicated paperwork, so you can sit back and wait for the compensation to come in. You do not have to go through any further stress.
You have three years following the date of your accident to make a claim.
When claiming compensation for a road traffic accident, not only can you claim for the inconvenience and distress of the injury itself, you can also recover any costs incurred due to injury. These costs could include prescriptions costs, rehabilitation costs, travel expenses and any costs required to adapt your home following disability. You will need to produce evidence of these costs.
Making a compensation claim will not cost the injured party anything. Our claims process works on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means that payment is only taken when we have secured you the compensation you deserve. The only cost you could potentially need to cover is the other party’s legal fees. However, we can set you up with After The Event insurance so, should this be the case, you will be no worse off after pursuing a claim with us.
Can I claim if I was injured in a hit and run?
Even if do not know who the responsible party is, as is the case in a hit and run, you can still make a compensation claim. You will need to get an incident number from the police and approach the Motor Insurers Bureau. They provide compensation in the case of a driver being untraceable or uninsured. In this case, you have just nine months to make a claim following an accident. An excess of £300 will be taken from your compensation amount.
What happens if the driver was uninsured?
The Motor Insurers Bureau is also responsible for paying out to those affected by uninsured drivers. A staggering 1 in 12 cars on British roads are not insured, despite it being a legal necessity. You will have to be able to prove that the accident was not your fault and who the driver with no insurance is. Once you have done this, you can make a claim for compensation as you would any other case. The MIB can pay out anywhere from £1,000 to £500,000 depending on the severity of your accident and injury.
Speak with our team for guidance on making a claim via the Motor Insurers Bureau now.
What sorts of road traffic accidents are covered?
It doesn’t matter if you were travelling by car, by coach or by motorcycle – if you were injured as a passenger in an accident on the road, you can claim. The amount of compensation that is available to you will depend on the severity of the accident and injury. A number of things will affect this, including:
- the speed of the vehicle,
- the condition of the vehicle,
- the available safety features of the vehicle,
- the number of other vehicles involved,
- the condition of the road.
The individual that will be liable for your accident (and therefore the target of the claims process) is the person who is found at fault for the collision. This could be the driver, or it could be the council responsible for maintaining the roads; whoever the responsible party might be, if they have insurance then their insurance company will foot the bill, so they will not have to pay the money themselves. Knowing this may make you feel a bit better about filing a compensation claim against a friend or member of your family responsible for your injury.
Make a passenger accident claim with Jefferies Solicitors
For more than 25 years, our personal injury solicitors have helped countless individuals make compensation claims following accidents on the road. Our experienced team are ready to help you with your claim.
Call us today on 0800 342 3206 or contact us online to arrange a call-back to discuss your potential claim.