Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured in road accidents across the UK. If you are one of the many who has been injured in a road accident, you could be eligible to compensation for your injuries and related financial losses.
Most personal injury claims can be dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis.
Our roads are becoming increasingly busy, so it’s hardly surprising that they can, at times, be a dangerous place to be.
According to HM Government statistics, in 2015 over 186,000 people were injured in road accidents in Great Britain. Of these, 22,137 were seriously injured, and 1,732 people died within 30 days of the accident.
The majority of people suffered more minor injuries, which typically include broken bones, whiplash, cuts and bruises. Even so, these can negatively impact on someone’s life, and they may be accompanied by psychological injuries such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and anxiety.
With so many different types of vehicles on our roads today, virtually anyone can be at risk of being injured in a road accident. Common types of road accidents include:
Compensation for Road Accidents
If you’ve been injured in a road accident through no fault of your own, you may be legally entitled to claim compensation. This compensation intends to reflect the injuries you have suffered, and intends to put you back in the financial position you would be in, were it not for the accident.
General Damages & Special Damages
Generally, personal injury compensation settlements are made up of two elements: ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages’.
General Damages will reflect the physical and psychological harm you’ve experienced because of the accident. Legal guidelines in England and Wales set out how much compensation should be awarded for certain injuries. With the help of a medical expert report, your Personal Injury Solicitor can recommend how much compensation you should receive. This will be guided by how severe your injuries were, how they impacted on your life, and how they continue to affect your quality of life.
Special Damages are there to recover all the finances you have lost as a direct result of the accident. This can include things like lost earnings, the cost of care provided by family and/or friends, rehabilitation like physiotherapy and acupuncture, and aids and equipment you now need. This should ensure that your injuries don’t cause you to lose out financially.
Personal Injury Solicitors
Every year our expert team of Personal Injury Solicitors secure millions of pounds in compensation for people injured in road accidents across the UK.
If you have been injured in a road accident and would like to know whether your claim is likely to succeed, our Personal Injury Solicitors can help you. We will listen to the information you provide about the accident and then advise whether we can deal with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.