Road traffic accident injury claims
In the unfortunate event of a road traffic accident, one
in which the fault was not yours and resulted in an injury
of any variety, you have the rights to make a personal
injury compensation claim. There are many ways in which
the accident could have occurred, depending on the situational
factors such as your position in the vehicle, the procedure
and compensation may vary.
For passengers in the accident-suffering vehicle, where
a collision has taken place, it is the insurance company
of the party that caused the accident that should be your
first point of contact. This could either be the driver
in whose vehicle you were traveling, or a third party driver,
and in some cases, both.
The personal injury claim will also be made against the
insurance company of the driver of the vehicle which collided
into you in a situation where you are either one of the
- pedal cyclist
in some cases, it is possible to claim for personal injury
caused by an accident abroad or whilst on holiday. The
range of injuries covered is plentiful although the most
common form of injury in the case of a road traffic accident
is whiplash and can be covered fully.
You will obviously have to prove that your driver or a
third party driver were responsible for the accident that
resulted in your injury. It is very beneficial to your
claim if you manage to collect names, addresses and contact
details of witnesses at the time of the accident and photographic
evidence is also of great value. Also, if you wish to cover
the costs of prescriptions and traveling with regards to
your injury, it is advised that you keep receipts with
you for reference and as a source of proof.