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Road Traffic Accidents

What does the term ‘Road Traffic Accidents’ refer to?

Whilst we might instantly think about accidents whilst travelling by car, the law surrounding Road Traffic Accidents actually refers to:

• Car/ van accidents
• Motorcycle accidents
• Passenger injury
• Pedestrian injury

Your fault?

Even if you think you may be to blame for the accident it is worth speaking to the experts at BRM Legal. There is a chance that responsibility will be split across some or all parties involved, and you therefore may be deemed to take just a proportion of the overall blame. Other factors too might have to be taken into consideration – e.g. if you hit another car as a result of the road being in a very poor condition or due to the actions of other road users.

Injuries caused by Road Traffic Accidents

Injuries caused by Road Traffic Accidents can vary significantly from minor Whiplash symptoms (causing a few days of discomfort) to life-changing conditions such as spinal damage, head trauma, amputation or even fatality.

As well as the physical injuries themselves, there is often a great deal of stress associated with Road Traffic Accidents and also sometimes a degree of doubt as to what can be covered by a claim.

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Hit and run?

If the vehicle which caused the accident, or which collided with you, left the scene you may still be able to make a claim. Our trained advisers can talk you through the options you have to seek the compensation you deserve.

Accident abroad?

There may be shorter time limits to submit a claim in other countries, but we can advise you on the specifics relating to the relevant laws in operation. There is also the possibility that your case may still be covered, and therefore claimable, under UK Law and we can establish this during our initial consultation too.

Passenger in your own car?

If you, as a passenger, have suffered an injury through the reckless negligent actions of the driver – or the driver of another vehicle involved in your accident – then you are legally within your rights to make a claim against them. 

Accident caused deliberately?

We sadly hear many stories about criminals who purposely cause accidents in order to profit fraudulently from an insurance claim. Thankfully advances in technology are allowing the industry to gather more evidence to refuse their claims and, in some cases, to prosecute. If you were the victim of a deliberate accident we can still help you and guide you as to your best course of action for redress. Even where the case is referred to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) we can talk you through the facts you’ll need to know.

Making a Claim

How do I make a claim?

Simply by contacting us at the first opportunity. The earlier we speak, the easier it is to capture all the details of your case and start working towards receiving the compensation you deserve.

In our initial free consultation we will provide you with all the information you need to pursue your claim and will explain to you how you can proceed on a NO WIN NO FEE basis*.

Where liability has been admitted by the other party, we will request interim payments to help with any immediate costs you are incurring (e.g. medical costs, extra childcare, rehabilitation, travel to appointments etc.). These payments are intended to ease the financial pressure on you at the present time and will be deducted from your final compensation sum.

As well as confirming the validity of your claim in our initial, no-obligation call, we can also give you an indication of the kind of compensation payment you may be likely to receive.

What will it cost to pursue my claim?

At BRM Legal we understand that you may already have been left out of pocket through having to pay various expenses. For this reason we are happy to take on your case on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you will incur no costs unless your claim is successful*.

Even when you win your case, the majority of your legal expenses will be paid by the other side and any other costs will simply be deducted from your total compensation amount.

*Please note: This is subject to a No Win No Fee agreement having been signed with us (in conjunction with our insurers) and the terms of that agreement having been met by both parties.

How long do I have to make a claim?

The general rule is that a claim must be made within 3 years of the accident. In the case of a fatality, the family has three years from the death or from receipt of the post-mortem results.

There are also a few other exceptions to the 3 year rule which are as follows:

• Those with impaired mental capacity and are unable to make their own claim have an unlimited time to do so
• Children can have a claim made upon their behalf any time up until their 18th Birthday and after this date the usual 3 year rule applies

In cases where the accident occurred abroad, there may be a shorter period within which you need to submit your claim (depending on local laws).

Where the accident was caused deliberately and therefore falls within the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority the time limit for a claim is reduced to 2 years.

How long will it take to receive compensation?

This depends on the individual circumstances of the incident in question and whether the other party have admitted liability. The severity of your injury and your on-going recovery and rehabilitation needs will also be a factor in the time taken to reach a settlement as we want to ensure that we include every aspect of your future needs in the final sum, including your on-going rehabilitation and your total loss of earnings.

At BRM Legal we keep you updated throughout the process and tell you exactly how your case is progressing and what the likely final compensation figure might be.

How long will it take to receive compensation?

This depends on the individual circumstances of the incident in question and whether the other party have admitted liability. The severity of your injury and your on-going recovery and rehabilitation needs will also be a factor in the time taken to reach a settlement as we want to ensure that we include every aspect of your future needs in the final sum, including your on-going rehabilitation and your total loss of earnings.

At BRM Legal we keep you updated throughout the process and tell you exactly how your case is progressing and what the likely final compensation figure might be.

Why should I choose BRM Legal?

 

At BRM we understand the trauma and distress which can result from a Road Traffic Accident. We don’t solely concentrate on the injury caused; we make sure that we consider everything you may be going through. As well as fighting hard for the compensation you deserve, our compassionate team will offer you valuable, personalised support and will assist you in addressing your day-to-day needs, for example, in organising home adaptations, alternative transport, rehabilitation etc.

Road Traffic Accidents

Our team have a huge amount of experience in dealing with Road Traffic Accidents and, whilst no two cases are ever the same, we have most probably already been involved in a case like your own and certainly recognise when compensation is deserved.

We know that an Accident Claim is not something which anyone enters into lightly and our professionalism ensures that we fight your case armed with knowledge and facts. We do not simply play on emotions; we are addressing genuine wrong-doing.

Focussed On Your Needs

What should I do now?

If you think that you have been injured a result of another road user’s negligence, carelessness or wrongful intent then contact us today. Our friendly, approachable team will listen to your story and will talk you through your options in an entirely free consultation – including your right to pursue your claim on a NO WIN NO FEE basis*.

You can then choose to proceed however you wish, there’s no cost to you and no pressure from us.

Important to note:

In the cases of Road Traffic Accidents the Insurance companies often persuade claimants to settle quickly as it is in their interests to do so. Unfortunately this early settlement can be for a sum much smaller than the compensation which you would be entitled to, so we urge our clients to speak to us first to get the very best advice.

If you need our services or simply need help & advice, call us now on:
0845 838 7089

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