Although the number of people injured or killed on the roads has dropped considerably in recent years – thanks to advances in technology and attitudes towards safer driving – there’s still no escaping the fact that getting behind the wheel of a car, or even riding as a passenger, can be a pretty dangerous thing to do. No matter how careful you are there’s still the chance that you’ll have the bad luck to meet up with a bad driver, experience adverse conditions, or suffer a mechanical failure which causes a road traffic accident. In all of these cases the fault lies with another party, and that means that you should be able to claim for compensation. The details can be found on the Citizens Advice website guide at www.citizensadvice.org.uk.
The injury and distress caused by a road traffic accident can be hard to overstate. If you’re lucky, you may emerge with little more than cuts and bruises, but more serious incidents could result in major injuries up to and including the loss of limbs, paralysis and even death. If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident, suffered injury as a result and feel that someone else was to blame, then you’re well within your rights to seek compensation.
Whilst no amount of money can ever make up for the physical and psychological damage which can be wreaked by an accident of this kind, it can help you to start putting your life back together. A personal injury solicitor will take down every detail of your case and use the facts to prove two things:
1. The accident was caused by another party’s negligence.
2. The accident led to an injury on your part.
Not only that, but they will ensure that the court is made aware of all the expenses you’ve accrued as a result of the accident. These can include immediate out of pocket expenses such as prescription charges and taxi bills, but can also be calculated upon the basis of lost earnings, both at the time of the accident and in the future.