Road Traffic Accident

road traffic accident claimBeing involved in a road traffic accident can be a painful and traumatic experience. After the accident is it vital to be able to lead your usual life as quickly as possible. The last thing you need to have to deal with is a difficult, and prolonged, legal battle to get the compensation you deserve.

This is where Simple Legal Solutions can help. Our team of expert claims advisers, and the panel of solicitors we have access to, will take the pain out of the process. Guiding you through each stage of your claim and doing the hard work of preparing your case for you. We will try to get you the highest amount of compensation, in the quickest possible time.

The majority of road traffic accidents are caused by other motorists. However, accidents can also occur as a result of the conditions of the roads themselves. This could be due to missing road signs, potholes or confusing road markings. If you have suffered an injury because of an accident which wasn’t your fault. Call us today on 0333 443 2466 to find out if you are entitled to compensation.

If you have been involved in an accident, we will attempt to recover compensation which will cover:

  • The cost of any medical treatment to treat injuries;
  • Loss of earnings due to an inability to work;
  • Cost of repairing your vehicle. For example, if you needed to pay an insurance excess;
  • Compensation for personal injury or damage to any other possessions.

How Much Compensation Can You Expect To Receive

The first question people often ask is how much compensation can I expect to receive. As every case is different, and the amount of compensation depends on the individual aspects of each case, we cannot give an exact figure. However there are guideline amounts for injuries which are shown below. The values are in a range, minor injuries will be on the lower end of the scale with the amounts increasing as injuries become more serious.

  • Neck: £1850 – £112,800.
  • Back: £300 – £122,300.
  • Arm: £5000 – £228,000.
  • Leg: £1850 – £214,300.
  • Knee: £4600 – £73,120.
  • Shoulder: £300 – £36,450.
  • Wrist: £2650 – £45,450.
  • Face: £1290 – £74,500.

Minor Injuries

Following an accident there can be many reasons why a person doesn’t make a personal injury claim. We have found that one of the most common is that a victim believes that they were not seriously injured enough to make a claim. Common misconceptions are that your pain must be ongoing, that you need to have visited a doctor after the accident, or that your injuries must present immediately following the accident. It is dangerous to assume you do not meet the requirements for a personal injury claim, as this could mean you are missing out on thousands of pounds in compensation. More information on minor injuries can be found here.

Car Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident which was somebody else’s fault, you may be able to claim compensation. We have experience in dealing with a wide range of injuries, from minor to life changing, meaning we can put you in touch with a solicitor with experience in dealing with claims similar in nature to your own.

If you are involved in a car accident, try to gather as much information as possible after the event. This could be contact details of witnesses, photographs of your car or the scene, or police reports. You should also get checked over by a medical professional as soon as injuries become apparent.

Motorbike Accident

The nature of motorbikes unfortunately means that many accidents which do occur are often serious. This, combined with the fact that usually motorcyclists require stronger evidence than motorists to prove they are not at fault, means it is important to get legal representation which is familiar with motorbike accident claims.

At Simple Legal Solutions, we have access to solicitors with a wealth of experience with this type of claim. If you think you may be entitled to compensation following a motorbike accident. Call us on 0333 443 2466 and one of our claims advisers will discuss your claim to establish if you are entitled to compensation.

Cycling Accident

Of all the groups of people who use the roads, cyclists are some of the most vulnerable. As normally, apart from a helmet, they do not have much in the way of protection from injury. Cycling accidents can also be particularly traumatic. Being knocked off a bike can be sudden and dramatic experience. There can be a long period of rehabilitation to get you back to the position you were in before the accident.

It is therefore important to have a solicitor on your side who is familiar with the process involved with cycling accident claims. Our claims advisers will be able to place your case with the solicitor with the best chance of recovering the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Call us on 0333 443 2466 as you may be entitled to compensation if you have been injured because of:

  • An accident in which another vehicle was at fault;
  • Poorly maintained roads or cycle lanes;
  • A defective piece of equipment you were using.

Passenger Claims

If you are a passenger in a car accident it can feel awkward making a claim. Particularly if the driver at fault is a friend or family member. Many people will decide against making a claim as they believe that any compensation they receive will be from the driver. This is not the case. Any compensation received will be paid by an insurance company, or the Motor Insurers Bureau if they are uninsured.

One of the most common types of passenger claim is accidents on public transport. This can either be due to a crash, or a trip or fall caused by carelessness on behalf of the driver. If you have been involved in an accident as a passenger, call us on 0333 443 2466. One of our claims advisers will talk through the accident with you to establish whether you have a claim.