Road traffic accidents, also known as RTA’s, are a regular occurrence in the UK.
It is estimated there are more than 300,000 injuries caused by car accidents every year, with the majority of these Road Traffic Accidents being caused by human error. If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another driver then you could make a Road Traffic Accident compensation claim.
Call us today on 0800 310 2222 and speak to one of our Personal Injury Solicitors about your potential Personal Injury Claim.
Every road user has a duty to make sure they drive carefully and are safe to be on the roads. Road Traffic Accidents can be caused by a number of factors, the most common include:-
- Driving too fast
- Not keeping a lookout
- Not braking fast enough or at all
- Not leaving enough stopping distance
- Ignoring traffic signals or road signs
- Not controlling a vehicle properly
It doesn’t matter if you were the driver, passenger, on a motorcycle, a cyclist or a pedestrian, if the accident was not your fault you may be able to make a Road Traffic Accident claim. Get in touch with Vincents Claims Solicitors today to assess your potential case.
How to make a Road Traffic Accident claim
If you have been injured in a Road Traffic Accident it is important to seek immediate medical advice. We can also arrange for you to have a medical assessment as part of your claim if need be. If anybody involved in the Road Traffic Accident has been seriously injured or if the third party driver leaves the scene, has no valid insurance, or appears to be driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance, then you should also contact the Police immediately to report the accident.
To help prove that another person was responsible for your Road Traffic Accident, and your subsequent injuries, it is a good idea to write down as much detail about the accident as soon as you are able to, preferably whilst it is still fresh in your mind. Try and gather the contact details of any witnesses to the accident and if you took any pictures at the time of the accident they may also be useful. This will all contribute to supporting your compensation claim and giving you the best possible chance of winning your case.
If you have been injured in a Road Traffic Accident within the past three years and would like to find out if you are entitled to make a Road Traffic Accident Claim, contact Vincents Claims today.