The increase in traffic on our roads today now means that even the most careful driver can be involved in an accident through no fault of their own.
Even if you are partly responsible for the accident it is still possible to claim personal injury compensation, the Car Insurer company and solicitors work out to what extent you were at fault and deduct a percentage from the settlement.
If you are a passenger in a car involved in a road traffic accident and even if your driver was at fault you have a very strong case for personal injury compensation, for although the driver was at fault the passenger wasn't.
Please remember even if the driver of the vehicle is your husband, wife or family member you are not claiming compensation from them, but rather their motor insurance. The worst scenario for most motorists is to be hit by an uninsured driver. If you are injured a personal injury claim can be pursued through the Motor Insurance Bureau (M.I.B) or untraced drivers agreement.
If you are involved in a road traffic accident you must stop and provide your name and address, registration number and insurance details to the other party.You must get the same details from the other party. If they are not willing to provide this information, then take their registration number and make a note of the vehicle type, colour of vehicle etc.
Useful points to remember
- Write your version of events as soon as possible
- Do not make any admissions of liability
- Take down details from any witnesses
- Try to draw a rough sketch of the accident scene just prior to and after the accident
- If you have suffered an injury at all see your doctor to get the injury recorded
- Contact your insurers and personal injury solicitors
If you have been in a road traffic accident or accident on the roads, get in touch now and one of our experienced team of specialist road traffic accident lawyers will be able to advise you further.