Road Traffic Accidents

Road traffic accidents are incredibly common, yet can have devastating consequences for those involved. Financial and physical suffering can result, but with us on your side you can be confident of getting the best possible outcome. You shouldn’t have to suffer from other people’s mistakes.

We’re fully trained and experienced – taking on any valid case to get the most suitable result. We also operate on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, and with our level of expertise you stand a great chance of seeing your claim result in the compensation you deserve.

>> Click here to see our Road Accidents Infographic

Types of Accident

The amount you can claim is dependent on the accident scenario and the role of the participants – see below for a list of common contexts for road-related accidents:

  • Car: these range from just a small bump with no visible damage to the vehicle, to accidents where the vehicle involved has to be written-off. Many individuals believe that if there is no visible, cosmetic damage to the car, then the passenger(s) must not be injured; however it must be remembered that bumpers are designed to absorb impact!
  • Motorway: motorway accidents can lead to serious injury, greatly amplifying the effects of a road accident and therefore leading to life changing consequences.
  • Cycling: As this infographic shows, cycling is a fantastic way to improve your fitness and reduce your carbon footprint. However, there can be dangers on the road with unaware motorists and lack of safety when coming up against motor vehicles.
  • Pedestrian: pedestrians can be caught up in a road accident, often through no fault of their own. Lack of protection in these instances often leads to life changing consequences and compensation is necessary to continue to lead your life.
  • Taxi: accidents whilst travelling in a private hire vehicle are common and it is essential you gain as many details about the vehicle as possible.
  • Public Transport: accidents in trains and buses can effect a large number of people all at once, or it could just be an incident involving you, such as a slip or trip when alighting.

Find out more information about each accident type by clicking on the associated link – however, though the list is lengthy, we haven’t included every scenario for which a road accident could occur. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Taking Your Claim Forward

Road traffic accident claims can encompass a number of different things, and whether you’re simply suffering from whiplash or something far more severe, you could well find that you’re entitled to compensation. It doesn’t even matter if you were hit by an uninsured and untraceable driver – we will fight your case through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, so you don’t have to suffer needlessly as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault.

You’ll be able to claim for a number of different things, including injury and distress to you or a passenger, loss of income, damage to your car, cost of replacement vehicle cover, insurance excess, medical costs and loss of personal property, to name but a few.  Whether you’re physically injured or are suffering in a financial capacity we’ll work tirelessly to help your claim move in the right direction.

Are You Eligible?

Of course everyone is going to have vastly different circumstances, but that’s why you need to get in touch. We’ll be able to look at you accident as well as the resulting injuries and/or financial losses to see if you’re entitled to compensation, and will then be able to advise on the best course of action to take. We can offer a free assessment and can give any legal advice necessary, and if your claim is valid we’ll take them forward and will fight on your behalf to get the road accident compensation you deserve.

Uninsured Drivers and MIB Claims

If you have been injured, or your property has been damaged, by an uninsured driver, you may be eligible to claim financial compensation through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

The Association of British Insurers estimates that around one in twenty cars on UK roads are driven without insurance, and that claims resulting from accidents involving these motorists cost over £500 million a year.

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau

The MIB was established in 1946 and exists to compensate individuals who have been injured, or had property damaged, by uninsured or un-traced drivers. The MIB allows for applications to be made in writing or online – however, before you claim you are required to report the incident to the police and make every effort to discover whether or not the driver responsible for your accident was insured.

The MIB suggests that, prior to pursuing a claim against an uninsured driver, the claimant:

  • informs the police of the incident;
  • takes a photograph of the offending vehicle and the driver;
  • avoids making any admission of guilt at the scene, or accusing the other driver of wrongdoing;
  • secures the contact details of any witnesses to the accident;
  • contacts their insurance company to inform them of the incident;
  • takes as much information about the other driver as possible, including car registration, address and telephone number.

We specialise in making MIB claims on behalf of our clients, helping them to understand the claims procedure and providing legal advice and guidance at every stage of the process.

Contact Express Solicitors

To find out more about making a claim for compensation against an untraced or uninsured driver, get in touch with the friendly, experienced team of solicitors at Express.

Call 0161 904 4660 or complete our contact form and start your claim today.