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Road Traffic Accident

Unfortunately, a large proportion of the cases Claim Today Solicitors Claims Today Solicitors deal with involve accidents that have taken place on the roads. With increasing congestion, the number of injuries sustained by both pedestrians and drivers in road traffic accidents remains high.

You may have been injured whilst driving a car or motorbike, as a passenger in a car or on a bus or as a pedestrian or cyclist. At Claim Today Solicitors Claims Today Solicitors, we help many clients who have experienced accidents caused by other road users, road defects or negligence. If you have been in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Our lawyers have considerable experience advising and handling cases like this, and are best placed to help you make a successful claim. Before making a claim, it is useful to have as much information as you can about the accident itself, so that we can advise you how best to approach the claim and give you the best possible chance of success. You will need to note down the:

  • Date of accident
  • Time of accident
  • Name, address and contact number of the party at fault
  • Cause of accident
  • Details of witnesses

You will also need to have reported the accident to the police and have taken note of the Police Reference Number. You should seek medical attention and advice from a doctor or hospital. Photographs of the damage to the vehicle (if applicable) and your injuries are useful in securing your case.

If your vehicle has been damaged as a result of a road traffic accident then Claim Today Solicitors are able to arrange a replacement vehicle for you.

In most road traffic accident cases, the offending party will have insurance to cover them against your claim.

Uninsured Drivers’ Claims

Unfortunately, due to limited financial means, a growing number of people now drive without any insurance. In such a case, pursuing a direct civil claim against the uninsured driver would be pointless, as they don’t have the means to pay a settlement. But this does not invalidate your claim. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) has been instated to address the situation faced by innocent victims who would otherwise have no way to recover compensation from impecunious, uninsured drivers.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident as a result of an uninsured driver’s negligence, Claim Today Solicitors can pursue the claim on your behalf through the MIB to ensure you receive maximum compensation.

Hit and Run and Untraced Drivers Claims

Although Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 requires a driver to stop when involved in an accident resulting in an injury or damage to a vehicle, some drivers fail to stop after involvement in an accident, leaving the scene before they can be traced. Others give false details, especially if they are driving a stolen vehicle.

Under Section 170, drivers must give details of their name, address and vehicle registration number if requested on reasonable grounds, or otherwise report the accident to the police. Failure to do so is an offence, and presents an obvious predicament to victims of such an accident. It is not possible for those who have suffered injury, loss or damage as a result of a hit and run or untraced driver to pursue a civil claim against the driver as there is no identifiable defendant.

Fortunately, the Untraced Drivers Agreement makes it possible to apply for compensation from the MIB.

Important things to take into account when pursuing this kind of claim:

  • It is essential to report any hit and run or untraced driver accident to the police within 24 hours of the accident taking place. Failure to do so can lead to difficulties when making a claim through the MIB.
  • Unfortunately, full legal fees are not recoverable for untraced cases. In these cases we may agree to enter into a contingency agreement with you, whereby if your claim is successful then an arranged percentage would be deducted from your damages to cover legal fees and disbursements. If unsuccessful, you would not be charged for work done by us.

For any further information about road traffic accident claims, or to instruct one of our expert personal injury solicitors, call Claim Today Solicitors Claim Today now.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident as the result of an untraced driver’s negligence, call Claim Today Solicitors now on 0800 093 9392, and we will pursue your personal injury claim through the MIB.

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