Information about Road Traffic Accidents
For those unlucky enough to be caught up in them, Road traffic accidents can be incredibly traumatic, and the injuries they inflict can be severe. If you have had the misfortune of being involved in a road traffic accident in Reading which wasn’t your fault, then you could have the right to make a claim under the Personal Injury Compensation Scheme.
When can I Claim for a Road Traffic Accident?
For an accident to be a road traffic accident, it must occur on a road or a place to which the public have access, for example, a bridleway or footpath. Road traffic accidents can be caused by a wide variety of human factors, for instance, drink or drug driving, speeding, or simple lack of attention, as well as environmental factors, such as heavy rain, icy roads, or potholes. Any road user – whether a driver, passenger, or pedestrian or whether riding a bicycle, a motorbike, or a horse – can make a claim for an injury suffered in a road traffic accident that wasn’t their fault.
The types of injuries you could claim for range from the relatively minor, such as cuts and bruises, to the severe. Examples include:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Brain, head, and spinal injuries
- Sensory loss
- Fractures and broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Organ damage
If you or a loved one have been involved in a road traffic accident and you think you could potentially have a claim, speak to one of our road traffic accident solicitors in Reading today for free, expert legal advice.
What to do if you Have Been Involved in a Road Traffic Accident
First and foremost: make sure that you and everyone in your party are alright and arrange urgent medical assistance for anyone who needs it. If possible, try to get the contact details for the parties involved in the accident. It is also advisable to write down registration numbers, take photographs of vehicle damage and, if possible, obtain witness statements.
If you didn’t manage to get the contact details of the other parties in the accident, don’t worry, you just need to contact the police within 24 hours. You should also get a Police Incident Report to assist with your claim.
Road Traffic Accidents Reading
Whether you have suffered bruising, whiplash, or a much more serious injury, Accident Claims Reading can help. We have proven experience in road traffic accident claims and our solicitors operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning there is no risk for you. Our team will deal with your claim quickly and professionally and you can trust us to handle every aspect of your claim without leaving you out of pocket. Our experienced solicitors are based in Reading and can provide immediate expert legal representation in the surrounding area.
For expert No Win No Fee advice, contact our legal team through the contact form on the right-hand side of each page, or call us directly on 01189 115 811.