Claiming Compensation for Road Traffic Accident

Claiming Compensation for a Road Traffic Accident

Road traffic accidents are things that sadly, happen on a daily basis in the UK. In a lot of cases, there will be minor injuries, and in some instances, just damage to the cars involved. However, there will be some instances where people will suffer some severe or life-changing injuries, as well as fatal injuries. 

If you have been injured in a car accident that was obviously the other party’s fault, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation for the car accident. Regardless of whether you were driving a car, a passenger in a car accident or a pedestrian hitting a car, you are entitled to compensation for all your medical expenses, loss of income, possible loss of future income and other related expenses directly related to the car accident.

A road traffic accident injury can be a life-changing event. Your everyday life has been plunged into a whirlwind of pain, anxiety, and chaos during one moment – perhaps by no fault of your own.

After being in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, one of the first things that needs to be done, if you’re able to do so, is to gather as much evidence as possible, such as:

  • Taking photos on your phone of the scene
  • Having a dash cam installed to show what happened
  • Collecting the driver’s contact information and car details
  • Gathering contact details of any witnesses to the accident

After being in a car accident, it is also very important to see a doctor – not just to check your health, but it can be an important part of building a compensation case. Watching what you say to the other party is also something to do, as well as calling the police if needed. 

From there, speaking to a lawyer that deals with personal injury claims, for some confidential advice, will be the next port of call, once all issues with insurance and injuries have been dealt with. 

If this is the case, and you have been injured when it wasn’t your fault, then there is a large chance that you will be able to claim compensation for a road traffic accident, for the injuries that have been sustained. 

To claim compensation for a road traffic accident, you should conduct some research on solicitors near your area who deal with compensation for road traffic accidents. At McPartland & Sons, we have over 65 years’ experience in the legal industry, and we aim to resolve your compensation claim quickly and professionally. Usually, if you have been injured and it was someone else’s fault, you are due compensation. We handle all manner of compensation claims promptly and efficiently.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident H McPartland & Sons can advise you on how to get the compensation you are entitled to. Our team can help ensure you get 100% of your compensation, this includes damages for personal injury, such as whiplash, for you and your passengers plus other costs including:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Care costs
  • Insurance excess payments

How much does it cost to make a claim in Northern Ireland?

H McPartland & Sons offer Legal Aid if your case goes to court, and you may be entitled to Legal Aid in certain circumstances.  People who receive specific benefits such as income support and those on a low income may qualify for legal aid.

How to make a claim?

We can provide you with the legal advice needed to make your claim. Your first consultation is free, but remember you only have a limited time from your accident to make a claim so act now. Contact us to discuss your compensation case confidentially.