Are you travelling this Christmas?
Traffic accident compensation claims are the last things you are going to be thinking about this Christmas. However, if you are moving around the country to visit people in your Christmas social bubble, then you need to be prepared for busy roads and angry drivers. Whether you are moving around in a car, bike or motorcycle, if you get hurt whilst you are driving, and the accident was not your fault, Gowing Law can help you with your claim. Unfortunately, traffic accidents tend to increase during the winter months because of the darkness, slippy roads and negligence of other drivers.
If you have suffered from a traffic accident, get in contact with Gowing Law today to help you get the traffic accident compensation that you deserve. Click the link below to get started:
How can I keep safe from road traffic accidents in winter?
During the winter months, the roads tend to get busier with tired shoppers, delivery drivers and travelers. Unfortunately, that means the chance of an accident happening between drivers will increase. With darkness causing visibility problems, and car lights causing bright flares on ice, water and snow on the road, it’s very likely that an accident may happen. Here are some tips on how you can keep safe during the winter months.
Social distancing is going to be an important thing to consider during the Christmas period. Yes, we are going back to see our families, but don’t forget to be careful as you are going to need to protect the vulnerable. Unfortunately, despite the precautions we take on the road, there is still a chance that you will get due to the negligence of other drivers. You can only control your own actions. This is why you could be eligible to receive compensation.
Are you eligible for traffic accident compensation?
If you were not responsible for your accident then it is extremely likely that you will be able to make a successful claim if you have been hurt in a traffic accident. Each driver has a ”duty of care” towards other drivers on the road. That means they have a responsibility to keep them safe. This includes any pedestrians that might be crossing the road. If they fail to take reasonable measures to make sure that everyone is safe during their travels, they could cause an accident. Here are some examples of negligence:
If any of these aforementioned statements are the reason why you had an accident in the first place, you will be eligible for compensation. Better still, if you are a passenger that is involved in a car accident, you will never be seen as the one responsible for the accident. Instead, you will be able to claim compensation through the negligence of both drivers.
Can I only claim for a car accident?
No! If you have recently been in an accident on the road, it does not matter what type of vehicle was being driven. You could have been on a bike, a motorcycle, a pedestrian or even on public transport. If you have been hurt for someone else’s negligence, they are responsible for getting you the compensation that you deserve. You just need to focus on getting evidence to back up your claim.
What should I do if I am involved in a car accident this Christmas?
To claim traffic accident compensation, there are a number of things that you need to do in order to get your pay-out. The first thing you should do is make sure that you get the insurance details and phone number of the other driver. If you have been hurt then you should call for an ambulance or the police for help. You should also considering collecting evidence in order to back up your claim. Evidence may include:
- Witness Statements
- Medical Reports
- Police Reports
- Diary Entries
From there, you can pass on this information to your solicitor and they will help you create a settlement agreement. This is an estimated compensation amount that can be agreed with by both you and your solicitor. This amount will then be presented to the other party and their insurer. If they do not agree with it, you can take them to court to have the outcome decided by a judge.
How much could I get from Traffic Accident compensation claims?
The type of traffic accident you have and the injuries you sustain will change the amount of compensation that you are owed. You will also need to consider the following damages to get a rough estimate:
- Physical Damages
- Emotional Damages
- Financial Damages
- Equipment Damages
You may have lost out on your wage or perhaps spent money on getting medication, either way you deserve to be compensated for the amount you have lost in your accident. After this, the amount of time needed to make a claim will depend on the complexity of your injuries and the case in general. Make sure to ask for regular updates about your case from your solicitor. There may have been delays due to the pandemic, so keep open-minded and patient!
Gowing Law can help you with a traffic accident compensation claim
If you are ready to get legal help for your traffic accident compensation claim, Gowing Law can give you free advice and consultations to get started. If you are happy to move forward, we can offer our services on a “no win- no fee” basis. That means you will always come out on top and will not need to pay any hidden fees.
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