If you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps you need to take to make a successful claim.
What is a Road Traffic Accident?
A road traffic accident is any incident that involves at least one vehicle. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to road traffic accidents, as they do not have the same protection as drivers.
What are the Common Causes of Road Traffic Accidents?
There are many factors that can contribute to a road traffic accident, including:
- Distracted driving
- Alcohol or drug impairment
- Poor visibility
What are the Injuries that can Result from a Road Traffic Accident?
Pedestrians can suffer a wide range of injuries in a road traffic accident, including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
What is the Process of Claiming Compensation for a Road Traffic Accident?
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. The first step is to contact a personal injury solicitor. They will be able to assess your case and advise you on your legal options.
If you decide to claim compensation, your solicitor will need to gather evidence to support your claim. This evidence may include:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Witness statements
Once your solicitor has gathered all of the necessary evidence, they will submit a claim to the other party’s insurance company. The insurance company will then assess your claim and either make an offer of compensation or deny responsibility.
If liability is disputed or you are not happy with the offer of compensation, you can negotiate with the insurance company or take your case to court.
What are the Benefits of Claiming Compensation for a Road Traffic Accident?
There are many benefits to claiming compensation for a road traffic accident, including:
- Financial compensation for your injuries
- Help with medical bills and rehabilitation
- Access to private healthcare
- Help with lost earnings
- Justice for your injuries
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you should Contact HW Solicitors to discuss your legal options.