Car accidents happen on the road every day, with more than 25,000 drivers being involved in serious road traffic accidents within the last year. If you have been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Having a car accident can have severe and long-term consequences, causing disabling injuries, loss of earnings and even the inability to look after others.
If you have been injured in a car accident and would like to make a claim, it is likely that you will have many questions. Below is a summary of what you can make a car accident claim for and what compensation you may be eligible for:
Car Accident Solicitors Bolton: Types of car accidents
You may be able to make a car accident claim if you are injured on the road for a variety of reasons. Below are just a few of the main causes of road traffic accidents. You might be able to make a claim for any type of car accident if you were not 100% responsible for the accident.
Other vehicle drivers – Car accidents that were not your fault are typically caused by other road users. Drivers of other motor vehicles, such as cars, motorcyclists, cyclists, buses and taxis, can all make errors on the road, which could potentially cause an accident involving you. This also includes hit and run incidents.
Pedestrians – Pedestrians can also cause car accidents, even though it may not be direct. A pedestrian could step out onto the road, resulting in you swerving away from them to avoid hitting them. This sudden, quick movement can sometimes lead you to crash into another vehicle or cause an accident. It is unlikely that you will be able to make a claim for this type of accident.
Road Conditions – Another reason for car accidents is poor road conditions. Over time, road conditions can deteriorate, and they can become damaged, making driving on them a lot less safe. It is the local authority’s job to get the damaged roads fixed. When roads are not properly maintained, damage, such as potholes, can lead to road traffic accidents and can cause you to sustain injuries.
Weather Conditions – Bad weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall, can affect a driver’s visibility, which will increase the chances of drivers getting into car accidents.
Health and Medication – Some health conditions and medications have been known to cause car accidents. Many types of medications can cause affect a driver’s concentration leading to poor decisions, and in some cases, fatal accidents. Most medicines will state on the bottle or packet that they can cause fatigue; however, if the symptoms are not displayed, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.
At Wildwood Legal, we act for a range of clients that have been victims of car accidents and our personal injury lawyers are experienced in this area. If you have suffered an injury in a car-related accident, please do not hesitate to get in contact.
Car Accident Solicitors Bolton: How much does it cost to make a claim?
We will always be 100% transparent about what our charges are, and if we take on your case, we will almost always do so on a Conditional Fee Agreement (also known as a no win no fee basis).
This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you do not pay us any fees at all. If we win the case, we will take a small percentage of the amount of compensation you receive, which we will agree with you beforehand, to cover our costs. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the type of accident and injury in which you suffered.
We will never ask you to sign anything until you are completely happy with what it is that we are proposing.
Car Accident Solicitors: How can Wildwood Legal help?
At Wildwood Legal, our core strength is in personal injury claims. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in assisting claimants with car accident claims. We aim to give you not only quality aid but flexibility and clarity as we know that these qualities are just as important.
We can give you legal advice about the personal injury claim process. We have acted for people from all walks of life who have been injured in car accidents. We deal with insurance companies every day, and we know the tricks they will attempt to reduce their financial outlay. We don’t fall for it and will never advise settlement of your claim until we feel that we are at the best possible figure.
The law relating to car accidents is complicated and can be a minefield for the unwary. We will guide you professionally through every step of the journey and make sure that your claim is presented in the best possible way to ensure maximum possible compensation.
Our law firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority; therefore, we provide everything that is needed to meet their high standards, meaning that we are a trusted law firm. We offer services to individuals located in England and Wales.
We also assist with a variety of other personal injury cases and compensation claims ranging from industrial disease, accidents at work or medical negligence. We have personal injury solicitors in Bolton and the surrounding areas.
For more information on vehicle accidents, please visit our road traffic accident page.
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