Personal injuries caused by car accidents are very common. People can suffer from many different types of trauma following one of these incidents, including whiplash, post-traumatic stress disorder, broken bones, brain injuries and damage to vital organs, which can prove fatal.
In many cases, insurance companies will deal with the damages, but sometimes they will not account for uninsured losses, or the individual responsible was driving without insurance. Other times, people simply wish to talk to a legal advisor about their road traffic accident. The team at Whitestone Solicitors can help you out.
Although there can be disputes about liability in many road traffic accidents, there are general rules involved. For instance, in rear-end collisions, it is almost always deemed to be the fault of the motorist who drove into the back of the other vehicle. This is because drivers have got to keep a safe distance behind other people in order to be able to brake if the road users stop unexpectedly.
This does not apply for every situation, and it can be very helpful for some people to speak to legal representatives following any road traffic accident. For example, people who are driving illegally, such as when under the influence of drugs or alcohol, when in stolen or not roadworthy vehicles, without a full driving licence, tax, MOT or insurance or when disqualified are unlikely to be able to take legal action against the other party involved in an accident.
People involved in car accidents are also required to stop their vehicle if there was injury or damage to any person, vehicle, animal or item of street furniture and must provide their details to the injured party or the police. They must also display a valid insurance certificate in most cases.
If this does not take place, the injured party should note the registration number of the offending vehicle. It is a criminal offence to leave the scene of an accident without fulfilling the above requirements.
IF you were involved in a car accident where the other driver was acting illegally, it can be helpful to speak to legal advisors, such as by calling 0800 8 101010 and speaking to the team at Whitestone Solicitors.
Some drivers who were responsible for road traffic accidents are not deemed to have behaved negligently and will not be prosecuted, such as those struck down by serious illnesses while behind the wheel. It is still possible to make a compensation claim for personal injuries caused by a road traffic accident such as this and your settlement will generally be covered by their insurance company.
In some cases, the road surface can be dangerous, which can allow you to pursue a claim against the local authority, as well as individuals or organisations responsible for the hazardous road surface.
If the responsible party in a road traffic accident refuses to respond to claim letters, you may need to take court action to sue the liable person. Call us now at 0800 8 101010 for our expert specialist advice.
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Hit in shoulder by wing mirror of a Royal Mail van while out walking.
Injured as a passenger in a vehicle when a tyre blew out causing driver to lose control.
Involved in an RTA with a Metropolitan Police vehicle, and they denied liability.
|Mr V. G
Our client was knocked over by a motorbike, and suffered injuries to her head and hand.
Client worked in a high street store when they slipped on wet floor and dislocated right shoulder.
|Mrs J. E
Suffered injury to her shoulder after and RTA that required ongoing treatment.
Our client was involved in a RTA suffering very serious injuries.
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|Mr M. R
Our client sustained injuries in an accident with a foreign lorry.
|Mr D. D
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Sustained a whiplash injury when a taxi he was a passenger in was involved in a RTA.
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