Have you been hurt in a road traffic accident?
Whilst statistics state that road traffic incidents are declining, there are still a huge number of accidents every year. The coming together of vehicles – cars, lorries, buses, bikes – with other vehicles, roadside obstacles or pedestrians is a daily occurrence.
The resulting injuries can be as minor as whiplash. More serious accidents involving broken limbs and hospital stays, or in the worst cases causing death on the road, are decreasing due to improvements in road and vehicle safety – but they still happen.
Choose the experts in Road Traffic Accidents
GMS Law have unrivalled experience in dealing with car accidents, car crashes, bike smashes and injured pedestrians. We have an enviable reputation – more than 95% of our cases are successful.
Our Solicitors will work with you to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome. Whilst being involved in a road traffic accident is an unpleasant experience, it is comforting to know that either an Insurance Company or, in the case of somebody who is not insured, the Motor Insurers Bureau, will compensate you for the damages that you have suffered.
Claims for Whiplash
This is a very common injury suffered when car accidents occur, particularly to passengers who cannot brace themselves on the steering wheel. Whiplash accidents are very painful and you can therefore receive far more than you would expect for a few days aches and pains. We often agreed damages of £3,000 – £4,000 plus financial losses for whiplash.
Whiplash does exist. Insurers try to suggest that you need a broken bone or a diagnosed sprain or tear in order to be entitled to compensation – that there is no such thing as whiplash. Anyone who has suffered a car accident will know that Whiplash is real – and painful. If someone else has caused you pain then you are entitled to compensation. It is as simple as that. And we do not forget it.
If you are a passenger in a car or a pillion passenger on a motorbike, and you are injured in a crash, you are entitled to bring a claim.
You can claim either against the other driver, or against your own driver. It may sound strange but YES you can claim against your husband, wife, partner or friend if they caused or contributed to the accident.
Your driver or rider will have insurance and if they have caused injury to somebody else or damage to other vehicle they would have already lost their no claims bonus, and therefore bringing a claim against them will not cause any further loss.
We understand that this situation may need to be handled sensitively, and the consequences, or lack of them, should be carefully explained to avoid any misunderstanding that could lead to a falling out.
Free Car Hire for Accidents
If you have been involved in a car accident which was not your fault and your car is off the road, we can help you to obtain a replacement car while your car is being repaired – at no cost to you.
Let us know immediately after you have had an accident by calling 0800 0463 272, as it is important to act quickly to establish your need for the car hire.