Why Victims Of Road Traffic Accidents Should Seek Compensation
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident, you may have experienced anything from minor cuts and bruises to debilitating injuries that make life much more difficult than before.
Since this type of accident has the potential to make a lasting impact on those involved, road traffic accident claims are extremely common. Many people find that they’re entitled to compensation due to another motorist’s actions.
Why should I seek compensation after a road traffic accident?
Seeking compensation following an accident may seem like a daunting process. However, with the help of specialist solicitors, you can often access compensation without having to fill in lots of paperwork or carry out extensive research. The right solicitors will take as much of the workload off your hands as possible. Here are just a few reasons to make a claim.
You may encounter medical expenses following the accident
Thanks to the NHS, you’re unlikely to incur medical expenses at the same rate as those in countries with less generous forms of healthcare. However, you may still encounter some medical costs following an accident, particularly if you seek private medical care or suffer extensive injuries. Whether you decide to pay to see a chiropractor or a physiotherapist, the costs of these medical services can soon mount up.
A road traffic accident can lead to a loss of earnings
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may struggle to return to work as normal. This can of course have an impact on your income and career, making it difficult for you to cover your expenses such as bills, rent or mortgage costs.
Whether you’re suffering from whiplash, a broken bone, or another injury entirely, compensation could help you recover a loss of earnings.
Car accident solicitors can help you pay for damage to your vehicle
If your vehicle has been damaged during an accident, seeking support from specialist car accident solicitors can make it easier for you to cover the cost of repairs or buy a new car if necessary.
How do I make a claim following a road traffic accident?
If you’ve been a victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you can claim compensation by getting in touch with a team of solicitors. They’ll assess your case before deciding whether to proceed and make a claim against the driver responsible.
Can I make a claim if the other driver wasn’t insured?
You can make a claim even if the other driver wasn’t insured. This type of case will need to be pursued via The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). They will then provide compensation in cases against both uninsured and untraced drivers. Don’t worry – you won’t have to work with them yourself. Your solicitors will liaise with the MIB on your behalf.
Here at McDermott Smith Law, we have extensive experience in road traffic accident compensation claims. Please get in touch with our team of lawyers today.