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Military Road traffic Accident Claims

Military road traffic accidents are one of the biggest causes of death and injury in the British Armed Forces. If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident, or a loved one has died, our solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation.

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Suffering injury in a Road Traffic Accident (RTA) can be a traumatic and life-changing event. We have dealt with a wide range of cases involving:

  • Injuries to drivers and passengers
  • Injuries to cyclists and pedestrians
  • Accidents on and off duty
  • Accidents during training involving armoured and other vehicles
  • Accidents abroad and on deployment
  • Vehicles which have not been properly maintained or were not fit for purpose.

Where you have been injured by someone who is uninsured or who could not be traced (a hit and run), we can bring a claim under the Motor Insurers Bureau’s (MIB) untraced driver’s scheme.

How we can help

Unfortunately, even relatively minor injuries can impact on your military career. If you are medically downgraded and no longer able to carry out your duties or be deployed, then this might lead to you missing out on promotion, an extension of your Service or otherwise limit your career progression. In serious cases, where your career has been cut short by medical discharge, then you may have a very significant financial claim for loss of earnings, benefits and pension.

Our specialists solicitors also have extensive experience in handling catastrophic injuries, including spinal injuries, limb loss and brain injuries.

Whatever the reason for your injury, whether it is physical or psychological, our specialist solicitors are here to help you.

We will investigate your case and collect evidence to prove how your injury happened and the losses that you have suffered. We can rely on a range of experts who will establish how the accident happened and what losses you have suffered, including any impact on your military career.

Where we can establish good prospects of success, we will pursue a claim for you to be fully compensated. We will arrange for you to be assessed by experts who will report on your medical condition and the treatment you will need. We will also instruct other experts to advise on your financial losses, the impact on your life and your career.

In addition to a civil claim, you may be entitled to bring a claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS), and we can help you with this too.

If your loved one has been killed in a road traffic accident, you may be entitled to bring a claim on behalf of their Estate and/or for their dependants.

Time limits

Time limits will apply to civil claims and these are normally three years from the date you were injured. There may be ways to extend time to bring a claim in special circumstances. You should discuss this with a solicitor as soon as possible so that you can explore your options.

If you think you have a claim then please contact us. We work on a no-win, no-fee basisYou can discuss your case with one of our specialist solicitors in complete confidence and without charge.

Meet our Military Claims Team

Anastasia Bromhead
Paralegal – Part of the Military Claims Team
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