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Road Traffic Accident Claims

Whether driving a vehicle or as a pedestrian, we expect to be able to use the roads safely. Accidents and injuries can happen, though, and the effects can be life-changing. If you have been affected by a road traffic accident, a personal injury claim can help you recover, adapt, and get back to your independence.

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As well as the risk of loss of life, being involved in a road traffic accident can have long-lasting and far-reaching effects. As well as the pain caused by injury, you or a loved one may require rehabilitation, be unable to work, or struggle to use the roads like before.

To overcome challenges brought on by accidents on the road, access justice, and help right the wrong, Bolt Burdon Kemp’s expert road traffic accident solicitors can help you or a loved one claim compensation.

Compensation for your injuries can help with recovery, cover lost wages, or help you to adapt to life post-injury. However complex your case, with over 35 years’ experience, our experts have the know-how to help get settlements that change lives for the better.

What are the different types of road traffic accident claims?

Road traffic accidents are any accidents that happen on the road. They don’t just affect drivers – passers-by, cyclists, motorcyclists, or vehicle passengers can all be affected.

While the number of incidents has dropped over time, accidents on the roads are sadly still quite common. Despite a 16% drop since 2019, Department for Transport statistics show there were over 128,000 road casualties in 2021. And over 27,000 resulted in death or serious injury.

Several types of incidents may be classed as a road traffic accident when making a claim:

How can road traffic accident compensation help?

If you or someone close to you has been adversely affected by a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, there are various ways personal injury compensation can help you improve your quality of life.

Rehabilitation and support

The main benefit of making a road traffic compensation claim is getting access to funds that help you recover and rehabilitate from your injuries.

This might include private treatment or therapy, potentially using interim payments received before the case is concluded. This way, you or your loved one can get on the road to recovery as quickly as possible, reducing the stress and financial burden.

We may also be able to help you gain these interim payments by way of setting up a Personal Injury Trust. This can help you stay eligible for benefits in the meantime, further reducing any pressure.

Gain justice and accountability

If your road traffic accident injury was not your fault, making a criminal or civil claim can mean those responsible are held to account.

The compensation you could gain may not fully right the wrong, but the negative effects on your life will be acknowledged and the offending party punished. This can help you start to move past the event and heal emotionally.

Support your lifestyle and future

Road traffic injury compensation can help support your lifestyle during your recovery or adapt to a future where you may be unable to do the work you once did.

It can compensate you for loss of earnings and help you make adaptations to your lifestyle and home that bring you increased independence. If you are unable to work, it can provide for you and your family. And if you are claiming on behalf of a loved one that lost their life, funds can help support those close to the victim.

Stop further harm

If you seek road traffic accident compensation, your claim can force the person or organisation responsible to change for the better to avoid future legal action.

This can prevent future victims from being affected by the same circumstances that impacted you.

Meet our Personal Injury Claims Team

Joshua Hughes
Head of Complex Injury
Ben Pepper
Senior Associate – Part of the Personal Injury Claims Team
Heather Petrie
Senior Solicitor – Part of the Adult Brain Injury Team
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