Road Traffic Accidents

Being involved in a road traffic accident can be a life changing and traumatic experience and could leave you with injuries from mild bruising or whiplash to serious, life-altering head and spinal injuries. If you have been injured in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.

Road traffic accidents can be distressing and often making a compensation claim can only add to your stress. However, we aim to ease this process by using non-legal jargon in our expert advice on how to handle your claim. Not only this but our solicitors will advise you on how much compensation you can expect to receive, as well as guidance on rehabilitation and on-going health issues.


If you were a passenger in a car, van, coach or bus, which was involved in a collision, your claim will likely be against the insurance company of the person responsible for the accident. This could be the driver of the vehicle you were in or a third party driver (or sometimes both).

If you were the driver or motorcyclist, then your claim would be against the insurance company of the driver you collided with.


Common injuries

Statistics show that in 2012 alone, 23,039 people were seriously injured in a road traffic accident. Common injuries of road traffic accidents include:

  • Whiplash
  • Brain injuries
  • Injury to the spine
  • Neck Injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Serious burns
  • Amputations

Common causes

Common causes of these injuries include:

  • Speeding
  • Drink Driving
  • No seat belt
  • Careless Driving
  • At-work
  • Inexperience

As with all claims you must be prepared to prove that someone else was to blame for your injuries (in this case the third party drive or the driver of the vehicle you were in). Taking down details of witnesses/those involved, or if possible photographs of the accident, will all help to support your claim.

When it comes to dealing with road accident claims, we understand that there is a lot to take on, from getting your vehicle recovered and repaired, to receiving treatment and rehabilitation for your injuries. However our solicitors will help to get you back on your feet, guiding you through the claims process and offering their vast amount of legal expertise when it comes to the most serious of injuries.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a road traffic accident then get in touch with Express Solicitors today for accurate claim advice.


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