Car accident claims are some of the most frequent claims that we deal with. This is largely because in a single quarter alone there can be hundreds of thousands of accidents on the roads which result in a slight to serious or fatal injury. A lot of people will therefore be looking to make car accident compensation claims because of the negligence of another party. Aside from other road users, the other party may also be pedestrians or even those bodies tasked with the upkeep of the road. Potholes, damage to important signs and lights can all result in a car accident, and if this is the case, then you can and should be able to initiate a car accident claim.
It makes for grizzly reading but according to the Department For Transport the number of people killed as of the year ending September 2011 stood at an estimate of 1,900 people. All of these incidents require investigation and many of them may find that some other party was responsible for the accident, be it another driver or otherwise. This can mean that a compensation claim can be lodged on behalf of the deceased. If you want to find out whether you are able to make this claim on their behalf it is advisable to talk to our personal injury solicitors as soon as you feel capable. We will be able to give you all of the information that you need to file a claim for compensation. It is important to remember that this can have serious financial implications for families and relatives, particularly if they were in some way dependent on the deceased. Payouts in this type of scenario can be significant, so it is always important to talk to an expert.
As well as fatalities there were an over all of 204, 350 casualties that were reported. These ranged from slight to serious and also included the fatalities for the same period. Many people don’t realise that claims for compensation can be made for seemingly minor injuries such as whiplash because the it can result in loss of earnings and even spinal damage. It is always important to report injuries sustained in a car crash and if they were caused by somebody else’s negligence then you should talk to one of our experienced solicitors.
At Fosters we have over 15 years of specialist experience in the field of car accidents. No matter the situation we can always advise regarding a potential claim. As part of our commitment to you, we can also offer a free accident claim consultation. This can be a great way to understand exactly what you need to do regarding the law. Given that you are interested in making a car accident claim, then it may be necessary to gain evidence of the accident. This might include photographic evidence of the scene as well as any eye-witness accounts that could prove vital. Depending on the nature of the accident, we will be able to advise you on exactly what will be needed for your claim.