Sadly, thousands of people are injured each year on UK roads due to vehicle collisions and other road traffic accidents each year with many obtaining life-changing injuries.
Due to the high speeds often associated with road traffic accidents, such incidents can result in the serious injuries such as brain damage, loss of limbs, serious head injuries and even death. Regardless of how careful you are on the roads, there is always the chance that someone else will not be as cautious or drive recklessly resulting in a road traffic accident.
Thankfully, however, if you are injured in a road traffic accident through no fault of your own, the law is here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
What do you need to make a Personal Injury Claim?
Many people believe that making a personal injury claim is simple, especially if they were not at fault. However, many people do not admit liability for the incident which in turn can make seeking compensation difficult.
When making a personal injury claim, you should provide a solicitor with as much evidence to support your claim as possible. Sadly, many injury claims are fraudulently claimed for. Therefore, it is recommended that following a road traffic accident, regardless of how minor your injuries are, you seek medical consultation. This will allow you to have any potential injuries checked and monitored and will give you peace of mind. However, a medical report can also prove beneficial when making a personal injury claim as it will verify your injuries.
As well as medical report, further evidence can be used to support your claim such as photographic evidence of your injury and the accident, any witness details of those who saw the incident or even a police report.
When can I Make a Claim and What can I Claim For?
You could make a personal injury claim if your injury occurred in the last three years and you were injured through no fault of your own. If you were responsible for your injuries, you would not be able to make a personal injury claim.
It is possible not only to claim for your injuries but also to take legal action for compensation for any other damages. You can make a claim for damage to property, loss of income and even the rehabilitation costs.
Stephen Mcilkenny is a legal writer for the Sunderland Personal Injury Lawyers, that provide legal advice if you were involved in a road traffic injury accident in the North of England.