Car crash compensation claims

With over 280,000 people injured in the UK each year as a result of accidents on the road, car accident claims are one of the most common types of compensation claim.

Our expert solicitors could help you if you have been injured in an accident which was not your fault. We can help you receive damages for your injuries and the losses you have suffered due to the negligence of somebody else.

Simply give us a call on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in the form at the top of the page to request a call back.

Common causes of car accidents

There are all kinds of reasons that a car crash might occur and be the fault of others. Some of the causes that we have seen over the years include:

  • Careless or reckless driving, including speeding, dangerous overtaking, tailgating and aggressive driving
  • Poor judgement, such as pulling out at a junction into the side of another car, jumping a red light, going into the back of you, mis-judging a roundabout, not leaving enough stopping distance especially in bad weather
  • Driving with poor eyesight
  • Driving while tired leading to poor judgement
  • Driver falling asleep at the wheel either due to tiredness or a condition such as sleep apnoea
  • A driver suddenly falling ill at the wheel, including suffering a heart attack, stroke, migraine, or seizure
  • Eating behind the wheel and not concentrating on the road
  • Listening to loud music
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Petrol spillages causing skids
  • Potholes, poorly maintained road markings such as lane markings or box junctions, floods or snowy / icy roads that have not been gritted, which may be the fault of the council
  • Aquaplaning (when water gathers under the tyres and causes the car to skid)
  • Poorly or negligently maintained vehicles which then have a problem such as a blown tyre due to them being worn, or faulty brakes
  • Drivers being distracted by technology such as sat nav systems, mobile phones, iPods, in car radios, etc.
  • Drivers being chased by a police car driving recklessly

If a fellow road user has caused you injury due to any of the above, it may entitle you to claim for compensation, and our solicitors can advise you on this.

Common injuries sustained in car accidents

Injuries sustained can range from the mild, such as a bruising, to the severe, such as paralysis, or even death.

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Neck injury, including whiplash
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Psychological issues arising from head injuries such as amnesia, memory loss or perhaps post traumatic stress disorder from the trauma of the accident
  • Back injury
  • Spinal cord injuries such as paraplegia and tetraplegia
  • Severe burns
  • Broken or fractured bones including pelvis, skull, arm, leg, wrist, etc.
  • Internal injuries such as crushed or ruptured organs, internal bleeding or abdominal trauma
  • Loss of a limb due to amputation or crushing
  • Paralysis

No matter what injury you have suffered, our solicitors have the knowledge and experience to be able to help you get the maximum car accident compensation award.

What if you were partly to blame?

In some situations it is difficult to tell exactly which parties involved in a crash were liable for the incident.

To a victim who suffered the crash, the events leading up to the incident might be unclear and the shock of the accident might mean that they find it difficult to accurately remember what took place.

Using CCTV footage, police investigation reports and any eyewitness accounts, a court should be able to decide where the liability for the accident lies.

If the incident is part-fault, a court should be able to judge who is more responsible for the incident. This might result in a 30-70% split, for example, meaning that the individual 30% liable for the crash may be able to gain 70% of any compensation they were trying to claim.

In cases where both parties are equally responsible there is sometimes no point in either of the people involved launching a car crash claim. However, if one individual has suffered a significantly more severe injury than the other person involved, launching a claim may be viable option.

In cases where more than one person is involved, liability will be split between all of the parties appropriately.

How YouClaim can help you

As well as operating a no win, no fee system to help you make a claim, we have a range of services available if you have been injured in a road accident which was not your fault:

  • Compensation expertise from solicitors who specialise in a range of injuries
  • Replacement cars
  • Vehicle repairs

If you have a viable claim, we can help you to form a successful case using medical notes, police reports, and any other useful information which will help show you were not at fault and deserve remuneration for your pain and suffering.

As well as ensuring you receive a compensation award for your injury, our priority is your recovery. Our solicitors have access to the country’s best treatment and medical centres which can make a dramatic difference to your recovery.

Get in touch with our experts today to make a car accident compensation claim by calling 0800 10 757 95 or click the “start claim” button below and we’ll call you back to discuss your situation.

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