Road Traffic Accidents

Have you been in a traffic accident?

Road traffic accident claims can be made if you have had an accident that was not your fault, within the last 3 years.

If you were a pedestrian, driver, passenger, cyclist, motor cyclist and have been involved in an accident, we can help you to recover the compensation you deserve.

As a result of a road traffic accident a common injury includes whiplash (soft tissue) type injuries, but you may also suffer broken bones, bruising, head injuries or even psychological problems such as flashbacks or nightmares.

Most car and road accidents are due to human mistake which is known as negligence. Whether it's a simple lack of concentration or as a result of drink driving, you are entitled to claim compensation if you have been injured as a result of someone else's fault.

After a car accident (or road traffic accident), you must stop at the scene and exchange insurance details, and to call the police, if necessary. It is useful to write down the details following an accident including the other driver's details, insurance company, registration number, date, time and location of the accident.

Most drivers are covered by insurance companies who will pay out compensation if their drivers have been negligent. You must not worry or feel embarrassed about making a claim when it was somebody else's fault.

In addition to your injury compensation following a road traffic accident, you can also claim loss of earnings, travel expenses, care and assistance fees or any other costs that you may have lost or paid out for as a result of your accident.

Every road user including care drivers, motor cyclists, cyclists and pedestrians owe a duty to other road users to make sure they drive carefully and are safe to be on the roads. If someone has breached this duty and caused an accident and injury, Homer Berrisford Solicitors can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.

Car drivers often cause accidents when they fail to keep a proper look out, fail to give way at junctions, do not follow road traffic signs or signals, failing to brake, fail to keep control of their vehicle.

Whiplash is a common injury following a road traffic accident. A collision can cause the head to jolt forwards and back, causing soft tissue injuries known as whiplash to the neck, shoulders and back. The symptoms may occur instantly or many hours after the accident. Symptoms of whiplash also include headaches, pain and stiffness in the neck, back and shoulders, tingling sensation in the arms and hands.

Road traffic accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injuries. If you have suffered injury following a road traffic accident, Homer Berrisford Solicitors can help you to recover the compensation you are entitled to.