Claiming compensation for road traffic accidents
- AuthorKate Sweeney
The nation’s motorways and other roads are dangerous throughout the year, but they can be even more so during the winter months. In early December, a two-car accident on the M60 near Stockport resulted in serious injuries, as well as major congestion around the pyramid junction.
In any road traffic accident, the extent of injuries can be severe, and this severity will be reflected in compensation awards for victims. In relatively minor accidents, drivers and passengers may suffer whiplash injuries to the neck and back, while more serious incidents can lead to broken bones, paralysis and loss of life.
Road traffic accident compensation awards
A 44-year-old woman who suffered 51% burns when her car caught fire after an accident was awarded £500,000 in compensation, while a young man in Cornwall was given around £2 million after being paralysed in a 2003 car crash.
For those injured in a road traffic accident through no fault of their own, a financial award will help with loss of earnings and medical and recuperative care, and the amount will need to take into account every aspect of how the injuries sustained will affect future everyday life. Claims need to be lodged within three years of the date of the accident.
The specialist lawyers at Stephensons work tenaciously to obtain the highest possible compensation awards for clients who have suffered as a result of a road traffic accident that wasn’t their fault. If you feel you have a claim, contact us for a free initial no obligation consultation on 01616 966 229.
By personal injury Partner, Kate Sweeney