Common injuries in car accidents
A number of common injuries are cited in many car accidents including neck and back injuries and these injuries can last for days, weeks, months or years depending upon the severity of the accident. This will affect the degree of compensation. The same is true of other injuries sustained during an accident and the severity of the condition will be assessed during the claims process.
Another factor to be established during the process is the level of financial losses or ancillary losses. This refers to costs of the accident in terms of vehicle and property damage, vehicle hire and purchase, loss of income and amenity. The degree of financial losses will affect the amount of compensation sought and won in the case.
Car accidents and contributory negligence
The final deciding factor is contributory negligence which refers to your own actions in the lead up to the accident, which could reduce the amount of compensation despite the accident being someone else’s fault. Failure to wear a seatbelt and other actions could work against you in a settlement, getting into a vehicle being driven by someone you know to be uninsured could even result in your claim being denied by the Motor Insurers Bureau.
With a quick call to our expert team we could tell you whether you have grounds to make a car accident claim and then our experienced solicitors will work hard to earn you the right amount of compensation for your needs.
It all starts with one conversation and some free, no obligation legal advice, so if you have been injured in a car accident and you are not sure if you have grounds for a claim, why not give us a call on 0203 816 0065.
Injured by uninsured driver
If you are involved in an accident involving an uninsured or untraced motorist, our team can assist you in pursuing a claim for compensation. The claim is pursued via the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) through their uninsured and untraced motorist driver agreements.
A pre-requisite of the Motor Insurers Bureau is the accident must have been reported to the police, it is important to do this promptly after the accident has taken place. Failure to do so can lead to the MIB rejecting your claim.
The MIB may reject a claim for other reasons, such as willingly being transported in a vehicle as a passenger when you are aware the driver is uninsured.
The MIB uninsured and untraced motorist driver agreements are complex and our specialist team have significant experience of pursuing claims against the MIB under both agreements. Call us for some free initial advice on 0203 816 0065.