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Information about Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents can be truly traumatic for those unlucky enough to be caught up in them and the injuries they inflict can be incredibly severe. If you are unfortunate enough to have been involved in a road traffic accident in Portsmouth, and it wasn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim under the Personal Injury Compensation Scheme.
When can I Claim for a Road Traffic Accident?
An accident is a road traffic accident if it occurs on a road or any place to which the public have access – for example footpaths or bridleways – and can be caused by a variety of factors such as speeding, drink or drug driving, or simply not paying attention. Environmental factors, like icy roads, heavy rain, or potholes, can also be possible causes. You can make a claim for a road traffic accident if you were injured as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian and whether you were riding a bicycle, a motorbike, or a horse when the accident occurred. Road traffic accidents aren’t limited to car accidents alone, and any road user could be entitled to compensation.
The types of injuries you could claim for range from the relatively minor to the incredibly severe. Examples of injuries you could be able to claim for include:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sensory loss
- Fractures and broken bones
- Brain, head, and spinal injuries
- Organ damage
- Loss of limbs
If you or a loved one have been involved in a road traffic accident and think you could potentially have a claim, speak to one of our road traffic accident solicitors in Portsmouth today for free, expert legal advice.
What to do if you Have Been Involved in a Road Traffic Accident
First and foremost: contact your insurers. If possible, it is highly recommended to get the contact details for the parties involved in the accident. It is also advisable to write down registration numbers, take photographs of vehicle damage and, if possible, obtain witness statements.
If you were unable to exchange details with the other parties involved in the accident, you must contact the police within 24 hours and should look to obtain a Police Incident Report to assist with your claim.
Road Traffic Accidents Portsmouth
Whether you have suffered bruising, whiplash, or a much more serious injury, Accident Claims Portsmouth can help. We have considerable experience in road traffic accident claims and operate on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that there is no risk for you in making a claim, and you can trust us to handle every aspect of your claim without leaving you out of pocket. Our team of dedicated solicitors are based in Portsmouth and can provide immediate expert legal representation in the surrounding area.
For expert No Win No Fee advice, contact our legal team through the contact form on the right-hand side of each page, or call us directly on 0239 280 7500.
No Win No Fee Solicitors
Our team of personal injury solicitors will fight to get you the compensation you deserve after being involved in a personal injury that was not your fault.