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Road Traffic Accidents

Have you been injured in a road traffic accident?

Many personal injury claims are the result of an injury on the road. If you have been injured as a result of a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, and the accident happened in the last three years, you may able to claim compensation.

Road traffic accidents compensation.

In 2010, over 13,000 people were injured on Scotland roads. Most of these people would have borne no blame for the accident. If you have been injured on the road, whether as a driver, pedestrian or passenger, you may be able to make a claim against the person who was at fault. This can be the drive of your vehicle, or the driver of the vehicle which collided with yours.  Even if the person whose vehicle collided with yours was uninsured or cannot be found, you may still be able to make a claim against the Motor Insurers Bureau, the body which deals with such eventualities. We handle personal injury claims for drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Drivers

If you have been injured whilst at the wheel and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to make a claim. In some cases, such as where a driver runs into the back of you, it will be easy to prove that it was the other drivers fault. In other cases, it may be more difficult. If it if found that you contributed to the accident, then your claim is reduced in proportion It does not automatically mean that you cannot make a claim. Drivers can suffer injury ranging from minor whiplash through to the most severe types of injury. If you have been injured while behind the wheel, get in touch with Dallas McMillan.

Passengers

As a passenger, it is very unlikely that you had anything to do with the cause of the accident. Even if you were travelling with the person who caused the accident, you can still make a claim. You are, after all, still the victim of someone else’s negligence.

Pedestrians

Pedestrians are at risk of the most serious injury in a road traffic accident. If you are injured it is important to take the details of all the cars involved. It may not be immediately obvious who was at fault. As a pedestrian, it is very unlikely that you were at fault. If you have suffered as a result of a road accident then you will almost certainly have a claim. Even if you have been injured subsequently, e.g. by tripping over debris or slipping on oil, you may still be able to make a claim.

Motor Insurers BureauIn making a claim against the motor insurers bureau, there are some criteria to be complied with:•   

  • Before making your claim, you must have attempted to trace the driver of the other vehicle and have reported the matter to the police.
  • If the driver is untraceable, you must still be able to identify the vehicle.
  • The claim must be made within 9 months of the accident.

Often the most common injury suffered during a road traffic injury is whiplash, but obviously there are many types of injury that may be suffered. In addition, if property was damaged (including, obviously, your vehicle) then you may be able to launch a claim in respect of that.

Contact our expert personal injury solicitors in Glasgow today

Dallas McMillan’s expert personal injury solicitors have significant experience of acting on behalf of people injured in road traffic accidents. If you have been injured on the road call us on 0141 333 6750