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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.


Driver Accident Claims

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.


Passenger Accident Claims

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.


Pedestrian Accident Claims

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 Bureau

In 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 make a claim in respect of that.

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Dallas McMillan helped me with my accident claim and were very supportive throughout the process and yielded positive results.

Contact our Personal Injury Solicitors in Glasgow City Centre

Based in Glasgow, our leading Scottish Personal Injury Solicitors can advise on all aspects of your claim. We offer a no-win no-fee service. Contact us today on
0141 413 4290 or, alternatively, complete our online enquiry form

“I would like to thank you for all of the advice and assistance you have given me with my accident at work claim”
Mr C, Aberdeen