Different Types of Road Traffic Accident Claims
Road traffic accidents can happen anywhere and everywhere, and our leading personal injury solicitors specialising in road traffic accident claims know this all too well.
Every day, our team deal with all kinds of different road traffic accidents that have occurred in a huge number of ways.
Car accident claims-
The most widely discussed, and most common kind of road traffic accident, car traffic accident claims. In 2020, despite travel regulations for most of the year, 64,112 people were injured in Britain in car traffic accidents. See a full overview of how our leading personal injury solicitors can assist in your car accident claim, here.
Car accidents involving children-
Unfortunately, many innocent people can become entangled in car traffic accidents while driving with their children in the car. Car traffic accidents involving children can mean a lot more to clients than if they were simply driving alone in a car traffic accident, and our leading road traffic accident solicitors understand this. For an overview of how to make a personal injury claim on behalf of your child for a road traffic accident claim, see here.
Fatal car accidents-
In 2020 alone, 624 people in Great Britain lost their lives in car accidents and car crashes. Fatal car accidents are often caused by serious mistakes and serious negligence by drivers. These include drunk driving, speeding, dangerous driving, and using a phone while driving. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, then MG Legal’s road traffic accident claims specialists are here to help you to not only obtain financial compensation, but to help you rebuild your life after your loss.
Passenger car accident claims-
Being injured while a passenger in a car can be a scary experience, and things can feel completely out of your control. As an innocent passenger in a car crash, who was not responsible for any type of vehicle involved, making a road traffic accident personal injury claim for your injuries can be pretty straightforward. See a full overview of our road traffic accident claims solicitors' work on passenger accident claims for our clients, here.
Motorcycle accident claims-
In 2020, 13,570 motorcyclists were injured in road traffic accidents, which is over double that of car drivers. This makes motorcyclists much more at risk on the road than other road users, and solidifies their position as a vulnerable road user. Our road traffic accident claims solicitors regularly work on behalf of motorcyclists who have been injured in traffic accidents, see a full overview of how we can help here.
Bus passenger accident claims-
When it comes to travelling on a bus, or any other form of public transport, there are two kinds of personal injury claims that can be made. The first is a standard traffic accident claim due to a road traffic accident occurring from the negligent driving of the bus driver, or another driver, and the second is a claim for an injury sustained on the bus itself, such as due to a faulty seat.
Taxi passenger accident claims-
It does not matter if the taxi driver was at fault for the road traffic accident, if you have been injured in a traffic accident while travelling in a taxi, you can make a taxi passenger accident claim for your injuries. Our personal injury solicitors specialising in traffic accidents are well versed in all aspects of road law, and know that all registered taxis must be fully covered by private and public hire insurance.
Therefore, if you have been injured in a road traffic accident with another vehicle or road user while travelling as a passenger in a taxi, you are eligible to make a taxi passenger accident claim, and MG Legal’s specialist solicitors can help you do so, here.
Uber passenger accident claims-
It is no secret that Ubers can have a bad reputation for being notoriously unregulated. Still, if you are injured in a road traffic accident as a passenger in an Uber, you are eligible to make a personal injury claim for financial compensation. Much like standard taxi accident claims, this is the case regardless of whether or not the Uber driver was at fault for the accident.
If the Uber driver did cause the road traffic accident, through dangerous driving or negligence, then MG Legal can help you to make an Uber accident claim against them. If they were not to blame, and it was in fact the fault of another road user, then our specialist road traffic accident solicitors can help you to claim financial compensation against the other party.
Cycling accident claims-
Like motorcyclists, cyclists are classed as vulnerable road users, which allows them to benefit from higher amounts of financial compensation when making road traffic accident claims. Many cyclists come to blows with drivers, and find themselves seriously injured after being knocked off their bikes.
MG Legal’s expert road traffic accident solicitors have over 30 years of experience in traffic accident claims, and in that time have settled thousands of cyclist accident claims for our clients. For a full overview of our work in cyclist accident claims, see here…
Split liability claims-
Many road users and drivers are under the false impression that if they have been involved in a road traffic accident that they played any part in, or were at fault for in any way, that they can’t claim financial compensation for their injuries. This is not the case if you are only partly to blame for the traffic accident, or if you and another road user have split liability.
If you are looking for more information on split liability claims, partial liability claims, or making a claim when you were partially to blame, then get in touch with our specialist road traffic accident solicitors today.
Car park accident claims-
With so many vehicles manoeuvring in and out of spaces, and moving in different directions, car park accidents are a fairly common occurrence. Whether it’s two cars backing out into one another, or a pedestrian being hit in a car park, there are numerous ways to be injured in a traffic accident in a car park. Our specialist road traffic accident solicitors have over 30 years of experience in car park accident claims, and are here to help with a no-obligation chat about your road traffic accident claim today, here.
Horse riding accident claims-
Horse riders are another example of vulnerable road users, as they are much more likely that other road users to be seriously injured in any road traffic accident. MG Legal’s road traffic accident specialists have worked on a huge number of horse riding accident claims over the years, and have won financial compensation on behalf of a huge number of clients. If you have been injured in a horse road traffic accident, whether it was involving a driver, a cyclist, or a pedestrian, get in touch with our specialist road traffic accident solicitors about making a horse riding traffic accident claim, here.
Pedestrian accident claims-
Unlike most road users, pedestrians have absolutely no protection from injury in road traffic accidents. While commonly happening during attempts to cross roads, driver negligence means that pedestrian accidents can happen just about anywhere and at any time, and 14,717 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in 2020. Our leading road traffic accident solicitors have settled a large number of pedestrian accident claims over the years, and won tens of thousands of pounds worth of compensation for our clients. See more on MG Legal’s work on pedestrian accident claims, here.
Drink driving accident claims-
While it is common knowledge to everybody that it is a criminal offence to drive when over the legal limit of alcohol consumption, a worrying amount of road traffic accidents are caused by people getting behind the wheel when drunk, and causing traffic accidents. These kinds of accidents can lead to injuries to all kinds of road users, including cyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers. MG Legal’s specialist road traffic accident solicitors know that traffic accident claims involving drink driving, and drunk driving, can be much more complex than simple road traffic accident claims.
For this reason, our personal injury solicitors would recommend that if you have been injured in a drink driving road traffic accident, and are looking to make a drink driving accident claim, to get in touch with an expert road traffic accident solicitor, like those at MG Legal, as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on your claim.
Pothole accident claims-
A different kind of road traffic accident claim entirely, and usually involving no other road users, pothole accident claims for personal injury are made against the local council or local authority in response to injuries sustained by road users due to potholes in the roads. If you or your child have been injured on the roads, in a road traffic accident, due to potholes, then you could be eligible to make a pothole accident claim for financial compensation with a specialist personal injury solicitor.
MG Legal’s leading road traffic accident solicitors have been settling road traffic accident claims for over thirty years, and have successfully won hundreds of pothole accident claims for our clients. No matter what your injuries are, get in touch with our traffic accident specialists today for a no-obligation chat about your pothole accident claim. For more information on MG Legal’s work on pothole injury claims, see here.