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Can I make a Road Traffic Accident claim?
Anyone who has been in a road traffic accident with a vehicle can claim for personal injury compensation, if the accident was not their fault, and provided that they have been injured.
MG Legal's No Win No Fee road traffic accident solicitors, have won personal injury compensation for thousands of injured road users, including those classed as vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and even those on horseback.
The law states that you must have motor insurance to drive your vehicle on UK roads. Third party insurance is the legal minimum. This means any driver is covered if they have an accident causing damage or injury to any other person, vehicle, animal or property.
MG Legal's traffic accident claim solicitors have access to the Motor Insurers' Database, known as the MID. The MID is the central record of all insured vehicles in the UK. It is managed by the Motor Insurers Bureau, and is used by the Police and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to enforce motor insurance laws.
What is a road traffic accident claim?
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, then you could be entitled to claim financial compensation through a no win no fee road traffic accident claim with our road traffic accident solicitors.
Whether you were injured in a cycling accident claim, a car accident claim, motorcycle accident claim, or any other type of road traffic accident, then our no win no fee solicitors are here to help you get the compensation and justice that you deserve.
Our road traffic accident solicitors could help you to obtain compensation for your injuries, vehicle damage, and any loss of earnings or other expenses caused by the road traffic accident. Get in touch with us online here for a free no obligation consultation with a no win no fee solicitor within one working hour.
New Highway Code Rules for 2022:
In 2022, the Department of Transport introduced a number of changes to the Highway Code, in order to offer more safety for vulnerable road users. These changes to the Highway Code come alongside the government’s wider focus on ensuring the safety of ‘vulnerable road users’.
Under the new Highway Code rules, a new hierarchy of road users will be introduced:
This hierarchy of road users is set to identify the order in which different road users are likely to be seriously injured as a result of a road traffic accident. This hierarchy is as follows:
Vans and minibuses
Larger passenger vehicles and heavy goods vehicles
This hierarchy is simply set to bring more awareness to road users, and it is hoped that it will make people more alert as to the position of vulnerable road users, and more aware of the harm that they could do in a road traffic accident.
As part of this, drivers must give way to cyclists who are turning into junctions, out of junctions, or switching lanes, as well as at roundabouts. This change, in particular, could lead to an increase in cycling accident claims being made against drivers for collisions occurring at junctions. However, under the new hierarchy, pedestrians will now officially be classed as more vulnerable road users than cyclists. Therefore, much like drivers, cyclists will be advised to give way to pedestrians at junctions and when crossing the road.
One aspect of cyclist accidents that are not set to change is there being no legal requirement for cyclists to have insurance to ride on the roads. This means that if a cyclist is to blame for an accident, it will still be very difficult to obtain financial compensation for any injuries as the other road user.
What can I claim for in a road traffic accident claim?
The list of things you can claim for, is a long as the list of body parts you can injure. It is often the case that the type of injury you sustain, or the longevity of your personal injury, depends on the severity of the road traffic accident you are in, and will determin whether or not you are eligible to make a road traffic accident claim.
You can claim for bodily injury of any kind in a road traffic accident claim, from your toes to your head, provided the general damages available for your injuries meet the new 'Whiplash Reforms' threshold of £5000.
On top of injury compensation, you can also recover costs for vehicle repairs, or the replacement value of your vehicle, and lost earnings, damage to clothing and other personal possessions. This is called special damages.
If you have been seriosly injured as a result of a road traffic accident, then you may be also able to claim for care costs, adjustments to your home, medical expenses, lost earnings, and future lost earning capacity.
Many of the clients that our personal injury solicitors work for, on a No Win No Fee basis, have suffered serious debilitating injuries, sometimes in the legal industry known as catastrophic injuries, affecting the brain, or spine, often with amputation of body parts required, with, severe psychiatric injury, and often a reduced life expectancy, and we work with them to ensure thst they recieve the best care possible, without having to fork out the costs themselves.
Changes to small injury claims and whiplash claims for road traffic accidents 2021:
In May of 2021, the rules and regulations regarding road traffic accident claims changed, in a proposed attempt by the government to reduce the number of fraudulent and exaggerated road traffic accident claims that are made by drivers and passengers.
So, what do these changes mean? Our road traffic accident solicitors have outlined below:
The lower limit for making a road traffic accident claim has risen from £1000 to £5000 (in general damages)
The compensation available for whiplash and soft tissue injuries is now fixed, and lower than previously
Small claims under the value of £5000 can now be made by the injured party through an online claims portal
To learn more about the new changes for road traffic accident claims, and who they will affect, see this here.
New requirements for vehicles to give more space for cyclists:
As part of the new Highway Code requirements, there is a requirement for drivers to give AT LEAST 1.5m of space for cyclists when travelling up to 30mph, and 2m when travelling over 30mph.
This is important new information for drivers, and gives cyclists a much stronger standpoint when it comes to the grounds for making a no win no fee road traffic accident claim against another road user.
Can I make a road traffic accident claim using new Highway Code rules 2022?
The short answer to this question is yes- you can make a claim for personal injury, using the new Highway Code rule 2022. The Highway Code determines the rules of UK roads, and how different road users can and should act when travelling on them. If you have been injured in any way due to another road user failing to stick to the most up to date rules of the Highway Code, then you can make a no win no fee road traffic accident claim with our personal injury solicitors.
There have been a number of reports suggesting that the Highway Code changes could lead to a 'short term increase' in accidents because not enough people are aware of the changes, and our no win no fee solicitors would agree that this could be mirrored by an increased number of road traffic accident claims being made, especially by vulnerable road users, such as cyclists, who now have more rights on the roads, subject to the new Highway Code rules. While vulnerable road users, such as cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians have seen increased rates of injuries and fatalities over recent years, there is no denying that many people think the bid to protects these road users in the Highway Code changes have simply gone too far the other way.
While it is still largely unclear how the new Highway Code rules will impact how the courts deal with different road traffic accident claims for different road users, our road traffic accident solicitors would definitely say that the new rules could give vulnerable road users more leverage when making personal injury claims. As it unfolds in the next few months how the legal claims process will be impacted by the Highway Code changes, our road traffic accident solicitors are here to help to guide you through the process of making a road traffic accident claim.
If you have been injured in any way in a road traffic accident, whether as a driver, cyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian, and you believe that the accident was caused by another road user breaking the new Highway Code rules, then get in touch with our road traffic accident solicitors today to learn more about making a no win no fee road traffic accident claim for financial compensation. Contact us online here, and speak to a solicitor within one working hour on a free, no-obligation basis.
Do the police have a legal duty to keep road users safe from injury?
In early 2022, it being found that the duty of care owed by our public authorities towards the general public was in a state of legal flux, the case, Tindall v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police & Another, forced the Court of Appeal to define when liability is placed on public authority employees for their role in worsening an incident.
In this landmark case, a Mr Tindall was involved in a road traffic accident where he sadly passed away. The road traffic accident occurred on black ice, when an oncoming vehicle lost control. This happened only an hour after another driver had been injured after himself losing control of his vehicle, and the police had attended the scene. While there, the police had put up a sign for traffic to slow down due to the black ice, but they subsequently took this sign with them when they left the scene 20 minutes later.
After the death of her husband, Mrs Tindall pursued a road traffic accident claim on his behalf, arguing that the police had been negligent in their decision to take the sign and leave the scene with no warning to future drivers was negligent. She claimed that their decision to do so failed to take steps to avoid another accident occurring which as a result, led to her husband’s death.
However, the claim was successfully appealed by the police, and The Court of Appeal found that, while the police ‘taking the sign down and then leaving is a ‘paradigm example’ of an ineffectual response and failing to confer a benefit, by doing this, the police did not make matters worse – they simply left the road as they found it’. Essentially, it was decided that the idea of a duty of care to prevent further injury held by the police in this situation was too wide. Public authorities are held to have the same responsibility as an individual unless a statutory provision creates civil liability.
Our road traffic accident solicitors can safely say that this case puts to bed any uncertainty in existing case law as to whether police and other public bodies hold a duty of care to the public to keep them safe from harm and injury. Going forward, our road traffic accident solicitors will advise our clients who are making potential road traffic accident claims that unless the actions of a police officer or other public authority has directly made the situation worse and left people at a greater risk of injury, then no claim can successfully be made on these grounds.
As ever, our road traffic accident solicitors understand that the average person will have no interest in keeping up with cases such as these, and therefore will not know the legal standpoint of their potential road traffic accident claim. Because of this, if you are considering making a no win no fee road traffic accident claim and are looking to speak to a specialist solicitor about whether you have a strong claim, and how much your claim might be worth, then do not hesitate to get in touch with MG Legal today. Our road traffic accident solicitors offer a free, no obligation consultation to all potential clients, within one working hour.
How long do I have to make a road traffic accident claim?
The general rule for personal injury claims, as is laid out in the 1980 Limitation Act, is that people have 3 years from the date of which an accident occurs to claim for financial compensation for their injuries.
However, it is always best to get in touch with a specialist solicitor as soon as possible, as this is when the accident and injuries are still fresh in your memory, and any available evidence is still likely to be accessible and usable to support your road traffic accident claim.
There are, however, some exceptions to this three-year time limit to make a road traffic accident claim. These are:
Making a claim for a child- you can make a road traffic accident claim for your injured child at any point until they turn 18. At this point they have 3 years to do so on their own behalf
Lack of mental capacity- if a loved one lacks the mental capacity to make a road traffic accident claim on their own behalf, there is no time limit for how long you have to make a claim on their behalf
To learn more about the time limits involved in making a road traffic accident claim, contact our specialist solicitors online here and speak to a solicitor on a free, no-obligation basis within one working hour.
Will I have to go to court for my road traffic accident claim?
When our injury solicitors work on road traffic accident claim for our injured clients, we always aim to obtain an admission of liability from the defendant involved who was to blame for your injuries, and we achieve this in the vast majority of our road traffic accident claims.
However, in those instances where the defendant will not admit liability, then we might have to begin court proceedings for your claim, where we will fight tooth and nail in court to win your case and achieve your financial compensation.
Make a NO WIN NO FEE road traffic accident claim with MG Legal:
MG Legal’s specialist road traffic accident solicitors are the right team to help you to make a road traffic accident injury claim.
Our team have been settling road traffic accident injury claims for our clients for over thirty years, and in this time have built up a success rate in excess of 99%. Because of this, we are confident in accepting all of our client’s cases on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, allowing them to make a claim with no financial risk involved.
Get in touch with our specialist solicitors, here, for a free, no-obligation, confidential discussion on how we can help you with your road traffic accident claim.
Serious Road traffic Accidents 2021:
1. Motorway accident on the M4- 8th November 2021- A three way crash on the M4 took place in the early hours of Monday 8th November 2021, where two cars crashed into a HGV lorry. Motorway road traffic accidents such as these can often lead to serious injuries and high-value road traffic accident claims. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident on a motorway, contact our no win no fee solicitors online here for a free no obligation consultation.
2. Pedestrian killed after being hit by a car- 7th November 2021- A male pedestrian has been tragically killed in a fatal road traffic accident after being hit by a moving car. Fatalities and serious injuries are common in pedestrian accidents, due to pedestrians being vulnerable road users. See more on this here.
3. Bus road traffic accident- 3rd November 2021- A road traffic accident involving a bus and a taxi took place in Preston on November 3rd, leading to one woman being taken to hospital for her injuries. To learn more about public transport road traffic accidents, and how to claim financial compensation for injuries, see this here.
4. 18th November 2021- Police car crashed into house in Leigh: On 18th November, a police car has crashed into a residential house and caused serious damage to the property. There were two cars involved in the road traffic accident, both of which were seriously damaged, and one hit the front wall of a property, which appears to have a ‘sold’ sign up outside the house.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, you could also be able to claim financial compensation for property damage as part of your claim. Contact our road traffic accident solicitors online here to speak to a solicitor about your potential no win no fee claim within one working hour.
How much does it cost to make a claim for Road Traffic Accident compensation?
When you instruct the personal injury solicitors at MG Legal, you have nothing to pay upfront. MG Legal accept claims for road traffic accident personal injury, on a no win no fee, no risk basis. You deserve compensation for your injuries, our expert team make the process easy, understandable, and quick.