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Car accidents are unfortunately, quite common in the UK, with over 25,000 drivers being involved in critical accidents within the last year. Having a car accident can have long-term effects leading to severe consequences, such as loss of earnings, an inability to care for others or being forced to take long periods of time off work.

If you have been injured in a car accident and you were not responsible for the accident, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Whether you were the driver or passenger of a car, motorcyclist or victim of a ‘hit and run’ you may be eligible to make a claim due to the pain and suffering you endured.

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Car Accident Solicitors Liverpool: Common causes of car accidents

You could be eligible to make a car accident claim if you are injured on the road as a result of a variety of reasons. Below are some of the most common reasons that lead to compensation claims: 

Other vehicle drivers – Other road users are the most common reason that accidents occur. Drivers of other motor vehicles such as motorcyclists, buses, cyclists and cars can all make errors on the road, which can lead to critical incidents. 

Health and medication – Particular health conditions and medications can cause road traffic accidents. Certain types of medication can affect a driver’s concentration as they can cause dizziness or fatigue. This can lead to poor decision making or even falling asleep at the wheel, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal accidents.  

Pedestrians – Pedestrians can also cause car accidents as they can step out into the road, resulting in a driver needing to swerve to avoid hitting them, which can force a driver into another vehicle. 

Weather conditions – Poor weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall or snow, can affect a drivers visibility or handling of the car, which heightens the chances of being involved in an incident dramatically.  

Road conditions – Another reason that causes car accidents to occur are neglected roads. Over time, road conditions can become damaged, and they can deteriorate, which makes driving on them much less safe. It is the local authorities obligation to ensure that roads are maintained and potholes do not occur.

What should I do following a car accident?

Firstly, if you have been involved in a car accident, you should seek medical attention immediately to assess the extent of your injuries and determine whether you will require any further medical treatment.

No matter how minor the damage to your vehicle is, you should always exchange your motor insurers company details with anyone involved in the car accident. You should then also report the accident to the authorities within 24 hours; if the accident involved a hit and run, you should contact the police with any information that you have regarding the accident.

Ensure that you receive the full names and details of any other parties involved in the incident, their vehicle registration numbers and the names and addresses of any eyewitnesses of the accident.

Also, you should keep any receipts for any financial losses, such as vehicle damage repairs, medical treatment costs or travel costs, as you could potentially be reimbursed at a later date. If the car accident that you were in involved an uninsured driver, you may still be eligible to make a compensation claim as the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) could potentially be able to assist you. The MIB assist when the normal routes to compensation might be difficult to trace or simply do not exist.

Car Accident Solicitors Liverpool: Time limits for making a claim

There is a three-year time limit on all personal injury claims, including car accident claims. After the three-year deadline, your claim will become statute-barred, meaning that you will lose any entitlement to make a claim for compensation after three years of the accident date (or from the date on which you became aware that your injury was caused by the Road Traffic Accident).

We would recommend making a claim as soon as possible as the deadline relates to the settlement of the case, not the initiation of the case. If the case takes longer than expected to settle, the Court may allow for an extension past the three-year deadline.

How much will it cost to make my claim?

We offer our services and legal advice for making a claim on a no win no fee basis. This means that if you lose your case, you will not be required to pay anything.

A no win, no fee agreement is used as a way of funding a case where the accident victim does not have the means to pay the costs involved as the case progresses. When acting under this type of agreement, Solicitors will require that their Clients sign a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which means that they agree to pay fees, but only if the claim is successful.

Most Claimants will opt to instruct a firm of no-win, no fee solicitors to act on their behalf so that they do not have to pay any legal fees upfront and there is less of a financial risk. They may also be worried about being left out of pocket if their claim is unsuccessful.

The level of compensation you receive will depend on the extent of your injuries and the impact the accident had on your lifestyle.

How can Beacon Law, car accident solicitors Liverpool, assist?

Beacon Law are a law firm comprised of specialist personal injuries and road traffic accident solicitors with a wealth of experience in dealing with claims for compensation. We can provide you with specialist legal advice on making the claim process and guide you whilst negotiating the best settlement for your accident and your injuries.

Our specialist accident claim solicitors are highly experienced in handling road traffic claims. We have recovered substantial damages for client’s injured on the road.

We have personal injury solicitors in Liverpool and the surrounding areas that have acted for different types of personal injury claims, such as medical negligence claims and accident at work claims.

If you have suffered an injury in any type of accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Get in touch today to find out if we can help.

For a free, no-obligation assessment of your claim, call one of our specialist personal injury lawyers today on 0330 1332 857 or complete our online enquiry form, and one of our experts will call you back. We are registered in England and Wales.

For more information on road traffic accident claims, please visit our road traffic accidents page.

Beacon Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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