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Road traffic accident claims are one of the most common types of compensation claims. Road traffic are a daily occurrence on Britain’s roads. These types of accidents cost thousands of lives and cause significant injuries every year.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you might be able to claim for a road traffic accident. 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. Our qualified solicitors have assisted claimants all over England and Wales in making these types of claims.

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Road Traffic Accident Solicitors Sheffield: Common types of Road Traffic Accident Claims

Road traffic accident claims are made as a result of a number of different types of accidents. The most common types of road traffic accident claims we handle include: 

Car accidents – Car accidents are, unfortunately, fairly common in the UK with over 25,000 drivers being involved in critical accidents within the last year. 

Motorcycle accidents – Motorcycle Accident claims are one of the most common types of claim. Motorcycle accidents are so common as many road users do not pay enough attention when driving and often do not see motorcyclists when pulling out of junctions or switching lanes. 

Cycling accidents – Cycling Accident claims are one of the most common types of personal injury claim. Unfortunately, cyclists are very vulnerable on the roads. They have little protection if they are involved in any collision (especially if they are hit by a car or other vehicle).

Common road traffic accident injuries

 

There are a variety of injuries that are associated with road traffic accidents, including:

Head injuries – Blunt force to the head can be serious as it can result in concussion or even long-lasting brain damage depending on the impact of the accident.

Spinal injuries – Spinal injuries can also be particularly severe as they have the chance of causing life-changing injuries, including paralysis or loss of mobility.

Broken bones – Broken arms, legs, shoulders and sometimes hips are common in road traffic accidents. A road traffic accident puts a large amount of force onto your body that your bones cannot withstand, resulting in painful bone breaks.

Whiplash – Whiplash injuries are one of the more common injuries that occur in accidents involving vehicles. Whiplash happens during the impact of a vehicle collision forcing your head to quickly move in a direction that can be painful and has the potential to last a while after the incident has happened.

Internal bleeding – Internal bleeding sometimes occurs after a road traffic accident, and it can have serious implications. It has the chance of being fatal if it is not treated immediately after the accident has occurred.

Road Traffic Accident Solicitors Sheffield: What can I recover in a road traffic accident claim?

Road traffic accident claims for compensation are split into two separate claims – general damages and special damages.

 General damages refer to the amount of compensation awarded for pain, suffering, and loss of amenity that was caused as a result of your injuries. To calculate this amount, we look at previous cases we have acted for, which are similar to yours, alongside guidelines that are issued to Judges who decide the outcome of these types of claims when they go to court.

Special damages refer to additional losses. These can include:

·        Costs of damage to your vehicle

·        Loss of earnings

·        Medical expenses

·        Costs of care and assistance if you needed help around the home due to your injuries

How long do I have to make a claim?

There is a three-year time limit for all personal injury claims. Your claim will become statute-barred, and you will lose your entitlement to bring a claim for compensation if you do not make a claim within three years of the accident date (or from the date on which you became aware that your injury was caused by the road accident.

How can Beacon Law, road traffic accident solicitors assist?

 

Beacon Law are specialist Personal Injury and Road Traffic Accident Solicitors with a wealth of experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims for local people. We can provide you with the highest quality legal advice on making a claim and guide you through the process whilst negotiating the best settlement for your accident and injuries.

Our specialist personal injury solicitors are highly experienced in handling road traffic claims. We have recovered substantial compensation awards for client’s injured on the road. To find out more about making a claim on a no win no fee basis, have a look at the funding section on our website.

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.

Our solicitors can assist those based in Sheffield ,South Yorkshire area and beyond. For more information on road traffic accident claims, please visit our road traffic accident page. We also provide services for claims such as accident at work claims.

Beacon Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with registered offices based in Manchester.

 

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