Motor Injury Claim for Compensation
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Motor Injury Claim
Vehicles, such as a cars or motorbike are useful ways of travelling to get you from one place to another. However, all vehicles that use the road all carry a risk of danger. If you are involved in an accident on the road, there is a likelihood that you will suffer from a serious injury.
Being involved in a car accident can affect you both mentally and physically. Motor injuries can be so severe that it can affect your day to day activities and restrict you from carrying out simple tasks.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a vehicle that was not your fault, you may be able to make a motor injury claim for compensation. You will still be able to make a claim even if you were not the driver. The claim will cover you if you were the driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian who was injured due to an accident involving another road user.
Beacon Law are here to help you every step of the way throughout the accident claims process and will help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured due to a car accident that was not your fault, and you are wondering if you can make a motor injury claim, get in touch with Beacon Law today to find out how we can help you.
Main Causes of Motor Accidents
There are many different causes of motor accidents. A personal injury claim can be made as long as the you were not responsible for the accident. The most common causes of motor accidents include:
- Other vehicle drivers– Car accidents that were not your fault are often caused by other road users. Drivers of other vehicles, such as cars, motorcyclists, cyclists, buses, and taxis, can all make mistakes on the road, so one wrong move can severely injure other drivers and passengers. If the driver at fault was driving an uninsured car, we can help you to make a claim through the motor insurers bureau.
- Pedestrians– Pedestrians who are planning on crossing a road can sometimes not be seen. A pedestrian might step out onto the road and cause you to swerve away from them to avoid hitting them. This quick movement can sometimes lead you to crash into another vehicle or cause an accident.
- Road Conditions– Over time, roads can become damaged. It is the local authority’s job to get the damaged roads fixed. Damaged roads such as potholes can cause road traffic accidents and lead you to being injured in an accident. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident due to uneven damaged roads, you may be able to make a road traffic accident claim.
- Weather Conditions– Bad weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall, can affect your visibility, increasing your chances of crashing your vehicle or getting into an accident.
- Medical Health– Some medications should not be taken before driving as they can affect your concentration and cause you to misjudge decisions, leading to a crash. Most medicines will state on the bottle or packet that they can cause fatigue; however, if the symptoms are not displayed, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.
Common Injuries You Can Sustain from Motor Accidents
Motor Accidents can cause very severe injuries that can sometimes be life-threatening. The severity of the injury will usually depend on the seriousness of the accident. The types of injuries you may suffer from due to a motor accident include the following:
- Whiplash –This is one of the most common types of motor injury which people sustain. It can happen when the driver of a vehicle suddenly breaks, and your head continues to move after your body has stopped moving. This type of injury can also be sustained due to collisions and the impact of other vehicles. Sufferers of whiplash often make a ‘whiplash claim’ after their injury.
- Sprains and strains
- Head injuries – These types of injuries can include concussion and can vary in severity. Airbags can minimise the level of head injury you may sustain.
- Shoulder Injury– These injuries can vary from injuring the soft tissue to dislocating your shoulder blade, which will cause restricted shoulder movement.
- Neck injuries – These injuries can include internal damage and external damage, such as damage to neck muscles and nerves or lacerations and burns to the neck.
- Broken limbs
- Facial injuries – This can result from broken glass, for example. These injuries can be painful and can lead to scarring where severe.
- Spinal injuries – This is a very serious injury in extreme cases of car accidents. Serious spinal injuries can be life-changing.
- Burn injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Damage to wrists, elbows, hands and fingers.
- Damage to your knees, ankles, feet and toes.
No matter what injury you have sustained, whether minor or severe, it is essential to seek medical attention and treatment for your injuries. Contact Beacon Law to find out more about obtaining accident compensation claims for your injury by making a motor injury claim.
Motor Injury Claims: What Should I Do After A Motor Accident?
No matter how minor the damage is to your car, or how minor the injury you suffer with, you should still stop and share details. You should share details like your motor insurance companies and contact details etc. You should also call the police to the scene of the accident so you can get an official record of the situation.
At a later date, you will be able to get a copy of this report. This report will provide essential details into your car accident, such as police officer’s opinion of who they think was at fault for the car accident. These details can be used as evidence when filing your injury compensation claim successfully.
You have a time limit of 3 years to make a motor injury claim.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive for a Motor Injury Claim?
There isn’t an exact figure that we can give you for your compensation amount. There are many compensation calculators online; however, these are not always accurate. Our personal injury solicitors will look at general damages and special damages to calculate your compensation amount. These involve:
General Damages refer to the amount of compensation you will receive for your injury, i.e., your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. Each case is unique, as are all injuries, and therefore the value of your claim will be difficult to determine without knowing all the facts. The figure will be based on the type of injury sustained and the severity and impact the injury has had on your life, or the impact it may continue to have on your future.
Special Damages refer to any additional financial losses you may have sustained as a direct result of the accident and can include:
- Loss of income
- Gratuitous care & support
- Financial expenses
- Medical costs
- Travel costs
Why Choose Beacon Law?
Beacon Law are specialist personal injury solicitors who are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are registered in England and Wales as a law firm and can assist you in all personal injury legal matters, including accidents at work and motor injury claims.
If you choose Beacon Law to be your representatives, our personal injury lawyers will offer a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement. This means that you will not have to pay any legal fees for your case if you are unsuccessful. With a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis, the only requirement is that you cooperate with our specialist solicitors throughout your claim, and of course, we ask that you are honest with us from the beginning. If your case is successful, we will deduct our fees from your compensation. To find out more about our funding agreement, you can visit our page here.
Our commitment lies with our clients, which in this instance may be you. We will ensure we act in your best interest at all times to improve your experience throughout by offering free initial consultations and the best legal advice. We aim to keep you updated regularly throughout the course of your claims process. Our main aim is to make your journey through the complex legal system of the claims process as easy and hassle-free as possible and to help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your claim.
Start your claim today and contact us on 0330 1332 857 or by using our website contact forms.