Road Traffic Accidents

Road traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injury, with injuries ranging from whiplash, broken bones, amputation, post-traumatic stress, catastrophic brain and spinal injuries.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident you may be entitled to compensation if the accident was not your fault. At MRH Solicitors we will look after your interests and ensure you get as much compensation as possible. If you have been seriously injured in a road traffic accident and cannot work due to your injuries, we will do everything we can to ensure you get support and advice on issues such as employment, benefits and welfare as well as rehabilitation treatment.

We understand that each person’s injury and recovery is different. At MRH Solicitors, our experienced team of specialists take time to understand your situation, clearly explain implications, actions and decisions, and are sympathetic and supportive of what you want to achieve. You may be entitled to compensation following a road traffic accident.

Take a look below for more information on the different types of road traffic accident claims.

I was the driver

If you were the driver of a vehicle involved in a road traffic accident which was not your fault, we can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.

We can assist whether or not the driver of the other vehicle was insured or not, and in situations where the driver of the other vehicle is unidentified.

Our team of specialists will work with you to recover the maximum amount of compensation.

I was a passenger

Whether you are a passenger in a privately owned vehicle such as a van, car or motorcycle, a passenger on public transport, in a taxi and if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

Road traffic accidents are very common and can cause injuries to passengers in exactly the same way as drivers are injured. The only difference is that it would be very unlikely that a passenger would ever be found to be anything other than an innocent party.

I was a motorcyclist

Motorcyclists can be vulnerable and exposed to injury on the roads, and can be left with serious injuries if they are involved in a road collision. Accidents can also involve serious personal injury. Our expert specialists can assist in recovering compensation on your behalf as well as recovering the cost of any damage to your motorcycle.

Our specialists have experience in helping riders and their families recover the maximum amount of compensation for the following injuries:

  •                 Broken bones
  •                 Whiplash – a loss of movement, pain and stiffness in the neck
  •                 Brachial plexus injuries
  •                 Serious head and spinal injuries
  •                 Fatal injuries

I was a cyclist

Road traffic injuries involving cyclists are becoming more and more prevalent with more people riding bicycles, including to and from work.

If you are a cyclist who has been injured in a road traffic accident, our team of specialists will provide expert advice and assistance in recovering compensation on your behalf.

What is the process for making a claim?

Initial Consultation - Here we will discuss your claim with you and the circumstances surrounding the claim. At this stage, we will assess whether we think that you have a case.

Information Gathering - We will send you to an Independent Medical advisor to assess your injuries. Our Senior Partners will also investigate the circumstances around your case, and will gather information such as police reports, witness interviews and vehicle damage.

Rehabilitation - We will work with you and our independent medical advisors to determine the best course of rehabilitation for your injuries.

Compensation - MRH will work out how much compensation you are entitled to, taking into account the severity of your injuries, your pain, loss of earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses, any mobility aids / or mobility adaptations to your home.

Settlement - If successful in the claim, this is where you will be awarded the compensation.

How long will the claim take?

Its impossible to tell how long a claim will take. It all depends on who was to blame for the accident, the amount of evidence/ witnesses and the extent of the injuries.

Does it matter when the incident occurred?

As a general rule in order to claim compensation for a road traffic accident you must have sustained the injury in the last 3 years, and in most cases very soon after the incident that you were involved in.

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