When people think of road traffic accidents they typically think of car accidents. Many people forget that any accident that happens on a public or private highway falls into the category of a road accident.
You can potentially make a road accident claim if you were riding a bicycle, a motorbike or any other legal vehicle when the accident occured. Even if you are a pedestrian hit by a car, you can make a traffic accident claim.
Another common misconception is that you can only make a claim if you have suffered a serious or long-term injury. In reality, you can actually claim even if your injury is likely to heal fully and leave no long-term negative effects on your health or your ability to function.
Your age is also not important. If a child suffers an injury, they are also entitled to compensation. Someone who is elderly and who may no longer be working can also still make a claim.
Ways of Claiming
Another common misconception is that you can only make a claim if you are insured. As a result, many passengers on motorbikes and in cars do not take steps to claim for their injuries or loss of income. In reality, you can use your own private solicitor to represent you and file a claim. Therefore, anyone involved in a road traffic accident can make a claim regardless of whether they are insured or not. The fact that law firms who specialise in this kind of claim work on a no win no fee basis means that you do not have to be rich to make a claim this way.