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Road Traffic Accidents - Help And Advice

May 21, 2008
It has been stated that car accidents are the most common type of accidents to occur within the UK. Road traffic accidents are extremely common and the injuries that are sustained from road traffic accidents range from minor injury to fatalities.

Nearly half a million people are injured or killed on roads within the UK every year. These figures are shocking and somewhat alarming, which is why all road users have a duty of care to other road users and also represents why you should always comply with the Highway Code.

Sadly road traffic accidents can involve numerous different people in several different situations; for example road traffic accidents can involve all of the following:

* Motorcycle Accident
* Road Accidents involving Cyclists
* Road Traffic Accident involving Emergency Vehicles
* Road Traffic Accident involving Hit & Run Drivers
* Road Traffic Accident involving Pedestrians
* Road Traffic Accident involving Uninsured or Stolen Vehicles

If you do find yourself involved in an accident with either an uninsured driver or you are involved in a hit and run situation where the driver flees the scene after causing an accident then you can still claim for compensation through the Motor Insurers Bureau. This organisation was set up specifically to allow people in this situation to put in a claim for compensation.

When you state the term road traffic accidents to people the only thing that will come to their mind is two or more cars being involved in an accident. This is however only one of the situations that you may mind yourself in when it comes to road traffic accidents. This is because the term road traffic accidents extends beyond merely just this; you can be involved in a road traffic accident as a driver, a pedestrian, motorcyclist or cyclist. You can make a compensation claim after being involved in an accident as any one of these as long as the accident occurred through no fault of your own.

Personal injury solicitors are highly trained in all aspects of personal injury accidents including road traffic accidents. So if you are involved in a road traffic accident you are able to approach a personal injury solicitor who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation that you are entitled to. Any compensation that you are awarded in a successful case will be paid to compensate you for your initial injuries, any loss of earnings that you are now suffering as well as any medical expenses that you are now facing.

The injuries that you could suffer as a result of road traffic accidents range from minor injuries such as whiplash through to more serious injury such as head or neck trauma, broken/fractured bones and leg or hand injury as well as head injury. Any of these injuries could have devastating effects on your life and leave you being unable perform in aspects of your life such as work; it could take away part of your independence.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident then get in touch with a personal injury solicitor as you may have a case for compensation. You have up to three years to put in a claim for compensation; however you should aim to get proceedings underway as soon as you can after the accident has taken place.
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Helen is the web master of Accident Consult specialists in all aspects of Road Traffic Accidents, or RTA Accident Claims.
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