Even the safest, most experienced drivers can be involved in car accidents. Sometimes these accidents are the fault of the person driving the car, for example, if they crash into a wall or skid off of the road in icy conditions. However, if more than one car is involved in a collision with another vehicle, there is a chance that it is one person who is to blame for the crash. If a person has been in a car accident and they do not think it is their fault, they should see if they are eligible for compensation as well as just being covered on their insurance.
Between September 2010 and September 2011, nearly 4000 people were injured or killed in road traffic accidents in Nottinghamshire alone. Of these, it is likely that many of the injured were motor bikers or cyclists. Even if cyclists take lots of care and follow the rules of the road, they are still at risk of being injured because people cannot see them very well and, if they are hit, there is no ‘outer shell’ to protect them. There are many motorbike accident claims where the driver of a car has pulled straight out without looking for bikes properly.
Not all collisions involve bikes though. Sometimes two or more cars collide for whatever reason. Sometimes the road is slippery and people drive too fast on it, other times one person swerves to avoid something in the road. Sadly, sometimes these accidents are caused by drunk drivers. Road traffic accident claims cover all types of situation. As long as the injured party isn’t to blame (that is, as long as they were not the person drunk behind the wheel or not paying attention to the road), they should be able to make a claim for compensation.
Road traffic accident compensation claims vary in size depending on the circumstances of the collision. Sometimes they are a simple process if it is clear who is to blame. Other times the case may take longer to work out all the details of the collision. Road traffic accidents can be complicated and sometimes the police will want to do work at the scene of the accident before a case can even begin. A personal injury lawyer will work with their client throughout the process, however long, and do their best to make sure that they get the compensation they deserve to help them recover from their injuries.