Compensation Claims for Car & Road Traffic Accidents
If you have been injured in a car crash or other type of road traffic accident anywhere in Scotland within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, then Bonnar Accident Law can help you claim compensation.
You should not discuss your personal injury claim with an insurance company or other third party looking to offer you quick money to settle your claim. Talk to us first – we don’t charge for our advice.
“I was injured in a car accident. Bonnar Accident Law gave me a first class service from start to finish”.
Claiming compensation for a road traffic accident in Scotland
Injuries resulting from a road traffic accident can range from relatively mild (whiplash) to very serious and life-threatening multiple fractures, head and spinal injuries and severe burns.
Our solicitors have the necessary expertise and experience to correctly value every type of RTA claim and manage each case to a successful conclusion, however complex and difficult the circumstances may be.
Car and other vehicle drivers
If you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault when you were driving a vehicle, you may be entitled to claim compensation against the other party’s insurance company. You should take the following initial steps after any type of vehicle collision involving an injury:
Seek medical attention asap and report to your GP following a hospital admission
Exchange insurance details
Take photographs (if safe and appropriate to do so)
Obtain any witness names / contact details
Inform the police
YOU SHOULD NOT ACCEPT AN OFFER FROM THE OTHER DRIVER’S INSURANCE COMPANY. THE ACCEPTANCE OF AN INITIAL OFFER IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT IS A MAJOR MISTAKE.
SEEK INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE.
If you have been knocked down by a vehicle you will have a very good chance of making a claim against the driver – whatever the circumstances.
The elderly and the young are at particular risk on today’s busy roads and all it takes is a moment’s lack of attention on the part of a driver to ruin a family’s life forever.
It is not uncommon for pedestrians to be injured when using a pedestrian crossing. Cars and other road vehicles can swerve out of control and mount a pavement.
Whiplash injuries are very painful and can cause long term damage to muscles and nerve fibres. You should be examined by a medical practitioner asap and then call us for independent legal advice on the merits of your claim.
A passenger in a car, van or other vehicle which caused an accident is also entitled to claim against the driver. You may be worried about making a claim against a family member or a friend but please remember that all claims against a vehicle driver are dealt with by the driver’s insurance company. Let us take the stress out of the claim for you.
Bus and coach passengers
Buses and coaches carry such a large number of passengers that there is potential for numerous injuries in the unfortunate event of a collision, emergency stop or other accident.
Bus injuries may occur when passengers are thrown around in the bus and common injuries include cuts, bruises, whiplash, fractures and head injuries.
Coach accidents typically involve teachers and schoolchildren on trips and holidaymakers on sightseeing tours.
Many people now use seatbelts when travelling as a passenger in a taxi, but serious injuries can still result from the taxi being in a collision or if the driver is forced to make an emergency stop.
You may claim compensation if you have sustained a personal injury as a passenger in a taxi, if your injuries resulted from the actions of the taxi driver or if another road user was at fault.
“The team at Bonnar Accident Law were very good at communicating and keeping me up to date with what was happening during my taxi accident claim. Very professional. I would highly recommend the company to family and friends”.
‘Hit and run’ victims
If you were the victim of a ‘hit and run’ driver or if the vehicle was stolen or driven by an uninsured driver you may still be able to make a claim.
Many uninsured drivers flee the scene of an accident in an effort to escape the repercussions as some cars at fault in a ‘hit and run’ accident are often stolen. This does not affect your legal right to make a claim.
Regardless of whether or not the driver at fault in an accident you were involved in had insurance, you may still eligible for compensation. Bonnar Accident Law can make a claim on your behalf via the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).
Cyclists are among the most vulnerable road users in the UK and as such they have to deal with the actions of inattentive or reckless drivers, poor road surface conditions, or faulty equipment.
When cyclists are involved in accidents, injuries can range from cuts and bruises to broken bones, as well as serious head and spinal trauma. In some cases, bike accidents can result in fatalities.
If you or a member of your family have been injured in a cycling accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation if:
The accident was caused by the actions of another road user
The road or cycle lane was in poor condition
Your injury was due to equipment failure.
Bonnar Accident Law solicitors will investigate your claim free of charge and give you the expert legal advice you need.
Despite wearing the correct protective gear and many being skilled riders, RTAs involving bikers often result in serious injuries and even death.
Hazardous road conditions and the actions of other road users can result in an accident with biker and their family left to deal with the aftermath of a life-changing incident, such as a head or spinal injury.
Our law firm is a corporate member of Headway, The Brain Injury Association and we understand the challenges of helping brain injured people and their families deal with the aftermath of serious injury.
Find out if you have the basis of a claim. Let our expert legal team help you today.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident and would like to discuss your options for making a compensation claim, please do not delay. Call us free now on 0800 163 978 or complete our Free Online Claim Enquiry and we will contact you by return.
“From start to finish Bonnar Accident Law have been great. I was injured in a car accident. They kept me informed of the progress of my case at all times”.
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