Road traffic accidents
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Around 200,000 people a year are killed or injured in road traffic accidents in the UK every year. Our Personal Injury team contains some of the country’s leading solicitors in handling compensation claims successfully and quickly to achieve the best possible financial compensation for your injuries and loss of earnings due to absence from work.
Our specialist solicitors will make sure that all aspects of your case are investigated and work with independent medical experts to assess the extent of your injuries and any future care when making a compensation claim.
We act for a wide range of people that include:
Even if the driver at fault is uninsured or cannot be traced, such as in a hit and run accident, our personal injury lawyers can still make a compensation claim against the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB).
We are also able to assist with all types of Road Traffic Accidents Abroad, with extensive expertise from our Travel Claims team in Europe and USA.
Our clients choose BL Claims Solicitors to handle their road traffic accident compensation claims because:
- We are acknowledged leaders in the field
- Our legal team has, collectively, many years experience in winning personal injury compensation claims
- We talk to our clients in jargon-free language
- We act quickly so clients get the compensation they need as soon as possible
- We are members of industry bodies and panels related to personal injury, which means that BL Claims Solicitors is recognised as being in the premier league of the legal industry
- You will discuss your case with a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset
Related Knowledge & Resources
In order to crack down on fraudulent whiplash claims from April a new panel of medical experts will be used that meet quality standards and will be randomly allocated to cases in place and only accredited medical experts will be on the panel.
Road Safety Week this year falls on 18-24 November 2013 and the National Charity BRAKE are focusing on distractions whilst driving.
The BBC has recently reported that the RAC Foundation has said the number of drivers over 70 years of age has exceeded four million for the first time.
Research shows that one in ten drivers aged over 70 are not fit to be on the road and it is estimated that out of an estimated 500,000 motorists turning 70, 50,000 of those motorists will continue driving with poor levels of ability.
I was intrigued to read recently that according to research from the RAC 2 in 5 UK drivers are considering installing a dashboard camera. It has been suggested by the insurance industry that these cameras may be useful in cutting fraudulent claims.
There has been a massive increase in cyclists generated by our great success in the Tour de France, Olympics and various other competitive events, and as a result we've seen a massive increase in the number of accidents involving cyclists on the road.
The High Court has just declared 1999 MIB Agreement incompatible with European Directives on Motor Insurance, following the case of Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport  EWHC 1785 (QB).
In the case of Groves v Studley  EWHC 1522 (QB), the Defendant swerved his car to dislodge the Claimant who had jumped on the bonnet, resulting in catastrophic brain damage.
This case involved a collision between a car driven by the Defendant, and a police vehicle at a mini-roundabout. Both drivers were injured and the police officer sued.
We recently took on a case from our client, Mrs S, who had fallen into a pothole whilst walking her young grandson down a local road in Shoreham by Sea.
Successful recovery following road traffic accident in Hawaii.
Settlement secured for client who sustained catastrophic injuries due to motorcycle collision on tour in Switzerland.