While whiplash is the most common form of injury that is associated with road traffic injuries, there are many other injuries that you could suffer if you are involved in a road traffic accident. Whether as a passenger of driver, cyclist or rider, or even as a pedestrian, and whether the accident was in the UK or abroad, you may be able to submit a compensation claim against the other party, or their insurer.

It will be necessary to prove liability in order to be able to successfully claim compensation. In some accidents, this may be relatively simple, for example if another car drove into the back of you when you were stopped in traffic. However, there are some cases where it can be more difficult and especially in those cases where the other driver disputes liability. It is the job of your solicitor to put your case forward, and the other party’s insurance company will do the same, before the court decides where liability rests.

It is also necessary to show that injuries or loss have been caused as a direct result of the accident. This can include the cost if having to repair the car and any other personal items that were involved in the crash. If you were on a bicycle or motorbike, then you should be able to claim for the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle too.

The court will consider any loss, and if they deem the loss to be fair then they will include this in the compensation figure that the other party must pay. If you are forced out of work, whether it is for a short or long period of time, you should be able to recoup lost earnings, and if your injuries are particularly severe and you need to pay for modifications to your home, then these too can be included in the money that you receive.

Compensation is important to many accident sufferers. If you were unable to return to work, your employer’s good will and your savings are only likely to last for a finite amount of time, and once they have run out, it will be down to your compensation to meet ongoing costs.

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