Redress can help you or your family make a personal injury claim for compensation if you were involved in a road traffic accident as a result of another's negligence.
Whatever the type of road traffic injury you are legally entitled to claim compensation if someone else was at fault.
We have made successful claims on behalf of thousands people injured in road traffic accidents not only in Scotland but also in the UK and abroad.
Our claims expertise involves a whole range of road traffic accident and injury claims. Our experienced solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
Road accidents claims are varied in terms of the people involved, the type of accident and the resultant injury incurred for example:
We act on behalf of victims and their families not insurance companies. Road traffic injuries can vary from minor to very serious injuries such as catastrophic injuries, spinal injuries, brain and head injuries, amputations and sometimes fatalities.
That’s why you need the expertise of Redress our skilled personal injury lawyers who have helped thousands of victims claim the road traffic injury compensation they deserve in Scotland.
Provided by Chris Gordon partner and accredited as a specialist in Personal Injury Law by The Law Society of Scotland and member of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society. Here he provides the answers to some commonly asked questions:
Q. Who should I instruct to handle my injury claim?
A. Victims have many choices open in the form of solicitors and claims companies. Redress will charge you nothing. We recover our expenses from the other side in addition to your compensation. If you use the services of an accredited specialist solicitor you are assured of a high level of expertise in a specialised area of law.
Q. Should I report the accident to the police?
A. Parties involved should stop and exchange name, address, vehicle owner details, insurance details and registration numbers. Where someone is injured the police should be contacted.
Q. What if the other driver in an accident has no insurance?
A. If there is no insurance at all the Motor Insurers' Bureau will deal with your claim. There are time limits and rules that apply to these claims and it is important to contact a specialist solicitor at Redress immediately. For more information on making a claim even if the driver is uninsured click here
Q. Should I see a doctor after the accident?
A. It makes sense to see your GP or a medical expert who can assess the injury and advise on treatment.
Q. How much compensation can I claim?
A. This depends on your injury and factors such as the impact on your lifestyle. The law is developing. For example, here has recently been a case where you can claim the loss of the value of your vehicle and above the cost of repairs.
Q. What if the accident could've been the fault of more than one driver?
A. You could have been in a situation where by example, two cars are racing and one collides with you. You can sue either or both drivers. However you won't get double compensation but you can target who's most likely to pay.
Q. What do I do if the other party drives off and I cannot get their details?
A. Even if you do not manage to get their make, model and registration and the car cannot be traced it may be possible to claim some or all of your losses from the Motor Insurers Bureau. For more information on making a claim even if the driver is uninsured click here
Q. What if I have suffered injury as a passenger in a car and the driver who was at fault is a spouse, relative or friend?
A. The driver will normally have insurance to meet the claim. Remember, if you have been injured, you deserve the compensation.
Q. What are the time limits?
A. Court proceedings must be commenced within 3 years of the date of your accident otherwise any rights to damages you may have will automatically be extinguished. The time limit for children and those with mental incapacity may vary. There are also even stricter time limits when making an application to the Motor Insurers Bureau where there was no insurance and/or was a hit and run accident. For time limits in fatal cases see Fatal Injuries section.
Remember, even if you’re not sure, Redress can still advise you free of charge at this stage and are here to help you with any questions you may have call now on 0800 0287828.