ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS

Were  

you  

involved  

in  

an  

accident  

that  

was  

not  

your  

fault?  

Compensation  

claims  

for

road  

traffic  

accidents  

(RTAs)  

are  

commonplace  

and  

can  

affect  

the  

driver,  

passengers

and passers by.

We   are   able   to   offer   a   ‘no   win,   no   fee’   agreement   for   these   type   of   cases   and   have specialised   lawyers   that   deal   with   road   traffic   accidents,   ranging   from   soft   tissue   injuries   to   catastrophic   life changing injuries to make sure you get the maximum compensation possible. If   you   are   unfortunate   enough   to   suffer   a   road   traffic   accident,   which   was   not   your   fault   and   occurred   within three   years,   you   may   be   entitled   to   make   a   personal   injury   claim   for   compensation   for   your   injuries   and losses sustained.

For drivers

We   are   able   to   act   on   behalf   of   a   driver   who   has   had   an   accident   which   is   not   all   their   fault.   We   offer   a     complete range of services including: Obtaining the third party’s details Liaising with the third party insurers direct to save you the hassle Arranging an inspection of your vehicle who provide a door to door service Supplying you with a hire vehicle until your vehicle is repaired Arranging a medical examination and even organise private medical treatment where liability for your accident has been admitted

For passengers

If   you   were   a   passenger   and   were   injured   in   a   road   traffic   accident   it   is   likely   you   will   be   able   to   make   a compensation   claim.   You   can   make   a   claim   for   passenger   compensation   if   the   driver   of   the   car   you   are   in was   to   blame   for   the   accident   or   if   another   driver   was   to   blame.   The   circumstances   in   which   a   passenger is   to   blame   or   has   contributed   to   the   accident   are   extremely   rare   and   as   a   result   a   passenger   will   almost always succeed to receive compensation for personal injury. Many   passenger   injury   claims   are   for   whiplash   although   passengers   sometimes   also   claim   for   a   wide range   of   other   injuries   including   head   wounds,   broken   bones,   brain   damage   and   spinal   cord   injury. As   well as   claiming   for   your   injuries,   you   can   also   claim   for   loss   of   earnings   and   physiotherapy   treatment   fees   for example along with other recoverable heads of claims. If   the   passenger’s   vehicle   was   at   fault   the   passenger   will   be   receive   compensation   from   the   driver’s insurers.   You   need   not   worry   about   making   a   compensation   claim   for   injuries   if   a   friend,   relative   or colleague   was   the   driver.   They   may   lose   their   no   claims   bonus   after   they   make   a   claim   to   their   insurance company but your personal injury claim won’t cost them anything.

For pedestrians

If   you   are   unfortunate   enough   to   have   been   knocked   over   by   a   motor   vehicle   such   as   a   car,   van,   motorbike or   lorry   and   the   accident   was   not   your   fault   and   occurred   within   three   years,   you   may   be   entitled   to   make   a personal injury claim for compensation for your injuries and losses sustained. If   you   are   crossing   on   a   designated   crossing   in   an   appropriate   manner   then   any   accident   must   be   the responsibility   of   the   car   driver.   This   is   consistently   recognised   by   the   courts   and   as   such   pedestrians   are classed   as   vulnerable   road   users.   Other   road   users   should   always   give   them   the   right   of   way   when crossing the road. If   you’ve   been   involved   in   a   road   traffic   accident   and   would   like   to   find   out   more   about   how   we   can   help you, please contact us today.

Low velocity impact (LVI) claims occur often in road traffic accidents.

In   these   cases   the   defendant   usually   claims   that   the   accident   happened   at   such   a   low   speed   that   the people   in   the   other   vehicle   can’t   possibly   have   sustained   an   injury.   This   is   usually   because   an   accident happened   at   5mph   or   less.   Our   Personal   Injury   specialists   believe   that   this   is   not   always   the   case,   and   are successful in winning cases where low velocity impact was alleged. Whilst   low   speed   impacts   will   not   always   cause   injuries,   many   cases   exist   where   they   do.   There   are individual factors to consider in each case. These include: The injured party’s age, height and weight Whether they were able to embrace themselves prior to the impact The positioning of the occupant in the car The design and construction of the vehicle There   is   no   firm   evidence   to   suggest   that   an   impact   below   a   specific   speed   simply   can’t   cause   injury.   It   is suggested   that   due   to   the   structure   of   new   cars,   low   impacts   can   cause   injuries   because   vehicle   structures are   stiff. Any   impact   is   passed   through   the   car   and   to   the   occupant.   There   is   also   evidence   from   surgeons with   experience   in   dealing   with   low   velocity   injuries   which   shows   that   injuries   can   still   occur,   even   at   low speed. We offer a full service when pursuing compensation claims for LVI claims and can: Follow the court protocol for submitting a claim. If the defending party claim that the injuries were a result of an LVI, the Court will set a new timetable for both sides to adhere to. Arrange for inspections of the vehicles Gather engineers’ evidence to comment on the alleged LVI Gather evidence from a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who would get a report for injuries The   Court   would   then   get   experts   from   both   sides   to   agree   on   a   final   statement   from   which   a   final   decision would be made and the case settled. With   a   dedicated   team   of   personal   injury   lawyers   and   experienced   legal   assistants   who   deal   with   a   variety of   accident   claims   day   in   day   out,   if   you’ve   been   involved   in   a   road   traffic   accident   and   would   like   to   find out more about how we can help you, please contact us today.
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RJ Gill Solicitors is a trading name of Gilgrescu Limited, a Limited Company registered in England and Wales (07384487). Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA Number: 612602

ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS

Were  

you  

involved  

in  

an  

accident  

that  

was  

not

your  

fault?  

Compensation  

claims  

for  

road  

traffic

accidents  

(RTAs)  

are  

commonplace  

and  

can  

affect

the driver, passengers and passers by.

We   are   able   to   offer   a   ‘no   win,   no   fee’   agreement for    these    type    of    cases    and    have    specialised lawyers   that   deal   with   road   traffic   accidents,   ranging from   soft   tissue   injuries   to   catastrophic   life   changing injuries     to     make     sure     you     get     the     maximum compensation possible. If   you   are   unfortunate   enough   to   suffer   a   road   traffic accident,   which   was   not   your   fault   and   occurred within   three   years,   you   may   be   entitled   to   make   a personal    injury    claim    for    compensation    for    your injuries and losses sustained.

For drivers

We   are   able   to   act   on   behalf   of   a   driver   who   has had   an   accident   which   is   not   all   their   fault.   We   offer a  complete range of services including: Obtaining the third party’s details Liaising with the third party insurers direct to save you the hassle Arranging an inspection of your vehicle who provide a door to door service Supplying you with a hire vehicle until your vehicle is repaired Arranging a medical examination and even organise private medical treatment where liability for your accident has been admitted

For passengers

If   you   were   a   passenger   and   were   injured   in   a   road traffic   accident   it   is   likely   you   will   be   able   to   make   a compensation    claim.    You    can    make    a    claim    for passenger   compensation   if   the   driver   of   the   car   you are   in   was   to   blame   for   the   accident   or   if   another driver   was   to   blame.   The   circumstances   in   which   a passenger   is   to   blame   or   has   contributed   to   the accident    are    extremely    rare    and    as    a    result    a passenger   will   almost   always   succeed   to   receive compensation for personal injury. Many    passenger    injury    claims    are    for    whiplash although   passengers   sometimes   also   claim   for   a wide   range   of   other   injuries   including   head   wounds, broken   bones,   brain   damage   and   spinal   cord   injury. As   well   as   claiming   for   your   injuries,   you   can   also claim     for     loss     of     earnings     and     physiotherapy treatment     fees     for     example     along     with     other recoverable heads of claims. If     the     passenger’s     vehicle     was     at     fault     the passenger   will   be   receive   compensation   from   the driver’s   insurers.   You   need   not   worry   about   making a   compensation   claim   for   injuries   if   a   friend,   relative or   colleague   was   the   driver.   They   may   lose   their   no claims    bonus    after    they    make    a    claim    to    their insurance   company   but   your   personal   injury   claim won’t cost them anything.

For pedestrians

If    you    are    unfortunate    enough    to    have    been knocked   over   by   a   motor   vehicle   such   as   a   car,   van, motorbike   or   lorry   and   the   accident   was   not   your fault   and   occurred   within   three   years,   you   may   be entitled     to     make     a     personal     injury     claim     for compensation      for      your      injuries      and      losses sustained. If   you   are   crossing   on   a   designated   crossing   in   an appropriate   manner   then   any   accident   must   be   the responsibility   of   the   car   driver.   This   is   consistently recognised   by   the   courts   and   as   such   pedestrians are   classed   as   vulnerable   road   users.   Other   road users    should    always    give    them    the    right    of    way when crossing the road. If   you’ve   been   involved   in   a   road   traffic   accident and   would   like   to   find   out   more   about   how   we   can help you, please contact us today.

Low velocity impact (LVI) claims

occur often in road traffic

accidents.

In   these   cases   the   defendant   usually   claims   that   the accident   happened   at   such   a   low   speed   that   the people    in    the    other    vehicle    can’t    possibly    have sustained    an    injury.    This    is    usually    because    an accident   happened   at   5mph   or   less.   Our   Personal Injury   specialists   believe   that   this   is   not   always   the case,   and   are   successful   in   winning   cases   where low velocity impact was alleged. Whilst    low    speed    impacts    will    not    always    cause injuries,   many   cases   exist   where   they   do. There   are individual   factors   to   consider   in   each   case.   These include: The injured party’s age, height and weight Whether they were able to embrace themselves prior to the impact The positioning of the occupant in the car The design and construction of the vehicle There   is   no   firm   evidence   to   suggest   that   an   impact below   a   specific   speed   simply   can’t   cause   injury.   It is   suggested   that   due   to   the   structure   of   new   cars, low    impacts    can    cause    injuries    because    vehicle structures   are   stiff.   Any   impact   is   passed   through the   car   and   to   the   occupant.   There   is   also   evidence from   surgeons   with   experience   in   dealing   with   low velocity   injuries   which   shows   that   injuries   can   still occur, even at low speed. We   offer   a   full   service   when   pursuing   compensation claims for LVI claims and can: Follow the court protocol for submitting a claim. If the defending party claim that the injuries were a result of an LVI, the Court will set a new timetable for both sides to adhere to. Arrange for inspections of the vehicles Gather engineers’ evidence to comment on the alleged LVI Gather evidence from a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who would get a report for injuries The   Court   would   then   get   experts   from   both   sides to   agree   on   a   final   statement   from   which   a   final decision would be made and the case settled. With   a   dedicated   team   of   personal   injury   lawyers and   experienced   legal   assistants   who   deal   with   a variety   of   accident   claims   day   in   day   out,   if   you’ve been   involved   in   a   road   traffic   accident   and   would like   to   find   out   more   about   how   we   can   help   you, please contact us today.
Call:   01695 729100
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01695 729100
Call:
Hours 9.00 am- 5.00 pm
  © 2018 RJ Gill
RJ Gill Solicitors is a trading name of Gilgrescu Limited, a Limited Company registered in England and Wales (07384487). Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA Number: 612602