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Road traffic accident news

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Road traffic accident news

Clear Answers solicitors deal with a large number of all types of road traffic accident cases each year. Here is a selection of road traffic accident compensation claims that we have fought, as well as items which we hope will be interesting to you.

To view the full story, click on the links beneath the description. Alternatively you can visit our Personal injury News Section to view these and other successful personal injury compensation claims that Clear Answers solicitors have been involved in.

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Road traffic accident results in life changing injuries for serving professional

A member of the country’s front line emergency services, our client in this claim for road traffic accident compensation asked for our help when his injuries affected both his work and personal life.

Our specialist road accident compensation lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings when the defendant’s insurers refused to negotiate an acceptable sum in compensation. However, through robust negotiation, they were subsequently able to secure a substantial six figure sum in compensation, avoiding the need to take the case to trial.

During the progress of this road accident compensation claim, we were able to negotiate several interim payments for our client. Some helped with the cost of recommended treatment and counselling and some were to assist his financial situation, caused directly by his injuries. These interim payments were vital in helping our client’s progression through a very difficult, traumatic period of his life.
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Road accident casualties in 20mph zones up by 24% in 2011

Since 2009, local councils have had the power to impose 20mph speed limits on urban roads if they believe this will improve safety.

Although there was an initial reduction in both accidents and the seriousness of injuries when they first came in, figures published in July show that in 2011 there was a 24% increase in the number of casualties in these lower speed areas and that included seven deaths and 289 serious injuries (a 39% rise year on year).

Although the increase in casualty numbers in 20mph zones is worrying, the impact of the speed limiting remains significant when compared with casualties for the same period in 30mph zones. The total number of casualties for road accidents in 20mph zones was 2,262 but in 30mph zones it was 125,000, which included 636 deaths.
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Widow receives road accident compensation after fatal road accident

Our specialist road accident compensation lawyers represented this client following the death of her husband due to injuries suffered in a road accident. We were forced to issue court proceedings when the defendant’s insurers refused to negotiate a fair settlement for our client.

Through strong negotiation, and prior to the trial date, we were able to secure a substantial six-figure sum for our client. Although no financial sum can compensate for the loss of her partner of several decades, she will at least have the peace of mind that she will be financially secure.
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Woman receives road traffic compensation for shoulder and other injuries

Travelling to work one morning, our client was negotiating a bend when, without warning, her car was involved in a car accident and was struck in the side by a transit van that had reversed from a driveway on the bend.

Our specialist road accident compensation lawyers represented this client in making a claim for compensation. Despite the defendant driving whilst uninsured, we were able to bring this claim for car accident compensation through the Motor Insurers Bureau. We were able to negotiate several thousand pounds in road accident compensation for our client’s injury, plus an additional direct payment of the second operation.
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Road accident at work causes broken ankle and crushed foot

Our client suffered personal injury in an accident at work when a colleague ran over his foot whilst driving a company vehicle. He asked for our advice on bringing a compensation claim for work accident compensation and we were able to secure a significant sum in work accident compensation for this life-changing accident.

During the process of making this compensation claim for a personal injury at work, the defendant, our client’s employer, admitted liability and our work accident lawyers were able to secure an interim payment of several thousand pounds.
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Cyclist receives cycle accident compensation for injuries

Our client suffered injuries to various areas of his body when he was involved in a road traffic accident on his way to work. The driver of a delivery lorry failed to pay due care when overtaking our client and a friend, knocking them off their bicycles and causing injury.

Our specialist road accident compensation lawyers represented this client in bringing a claim for cycle accident compensation. After detailed and strong negotiations, we were able to secure several thousand pounds in road accident compensation for his injuries.
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Compensation claim for cyclist hit in the rear by another vehicle

After cycling the same route to work for many years, our client in this road traffic accident, suffered several injuries and has been forced to find an alternative route, as he is unable to face cycling through the area where he was injured.

Our specialist road accident lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings in order to secure a successful outcome for our client. However, prior to the trial, and after advising him to reject several offers, they were able to negotiate an acceptable settlement.

Despite the defendant's insurers attempt to apportion 50% contributory negligence against our client, we were able to settle this claim for 100% in our client's favour.
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Car passenger suffers whiplash injury after rear shunt on stationary car

Our specialist road traffic accident lawyers represented this client when she was injured in a road accident. The defendant admitted liability but their insurers refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement. We were forced to issue court proceedings, after which we were able to negotiate an acceptable settlement of several thousands of pounds in road accident compensation, though not until we had advised her to reject previous offers.
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Making a claim for road accident compensation

Clear Answers’ lawyers are specialists in all types of road accidents. We have teams of experts waiting to help you, should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your claim, whether you were in a work related accident, or on private business.

Our advisers will be happy to talk to you in plain English, explaining the claims process, and provide you with expert legal advice to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.

If you or a member of your family have been injured in a road accident through no fault of your own, contact Clear Answers' personal injury solicitors on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisors who will be able to assess whether or not you have a claim. Alternatively fill out one of our online accident compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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