Accidents on the road
Most people probably associate the word "accident" with a car or bike crash or a motor accident. Most of us in our driving lives will have the misfortune to have at least one road traffic accident.
Fortunately the majority of these accidents do not result in serious injury to the drivers and/or the passengers involved. If you are injured in a car crash (either as the driver or passenger) - whether it is simple bruising and whiplash, or something more serious, it is worth finding out if you can claim compensation for those injuries. No claims handlers, just genuine lawyers who know what they are talking about.
Basically, a road traffic accident is treated in law just the same way as any other type of accident. The injured party needs to establish that the accident is someone else's fault (or at least partly someone else's fault).
By law all drivers must have at least third party insurance cover. This means that their insurers will pick up the bill if the driver causes an accident and injury to any other party (including any passengers, whether related to the driver or not). If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, or with a driver who doesn't stop after the accident, then your claim is likely to be covered by a special agreement covered by the Motor Insurers' Bureau (the MIB see www.mib.org.uk) an organisation set up specifically to cover such incidents.
If you are involved in a road traffic accident try and follow these basic steps
If your car is going to be off the road for any length of time then you may also be entitled to hire a car. BM2D 03/16