Road accidents


In 2008 alone, there were a total of 230,905 road casualties in accidents reported in the UK, according to the Department for Transport.

Road accidents include not only collisions between drivers of two vehicles, but also accidents that may also occur between drivers and other road users such as pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists. They can also occur with no other road user involved, such as when slippery surfaces, bad weather or hazards are involved.

If you have had a road accident and suffered personal injury or damage to your property, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. There are many aspects to consider in making a claim (or defending a claim) – we have set out the main principles here.

If you have broken road rules in the course of your accident, you also need to consider the criminal law implications which you can find in the Motoring section in our Criminal law section.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on road accidents, or about compensation, then Caven can put you in touch with a local specialist solicitor free of charge. So if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local accident compensation solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299.

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