Archive for the ‘Road Traffic Accident Claims’ Category

Spouse Children’s Fatal Car Accident Claim In Watford Wembley London

Friday, March 15th, 2013

UK road accident solicitor sets out how to claim compensation for the death of a spouse in a car accident in London leaving a husband and young children includes bereavement loss, dependency claim and funeral expenses

Husband Of Deceased Car Accident Victim Question

My wife was a front seat passenger travelling in her friend’s car from Watford to Wembley in London.

Due to icy conditions her friend lost control of the car and hit a tree on the side of the road which crushed the passenger side of the car causing my wife to suffer severe head injuries. An ambulance was called, but she died on the scene from her head injuries.

Her friend survived but is in a critical condition with several broken bones including a broken neck.

My wife and I have three children all aged less than 10 years. My wife was an accountant and are family depended largely on her salary.

Is there a claim my children and I can make for this tragic accident?

Fatal RTA Solicitor Response

Both you and your children will be entitled to claim compensation for the driving error which your wife’s friend made. Her motor insurer will be responsible for primarily three types of loss:

1. Bereavement loss – this is a fixed sum of money for the pain and suffering experienced by close family members in the event of death in a fatal road traffic accident.

2. Dependency claim – both you and your children and perhaps other family members will have been dependent on your wife’s income. Compensation for this dependency loss will be calculated largely dependent on her level of income and how much financial contribution you wife can be shown to have made to sustaining your family.

3. Funeral expenses – your wife’s estate will be entitled to her funeral expenses.

Fatal accidents are very complicated types of road traffic accident claims and to make such a claim you will need the help of a specialist high quantum road traffic accident solicitor.

To commence your fatal accident car accident claim or to speak to me in person free of charge click fatal road traffic accident claim Watford Wembley London

Sweden Car Accident Claim: Whiplash Fracture Dislocation Concussion Back Disc Hernia

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

UK solicitor sets out how to claim from the UK if you have been involved in a car accident in Sweden suffering injuries such as a fractured wrist, dislocated finger, whiplash neck injury, lower back disc hernia, fractured knee patella and concussion

Sweden road traffic accident victim question

I was a front seat passenger in a hire car driven by my wife. We are both reside in England and had visited some family in Helsinki in Finland, we flew to Sweden and hired a car to drive in Stockholm with a view to travelling to Gothenburg.

We were waiting at a junction in  Stockholm when we were hit from behind by a van.

My wife speaks Swedish and at the accident scene the police attended and the van driver completed a police report form saying “Förlåt mig. Det var mitt fel”.

My wife tells me that this is an acceptance of liability as it means something to the effect of “Sorry, my fault.” This was pretty much confirmed by the Swedish police when we contacted them after the accident.

An ambulance attended at the scene and we were taken to a hospital in Stockholm and I was diagnosed with a fractured wrist, a dislocated index finger at the knuckle and whiplash to my neck. My wife was diagnosed with concussion, a fractured patella in her knee, whiplash to her neck and a lower back disc herniation.

We are now back in Ipswich in England and still receiving treatment for our injuries and would like to make a claim for compensation. How do we go about this?

European road traffic accident solicitor response

As your car accident occurred in Sweden, which is a member of the EU, both you and your wife can commence a claim for compensation for your injuries (fractured wrist, dislocated finger, whiplash, fractured patella, lower back disc hernia, fractured knee patella and concussion) from the UK.

In addition there might be a psychological element to your injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, which should not be overlooked.

You will need a specialist European road accident solicitor to help you make your claim – there are very few with the expertise in the UK.

If you would like to proceed with a claim for your car accident in Sweden with a specialist solicitor or speak to me in person free of charge about your accident click Sweden Car Accident Claim.

Pre Existing Back Problems: How Much For Whiplash RTA Claim?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

RTA solicitor explains how to determine the amount of compensation you can claim if you have a pre-existing back disability and following a road traffic accident you suffer whiplash and enhanced back pain

Road traffic accident victim question

I was driving my car on a main road in Southampton on my way to Brighton when a car pulled out of side road without indicating and warning and hit the passenger side of my car causing my car to violently spin, hit the central barrier and causing my car to come to a complete stop/

An ambulance was called and I was diagnosed with whiplash and lower back pain. My lower spine already has a long-term recurring permanent defect and the accident intensified my pain in this area and caused a new injury – namely the whiplash neck injury.

How is it possible to determine what the average payout would be for my neck and back injury given the fact that I have well documented problems already with my spine?

Road traffic accident solicitor response

The only way to establish how much your claim is worth is to instruct a specialist solicitor to obtain an independent expert medical report from an orthopaedic surgeon setting out your back problems prior to the accident and the nature of the new injuries.

The neck whiplash injury appears to be a new injury, but future symptoms might be limited due to a degenerative problem with your spine. In other words – looking at scans of your spine the expert can determine whether you were at risk in the future of having neck problems and if so when you might have developed such pain in the absence of the RTA. Your claim could then be limited to this time period.

So far as the back pain is concerned – you already have a disability so the medical expert must examine your medical notes prior to the accident and determine whether you have suffered an exacerbation of your existing back problem or a new problem has been caused.

Based upon this report the amount of compensation you can claim can be valued by your RTA solicitor looking at case-law and judicial guidance.

To see examples of the amounts of compensation you can claim for spinal injuries click back injury claim settlements and neck whiplash compensation payout amounts.

If you would like commence your RTA claim online or speak to me in person click pre-existing spinal problem whiplash neck / back injury claim payout amounts.