Road Help and Advice

Emergency stop for an animal - What does the law say?

An emergency stop is absolutely necessary if a child runs into the road. When it comes to braking to avoid animals, however, what should you do?

A guide to rear end shunt injury compensation claims

Everything you need to know about making a rear end shunt claim. Find out: Do I have a claim? How much compensation could I get?

How long does a whiplash injury claim take?

Simple RTA cases, where liability is admitted or not contested may be settled within 4-7 months of making the claim. More complex cases take longer.

Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

Many claimants are shocked to learn that their benefits may be affected if they receive compensation for their injury. The solution may be to set up a PI trust.

What is the Consumer Act 1987?

How does the Consumer Act 1987 ensure that injured consumers are able to claim compensation?

Common cycling accidents - Hit by a car pulling out of a drive

If you have been injured as the result of a driver pulling out into the road, find out what you can do to build a stronger cyclist injury claim.

Can I claim compensation for a 'Crash for Cash' injury?

Do you suspect you are the victim of a 'crash for cash' insurance scam? This blog lists common signs of fraud and what you can do to avoid the trap.

What happens when claims fall out of the RTA protocol?

194,477 people were injured in road traffic accidents in the UK in 2014. There is no a formal protocol covering most injury claims.

Can injured car or vehicle passengers get compensation?

Drivers have a legal duty to take care to avoid injuring road users, such as passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and people in other vehicles.

Can I claim if I hit a car in front that braked suddenly?

If you are injured because the driver ahead of you hit the brakes without warning, can you claim? In some cases, yes. Read this article for more information.

I didn't use a pedestrian crossing - can I claim compensation?

If you are injured crossing the road you can often still make a claim. Read more about the duty of care drivers owe to pedestrians and what you can do to claim.

Have EU Motor Insurance Directives made claims easier?

Claiming injury compensation for a car accident abroad used to be difficult. Today EU directives make it easier to make a claim through a UK lawyer

What should I do if a road injury claim is made against me?

If you were involved in a vehicle collision you may find yourself being sued for injuries caused by the accident. What should you do next?

Can I make a claim after a crash with an untraceable driver?

Even if the identity of the other driver involved in a 'hit and run' collision is unknown, it may be possible to claim compensation.

Can I make a claim after a crash with an uninsured driver?

Drivers involved in an accident with an uninsured driver can still make a compensation claim via the MIB. We discuss how to go about it.