A guide to making a No Win No Fee car parking accidents claim
If a driver suddenly pulls out of a parking space without checking and collides with your car, you could be able to make a road traffic accident compensation claim as the other driver was negligent in their actions.
The Highway Code states that 'before moving off you should: use all mirrors to check the road is clear, look around to check the blind spots, signal if necessary and look round for a final check' (Gov.uk).
Failure to follow these instructions before setting off could lead to a road traffic accident and cause serious injury.
Making a compensation claim for a parking incident
In order to make a compensation claim a Claimant must first prove that the other driver was responsible for the accident. At the scene of the accident, it is advisable to take photographs of the incident and collect the names and addresses of any witnesses. CCTV footage from surrounding buildings could be requested from the property owner as it may have recorded the accident.This would help to support the claim and to prove that the other driver was responsible for the collision.
An injured person should always seek medical attention for their own well-being and to ensure that they do not have any underlying injuries. In most compensation cases, a Claimant will be required to undergo an examination from an impartial medical professional who will document their injuries. The medical professional will provide a report that will outline the injuries caused by the accident and may recommend further treatment. The medical report will act as evidence to support the Claimant's case.
An injured person may be able to make a claim for the pain and suffering they have endured as a result of the incident. They may also be able to claim compensation if the accident has made a pre-existing medical condition worse.This is referred to as general damages.
A Claimant may also be able to claim for special damages which pertains to extra charges they have incurred. This may include travel costs, medical fees and loss of earnings (if the injury has left the Claimant unable to work their usual job).
The amount of compensation a Claimant may receive differs from person to person. It is dependent on the severity of the injury as well as any future treatments that may be needed.?
An injured person may wish to seek legal advice in order to receive an estimated compensation sum and advice about their claim.
How can we help you?
If you have been injured as a result of someone pulling out of a parking space, or in any other road traffic incident, you can discuss you circumstances with Quittance. Our expert will advise you if you have a claim and what your options are. Call 0800 612 7456 or request a call back online.