Road Traffic Accidents: Deciding on Making a Claim for Compensation

Assessing the need for compensation after a RTA

If you’ve been injured or suffered damages as a result of a road traffic accident (RTA), you may be entitled to compensation. However, many people who have a valid legal claim do not pursue it for a number of reasons.

In this article, we will explore the reasons why people might not make a claim for personal injury or accidents.

1 Believing their injuries or damages are not severe enough to warrant a claim

Some individuals may not pursue a claim because they do not believe their injuries or damages are severe enough to warrant legal action. However, it’s important to remember that any injury or damage caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing may entitle you to compensation.

It’s always best to consult with a legal expert who can evaluate your case and provide guidance on whether you have a valid claim.

2 Not knowing they have a legal right to make a claim

Many people are unaware that they have a legal right to make a claim for personal injury or accidents. If you’re unsure whether you have a legal claim, it’s important to speak with an personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and provide guidance.

3 Uncertainty about the claims process or legal system

The legal system can be complex and overwhelming, which may discourage some individuals from pursuing a claim. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer can guide you through the claims process and explain the legal system in a way that is easy to understand.

4 Concerns about the cost of hiring a lawyer or pursuing legal action

Another reason people may not pursue a claim is concerns about the cost of hiring a lawyer or pursuing legal action. However, many personal injury lawyers work on a non-win, no  fee basis, which means that they only get paid if you win your case. This can help alleviate some of the financial concerns associated with pursuing a claim.

5 Feeling that the process may be too time-consuming or emotionally draining

Pursuing a claim for personal injury or accidents can be a time-consuming and emotionally draining process. However, with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can focus on your recovery while they handle the legal aspects of your case.

6 Lack of evidence to support their claim

A lack of evidence such as witnesses or dash cam footage to support your claim can make it difficult to pursue legal action. However, a personal injury expert can help gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf and it may still be possible to claim compensation even if the other driver is unknown.

7 Feeling guilty or responsible for the accident

Some individuals may not pursue a claim because they feel guilty or responsible for the accident. However, even if you believe you are partially responsible, you may still be entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered.

8 Trusting the responsible party to do the right thing and compensate them fairly

Trusting the responsible party to do the right thing and compensate you fairly may seem like the easier option, but it’s important to remember that insurance companies and other responsible parties are often more concerned with their own bottom line than fairly compensating you for your damages.

9 Not wanting to cause conflict or upset a friend or family member who may be responsible for the accident

Finally, some individuals may not pursue a claim because they don’t want to cause conflict or upset a friend or family member who may be responsible for the accident. However, it’s important to remember that you are entitled to compensation for your damages.

10 Fear of retaliation or losing their job

In the case of an accident at work, one of the most significant reasons why people may not pursue a claim is the fear of retaliation or losing their job. This is particularly true for individuals who work in industries where whistleblowers or individuals who speak out about unsafe working conditions face retribution. If you are concerned about retaliation or losing your job, it’s essential to speak with a lawyer who can advise you on how to proceed without putting yourself at risk.

Get in touch with our specialist personal injury lawyers

If you’ve been involved in an accident, the first step in getting help is seeking expert advice.

Our team are here to provide you with a confidential and compassionate space to share your experience. We’ll be able to assess if you are eligible to file a claim for your injuries.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free, non-obligatory advice.

The content on this website is for general information only and does not constitute legal or professional advice.

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I was out on my motorbike and got hit by a van on the wrong side of the road and the driver was drunk. Gary came to visit me at my home - 200 miles away! so he could find out what happened and help me claim compensation. Thanks to Gary I no longer have to worry about how I'm going to pay my mortgage or support my family financially while I'm getting treatment.
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Throughout the entire process, Gary and the team at AClaim were by my side, offering invaluable guidance and reassurance. I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone seeking legal assistance following a bike accident, as they truly go above and beyond to deliver exceptional results.
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AClaim came highly recommended to me by someone at the bike club. I suffered a life-changing accident after I was hit by someone running a red light at nearly 50mph. The first accident I've had in 42 years of riding!! As a result I can no longer ride. The decision to hang up my biking gear was a difficult one, but AClaim's guidance and support have made navigating this challenging time a bit easier. Thank you to Gary and the team for everything you have done.
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I had a pretty nasty motorcycle accident, and the solicitor my insurance company assigned to my case didn't seem very interested in fighting my case. That's when I got in touch with Gary at AClaim, thanks to a recommendation. Gary provided solid advice and went above and beyond in helping me arrange private medical support and rehabilitation. He worked tirelessly and thanks to him my claim ended up being a big success. I can't sing Gary's praises enough. He genuinely cares about his clients and their well-being.
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