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Injured in a road accident?

We're the UK's biggest and most experienced injury claims specialist. Driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian - we can help you claim the compensation you're entitled to.

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Road Accident Causes

Common causes of road accidents

Common causes of road accidents include:

  • Driver error - whether caused by tiredness, intoxication or a distraction such as using a mobile phone, driver error is the number one cause of road accidents 
  • Obstructions or hazards in the road - such as a spillage or broken road sign
  • A problem with your vehicle - for example a tyre blowout 

Whatever the cause of your accident, if you weren't at fault, we can tell you within minutes if you're eligible to claim compensation - if so we'll find the best road accident solicitor to handle your claim. Contact our friendly legal advisors now:

  • Give us a call - it's free, as is the rest of our service
  • Start your claim online - get started by filling in a quick and simple form.
  • Use Live Chat to get the answers you need without picking up the phone

Preventing road accidents

Sometimes road accidents are unavoidable, but there are a number of steps you can take to minimise the risk of being involved in road accident.

The Department for Transport's "Think!" campaign outlines a number of the causes of road accidents, such as making sure you're not too tired when you set off, and taking regular breaks.

The DfT campaign also has guidelines for motorcyclists and cyclists, including taking extra care at road junctions - in 2009, 50% of all motorbike crashes involving another vehicle in the UK happened at road junctions. Cyclists should do all they can to make themselves visible to other road users. This means wearing reflective high visibility clothing, and fitting lights to the back and front of their bike.

Contacting us if you're injured in a road accident

Even if you take all of the appropriate steps to keep yourself safe on the roads, you may find yourself involved in an accident that was caused by someone else's negligence. When this happens, call our free phone number for a chat about your accident, and to see if our road accident solicitors can help you claim compensation for your injuries.

Don't suffer in silence - Road Accident Helpline is a service provided by National Accident Helpline, and we've been helping people like you claim the road accident compensation they deserve following a road accident.

Finding the right road accident solicitor for your claim

An important part of our service is finding the best road accident solicitor to handle your claim so you don't have to. This means choosing an experienced road accident solicitor, wherever possible, in your local area. All of our specialist road accident solicitors can work for you on a no win no fee basis.

Road Accident Compensation

Whether you've been injured while travelling in a car, on public transport, or while cycling or walking, if the accident was caused by someone else, you could be entitled to compensation.

Calculate your claim

  • Minor Head Injuries £1450 - £8400
  • Whiplash (moderate) £5150 - £16400
  • Hip or Pelvis Injuries £2600 - £86000
  • Serious foot injuries £16400 - £25750
  • Simple arm fractures £4350 - £12600
  • Upper body injuries £2200 - £111000

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