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Road Traffic Accidents video transcript

Being involved in a car accident of any kind is an upsetting experience especially if you're an innocent driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian. Even a minor collision can have distressing consequences not only do you have to deal with practical things such as getting your car fixed or being in contact with your insurance company you might also suffer a personal injury through no fault of your own.

If the accident wasn't your fault you can claim compensation for your personal injury and any other losses that you have. In Scotland you have three years within which to make a personal injury claim. Our advice though is to contact a lawyer as soon as possible as it is easier for you to remember the circumstance of the accident when it's fresh in your mind.

People who've been involved in accidents often suffer physical injuries as well as other losses for example you might have to take time off work so lose wages or you might have to pay for treatment such as physiotherapy to help you get better. If you make any payments keep hold of any receipts as we will be able to claim these back from the party at fault.

In most road traffic accidents the party at fault has insurance in place. If however there is no insurance we'll contact the Motor Insurers Bureau which was set up to deal with victims of uninsured drivers. There are some occasions where cases can't be settled without going to court. We appreciate that the thought of going to court can be a daunting experience, however we will explain your options to you and guide you through every step of the process.

If you'd like to have a no-obligation chat to discuss your situation and the options available to you then please contact us using the telephone number or the enquiry form on our website.

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