Blog Category: Road Traffic Accidents

Articles on the subject of claiming compensation for injuries suffered in road traffic accidents.

Driver training and claims involving company vehicles

You would have thought that employers would provide enhanced driver training to staff members tasked with doing the miles on the road in the interests of the business. However, the results of a recent survey conducted by the ‘Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)’ found that nearly 75% of people who drive for their employers are not provided with […]

Woman dies in a bus accident. Could her family make a claim?

Bristol bus passenger, Mrs. Barbara McCracken (88) was killed as a result of breaking her neck when the driver of the bus in which she was travelling had to perform an emergency stop, highlighting the risk of serious injuries when anyone is involved in a road traffic accident.  However, in this incident, there wasn’t an actual collision between two vehicles […]

Uninsured driver victim tells how injuries ruined education

This story relates to Harriet Thompson, who suffered terrible injuries at the hands of an uninsured driver when she was aged 12.  She is now 18, still suffering from the injuries sustained and is clearly upset as to how the incident and subsequent injuries, medical treatment and ongoing problems have disrupted her education. The BBC News website today features a […]

Even the Lollipop Man isn’t Road Traffic Accident proof

In the modern world of high speed everything and high pressure lives, it seems that even things that are supposed to lead to a safer road environment for our kids, can fall victim to Road Traffic Accident injuries. Only today, I read a story about a Lollipop Man from Lincoln who suffered a double fracture to the hand whilst working […]

Insurance premiums raised by insurers’ actions and not simply claimants

At Direct 2 Compensation, we’ve long been fighting the battle against common opinion that we and our fellow Personal Injury Claims professionals are the sole problem for the constant and ridiculous rising cost of insurance premiums. Of course, most people take the line given by the Insurance sector that their profits are not growing and that premiums are up because […]

MIB agree to large settlement for severely injured man

A church worker from Suffolk who was left severely injured and with severe brain damage when he was run over by musician Pete Doherty’s manager has been awarded High Court damages. The man, aged 42, of Hadleigh, sustained his injuries when the car owned by Mr. Doherty ran him over in 2009. Mr. Doherty’s manager, Andrew Boyd, 42, of London, […]

Compensation for accident victims made faster

Compared to before, car insurance policy holders will now be able to obtain compensation much quicker in the event of road accidents. In order to receive compensation quicker and in the most cost effective way, a new and efficient system for compensation was introduced on the 29th of September. This system will prove to be very beneficial for an estimated […]

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