Hit from behind accident claims

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If you have been involved in a car accident during which you were hit from behind, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland. Our experienced solicitors will help you get the highest possible compensation for your case so that you can go back to your daily life in the best possible way.

Highway Code rules

“Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front, so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly stops”

Drivers must be familiar with the highway code, and if they fail to follow the car in front at a safe distance, they may cause an accident. If you have been hit from behind, and therefore experienced physical or mental damage, or financial loss, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland.

How are hit from behind accidents caused?

Hit from behind accidents is caused when a vehicle hits the vehicle in front of it, by either failing to react in a good time or not following a safe distance to the car in front. The highway code outlines that you must leave a gap in the front of your car that is the equivalent to the stopping distance following the current road conditions.

If only two cars were involved in the accident, usually the one to blame is the one who hit the car from behind. However, there are circumstances during which the car in front can be to blame. This may happen when the car in front doesn’t carry out the correct observations and stops abruptly without consideration or stops abruptly on a fast-moving road without a good cause, then they may be to blame.

Common injuries from a hit from behind accidents

The most common injuries caused by a hit from behind accidents are:

  • Neck injuries, which can be more or less severe. The less severe neck injuries include less whiplash. To read more about whiplash injuries, read our “Whiplash Injuries Claims”. More serious neck injuries can include fractures to the vertebrae, which can lead to long term health issues, if you would like to find out more about this read our “Neck Injuries Claims”.
  • Back Injuries can be more or less severe, the more severe ones include more serious injuries such as broken back or spine, leading to paralysis or even death.
  • Broken Bones can be small or more severe fractures, which can stop you from performing your daily tasks for weeks and even months.

We advise that these are just some examples of common car accident injuries after being in a Hit from Behind accident, if you have experienced any injuries or damages to your vehicle or property, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side.

How to make a compensation claim

If you experienced damage or loss after your car accident, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland.

The amount of compensation you may get depends on the extent of damages that you have experienced, more serious damage to the property or your health means you may get more compensation. The amount of compensation you may get also depends on how much evidence you may be able to provide after your accidents.

Evidence to include:

  • Photographs of the accidents and your injuries
  • Videos of the accidents and your injuries
  • Witness reports from anyone who could have seen the accident
  • Medical Reports

Our experienced solicitors will help you access any necessary medical records to help you get the highest possible compensation for your case.

The time limit for making a claim

We advise that the time limit for making a compensation claim in Scotland is 3 years since the accident has occurred. We recommend that the earlier you make your claim the better, as the information is fresh in your mind and the information we need for a strong case is more accessible.

How we can help you

Our solicitors can vouch that we have extensive experience in road traffic accidents, we can help you gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case to guarantee you the highest compensation. We will ensure that your process is as stress-free and easy as possible, enabling you to come out with the best outcome for your case.

Contact us now!

We know the process thoroughly and can offer free consultations to see how much compensation you may get for your case.

Contact us now. On Your Side, Scotland can offer you free advice and consultations. We can help you on a no-win-no-fee basis. That means there will be no hidden fees.

Contact us today by phoning 0141 648 4428, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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