Are You Eligible To Make A Car Accident on A Bend in the Road Compensation Claim?

By Mark Anderson. Last Updated 27th May 2021. Welcome to our guide on making a bend in the road accident claim. On this page, you will find all the information and advice you need before making a compensation claim for a car accident on a bend in the road. Road traffic accidents are the most common of all accidents in the UK every year, and thus, are also the most common reason people make bend in the road accident claims. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and a third party can be proven to be liable for causing the accident, then you should be able to claim compensation.

You don’t have to read all of this guide to make a car accident claim. You can call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801, and we will take it from there, helping you begin your claim.

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A Guide To Compensation Claims For A Car Accident On A Bend In The Road

Bend In The Road Accident Claim

Bend In The Road Accident Claim

Accidents on our roads often happen on a bend, especially a blind bend. A car can lose control as it corners, or oncoming traffic that cannot be seen around the bend could become a hazard.

This guide is aimed at educating anyone who has been involved in a road traffic accident so that they will understand how the process of making a compensation claim works and also what their personal injury lawyer is doing on their behalf.

It covers information such as the most common causes of car crashes, as well as the steps you can take to maximise your chance of making a successful claim. Also, it covers information such as the personal injury claims time limit and the typical amounts of compensation you might receive. But it doesn’t include an online personal injury claims calculator, as these are always inaccurate. Instead, it lists typical amounts paid for a range of injuries that could be sustained in a road traffic accident.

If you have any questions about the information in this guide or need additional information, please do call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page, and we will do our best to help your bend in the road accident claim.

What Are Accidents On A Road Bend?

Of all accidents that happen in the UK each year, road traffic accidents are the most common. A car crash can be caused due to many reasons, and an accident on a bend in the road is often all it takes to turn a leisurely drive into a painful nightmare.

When approaching a blind bend, it is advisable to slow down so that any oncoming traffic that you cannot see can be avoided should it be too far over onto the wrong side of the road. In wet or icy conditions, the bend itself is hazard enough, as you may lose control of your vehicle on the bend.

No matter how your car accident was caused, if it was the fault of a third party, you will be able to use a personal injury solicitor to claim compensation. Call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page to make your bend in the road accident claim now.

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Accidents On A Bend In The Road?

Take a look at the graph above. It shows quite clearly how much of a problem road traffic accidents are in the UK. And of all accidents, an accident on a road bend is one of the most common. Accidents on a bend of the road can be caused by many scenarios, including:

  • Losing control of the vehicle – on the bend due to wet or icy conditions.
  • Colliding with oncoming traffic – that couldn’t be seen on the approach to the bend.
  • Mechanical failure – such as a blown tyre or ineffective breaks causing the driver to lose control of the bend.
  • Bad road surfaces – such as potholes coming out of the bend that was not visible going into the bend.

Each year, car accidents occur on a bend in the road and on roads such as country lanes, which have many bends. According to the Department for Transport, in total, there were 153,158 injuries of all severities reported in road traffic accidents in 2019. Tragically, 1,752 people died in road traffic accidents.

Some interesting research was conducted into accident analysis and prevention by the University of Nottingham. It was found that 44% of the fatal accidents they studied involved a vehicle going out of control on a bend or curve in the road. It also found that those involved in such accidents were likely to be younger than other drivers.

There are many more ways that a car accident can happen on a bend. When you have an accident on a road bend whose fault the accident was is a major consideration. If it wasn’t your fault, you could make a bend in the road accident claim. Contact Accident Claims UK today on the number at the bottom of this page.

What Should You Do If You Are Injured In An Accident On A Road Bend?

The advice in this section applies to all road traffic accidents, not only accidents that happen on a bend. To have the best chance of making a successful claim for a road traffic accident, there are several things you can do, such as:

  • Ensure that the police have a record of the accident.
  • Take photographs and video footage of the scene of the accidents.
  • Gather witness contact details.
  • Make sure your injuries are treated in a hospital.

Accident Claims UK can help you proceed with your bend in the road accident claim much more easily. If you have done the above, call us on the number at the bottom of this page to proceed.

Who Is Liable In Car Accidents On A Bend In The Road?

Bling bends are one of the major causes of road accidents UK each year. When you are involved in any scenario that is one of the causes of road accidents, UK residents will need to prove that a third party was the cause of the injury.

This third party can be another driver, a pedestrian, the driver of public transport such as a bus or taxi, even a person riding a horse. Any other road user could be the potential cause of an accident.

The police are the primary source of information regarding liability. When liability is in question, the police will investigate the accident and attempt to place the blame. This is done by questioning the people involved and also examining the scene of the accident for clues.

Once liability has been proven, you can call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page to make a bend in the road accident claim.

What Is The ‘Think’ Driving Campaign?

The “Think” driving campaign is a UK Government-funded initiative for raising the awareness of road safety issues across the country and encouraging people to drive more responsibly and safely, keeping other drivers in mind. It has proven very effective in educating young and inexperienced drivers. This, in turn, has reduced the number of people (marginally) who need to claim car crash compensation.

Accident Claims UK can assist you in making a car accident compensation claim. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page to proceed with a bend in the road accident claim.

Accident On a Road Bend Whiplash Compensation Claims

Whiplash claims are the most common of all claims that we make on behalf of victims of a car crash on a bend. Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck is traumatised due to an external force being applied. For example, when they are involved in even a low-speed car crash, their seat belt will stop the body from moving forward, but the neck will still snap forward, causing stress on the top of the spinal column and also the muscles of the neck. This injury is known as whiplash.

Accident Claims UK is an expert in claiming whiplash compensation on behalf of our clients. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page to help you in the same way.

How To Start A Car Accident Compensation Claim

Beginning a bend in the road accident claim for car accident compensation is very simple, as Accident Claims UK can do all of the hard work on your behalf. Call us at the bottom of this page, and we will ask you questions such as:

  • When did your car accident happen?
  • Was the accident on a blind bend?
  • Did the bend cause the problem, such as stopping you from seeing oncoming traffic or a damaged road surface?
  • Did the police attend the scene of the accident?
  • What is the long-term prognosis of making a full recovery from your injuries?
  • Have you suffered any form of financial loss because of the accident?

Once we have the answers to these types of questions, we will advise you on typical road traffic accident compensation amounts you might be able to claim.

What Can You Include In An Accident On A Road Bend Claim?

When we consider car crash compensation payouts, they are generally made up of several different reasons for claiming damages. This makes it very difficult to develop the figure for the average compensation for a car accident. Two types of damages will be claimed in most cases, special damages and general damages, thus:

Special damages – this is the category for all damages that don’t pertain to any of the physical effects of the accident and injury. So, this means out of pocket expenses such as travel and medical costs. It also includes any loss of earnings through missing days at work. In effect, any loss that doesn’t fit under the general damages heading goes here.

General damages – covers all of the physical manifestations of the accident and injury. This includes the initial pain of the injury and also pain as you recover. Mental anguish and trauma also come under general damages. If your injury is likely to permanent disability, provision for this change to your life quality is also made under the heading of general damages.

To determine what types of damages you can include within a bend in the road accident claim, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page.

What Is The Average Compensation For A Car Accident On A Bend In The Road?

Online car accident compensation calculator tools are very inaccurate, as each car accident claim is different, as are the associated car accident claim payouts. You could try asking in a car accident compensation amounts forum for some general idea of how much you might claim. Still, the table below is probably your best option, showing typical amounts for several injuries:

Type of InjuryKey Info on the InjuryHow Severe?Typical Compensation
Injured toeThis includes injuries such as minor simple fractures, cuts and other soft-tissue damage.ModerateUp to £9,010
Injured toeThis includes complex or compound fractures, or multiple broken toes.Serious£9,010 to £12,900
Injured toeThese injuries lead to a person losing an entire toe, through either the toe being cut off or it no longer working.Severe£12,900 to £29,770
Injured big toeEntire amputation of a single big toe.LossIn the region of £29,380
Injured toesEntire amputation of all the toes on one foot.Loss£34,270 to £52,620
Injured footThese injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.MinorUp to £12,900
Injured footImmobilising injuries such as breaks, which will leave the foot in a cast until better.Moderate£12,900 to £23,460
Injured footImmobilising injuries such as a compound, which will leave the foot in a cast until better, and when healed, reduce the functionality of the foot.Serious£23,460 to £36,790
Injured footImmobilising injuries such as compound fractures, which will leave the foot in a cast until better but will result in disability for the rest of the victim’s life.Severe£39,390 to £65,710
Injured footVery severe permanent disabilities, such as no longer being able to walk or run properly.Very Severe£78,800 to £102,890
Injured footComplete amputation of a single foot.Loss£78,800 to £102,890
Injured feetComplete amputation of both feet.Loss (both)£158,970 to £189,110
Injured ankleThese injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.MinorUp to £12,900
Injured ankleThis includes injuries such as breaks and sprains, which will heal fully over time.Moderate£12,900 to £24,950
Injured ankleThis includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed.Severe£29,380 to £46,980
Injured ankleThis includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed and will result in a permanent disability.Very Severe£46,980 to £65,420
Injured legThese injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.MinorUp to £11,110
Injured legSuch as fractures which will leave the leg immobile while they heal.Less Serious£16,860 to £26,050
Injured legThis includes injuries such as breaks and sprains, which will heal fully over time.Moderate£26,050 to £36,790
Injured legSuch as serious or multiple fractures that will leave the leg immobile for the long-term.Serious£36,790 to £51,460
Injured legThis includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed and will result in a permanent disability.Very Serious£51,460 to £85,600
Injured legThis includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed.Severe£90,320 to £127,530
Amputated legRemoval of the leg but lower than the knee.Below knee£91,950 to £124,800
Amputated legRemoval of the leg but higher than the knee.Above knee£98,380 to £129,010
Amputated legRemoval of both legs.Both£225,960 to £264,650
Injured neckThese injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.MinorUp to £2,300
Injured neckThis includes injuries such as sprains, which will heal fully over time.Moderate£7,410 to £12,900
Injured neckThis includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed.Severe£52,540 to £139,210
Injured backThese injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.MinorUp to £11,730
Injured backThis includes injuries such as sprains, which will heal fully over time.Moderate£11,730 to £36,390
Injured backThis includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed.Severe£36,390 to £151,070
Injured fingerAny soft tissue damage.MinorUp to £4,461
Injured fingerIncluding finger injuries that will leave the hand unusable until healed.Serious£13,970 to £15,330
Injured fingerAll the way from partial amputation, to the loss of several fingers.Loss£3,710 to £23,460
Injured thumbThese injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.MinorUp to £4,461
Injured thumbThis includes injuries such as breaks and sprains, which will heal fully over time.Moderate£9,080 to £11,820
Injured thumbSuch as long-term tendon damage, loss of mobility and stiffness.Serious£11,820 to £15,740
Injured thumbThis includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed and will result in a permanent disability.Very serious£18,390 to £32,850
Injured thumbAmputation of a single thumb.Loss£33,330 to £51,460
Injured handThese injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.Minor£800 to £3,810
Injured handThis includes injuries such as breaks and sprains, which will heal fully over time.Moderate£5,260 to £12,460
Injured handSuch as a crushed hand, with loss of function until healed.Less Serious£13,570 to £27,220
Injured handIncluding all injuries that leave the hand only partially functional.Serious£27,220 to £58,100
Injured handEither through the removal of the hand or permanent loss of ability.Loss£90,250 to £102,890
Injured handSuch as permanent loss of function.Serious (both)£52,310 to £79,360
Injured handEither through amputation or permanent loss of function.Loss (both)£132,040 to £189,110
Injured wristThese injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.Minor£3,310 to £4,450
Injured wristSuch as simple fractures and sprains which will heal in the short-term but leave the wrist immobile whilst healing.Less Serious£11,820 to £22,990
Injured wristSuch as compound fractures which will heal in the long-term leaving the wrist immobile until healed.Serious£22,990 to £36,770
Injured wristThis includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed.Severe£44,690 to £56,180
Injured armThis includes injuries such as breaks and sprains, which will heal fully over time.ModerateUp to £11,040
Injured armSuch as those that will limit use of the arm for the short-term but will heal eventually.Less Severe£13,720 to £28,060
Injured armThis includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed.Severe£34,340 to £48,080
Fractured armSuch as fractures to the short bones of the forearm.Simple£6,190 to £18,020
Fractured armSuch as fractures to the long bones of the upper arm.Less Severe£18,020 to £36,770
Fractured armSuch as injuries that involve multiple fractures, with long-term reduced functionality of the arm.Serious£36,770 to £56,180
Fractured armThis includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed.Severe£90,250 to £122,860
Arm lossLoss of the bottom section of the arm.Below elbow£90,250 to £102,890
Arm lossLoss of arm but lower than the shoulder.Above elbow£102,890 to £122,860
Arm lossLoss of the arm from the shoulder socket downward.FullNot less than £128,710
Arm lossComplete amputation of both arms.Both£225,960 to £281,520

For a much more accurate estimate, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page.

Making A No Win No Fee Bend In Road Claim

Accident Claims UK operates a No Win No Fee personal injury claims service available to people all across the UK. This is a risk-free way to make a personal injury claim following a car accident on a bend.

There is no cost at all to start your bend in the road accident claim, and even if it takes months to process your claim, we won’t ask you to pay any ongoing fees. If we lose your claim, you still pay us nothing. When you receive a compensation payment, then and only then will we ask you to pay your legal fees.

How We Can Help You Make A Claim

Accident Claims UK is an expert in car accident claim payouts. We have a deep knowledge of the process of claiming for a car crash and can answer complex questions such as what is the average compensation for a back injury in a car accident?

We always do everything possible to ensure that you have the best chance of winning your claim and also receiving the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Contact Us To Begin Your Claim

If you have questions such as what is the average compensation for a road traffic accident? Or, if I pursue car accident compensation, how long does it take to claim? Then we can help you. Call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 today so we can help you start your bend in the road accident claim.

Helpful Resources

Thank you for reading our guide to making a bend in the road accident claim. In this last section, we’ve included some more guides you may find useful, as well as answers to some commonly asked question.

On our website, we go into details on general car accident claims on the likes of country roads:

A guide to car accident claims

We also describe car parks as a location for a bend in the road accident claim:

How much compensation for a car park claim

And we describe claiming after a motorcycle accident on the road:

Motorcycle accident claims guide

At the link below, you will find UK Government published statistics on road accidents and safety in the UK:

UK road safety statistics

At the link below, you will find information on whiplash injuries published by the NHS:

NHS information on whiplash

Bend In The Road Accident Claims FAQs

Can a claim be made if an accident has 50/50 responsibility?

In this case, where both motorists could be at fault, they make a claim for 50% of one another’s damages. However, our guide primarily deals with situations where you’re the clear victim rather than the shared liability. Nevertheless, it’s still worth being mindful of 50/50 situations.

What impacts the insurance company’s decision for where responsibility lies in an accident?

It all comes down to the negligence that brings about the accident. The victim has to prove the negligence of another road user being a contributory factor to the accident. If this is the case, then the insurance company sides with you for your claim.

Is it wise to accept the first out-of-court settlement offer?

No. The first offer should be the subject of negotiation. This is particularly important if the opening offer falls short of expectations for the injuries you’ve suffered. Therefore, it’s crucial to use the opening offer as a stepping stone towards the final settlement.

Is a road user always going to be responsible for a car accident?

Not always. But the answer is yes in the case of an accident where another vehicle collides with you from behind. This covers all scenarios, including you make an emergency stop. That’s because all road users have to be able to slow down and/or stop suddenly in any scenario. So, if they clip you, they’ve failed in that regard, hence the possibility of them making a claim.

Will my premium go up if I am not at fault?

If the accident isn’t your fault, then your premium shouldn’t increase. But if you have previous accidents and/or accidents claims, your premium could rise after your latest accident.

What happens if both drivers deny fault?

In this case, you could still take legal action, with the determination of liability coming at a later date.

Do the police determine fault?

The police report itself doesn’t determine blame for the accident, though insurers could use this to decide who is at fault.

Who is at fault if you get hit from the side?

If you receive a side-on collision, it generally suggests that the other driver has breached their duty of care on the road and thus is to blame.

Thank you for reading our guide about making a bend in the road accident claim.