By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 11th April 2022. 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. We answer common questions on claiming for a car crash on a bend, such as ‘I accident on a road bend – who’s at fault?’
Did you have 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.
Select a Section:
- A Guide To Compensation Claims For A Car Accident On A Bend In The Road
- What’s A Bend In The Road Accident?
- What Are The Most Common Causes Of Accidents On A Bend In The Road?
- What Should You Do If You Are Injured In An Accident On A Road Bend?
- Who Is Liable In Car Accidents On A Bend In The Road
- What Is The ‘Think’ Driving Campaign?
- Accident On a Road Bend Whiplash Compensation Claims
- How To Start A Car Accident Compensation Claim
- What Can You Include In An Accident On A Road Bend Claim?
- What Is The Average Compensation For A Car Accident On A Bend In The Road?
- Making A No Win No Fee Bend In Road Accident Claim
- How We Can Help You Make A Claim
- Contact Us To Begin Your Claim
- Helpful Resources
- Bend In The Road Accident Claim FAQs
A Guide To Compensation Claims For A Car Accident On A Bend In The RoadAccidents 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 not always accurate. 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’s A Bend In The Road Accident?
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.
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 On a Road Bend Whiplash Compensation Claims
Some of the most common claims that we can assist with are claims for whiplash injuries. Whiplash injuries occur when a person’s neck is traumatised due to an external force. Even if you are involved in a low speed car crash, the jerking of your head and neck could cause you to suffer whiplash. While in many cases of whiplash resolves by itself without treatment, it can be incredibly painful. You could also suffer symptoms such as headaches, and dizziness.
We would advise you to seek medical advice and treatment even if you are not sure whether you have suffered a whiplash injury. In many cases, whiplash injuries take some time to become apparent.
Making a claim for a low value soft tissue injury such as whiplash has changed. Due to the whiplash claims reform programme, injuries valued below £5000 are now subject to a new procedure put in place by the government. Not only would you have to submit a claim through the government’s portal. You would also be restricted on how much you could claim, and would be unable to claim legal costs from the defendant in such cases. If you would like to talk to us about how the whiplash claims reform programme could affect your claim and whether we could still help you come up please call our team.
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?
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.
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 Injury||Key Info on the Injury||How Severe?||Typical Compensation|
|Injured toe||This includes injuries such as minor simple fractures, cuts and other soft-tissue damage.||Moderate||Up to £9,010|
|Injured toe||This includes complex or compound fractures, or multiple broken toes.||Serious||£9,010 to £12,900|
|Injured toe||These 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 toe||Entire amputation of a single big toe.||Loss||In the region of £29,380|
|Injured toes||Entire amputation of all the toes on one foot.||Loss||£34,270 to £52,620|
|Injured foot||These injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.||Minor||Up to £12,900|
|Injured foot||Immobilising injuries such as breaks, which will leave the foot in a cast until better.||Moderate||£12,900 to £23,460|
|Injured foot||Immobilising 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 foot||Immobilising 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 foot||Very severe permanent disabilities, such as no longer being able to walk or run properly.||Very Severe||£78,800 to £102,890|
|Injured foot||Complete amputation of a single foot.||Loss||£78,800 to £102,890|
|Injured feet||Complete amputation of both feet.||Loss (both)||£158,970 to £189,110|
|Injured ankle||These injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.||Minor||Up to £12,900|
|Injured ankle||This includes injuries such as breaks and sprains, which will heal fully over time.||Moderate||£12,900 to £24,950|
|Injured ankle||This includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed.||Severe||£29,380 to £46,980|
|Injured ankle||This 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 leg||These injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.||Minor||Up to £11,110|
|Injured leg||Such as fractures which will leave the leg immobile while they heal.||Less Serious||£16,860 to £26,050|
|Injured leg||This includes injuries such as breaks and sprains, which will heal fully over time.||Moderate||£26,050 to £36,790|
|Injured leg||Such as serious or multiple fractures that will leave the leg immobile for the long-term.||Serious||£36,790 to £51,460|
|Injured leg||This 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 leg||This includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed.||Severe||£90,320 to £127,530|
|Amputated leg||Removal of the leg but lower than the knee.||Below knee||£91,950 to £124,800|
|Amputated leg||Removal of the leg but higher than the knee.||Above knee||£98,380 to £129,010|
|Amputated leg||Removal of both legs.||Both||£225,960 to £264,650|
|Injured neck||These injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.||Minor||Up to £2,300|
|Injured neck||This includes injuries such as sprains, which will heal fully over time.||Moderate||£7,410 to £12,900|
|Injured neck||This includes injuries such as complex or compound fractures that will need to be immobilised until healed.||Severe||£52,540 to £139,210|
|Injured back||These injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.||Minor||Up to £11,730|
|Injured back||This includes injuries such as sprains, which will heal fully over time.||Moderate||£11,730 to £36,390|
|Injured back||Severe||£36,390 to £151,070|
|Injured finger||Any soft tissue damage.||Minor||Up to £4,461|
|Injured finger||Including finger injuries that will leave the hand unusable until healed.||Serious||£13,970 to £15,330|
|Injured finger||All the way from partial amputation, to the loss of several fingers.||Loss||£3,710 to £23,460|
|Injured thumb||These injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.||Minor||Up to £4,461|
|Injured thumb||This includes injuries such as breaks and sprains, which will heal fully over time.||Moderate||£9,080 to £11,820|
|Injured thumb||Such as long-term tendon damage, loss of mobility and stiffness.||Serious||£11,820 to £15,740|
|Injured thumb||This 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 thumb||Amputation of a single thumb.||Loss||£33,330 to £51,460|
|Injured hand||These injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.||Minor||£800 to £3,810|
|Injured hand||This includes injuries such as breaks and sprains, which will heal fully over time.||Moderate||£5,260 to £12,460|
|Injured hand||Such as a crushed hand, with loss of function until healed.||Less Serious||£13,570 to £27,220|
|Injured hand||Including all injuries that leave the hand only partially functional.||Serious||£27,220 to £58,100|
|Injured hand||Either through the removal of the hand or permanent loss of ability.||Loss||£90,250 to £102,890|
|Injured hand||Such as permanent loss of function.||Serious (both)||£52,310 to £79,360|
|Injured hand||Either through amputation or permanent loss of function.||Loss (both)||£132,040 to £189,110|
|Injured wrist||These injuries include deep cuts and other damage to the soft-tissue.||Minor||£3,310 to £4,450|
|Injured wrist||Such 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 wrist||Such as compound fractures which will heal in the long-term leaving the wrist immobile until healed.||Serious||£22,990 to £36,770|
|Injured wrist||Severe||£44,690 to £56,180|
|Injured arm||This includes injuries such as breaks and sprains, which will heal fully over time.||Moderate||Up to £11,040|
|Injured arm||Such 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 arm||Severe||£34,340 to £48,080|
|Fractured arm||Such as fractures to the short bones of the forearm.||Simple||£6,190 to £18,020|
|Fractured arm||Such as fractures to the long bones of the upper arm.||Less Severe||£18,020 to £36,770|
|Fractured arm||Such as injuries that involve multiple fractures, with long-term reduced functionality of the arm.||Serious||£36,770 to £56,180|
|Fractured arm||Severe||£90,250 to £122,860|
|Arm loss||Loss of the bottom section of the arm.||Below elbow||£90,250 to £102,890|
|Arm loss||Loss of arm but lower than the shoulder.||Above elbow||£102,890 to £122,860|
|Arm loss||Loss of the arm from the shoulder socket downward.||Full||Not less than £128,710|
|Arm loss||Complete amputation of both arms.||Both||£225,960 to £281,520|
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?
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.
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:
We also describe car parks as a location for a bend in the road accident claim:
And we describe claiming after a motorcycle accident on the road:
At the link below, you will find UK Government published statistics on road accidents and safety in the UK:
At the link below, you will find information on whiplash injuries published by the NHS:
Other Useful Compensation Guides
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- Aviva Premier Bike Insurance Claims Guide
- Direct Line Car Insurance Claims Guide
- What Is The Time Limit For A Car Accident Claim?
- Car Accident Claims
- How To Claim Compensation For a Garage Or Motor Vehicle Repair Accident?
- Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
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.
How common are road traffic accident injuries?
According to the latest statistics released by the Department of Transport, the number of road traffic accident casualties fell in 2020. This could have been partly due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdowns people in the UK had to adhere to.
It is not only car occupants that were injured during this time. The table below gives you insight into the type and number of road accident casualties for each mode of transport.
I was injured in an accident on a road bend – who’s at fault?
Were you injured in an accident on a road bend? If so, whether or not you’re deemed at fault would depend on the circumstances of your case. In many cases, if another driver hits you from behind, the other driver could be at fault. This is because motorists generally slow down around bends if they cannot see what is around them, and it’s a requirement to keep a safe stopping distance from the vehicle in front in case they stop or slow down.
How is compensation for an accident on a bend in the road calculated?
Compensation for an accident on a bend in the road would be worked out according to the financial, physical and mental impact of the accident in which you were injured. You would need to prove that the other motorist was negligent, and at fault for the accident to claim.
Then, you could claim for physical and mental injuries caused by the accident, as well as out-of-pocket expenses. You would need to provide evidence of your injuries and the expenses to include them within your claim. Please call our team to find out what expenses you could claim for if you were in a car crash on a bend.
I was in a car crash on a bend with an uninsured driver, could I claim?
If the uninsured driver was at fault for a car crash on a bend, you could claim compensation through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau with our help. You could also claim for injuries from a hit and run car crash on a bend in the road if the other driver was at fault and fled the scene.
Thank you for reading our guide about making a bend in the road accident claim.