Moffat & Co Solicitors

Moffat & Co Solicitors
Accident Compensation Claim Solicitors Scotland
PO Box 28287
0131 662 6988
0131 667 8175

MASS Motor Accident Solicitors Society

Moffat & Co Solicitors Over 25 years of experience at your service

How Can I Be Compensated For A Road Traffic Accident?

If you have had a serious road traffic accident (or an RTA for short), it is extremely unlikely that the first consideration you will make will be regarding how much monetary compensation you will be able to get for your injuries. Immediately following an RTA your priority should be getting the medical treatment that yourself, and anyone else involved in the incident, need. Following this, other issues you will have to deal with include insurance details, possible towing costs, and the topic of this article - personal injury compensation.

How Can I Qualify For Compensation?

To qualify for personal injury compensation you must not be the faulty party in the accident. A third party must be to blame for the accident. You must also be able to prove that your injuries were a direct result of their negligent actions. The insurers of the negligent third party will have to pay you the compensation you deserve. If you have been hit by an uninsured driver you will have to follow a different process to be able to gain compensation - but do not worry, there is a system in place to help people in your situation. Claims for compensation made by individuals who have been hit by uninsured drivers are made via the Motor Insurers Bureau. You should contact a specialist personal injury solicitor today to discuss whether or not your claim is viable.

How Do I Increase The Likelihood of Gaining Compensation?

Evidence, evidence, evidence. In an ideal world, anyone who has been injured due to a third party's negligence should receive the full compensation that they deserve. However, claims can be complicated and it is vital that you have as much evidence to support your claim as possible. If you are well enough to take a picture of the scene of the collision at the time of the crash - do so. If you are not, you may wish to take a picture of the damage to your car after you have been treated and it has been removed from the scene.

Document your injuries - you may wish to do this in a photographic way, or via a diary. You will be asked to provide detailed information of your injuries and you will need accurate details for your lawyer to be able to be awarded the correct amount of compensation. You should keep a record of your physical injuries and of any psychological injuries such as insomnia or anxiety.

Furthermore, you should ensure that you keep a record of all prescriptions and treatments you pay for. Keep all of your receipts and a record of your travel expenses. You will be reimbursed for all of these expenses as part of your compensation.

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Since contacting Stan I was continously informed of the development and progress of each step of my claim. Stan was persistent and patient throughout the whole process and reassured me he would win me the compensation I deserved - and he was true to his word. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my claim and this is all thanks to Stan.


My case was dealt with personally by Stan Moffat and what a brilliant guy. His office contacted me personally by telephone at the start of my claim to explain who they were and what they would be doing for me. All through the case I was kept fully informed of all actions either by e-mail or by letter and reassured by Stan several times of any queries I had.

It is very seldom that a solicitor will take the time to speak personally at any time with you without getting run through secretaries etc. I commend this man for that as this was a very upsetting and important time for me and he did everything in his power to make this as easy and as swift as possible for me.

I highly recommend the service that this firm brings and the speed that they move at.

J McMahon

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