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Military Road Traffic Accident Claims
If you’re a member of the Armed Forces and you’ve been injured as a result of a military road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, either in the UK or overseas, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Road traffic accidents are one of the biggest causes of injury and death in the Armed Forces. In addition to the pain and suffering caused by injuries, incidents can leave you worried about your fitness and health, as well as the future of your military career.
JMW’s specialist Armed Forces claims solicitors can help you to secure the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and resulting consequences, so you are able to focus on making a recovery.
How JMW Can Help You Make a Claim
We have an expert team in place to help you make a claim for a military road traffic accident, and have handled many claims for service personnel and army reserves, so we know what you should be claiming for, what options are available to you and how to get the best results.
All claims are handled on a no win, no fee basis so you won’t need to worry about any additional financial implications as a result of making a claim. Our solicitors will handle your case under the English legal system, regardless of where your accident took place.
Whether your claim is against a civilian defendant or against the Ministry of Defence (MOD), the rules are the same. You will not be required to leave the Armed Forces in order to make your claim unless your injury means you need to be medically discharged.
It may seem daunting to pursue a claim against the Armed Forces; however, the compensation you receive can make a big difference as you look to move forward with your life after your injury.
Making a Military Road Traffic Accident Claim
Regardless of you being on or off duty when you’re injured, a road traffic accident can be a traumatic experience and seriously disrupt the lives of those involved. Injuries can cause both short and long-term health problems that require extensive medical treatment and support, as well as damage your career and livelihood.
Our solicitors have helped service personnel make successful claims for compensation following a wide range of road traffic accidents, including those involving cars, motorcycles, coaches, public transport, pedestrians and service and armoured vehicles.
With any military accident, the MOD is responsible for protecting you regardless of how dangerous the working environment. If the MOD has failed in their responsibility to keep you safe while carrying out your duties (for instance, failing to ensure correct road safety procedures are followed), you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Common Causes of Military Road Traffic Accidents
Some of the most common causes of military road traffic accidents we have handled claims for include:
- Failure to use road traffic signs
- Unmaintained road surfaces
- Provision of unsafe vehicles
- Lack of road markings
- Driver fatigue
There are many other reasons for military road traffic accidents to occur, but no matter what caused your accident, our Armed Forces solicitors can help you make a claim if it was caused by somebody else’s negligence.
Talk to Us
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident while serving for the military and it wasn’t your fault, make a claim for compensation today with JMW. Call us today on 0345 450 9547, or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.