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How long after a car accident can I claim?

When it comes to making a personal injury claim after a car accident in Scotland, it's important to understand the time limits and legal requirements. Below, we will explore the time limits for personal injury claims after a car accident in Scotland, the factors that may affect these limits, and the steps you should take to ensure you can make a successful claim. Please contact our team for further advice.
 

Understanding Time Bar

In Scotland, the time limit for making a personal injury claim is known as the "time bar." Generally, you have three years from the date of your accident to initiate a claim. However, it's crucial to note that there are exceptions and variations to this general time limit, and it is always best to consult with an experienced solicitor who can advise you on your specific circumstances. 

Factors Affecting Time Limits

While the three-year time limit applies to most personal injury claims in Scotland, there are certain circumstances where the time limits may vary. It's essential to seek advice from an experienced solicitor to understand the specific time limits that apply to your case. Some factors that may affect the time limits include:

Criminal Injury

If you have been injured due to a criminal act, you may be eligible to claim compensation. The time limit for claiming in these cases may vary, and it's crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

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Been in a road traffic collison? Here's the compensation you can claim

If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a car accident that wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. This is given to lessen any physical or emotional suffering you may have endured as a result of the collision.

Some may find it challenging to consider compensation at this time, but you have three years to file a compensation claim. If a minor was hurt, you may file a claim for compensation up to the time the minor turns 19.

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Cycling injury claims won for accidents on Edinburgh's tram lines

In a landmark ruling, two cyclists who were left injured after crossing the tram tracks in Scotland's capital have been awarded damages of an undisclosed amount.

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15 more people killed on Scotland's roads in 2018

Despite a 10 per cent drop in the total number of crashes where people were injured or killed, there was a rise in the number of deaths in road accidents across Scotland; from 145 in 2017 to 160 in 2018, according to recent statistics.

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Demand for reduced speed limits to help save cyclists

In order to make cycling safer, the Scottish Government has been urged by campaigners to pass legislation that reduces the speed limit from 30 to 20mph in residential streets.

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