Road traffic accident compensation claims
Statistically, one in five of us will be involved in a road traffic accident in any one year. One in five of those will suffer injury. Injuries can range from the very minor to the catastrophic.
Claims for compensation arising out of accidents on our roads account for roughly 75% of all personal injury claims pursued in any one year.
Aside from the inconvenience and disruption road accidents cause, the pain and suffering you endure and the financial consequences of being injured can be a considerable and frustrating burden.
How do I make a road accident compensation claim?
During your free, no obligation consultation, our specialist road accident solicitors will discuss whether you are entitled to make a claim. If negligence is established, we will discuss the various options with you, including the no win, no fee element of your personal injury claim. You will be provided with a step-by-step breakdown of how we will proceed with your accident compensation claim without obligation to proceed.
What evidence will I need to provide to support my road traffic accident claim?
You will be asked to give evidence of any medical appointments you have attended and details of any prescribed medication. As part of your claim you will be asked to attend an independent medical exam in order to collect evidence for your claim.
In addition, if you have collected evidence at the scene of the accident, we will ask if you have the following information:
- Details of the person at fault / the other driver and any witnesses
- Photographs of the accident scene and damage to any property
- Photographic evidence of any injuries you have sustained as a result of the road accident.
How do I fund a road accident claim?
In the vast majority of cases, our road traffic accident claims are funded Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which is more commonly known as a no win, no fee agreement. This means that you will only have to pay if your claim is successful. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay anything. We will only take on your case if, after assessing your claim, we decide that there is a reasonable chance of success. Our initial consultation is free so you won’t pay a penny if we don’t accept your case.
Are you able to claim on behalf of someone who has died as a result of a road traffic accident?
If a member of your family has died as a result of a road traffic accident you may be entitled to claim compensation. Claims are often brought on behalf of someone who has passed away, usually by their widow/widower or partner, or other executor named in the deceased’s will.
Our fatal accident specialist solicitors, through years of experience, understand the devastating effect both emotionally and financially that an unexpected death can have on loved ones; especially when it has been caused by a preventable accident.
If I was injured in a road traffic accident but was not wearing a seatbelt, can I claim compensation?
If the road traffic accident was not your fault you will be able to make a claim for compensation. If your injuries were worsened because you were not wearing a seatbelt, then you will be considered partially at fault and this will affect the compensation you will receive.
How can road traffic accident solicitors help?
We have helped thousands of motorists, drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians who have suffered injury as a result of accidents on the road.
Our specialist solicitors provide expert assistance in claiming and recovering the right amount of compensation, accessing the right rehabilitation treatment. Our team can also provide the right financial and benefits advice you may need in the aftermath of your accident.
We assist those who have been involved in road accidents in the UK or abroad; those involved in road traffic accidents in the course of their work; those involved in road traffic accidents where the driver at fault cannot be traced or is uninsured; and in representing dependents of persons involved in a fatal road traffic accidents.
We work with most UK insurers and we offer no win no fee arrangements so there is no need for you to pay hefty legal bills.