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 your being injured can be a considerable and frustrating burden.

How we can 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, and in providing 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.

Key contact

Iain Scott is a partner at Hugh James. A Fellow of APIL he has in excess of 20 years experience in representing injured clients. He undertakes a broad range of high value claims including fatal accidents, accidents at work, public liability and serious road traffic accidents.

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Your questions answered

How do I make a claim?

During your free, no obligation consultation our specialist 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.

How much will making a claim cost?

In the vast majority of cases, our road traffic accident claims are funded on a no win, no fee basis, which are known as Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs). This means that if your case 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.

Will I have to go to court?

Only a small percentage of personal injury claims will actually proceed to trial though we do prepare every case in depth to make sure we are ready should it go to court. The personal injury procedural system is geared towards encouraging parties to be open with each other so that any claims for compensation can be settled without the need for going to court, which can save both time and cost. A lot of people are naturally nervous and uncomfortable about going to court. We understand this and will advise you every step of the way, should your case reach a trial.

What are the time limits in respect of bringing a personal injury claim?

There are strict time limits in personal injury claims. The usual rule is that a potential claimant has three years from the date of an accident within which to bring a claim for compensation. The court does have the discretion to override the three year period, but it is not regularly exercised. Although there is a three year period within which to bring court proceedings, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible should you believe you might have a claim.

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