Every year in the UK, tens of thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents.
In fact, the road safety charity Brake reports that five people die on British roads every single day and about 60 more are seriously injured.
Traffic collisions can have a devastating impact on people’s lives, causing significant pain and suffering for those involved and their families. They can cause claims for serious, life-changing injuries such as:
- Brain and head injury claims
- Spinal injury claims
- Amputation and loss of limbs claims
- Serious bone fracture claims
- Loss of sight claims
- Fatal injury claims
Our specialist road traffic accident solicitors can help you claim the maximum compensation and rehabilitation you deserve if you have been seriously injured. Our expertise includes:
- Car accident claims
- Uninsured driver / Motor Insurers’ Bureau claims
- Pedestrian claims
- Cycling accident claims
- Motorcycling accident claims
- Bus/coach/lorry/HGV accident claims
- Passenger claims
- Horse riding accident claims
Can I still make a claim if I’m to blame for the accident?
It’s advisable to get in touch with us even if you think you were to blame for the accident. It may be the case that you were partly to blame, but you may still be able to make a road traffic accident compensation claim if someone else was also at fault. Our specialist road traffic accident team will talk to you about exactly what happened to you and will be able to advise you on whether you have a claim.
My road traffic accident was caused by an uninsured driver, can I still claim compensation?
Yes. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was caused by an uninsured driver, you can still make a claim for compensation. In these cases, our team of specialist road traffic accident solicitors will submit the claim to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau which operates a scheme to provide compensation to the victims of uninsured drivers.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. You are not obliged to use the solicitor recommended by your insurance company. You are free to choose your own solicitor. It is better to do your own research and use a law firm that specialises in securing maximum compensation for people seriously injured in road traffic accidents.
Yes, you are free to make your own choice of solicitor; however it is important to choose a specialist personal injury solicitor with lots of experience and a strong track record of helping people with road traffic accident compensation claims.
It’s important to get your own independent legal advice. Get in touch with our specialist road traffic accident team as soon as possible for expert advice on making a road traffic accident compensation claim.
Yes. The general rule is that you have three years from the date of your road traffic accident or from the date you realised your road traffic accident may have been caused by someone else’s mistake or negligence.
If you are claiming on behalf of a child, you can claim at any time until the child turns 18. When the child turns 18, they can bring a claim in their own right but the three year time limit will then apply and they will have until they are 21 to do so.
There are exceptions to this rule. For example, there is no time limit for people who don’t have the mental capacity to make legal decisions, and for some injuries or illnesses sustained abroad.
Time is an important factor, so it’s important to get in touch with our specialist road traffic accident team as soon as possible for expert advice.
The compensation you receive depends on the severity of your injuries and the impact on your life. Severe, life-changing injuries will involve more compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, care and support, adaptations to the home and loss of earnings and pension.
Starting a road traffic accident compensation claim is straightforward. To begin your claim, contact us on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or online for a free, no obligation chat. Click here to learn more about our team and the high level of expertise in your area of injury.
After an initial consultation phone call, your specialist solicitor will come to visit you in your home – or a location at your convenience – to discuss the details of your claim. This will include information such as how your injuries occurred and the impact that your injuries have on your day-to-day life, so they can understand your needs and advise you on the compensation you may be able to claim.
Our legal expert will also use this as an opportunity to talk you through the process of making a claim and to explain your funding options and any relevant paperwork for making your claim.
From that point on, your solicitor will pursue your claim on your behalf. The next step will be to contact the defendant’s insurers and to start gathering evidence to support your claim, liaising with medical experts and healthcare providers to access your records. Your solicitor will keep you updated as your claim progresses and at every step of the process.
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If you have a question that is not listed above, please visit our FAQs page. Alternatively, please call our specialist team on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation chat.