Road Traffic Accidents

Had an road traffic accident?

– Claiming Compensation for an Road traffic accident

We deal with all types of road accident injury claims for car, van, lorry and bus drivers, passengers, people injured on public transport, cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, claims against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB).

If you’ve had a car accident where someone else was either fully or partly to blame, you could be entitled to compensation. We can help you get you access to rehabilitation and medical support as well as financial compensation for your injuries.

For a free consultation with one of our solicitors dealing with car accidents call us on 03300 552 955 or fill in this contact form and one of our team will get straight back to you.

How do I start a car accident claim?

Your first step when you are making a car accident compensation claim is to call us for a free consultation to talk about your case. We will talk you through your options following information which you have given. If you don’t know whether you are eligible for compensation, our team will be able to offer you expert advice.

All you need to do at this stage is to provide us with the details of the car accident and your injuries, giving as much information as you can. Provide your registration details and those of the other party if you know them, and the precise location where the accident took place. Using these details, we can assess your claim and then recommend the most appropriate course of action.

The next step is for us to contact the person or people you believe to have been partially or fully responsible for your accident. On your behalf, we will let them know that you’ll be seeking compensation for your injuries along with any associated damages. We will handle everything on your behalf, using our legal expertise to progress the claim quickly and efficiently. Crucially, we will keep you updated with the latest developments as they happen. You don’t need to worry about the claim once you’ve been through the initial steps. All you need to do is concentrate on your recovery. With the right solicitor, making a compensation claim shouldn’t be an added stress.

Who can claim car accident compensation?

You may think that only drivers can claim compensation for road accidents, but this isn’t the case. You can seek compensation for car accident injuries if you were a driver, a passenger, a pedestrian or if the injuries were caused by a car accident when you were riding a bike, a motorcycle or a horse. If a child is involved in an accident, their parent or guardian can pursue a compensation claim on their behalf and act as the Litigation Friend.

What should I do after a car accident?

It’s very easy to panic immediately after an accident, not knowing what to do or what action to take. Road traffic accidents can be very upsetting for all involved, so it’s only natural if you’re not thinking straight at the time. There are however a few steps that you should take if you are able to, such as:

- Seek medical assistance if this is needed straightaway.

- Call the police as soon as possible to report the accident and ensure that all the details are recorded officially. If you can, get a copy of the police report.

- Take photographs of your injuries, the scene of the accident and the damage to the car, bike or other property as soon as possible after the accident.

- Get contact details of any people who saw what happened and who may be willing to provide a witness statement in any legal case.

Average car accident compensation claim amounts

Although all car accident claims are different in terms of the compensation amounts awarded, they are split into general and special damages.

Will my car accident case be no win no fee?

Compensation in Personal Injury cases is never guaranteed, but you’ll never be left out of pocket for seeking justice for what happened. Our solicitors will only ever provide you with a realistic assessment of your case and your chances of claiming compensation, and you won’t have to pay a penny unless we win on your behalf. Call us for a free consultation on 03300 552 955 and we’ll be happy to help you or fill in this contact form and one of our team will get straight back to you.

How much compensation can I claim for a car accident injury?

There’s no set amount of compensation for car accident claims, simply because each case is so different. An accident may involve multiple parties, cause an enormous range of different injuries and have very different short and long-term effects on the people involved. The person you believe to have caused the accident may only partly be at fault, while a court could decide that you were at fault in some way - for example, if you were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Most claims are settled before they even reach court, and negotiations over compensation offers regularly take place.

For all of these reasons and many more, claim amounts for car accidents can vary considerably. However, we can usually advise on a ballpark figure you can expect to receive if you win your case, basing our estimate on other similar cases we have handled in the past. Simply provide the details of the accident and your injuries, and we will advise you on the amount you could receive if successful in your claim.

Were your injuries caused by another motorist?

The compensation awarded in personal injury claims is paid for by the other motorist’s insurance, if they are found to be at fault. If we can prove that the other person was responsible for the accident, their insurance company will have to cover the cost for your compensation claim.

If you are injured in an accident caused by a motorist without insurance, or are involved in a hit and run where you don’t know who injured you, you may still be able to claim compensation. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) often covers compensation costs in these cases.

Why choose Simply Legal as your personal injury solicitors?

At Simply Legal, we completely understand the pain and distress and sometimes life changing effects that car crash injuries can cause. Our experienced road traffic accident solicitors will guide you through the process of claiming compensation with minimal hassle for you, so you can focus on getting better.

Our specialist team has a vast amount of experience in dealing with insurance companies who tend to be very reluctant to pay compensation in these kinds of cases. Someone trying to pursue a case on their own, without expert legal representation, could easily find themselves persuaded to accept a low settlement offer. Other dangers of going it alone include invalidating your claim due to a mistake or inaccuracy, or not providing the right kind of evidence. This is why it’s important to have a good solicitor representing you and your interests.

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