If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn't your fault then you may be entitled to seek compensation. Due to the injuries you may have sustained and the impact the experience has had on your life, such as not being able to work, you should be entitled to compensation as a result of the road accident.
How do I make a claim?
Our network of solicitors aim to make the process as simple as possible. To start the process, simply complete one of our claim forms and we will be in touch to get the details of the road traffic incident and quickly advise you on your chances of success. For most cases our solicitors will proceed on a 'no win no fee' basis so you don't have to pay for any legal costs whether you win or not.
Time can be of the essence because there are statutory limits on making a road traffic accident claim. It is also useful if at the time of the crash you gathered as much information as possible such as witness details, license plates, the contact details of those involved and perhaps some photographs – this will all add to the weight of your claim in proving that you were not at fault.
What types of injuries can I claim for?
There is no defined list of road traffic accident injuries that you can claim for but the common injuries are whip lash, bruised or broken bones and damage to the back, neck or spine.
Whiplash is the most common personal injury which frequently occurs as a result of a road accident. Whip lash is a term that is used to describe trauma to parts of the neck and back which are common from a sudden movement of the neck area which commonly occurs during a vehicle impact. Statistics quote that whiplash accounts for 75% of the UK's motor insurance claims, occurs approximately 500,000 per year and is responsible for about 15% of every driver's insurance premium.
How much can I expect to receive?
Our claim estimator will give you an idea of what you can expect to receive depending on the body part that has been injured as a result of the road traffic accident. Payouts can be as low as £1,000 or as high as several hundred thousand.
How long does it take to receive payment?
You have to initiate your claim within 3 years of the road traffic accident and it can take months or even years to receive a payout. There is no prescribed time limit and many claims end up getting settled out of court with the insurer.
How much will making a claim cost me?
Our network of solicitors offer a 'no win no fee' structure. Please complete an enquiry form and we will quickly be able to establish your chances of making a successful claim and if we can offer you a 'no win no fee structure' which means you don't have to pay for anything.
What should I do next?
If you wish to find out more information or to progress a claim then please complete one of our enquiry forms.
Claiming Personal Injury Compensation after a Road Traffic Accident