Road Traffic Accidents
Each year, thousands of individuals are involved in road traffic accidents. In many cases, the injuries are relatively minor but for many, accidents can cause serious and life-changing injuries. Sadly, many thousands of lives are lost.
No matter the severity of your accident or you part in the incident, our team of experienced solicitors are able to support you with you claim and make sure you get the most for the injuries you have had to endure.
We offer a free initial case assessment for all of our personal injury claims and also offer a clients a No Win, No Fee basis.
If you have been involved in a car or road traffic accident that was not your fault and would like to get in touch with a member of our team, please fill out the contact form on the right or give us a call on 033 33 582 583.
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A bit about Car and Road Traffic Accidents
When it comes to dealing with car or road traffic accidents, it is very common for insurance companies contact individuals who have been involved in road traffic accidents offering them a sum of money to settle their claim. This situation arises when the victim has not sought legal advice. If this happens to you, we would urge you to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
In many instances, the insurance companies are attempting to settle a claim at too low a value. When this happens, the settlement is full and final and you do not have the option of returning for more compensation in the future.
Our personal injury specialists are trained to get you the compensation that you deserve. Whether it is a minor sprain, a serious brain injury or spinal injury, our experienced solicitors are trained to get you the maximum possible injury compensation.
If you believe you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, get in touch with us today. Our experienced specialist injury solicitors will be able to give you clear, honest advice without any cost to you – and all of our claims can work under a No Win No Fee!
Drivers Injured in Road Accidents
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a driver and been injured you may be able to claim damages for those injuries. However, you can only do so if another driver or road user was responsible for the accident or manly so. Your insurance will not pay you compensation for injuries you sustained, so it is not possible to make a claim if you were at fault.
Passengers Injured in Road Accidents
Whether you are a passenger on public transport, in a taxi or in a privately owned vehicle such as a van, car or motorcycle, if you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, including your own driver’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim.
Road accidents are unfortunately very common and can cause injuries to passengers in exactly the same way as drivers are injured. The only difference is that it would be very unlikely that a passenger would ever be found to be anything other than an innocent party.
Types of Injuries Sustained in Road Accidents
Some of the injuries that are sustained as a result of a road traffic accident are as follows:
- Head injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Face injuries
- Shoulder and arm injuries
- Knee leg and foot injuries
- Joint dislocation
- Lacerations and bruising
If you have suffered any of the above injury from being involved in a road accident then give our professional, friendly team of solicitors a call and discuss your claim.
Road Accidents Involving Cyclists
These days when we consider the congestion on the roads and the fear of what damage motor vehicles are doing to the environment a lot of people are deciding to travel by bicycle instead of by car. It is not unusual to see people commuting to work or children travelling to school by bicycle. Cycling can also be great fun either as a peaceful form of exercise or an enjoyable leisure activity for all the family.
Unfortunately cycling can be dangerous, cyclists are very vulnerable on the roads and have little protection if they are involved in any type of collision, especially a collision with a motor vehicle. If you have been involved in an accident on the road which is not your fault, you may be able to make a no win no fee claim.
Road Accident Involving Hit and Run Drivers
Being involved in a road accident can be very traumatic to experience particularly if you have been injured, maybe even more so when the person responsible leaves the scene without providing their details to you. This is known as a hit and run driver.
If you have been involved in a hit and run road accident or even involved in a road accident with an uninsured driver or a stolen vehicle, like many other people you may be feeling that there is nowhere to turn to and no one to help you pursue a justified case for compensation – fortunately there is a way to claim compensation to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. Our specialist road accident solicitors can offer you clear advice at no cost. Please contact us to discuss your road accident claim.
Road Accident Involving Pedestrians
The reason pedestrians must be given right of way by road users is because they are the most at risk of being seriously injured if they are involved in a road traffic accident. If you are a pedestrian who has been injured whilst trying to move out of the way of a vehicle in a road accident, or by a dangerous driver or a carelessly driven vehicle then you may be entitled to compensation. Any queries you may have can be answered and discussed with our very approachable solicitors, feel free to make a call to us with any queries you may have.
A word about claims in which the injuries sustained are soft-tissue injuries to your neck or back, often referred to as whiplash injuries. These injuries have been removed from the standard personal injury claims process by the Government in 2021. It is no longer possible to recover legal costs for such claims, so as a result this firms does not deal with such claims.
The government’s aim is for people to deal with such claims themselves and they have devised an online system for doing so, known as the Official Injury Claim Portal. Please follow this link Official Injury Claim Homepage in order to do so.
When it comes to dealing with car or road traffic accidents, it is very common for insurance companies to contact individuals who have been involved in road traffic accidents offering them a sum of money to settle their claim. This situation arises when the victim has not sought legal advice. If this happens to you, we would urge you to seek legal advice as soon as possible. In many instances, the insurance companies are attempting to settle a claim at too low a value. When this happens, the settlement is full and final and you do not have the option of returning for more compensation in the future.
No Win, No Fee
If you wish to pursue a car or road traffic accident claim, we offer a no-win, no-fee service for eligible cases. So, if you don’t win your claim, you don’t pay for our service.
If you do win, there will be an element of costs that you would have to pay from your compensation, but most of the costs are recovered from the opponent. To get started, we will discuss your case together and try to decide on the best approach. We will be open about your chances of success and the compensation you are likely to receive.
For all non-whiplash road traffic accident injury claims for free legal advice, contact our specialist Personal Injury team on 033 33 582 583.