Road traffic accidents compensation claims

We help people involved in serious injury collisions that were not their fault to move forward with their lives.

A serious road traffic accident can totally change your life, but our aim is always to help you and your family access the support you need to have the most full, pain free and rounded future possible.

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Understanding road traffic accidents 

A road traffic accident, also known as a car crash or collision, refers to accidents and injuries that happen while travelling on roads. These are unfortunately a common type of accident and can range in severity, from minor bumps to serious injuries and unfortunately can cause fatalities.

Road traffic accidents can be caused by speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, and poor road conditions and it’s devastating when someone else’s action and carelessness causes you pain and injuries.

We can support with:

  • car crash claims
  • passenger injury claims
  • pedestrian injury claims
  • motorcycle claims
  • driver compensation claims
  • horse rider injury claims
  • commercial vehicle injury claims
We’re here to help. You can call us on 0800 0448488 or email or request a call back

Your rights and eligibility

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a road traffic incident and someone else was wholly or partly to blame, you may be entitled to compensation.

Sometimes it is difficult to know if someone else was to blame after an incident. Even if you are unsure about whose fault an accident was, we strongly advise you to speak to a specialist solicitor. Compensation can often be claimed even if partial responsibility for an accident is with the injured party.

It isn’t just other motorists who can claim compensation when harm is caused in a road crash. Passengers, pedestrians and cyclists are eligible to claim compensation if they’re hurt by the actions of another road user.

How can compensation help?

Money cannot fix the damage done, but compensation does often open up possibilities for improved access to treatment, equipment, home adaptations and can alleviate loss of income that road collisions can lead to.

Compensation isn’t just about the money – a claim can help you get answers to any questions about what happened, provide accountability and justice from the person who caused you harm and also prevent something similar happening to someone else  in the future.

Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing a road traffic accident lawyer

Having the right specialist solicitor on board means you will have the best support available for your compensation claim.

We specialise in dealing with crashes involving fatalities and serious and life changing injuries and are passionate about getting the best outcome for our clients. To achieve that, we have built an extensive network of healthcare and rehabilitation professionals who advise on the transformative treatment and equipment that will support your needs. We then fight for the compensation that will let you access it.

Please contact us for a free and friendly initial chat to talk about what happened to you and how we can help you.

Our team of expert road traffic accident solicitors can also  support you at an inquest if someone you loved has been killed in a crash. We help families to navigate the inquest process and find the answers they need to move forwards.

Partnering with Roadpeace

RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims and has been helping families cope with the aftermath of road death and serious injury since 1992.

Its work includes:

  • Providing emotional support for road crash victims including a national helpline, befriender network, local support groups, resilience building programme and remembrance activities.
  • Producing information guides on post-crash investigation and legal procedures
  • Undertaking casework for bereaved families and the seriously injured.
  • Policy and campaigning work for better justice and safer streets for all, informed by the experiences of victims.

Set up in 1992 by a mother whose son was killed by a red light offender, RoadPeace is a membership organisation whose work is informed by the needs and experiences of road crash victims. Membership is open to all, but people affected by road death and injury are particularly encouraged to join and support its calls for justice and safer streets.

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Road traffic accident compensation FAQs

Securing a settlement for any serious injury, including that suffered in a car, motorcycle, cycling or road-based horse riding incident, is often a long process.

It can take years to secure a final settlement, but we may be able to quickly secure interim payments to help with costs and losses until while the claim is settled in full.

It’s important not to rush to a final settlement because every aspect of the injury needs to be understood and its long term implications assessed in order to ensure the claim accounts for the full costs and losses involved, now and in the future.

Being involved in a serious road traffic incident is very traumatic and you may find yourself being worried about things you may have said in the early days following the incident. It is important to be honest with your solicitor so they can help guide you on next steps.

Road traffic incidents often carry criminal investigations with them. As criminal law is very different to civil law it is possible that you may still be able to make a successful compensation claim even if the Crown Prosecution Service has decided to not pursue or discontinue their investigations. If the criminal case goes to court and the party you consider liable for the incident is not found guilty you may still be able to claim compensation through a civil claim. The two legal systems are very different and have a different threshold of what needs to be evidenced and proven. We advise all victims to talk to us as early as possible and despite any ongoing criminal investigation as there are strict limits of when you can bring a compensation claim and are not linked to any criminal proceedings.

There are lots of different factors that can affect the level of compensation you receive but some of the main ones include:

  1. what happened and if the person you feel is at fault accepts responsibility or if we have to prove they were partly or fully responsible
  2. what injuries you suffered and how likely they are to have a progressive or long term impact on you that will prevent you from being able to work, affect your everyday activities or mean you will require significant support in the future in form of therapies, rehabilitation or even adaptations to your home / vehicle to help you continue your life to as close to as possible to what it would have been had the incident not happened.

Your solicitor will listen to what happened and then liaise with any third parties to be able to gather the needed evidence on your behalf. That may include CCTV or dash cam footage, working with the police or even appointing accident reconstruction experts to be able to prove what happened.

A personal injury solicitor can advise you on the best course of action for your specific situation. They can help navigate the claim process with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) or your insurance company and fight for fair compensation. The MIB is supports the victims of uninsured or hit and run victims access compensation and support. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on next steps and help secure the right amount of compensation to meet your needs.

The compensation that you receive will not be subject to tax.

You should speak to a personal injury solicitor that can advice you on next steps. Having the right legal advice and an expert in your corner can make a big difference. We sometimes see cases where our client’s insurance company jumps the gun and accepts liability for incidents we are in a position to prove were not our clients’ fault. We have experience bringing such claims but would need to speak with you as soon as possible after the incident happened to be able to help.

Yes. The criminal and civil legal procedures are very different and an unsuccessful or discontinued criminal case does not mean you can not claim compensation through a civil claim. If you think you may have a claim contact us today to have a free, confidential discussion about the ways we may be able to help you. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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