In this guide, we will look at how working with road accident solicitors could help you secure compensation. If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident that happened because of the negligence of someone who had a duty of care towards you, you could be eligible to claim.
Our excellent team of advisers are on hand 24 hours a day to provide you with free legal advice about your options. They can also assess the compensation amount you may be owed and explore whether you have a legitimate claim.
Get in touch with one of our advisors today. If your claim is valid, they can connect you to one of the expert road accident solicitors from our panel. They may be able to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
You can contact our friendly team of advisers by:
- Calling them on 0800 408 7825 to then discuss your situation.
- Filling out our contact form online to then ask an adviser to ring you back.
- Chatting right now with an adviser on our live chatbox to then receive an instant reply.
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- What Do I Need To Know About Claims With Road Accident Solicitors?
- What Are The Most Common Road Traffic Accidents?
- Who Could Claim With Road Accident Solicitors?
- How Do I Claim With Road Traffic Accident Solicitors?
- How Much Could I Claim For A Road Accident?
- Why Claim With Our Road Accident Solicitors?
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident, this can result in a number of different injuries. Some of these injuries can be relatively minor, while others can have a much more severe impact on your quality of life.
Some of the injuries that you could sustain include:
In order to claim for an injury, however, you would need to show that the accident came about because of a breach of duty of care. All road users owe one another a duty of care. They must conduct themselves with the standard of care and attention of the average motorist.
For more information on how road accident solicitors could help in these kinds of claims, speak with one of our advisors today.
There are a range of different kinds of accidents that road users can be involved in. These include:
Reported Road Accidents In Britain
The Department for Transport statistics in the graph below shows the estimated road casualties by severity in Great Britain in the year ending June 2021.
As shown, the most common road traffic injury category was slightly inured, with 95,320 reported. On the other hand, the least common road casualty was road users being killed, with 1,390 reports.
There are many types of road users that may be eligible to pursue a claim with road accident solicitors:
- Car drivers and passengers
- Coach and bus passengers
If you’re a driver or a passenger over the age of 18, your claim might be affected by new regulations called the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. This means that all injuries are valued at less than £5,000 must be made through an online portal.
Solicitors can still help with these kinds of claims, however. Furthermore, you might be undervaluing your injury, so it’s always best to get in touch and speak with an advisor.
If your claim is valid, they can then connect you to one of the road accident solicitors from our panel. They can then discuss working with you on a No Win No Fee basis and seeking your compensation.
After suffering an injury in a road accident, the first thing it’s recommended you do is seek medical attention. It’s important to receive your diagnosis and start treatment as soon as possible to give your injury the best chance at healing quickly.
Once you’ve done this, it’s important to gather as much sufficient evidence as possible to support your claim. Here are some examples of evidence you could provide in your claim:
- Witness details- this is so that a statement can be taken at a later date.
- Photos of vehicle damage – If your car suffered damage, you can provide photos of this in your claim.
- Photos of your injuries – This can help prove that you suffered any visible injuries. It can show how severe they are.
- Medical records – You can show medical records in your claim to show what diagnosis you received and how long treatment took.
Do I Need Road Traffic Accident Solicitors Near Me?
You don’t have to stick with solicitors near you. You have the choice to work with any personal injury lawyer across the country, giving you the opportunity to find a lawyer who fits your exact needs.
Our panel of road accident solicitors are empathetic towards client situations and may be able to handle your claim wherever you are in the country. You can get in touch with our friendly team of advisers today to speak about bringing forward a claim.
The figures in the below compensation table are taken from the latest Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). They demonstrate the compensation figure you could be awarded for your injuries.
|Mental Anguish||N/A||Fear of death or of life expectancy being reduced.||£4,380|
|Leg Injuries||Amputations - Loss of Both Legs||Both legs are amputated above the knee or just one leg is amputated high above the knee and the second leg is amputated below the knee.||£225,960 to £264,650|
|Leg Injuries||Amputations - Above-knee Amputation of One Leg||The awarded bracket depends on how far above the knee the leg is amputated, how severe the phantom pains are, and the psychological issues caused by the amputation.||£98,380 to £129,010|
|Severe Leg Injuries||The Most Serious Injuries Short of Amputation||This injury doesn’t include amputation but is so serious that the compensation award is similar to the compensation for a leg amputation. For example, leg degloving that’s extensive, shortening of the leg.||£90,320 to £127,530|
|Severe Leg Injuries||Very Serious||Permanent issues relating to mobility and mobility aids or crutches are a necessity.||£51,460 to £85,600|
|Neck Injuries||Severe (i)||Permanent quadriparesis and incomplete paraplegia that results in a lack of movement in the neck.||In the region of £139,210|
|Neck Injuries||Moderate (i)||Fractures or dislocations that cause immediate symptoms that are severe and result in spinal fusion.||£23,460 to £36,120|
|Ankle Injuries||Very Severe||Transmalleolar fracture and a soft-tissue injury that’s extensive. This can cause ankle deformity.||£46,980 to £65,420|
|Ankle Injuries||Moderate||Ligamentous tears, fractures, and similar injuries that cause issues with walking over uneven ground and scarring that’s residual.||£12,900 to £24,950|
|Back Injuries||Severe (ii)||Nerve root damage linking to sensation loss, mobility impairment, bladder and bowel impairment, and significant scarring.||£69,600 to £82,980|
The figures in the table above vary depending on the injury’s severity and treatment length. If you’re awarded compensation, you may receive both general damages and special damages.
General damages offer compensation for the ways the injury has affected you physically and emotionally. Some examples of psychological damages could be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety.
Special damages offer compensation for the ways the injury has affected you financially. For example, if you suffered a loss of earnings or had to pay out of pocket for medication, you could claim this back. You should keep hold of any evidence that could support this, for example, receipts and invoices.
Our panel of road accident solicitors are experienced with handling road traffic accident claims. They can work with claimants on a No Win No Fee basis. A
No Win No Fee agreement, sometimes known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, is an agreement between you and your solicitor that sets out the conditions that need to be met before you pay them.
Our Track Record In Helping People To Claim
Our panel of personal injury lawyers are experts when handling road traffic accident claims. They have a track record of helping people to claim compensation for their injuries.
Our team of advisers would be happy to answer any queries you might have. If your claim looks like it has a good chance of success, they can connect you to one of the road accident solicitors from our panel to begin your claims process.
Our friendly team of advisers can be reached through:
- A phone call on 0800 408 7825 to then have a chat about your claim.
- Our claims form online to then ask for a call back from one of our advisers.
- Our live chatbox to then discuss your situation immediately.
Public Pavement And Road Defect Accident Claims Guide – Have you suffered an injury due to a public pavement or road defect? If so, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Public Road Accident Claims Guide – If you’ve sustained an injury in a public road accident, you could then be entitled to compensation.
Car Accident Compensation Claims For Crashes On A Public Road Guide – Our article explores how to make a compensation claim for a car accident.
Think!– This is the government’s road safety campaign.
Government Advice for After an Accident- this page tells you the steps to take if you’re in an accident on the road.
Advice For Patients Following Whiplash Injury – If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury, this NHS article has useful information and advice.
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