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Road Traffic Accident Claims

If you have sustained personal injuries in a road accident that was not your fault, you have a legal right to seek financial compensation. Experienced personal injury solicitors can provide you with a No Win No Fee* service. This means that you will not have to pay any fees to start your road traffic accident claim or worry about any financial risk of losing your case. If, for any reason, your solicitors are unable to win your claim, you will not pay them a penny.

Although making a personal injury claim can feel daunting, friendly solicitors are on hand to help you every step of the way. They will aim to make the whole process as quick and straightforward as possible, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries and getting your life back on track.

Would you like to find out if you are entitled to road traffic accident compensation? Call 0800 032 3660 or click here to request a call back and discuss the circumstances of your accident with an experienced legal adviser. Within minutes, you can find out if you have a valid claim and get answers to any questions you may have about the claims process.

Can I make a road traffic accident claim?

Under UK law, anyone who suffers damages due to another party’s negligence is entitled to compensation for pain, suffering and financial losses. Nonetheless, certain factors must be met to enable a person to start a road accident claim. They apply whether you were injured in a car, on a bus, riding a motorbike, as a pedestrian or as any other type of road user. These factors are as follows:

Somebody else must have been at fault for the accident

In some cases, the person who caused the accident will admit liability, or it will be so clear-cut that there is no possible liability dispute. However, sometimes it may not be clear who was responsible for the accident, or perhaps you were partly at fault. The main point is that your injuries must have been due to somebody else’s negligence, whether wholly or partially.

You must have sustained a personal injury

To be able to make a road accident compensation claim, naturally, you must have suffered an injury. That can include physical injuries such as whiplash, cuts and bruises, broken bones and concussion, or psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress.

Regardless of the type of injuries you have sustained, you must seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident. Even if you do not feel too bad straight away, some injuries can be masked by the adrenaline and shock of being involved in an accident. Visiting the hospital or your GP will also create a medical record of the fact that you have been involved in an accident and have been injured. This record can be used as essential evidence if you decide to pursue road traffic accident compensation.

If you have been lucky enough to come out of the accident unscathed, you would not be entitled to claim for what could have happened, regardless of how negligent the third party has been.

Your claim must be made within the statutory time limit

If somebody else was at fault for the accident, and you were injured, you can lose your legal right to pursue compensation if you put off making a claim. This is because there is a statutory time limit of three years from the date of the events within which you must start a road traffic accident claim.

In most cases, it is best to start legal proceedings as soon as possible, as this can make it easier to gather vital evidence and ensure that you do not exceed the time limit.

For children, which is anybody under 18 years of age, the three-year time limit does not start until the day they turn 18. So, a child injured in a road traffic accident when they are 12 years old would still have a legal right to claim against the third party at fault when they become a legal adult on their 18th birthday. There are several other exceptions to the three-year time limit to claim, as detailed in the section below.

To find out if you could start a road accident injury claim, call 0800 032 3660 or enter your details to arrange a call back with a friendly legal adviser.

The process of making a road accident claim

Regardless of who was at fault for the traffic accident, the first step you should always take is to check that you and everyone else involved is ok. You should immediately call an ambulance at the scene if anybody has sustained any serious injury.

Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, the driver of any motor vehicle involved in a road accident must stop to exchange identification and insurance details with any other parties involved. If a driver does not stop or fails to provide their name and address, you should report the incident to the police as soon as reasonably practicable to do so.

The police may also need to be called to the scene of a collision if anybody is seriously hurt or if the accident is blocking a road or putting other road users in danger. You should also call 911 if you have reason to believe that a driver involved in the collision was breaking the law, such as speeding, using a mobile phone or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The next step is the process of gathering evidence to support your claim. The type of evidence available will vary from case to case but could include the following:

  • Third-party details – you should take down the name, address, phone number and insurance details of the people involved in the accident. As added security, in case you are given false contact information, it is worth writing down some additional details about the vehicles involved. That could include the make, model, colour and licence plate number.
  • Witness statements – if there were any witnesses to the accident, you should make a record of their names, addresses, and phone numbers. Witness statements can then be requested by your solicitor and be used to back up your account of the events that took place. This evidence is particularly helpful if the third party denies liability.
  • Photographs – as the saying goes, a picture can paint a thousand words. Taking photos of the scene of the accident, the vehicle damage and injuries can be used as explicit evidence to support your road accident compensation claim. If the incident was captured on CCTV or dash cam, you have a legal right to receive a copy from the camera owner. Your solicitor can request any CCTV footage on your behalf if it is needed to prove that another person was at fault.
  • Medical records – whenever you visit your GP or a hospital, the details of these visits are recorded in your medical records. It can also be a worthwhile exercise to keep a diary of these visits, along with any medication or treatments you have received. Writing down how the injuries have affected you, such as having to miss work or being unable to perform particular tasks, can also be used to demonstrate the extent and impact of your injuries.

The next stage is to seek legal advice from an experienced firm of personal injury solicitors. They will be able to assess if you have a valid road traffic accident claim, and if you do, they will be able to start legal proceedings against the party at fault for your losses.

Common types of road traffic accident claim

Road traffic accidents are unfortunately all too common. Thousands of people in the UK are injured in road accidents each year, whether as drivers, passengers or pedestrians. In fact, according to the Department for Transport, in 2022, there were 137,013 reported casualties from road traffic accidents in Great Britain. That includes 1,760 fatalities and 29,804 people that sustained severe injuries. These figures only take into account accidents that have been reported to the police, so the actual number of people injured in road accidents each year is estimated to be around 700,000.

Various types of accidents could lead to a road accident claim, including:

Car accidents

Claims for car accidents can include collisions with other cars, pedestrians, bicycles, or stationary objects. They can result in a range of injuries, from minor whiplash to more severe injuries, such as broken bones or head trauma. Car accidents can be due to various factors, including distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving, drunk driving, and poor road conditions. In many cases, the driver who caused the accident may be held liable to pay road traffic accident compensation for the injuries and damages suffered by other parties involved.

Motorbike accidents

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to accidents, which can result in serious injuries or fatalities due to the lack of protection for the rider compared to a driver in a car. In the year ending June 2022, 20% of all road accident fatalities were motorcyclists, despite making less than 1% of all traffic each year. Motorcycle accidents can be due to driver error, poor road conditions, or other drivers not seeing the motorcycle.

Bicycle accidents

Cyclists are also at risk of accidents, particularly in busy areas or when sharing the road with motor vehicles. The limited protection that riders enjoy also makes them vulnerable road users, prone to severe injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries and head trauma. Between 2015 and 2020, an average of two cyclists died, and 83 were severely injured per week in reported road casualties according to the Department for Transport. The main contributory factor to bicycle accidents is the failure of the driver or rider to look properly before manoeuvring.

Pedestrian accidents

Claims for pedestrian accidents can arise from being hit by a car, bicycle, or other vehicles. These types of accidents can often result in serious injuries or even fatalities for pedestrians, as they are more vulnerable than those operating vehicles. In pedestrian accidents, liability may be attributed to the driver, the pedestrian, or a combination of both, depending on the circumstances of the incident. Common causes include distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield, and ignoring traffic signals.

Bus accidents

Common causes of bus accidents include driver error or negligence, poorly maintained vehicles, defective parts, and road conditions. Road accident claims arising from bus accidents can involve several parties, including bus drivers, bus companies, other drivers or government entities responsible for road maintenance.

Lorry accidents

These types of accidents can be particularly severe due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved. Accidents involving lorries can include collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians or incidents caused by overloaded or improperly maintained vehicles. Common causes of accidents include driver fatigue, speeding, and other reckless driving behaviours. Victims of lorry accidents may be able to pursue compensation for their injuries, damages, and other losses through a road accident claim.

Passenger accidents

These accidents occur when you are injured in a road traffic accident as a passenger in a car, bus, taxi, or any other type of vehicle. In such cases, you will almost always be entitled to make a road accident claim, as you have little control over your own safety. If a child is injured as a car passenger, they will always be entitled to compensation, regardless of liability disputes.

Regardless of your circumstances, if someone else has caused you a personal injury by acting negligently, you might be eligible to start a road traffic accident claim for compensation.

What types of personal injury can you suffer in a road accident?

There are many types of injuries that a person can suffer in a road accident, including:

Head and brain injuries

Head and brain injuries are common traumas in road traffic accidents. These can range from mild to severe and could have long-term effects on your health and well-being. Some examples of head and brain injuries that can occur in a road accident include skull fractures, concussions and intracranial haemorrhages. These can cause symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, memory loss, vision problems, and changes in mood or behaviour. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention if you experience any head or brain injury symptoms after a road accident.

Neck injuries

When the head and neck are abruptly jolted back and forth, such as in rear-end collisions, it can cause a common neck injury known as whiplash. This sudden movement can lead to the stretching and straining of the soft tissues in the neck, resulting in symptoms such as neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and occasionally pain in the shoulders and arms. Road accidents can also lead to more severe neck injuries, such as fractures or dislocations of the cervical spine and nerve damage.

Spinal cord injuries

Injuries to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation or function below the point of injury and chronic pain. These injuries can require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care, resulting in significant expenses and reduced quality of life. If another party or entity was responsible for your injury, you could recover damages in a road accident compensation claim.

Back injuries

Road traffic accidents can result in sprains or strains to the back muscles, as well as more severe injuries such as herniated discs, fractured vertebrae, or spinal cord damage. The severity of the injury can vary depending on factors such as the speed of the collision, the position of the victim in the vehicle, and the use of seat belts or other safety devices. It is important for anyone who has been involved in a road accident and has back pain or other symptoms to seek medical attention as soon as possible to determine the extent of their injuries and receive appropriate treatment.

Internal injuries

A road accident can also cause internal injuries, which may not be immediately visible but can be very serious and can include damage to organs such as the lungs, liver, or kidneys, as well as internal bleeding. They can be due to the impact of the accident or objects penetrating the body. Internal injuries can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty breathing.

Broken bones

Fractures of the arms, legs, pelvis, ribs, and skull are also common in traffic accidents. They can range from mild to severe and may require medical attention such as casting, surgery, or rehabilitation. In some cases, multiple fractures may occur, which can lead to more extensive medical treatment and longer recovery times. If another party was at fault for your injury, you might be able to make a road traffic accident compensation claim.

Soft tissue injuries

Soft tissue injuries may affect the muscles, tendons, and ligaments and can occur in many ways during a collision. Examples of soft tissue injuries caused by a road accident include sprains, strains, bruises, and cuts. These can be painful and may take some time to heal, and treatment may involve rest, physical therapy, and medication. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.

Psychological injuries

Road accidents can also cause psychological injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. These injuries may not be immediately apparent and can develop over time, affecting the victim’s mental health and ability to function in their daily life. Common psychological symptoms that may arise from a road accident include nightmares or flashbacks, persistent worry or fear, irritability, feelings of guilt or shame, and avoidance of situations or places that trigger memories of the accident.

The severity of the injuries can vary greatly depending on the type of the accident and will determine how much compensation you could receive in a road accident claim.

Accidents involving uninsured or hit-and-run drivers

Under UK law, all motor vehicles, which includes cars, buses, lorries, motorbikes and vans, must have valid insurance to be on the road. If you are involved in an accident, the insurance policy of the person at fault will pay compensation for your personal injury and vehicle damage in a road accident claim.

Unfortunately, thousands of people break the law by driving without valid insurance or failing to stop at the scene of an accident. In these cases, there is no insurance policy to claim against, but this does not mean you should be left out of pocket. For this very reason, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) was established to protect the victims of these types of accidents.

The MIB is funded by insurance companies and enables you to pursue a claim for compensation if you are injured by an uninsured or untraced driver (hit and run). According to the MIB, just over 12% of road traffic accidents reported to the police involve a hit-and-run driver. Failure to stop at the scene or report an accident could lead to punishments ranging from penalty points to imprisonment.

If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, you should follow some basic steps that will help you make a successful road accident injury claim:

  • Get medical assistance as soon as possible
  • Stop in a safe place and do not try to follow the responsible driver
  • Try to get the other vehicle’s licence plate and take note of its model and colour
  • Get the contact details of any witnesses to the accident scene
  • Report the incident to the police
  • Take photos of the damage to your vehicle and any visible injuries
  • Inform your insurance provider of the hit-and-run accident
  • Contact an experienced personal injury solicitor by calling free on 0800 032 3660

Once the MIB has received your claim, they will investigate the accident and determine whether you are eligible for compensation. If your claim is successful, the MIB will compensate you for any losses or expenses you have incurred due to the accident, such as medical bills, vehicle repairs, and lost wages.

Road traffic accidents abroad

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident while visiting a foreign country, you might want to claim compensation for the damages you suffered as a result. If you are involved in a road traffic accident abroad, the steps you should take include the following:

  • Seek medical attention: Your health should always be the top priority, so seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Contact the local police: In most countries, the police will attend to the accident scene and prepare a report. This report will be vital if you want to claim for road traffic accident compensation. If you have language difficulties and do not understand what you are being told, you have the right to ask for an interpreter.
  • Collect evidence: Take photos of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, and any injuries you or other parties have sustained. Get the contact details of any witnesses and exchange insurance details with the parties involved in the accident. Regardless of the circumstances, it is essential not to admit liability or apologise for the incident before consulting with an experienced personal injury solicitor.
  • Notify your insurance company: Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident. If you have travel insurance, notify them as well.
  • Consider legal assistance: Dealing with an accident abroad may bring extra complications and difficulties to deal with, but a personal injury solicitor can guide you through the legal system and provide help and support at every step of the claims process.

Depending on the country and circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation. You may be able to make a road accident claim under the laws of the country where the accident happened or in the UK, depending on the specific situation.

In European countries, you may be given a European Accident Statement (EAS) to sign at the accident scene. This is a standard form available in various languages, which helps get an agreed statement of facts about the circumstances, which could help with road traffic accident claims. You should not sign an EAS unless you fully understand the situation.

Before visiting a foreign country, you should familiarise yourself with its driving laws and regulations to minimise the risk of being involved in a road traffic accident.

Can I make a claim if I was injured as a passenger?

Yes, you might be entitled to road traffic accident compensation if you were injured as a passenger. As a passenger, you could claim against the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in, the driver of another vehicle involved in the accident, or both. Most passenger accidents fall into the following categories:

  • Public transport accidents on road, rail, sea or air
  • Taxi accidents
  • Road accidents involving cars or commercial vehicles
  • Motorbike pillion passenger accidents

All drivers have a duty to drive carefully and prevent any harm to other road users, including passengers. As you have little control over the vehicle and your safety as a passenger, you usually have more compensation rights and would hardly be held liable for your injuries. However, if you knew that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and still got in the car, your compensation award could be reduced.

To claim as a passenger, you will need to provide evidence to support your case, such as medical records and witness statements. It is also essential to report the events to the police and seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident.

If you are unsure whether you have a valid road accident injury claim, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer who can advise you on your legal options. To arrange a free consultation, call 0800 032 3660 today or fill in our online claim form to receive a call back.

Can I still claim if I was not wearing a seatbelt when involved in a road accident?

If you were involved in a road traffic accident and were not wearing a seatbelt at the time, it is still possible to claim compensation for any injuries sustained. However, not wearing a seatbelt may be considered contributory negligence, which means your compensation amount could be reduced.

There are several instances where you are not, however, legally required to wear a seatbelt:

  • As a passenger in a bus that does not have them fitted
  • If you are exempted on medical grounds
  • While making deliveries, if you drive less than 50 meters between stops
  • If you are a licensed taxi driver on the job
  • In a vehicle used by police, or rescue services

In any other circumstances, you would be legally required to wear your seatbelt while driving or if you are a passenger in a vehicle. When failing to do so, you could receive a fine of up to £500. Also, your road traffic accident compensation could be reduced if you make a personal injury claim. The courts generally recommend the following:

  • A reduction of 25% if wearing a seatbelt would have prevented your injuries
  • A cut of 15% if wearing a seatbelt would have made your injuries less severe
  • No reduction if wearing a seatbelt would have made no difference

How much compensation could I claim for a road traffic accident?

The maximum compensation award you could receive in a road traffic accident claim depends on various factors, such as:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Their impact on your daily life
  • The financial losses you have suffered
  • Whether you had any fault for the accident
  • Whether you were wearing a seatbelt at the moment of the collision

As no two accidents are the same, it is difficult to say how much road traffic accident compensation you might receive. Your personal injury lawyer will carefully review your situation to ensure all your losses are included in your claim. Usually, road accident claims are split into:

General damages are awarded to cover the pain, suffering and other personal losses caused by the physical injuries, including:

  • Physical and mental disability
  • Emotional and psychological distress
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life and life expectancy
  • Loss of prospects and enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Los of amenities, such as the ability to pursue a hobby

Special damages are awarded to cover all the economic losses and expenses incurred due to the accident, such as:

  • Medical expenses for investigations, treatments and hospitalisation
  • The cost of rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Care and assistance during recovery, or if you were left with a permanent disability
  • Medical equipment, such as mobility aids
  • The cost of repairing or replacing damaged property
  • Travel costs to and from medical appointments
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Modifications to your home or vehicle if you are left with a disability

Compensation for minor injuries could range from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds, while severe injuries could result in awards of tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds. These sums refer to general damages, which are awarded based on the guidelines published by the Judicial College.

To get a more accurate estimate of your potential compensation, it is best to speak with a personal injury lawyer who can assess the details of your case and advise you accordingly. They can help you understand the legal process involved and negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation. You can also refer to our compensation calculator to get a rough idea of how much compensation you might be entitled to for your injuries.

What is the time limit for making a road accident compensation claim?

In the UK, the time limit for making a road accident injury claim is generally three years, starting from the date of the accident. This means you must start court proceedings within this timeframe; otherwise, you may lose your right to claim compensation.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

  • If the injury is not immediately apparent, the three-year limitation period starts from the date of knowledge. That refers to the date you became aware that you suffered significant harm as a result of someone else’s negligence.
  • If the claimant is a child, the three-year time limit starts on their 18th birthday. A parent or legal guardian could pursue a road traffic accident claim on their behalf at any time before that.
  • If a loved one does not have the mental capacity to seek compensation, there is no time limit for claiming on their behalf.
  • Time limits in other countries could be shorter than three years. However, in some circumstances, you might still be able to claim under UK law.
  • If your accident was a deliberate act of violence, you could pursue compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority within two years from the date of the incident.
  • If you suffered a road traffic accident while serving in the military, you could seek compensation through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme within seven years after the accident date.

It is always advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines. That will also ensure that any relevant details about the accident are still fresh in your mind, and it will be much easier to gather evidence and speak to witnesses.

How long will my road accident injury claim take?

The time it may take to settle a road accident claim can vary depending on several factors. In general, straightforward cases where liability is clear-cut, and the injuries are not too severe can be resolved within a few months. However, settling more complex claims can take several months or even years. How long it may take to receive road traffic accident compensation will depend on several factors, including:

The severity of your injuries

Typically, the more serious the injuries, the longer the claim will take to resolve. More severe injuries may require ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation, which can take time to complete. Additionally, the extent of the injuries will impact the complexity of the case and the amount of evidence needed to support the claim. This may involve gathering medical records, witness statements, and accident reports, which can take time.

Whether liability is disputed

Liability disputes can significantly delay the progress of a road accident claim. If the other party denies liability, your solicitor will need to gather evidence to prove that they were at fault for the accident. That can involve obtaining witness statements, expert reports, and other documentation to support your case.

The time it takes to gather evidence

Gathering evidence is a crucial step in the road accident injury claims process, as it helps establish the facts surrounding the accident and determine liability. Some evidence may be readily available, such as police reports and witness statements, while other evidence may require more time to obtain, such as medical records and expert opinions. In general, the more evidence you need to support a claim, the longer it may take to gather all the necessary information.

The value of your road traffic accident compensation

In cases where the value of the compensation is relatively small, and liability is not in dispute, the claim may be resolved relatively quickly. However, if the value of the award is high, the defendant may be more likely to contest liability and the extent of the injuries, which can prolong the claims process. Additionally, gathering evidence to support a high-value claim may take longer, as it may be necessary to consult with medical experts and gather detailed financial records.

Whether you know the identity of the defendant

If you know the defendant’s identity and they are cooperative, the claims process can be relatively straightforward and efficient. However, if the defendant is uncooperative or if you were the victim of a hit-and-run, it can take longer to gather evidence and establish liability.

Whether you have to go to court

If your road traffic accident claim goes to court, this can significantly prolong the process. In addition, going to court can increase legal fees and other associated costs. It is usually in the interest of all parties involved to settle the claim out of court if possible. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations or alternative dispute resolution methods, going to court may be the only option to obtain the compensation you deserve.

It is essential to remember that the priority in any road accident injury claim is to ensure that you receive the appropriate medical treatment and support for your recovery. Once your injuries have stabilised, your solicitor can work to negotiate a fair settlement or pursue the case through the courts if necessary.

Can I seek road traffic accident compensation on behalf of a loved one?

Yes, if a loved one has been injured or died due to a road traffic accident, you may be able to make a compensation claim on their behalf. You can usually seek compensation on behalf of an injured person if:

  • They are under 18 years
  • They are an adult who is a protected party, meaning they lack the capacity to claim due to a severe injury caused by a road accident or a pre-existing condition, such as a mental health disorder or intellectual disability.

To claim for someone else, you must apply with the court to be appointed as their litigation friend by filling in a certificate of suitability which states that:

  • You are suitable to conduct legal proceedings in a fair manner
  • Your interests do not conflict with the claimant’s
  • You agree to cover any fees requested by the court

As a litigation friend, you will be responsible for attending court hearings and making decisions on behalf of the injured person. You will need to:

  • Act in their best interests
  • Seek legal advice and instruct your solicitor
  • Gather evidence of your loved one’s injuries and how the accident has impacted their life
  • Obtain medical reports and other evidence to support the road traffic accident claim
  • Consider any settlement offers made by the other side

If the claim is successful, you will also be responsible for managing the compensation awarded. This includes ensuring that the funds are used appropriately to meet their needs. Your solicitor can help you set up a personal injury trust to hold the compensation and ensure it does not affect the individual’s entitlement to means-tested benefits.

Becoming a litigation friend can be a complex process, so it is essential to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer who can guide you through the process and ensure the injured person’s best interests are represented.

Can I make a no win no fee road traffic accident claim?

Yes, if you have a valid road accident compensation claim, your solicitor will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. That means you can take legal action without any financial risk to you, as you do not have to pay any upfront fees to your solicitor.

No win no fee, also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA), is a type of arrangement in the UK legal system where a solicitor agrees to take on a case and waive their fees if the claim is unsuccessful. You will not have to pay them anything unless you receive road traffic accident compensation, in which case your solicitor will get a success fee capped at 25% of your settlement.

Before starting legal proceedings, your solicitor will also ensure you will not have to cover any legal fees or disbursement if your road accident claim is unsuccessful. This involves taking out an After the Event (ATE) insurance policy, a legal expenses insurance. You only pay for the ATE premium if you receive compensation for your injuries. Otherwise, the policy is self-insuring.

Want to find out more about making an RTA claim?

If you or a member of your family has suffered injuries in a road accident, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. Solicitors offer a free claim assessment service for all types of accidents. An experienced claims assessor will conduct this service over the phone, which usually takes less than 10 minutes.

A fully trained adviser will assess the potential success of your claim and provide guidance on how much road traffic accident compensation you may be entitled to. They will also be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your case and explain what your options are.

If you decide to pursue your legal right to claim, your solicitor will be happy to work for you on a No Win No Fee basis. This ensures that making your claim does not put you at any financial risk and means you can start your claim without paying a penny.

To get started, simply request a call back using the contact forms provided or call free on 0800 032 3660. Alternatively, you can find out more information about different types of road traffic accident claims using the links below.

Car Accidents

Car Accidents

Motorbike Accidents

Motorbike Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

* Personal injury claims are offered on a no win, no fee basis. If your claim is successful, your solicitor will receive up to 25% of your compensation as their success fee. Any additional costs, such as legal protection insurance, will be clearly explained to you by your solicitor before you decide to proceed with your claim. Termination fees may apply if you fail to cooperate with your solicitor. This includes deliberately misleading your solicitor, failing to attend scheduled medical or expert examinations, or not appearing at a required court hearing.