Road Traffic Accidents
For free legal advice call our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors and we will help you. Ask if we can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident – and you weren’t at fault – contact us for a free consultation and legal advice.
We deal with all types of road traffic accident claims. This includes whiplash, injuries to passengers, car accidents, road accidents involving foreign vehicles, and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) claims involving untraced and uninsured drivers. We also help vulnerable road users who have been injured, such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
When you contact us to discuss your road traffic accident, we’ll provide you with:
- Free legal advice
- A free initial assessment of your claim
- Details of our No Win, No Fee agreement
- The Likelihood of You being Awarded Compensation
Call our Solicitors on 08002605010 or request a callback and we’ll call you.
Road Traffic Accident Case Studies
- £3,000,000 Compensation for Passenger Who Suffered Brain Injury
- £1,500,000 Compensation for Cyclist Hit by Car
- £550,000 Compensation for Disability after Road Traffic Accident
Making a Road Accident Claim
If we take your case on, we’ll work hard to get you the maximum amount of compensation and rehabilitation support you are entitled to. We know the thought of making a claim might be daunting. Don’t worry. Our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors deal with every aspect of your claim, letting you focus on your recovery.
You don’t need to come to our offices, unless you want to. We’ll stay in touch with you by phone, email and post. We promise to keep you informed, providing regular updates on the progress of your case.
Contact us for free legal advice or select the type of claim you want help with below.
Can I Make a Road Accident Claim?
The term ‘road traffic accident’ covers lots of different scenarios. Were you injured while driving a car or travelling as a passenger? Are you suffering from whiplash? Were you a pedestrian who was knocked over by another road user? Or were you injured while riding your bike or motorbike?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask yourself: was anyone else to blame for your accident? It could be that another driver acted recklessly or failed to drive with due care and attention. If so, you could be entitled to make a road traffic accident claim.
Usually, you can make a road traffic accident claim if:
- You’ve been injured through no fault of your own
- The accident happened in the last three years
- You haven’t already claimed compensation for the same accident
If you want to know for certain whether you can make a claim, please contact us. Our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors can help you. We’ll provide you with expert legal advice, offering a free initial assessment of your claim.
Road Traffic Accident Compensation
We know it’s distressing to be involved in a road accident. You may have suffered both physical and emotional injuries as a result. We can’t undo what’s happened. But we can pursue compensation to reflect your injuries, and to recover your financial losses.
If you’ve been injured in a road accident as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, biker or cyclist, and the accident wasn’t your fault, you could claim compensation for:
- The pain and suffering caused as a result of the accident
- Your loss of earnings or income
- Damages to your car, motorbike, bicycle and personal property
- Rehabilitation and/or other treatments required
- Expenses such as prescription charges and taxi fares
- Care and assistance provided by friends and relatives
- Modifications to your home if the accident causes disability
Our specialist Solicitors and Lawyers make it their priority to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation. This can pay for any medical treatment or rehabilitation you need. It can also provide financial support for you and your family.
How Simpson Millar Can Help You
Our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors are experts in their field. This is demonstrated by our various professional accreditations.
We’re a member of the Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society (MASS), the national association of Solicitors who specialise in road traffic accident claims. MASS is a non-profit making organisation which requires all members to adhere to minimum service standards.
We’re also a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme. Several of our Solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
We were the first law firm to be accredited with the Lexcel Investors in People standard, and three of our most senior team members have over 60 years of experience between them.
But not only are we specialists – we also really care about what happens to you. A claim is your chance to access justice. It can also be a financial lifeline, especially if you've been seriously injured. We understand how important your case is and will do everything we can to help you.
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Road Traffic Accident Claims FAQ
- How long will it take?
It's hard to say how long your road traffic accident claim will take. It all depends on the complexity of the case, and whether or not the other side admits full or partial liability (fault). If the other side agrees to settle straightaway, the claim could be resolved in a matter of months. Otherwise, claims can take between 12-16 months. More complex cases may take longer to settle.
- What is the claims process?
If we take your case on, we’ll start to gather evidence right away. We’ll write to witnesses, get a statement from you, and tell those responsible for your accident that you’re taking legal action.
One of our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors can then get copies of your medical records and arrange an appointment with an independent medical expert. You’ll need to see this expert so they can write a report on your injuries. This helps us assess the value of your claim and provides valuable evidence.
We’ll then negotiate a compensation settlement with the other side. Most road accident claims settle out of Court, but if your case does go to Court, we’ll support you throughout the case.
- How long do I have to make a claim?
You have three years to make a road traffic accident claim, starting from the date of the accident. However, we’d suggest you make your claim as early as you can, as that means we’ll have more time to build a strong case for compensation.
Children who suffer a personal injury have three years from their 18th birthday to make a claim.
- What funding is available?
Road traffic accident claims can often be funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement. Ask for us for details.
- Can I make a claim?
You can usually make a road traffic accident claim if:
- You were not wholly responsible for the accident
- You’ve suffered injuries because of the accident
- The accident happened in the last year three years
The easiest way to find out if you can make a claim is to contact us at Simpson Millar. We offer a free initial assessment of your claim and we’ll be happy to help you.
- Can I make a claim on behalf of someone else?
You can make a claim on behalf of someone else, but only if this person:
- Is under the age of 18
- Is deceased
- Lacks mental capacity
If a loved one is concerned about making a claim, don’t worry. We’ll guide them through the process, doing all the hard work for them.
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