If you’ve been injured in a car accident – and the accident wasn’t your fault – we can help you. Contact us for a free consultation.
Our specialist team of Car Accident Solicitors and Litigation Lawyers deal with all types of car crash claims. This includes car accidents involving foreign vehicles, passenger accident claims, and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) claims involving untraced and uninsured drivers.
If we take on your case, we’ll use all our expertise to get you compensation for your injuries, rehabilitation support, loss of earnings and repairs to your car. We do all the work for you, leaving you free to focus on your recovery.
Car Accident Case Studies
- £1.3 Million Compensation for Seriously Injured Front Seat Passenger
- £515,000 Awarded to Driver Involved in Head on Collision
- £250,000 for Passenger Injured in High Speed Collision with Tractor
For free legal advice call our Car Accident Solicitors and ask for a free initial assessment of your claim. We’ll explain whether you may be entitled to compensation, and if we can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
I was involved a very serious car crash where the person driving the other car was on the wrong side of the road and hit me head on. I suffered very serious injuries as a result.
Matthew Clayton, Partner and Serious Injury Solicitor took on my case and helped me to understand the claims process, gave me endless information and guided me expertly through.
Because of my extensive injuries, there was a seemingly endless list of medical experts. Matthew handled them all expertly and carefully explained how this evidence would support my claim. I was always kept well informed and when I needed clarification, I was given it.
The whole process was made easier by the caring people involved in helping me to get a successful result from my claim. Because of my experiences with Matthew, I highly recommend Simpson Millar.R Rees
Car Crash Claims for Drivers
A car accident can completely change your life in seconds. One moment, you’re OK and the next you have Serious Injuries. It’s also common for drivers to feel fine after the accident then wake up the next day suffering from whiplash.
You can also make a claim even if the other driver fled the scene of the accident or doesn’t have car insurance. This process is a little different, because a claim must be made through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) instead. We’ll handle this for you.
Car Crash Claims for Passengers
It’s not just drivers who can make a claim. Injured passengers are also entitled to compensation. Just like drivers, it’s common for passengers in car accidents to suffer from whiplash.
If you have been injured while travelling as a passenger in a car or another type of vehicle, contact our Car Accident Solicitors for free legal advice.
If you know the driver at fault, you might be reluctant to make a claim against them. It might even be a friend or family member. But please don’t worry. All drivers are required to have car insurance. Their insurance company would be responsible for paying the costs of a successful claim, including your compensation settlement. Your friend or family member won’t have to pay out of their own pocket.
Car Accident Compensation
The amount of compensation you receive will reflect your pain and suffering. It will also recover your financial losses, such as lost earnings and out-of-pocket expenses. If your car was damaged in the accident, a successful claim can secure the money needed to cover the cost of repairs.
People injured in serious car accidents may need ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation. We can help you access this treatment, ensuring the cost is included in your compensation settlement.
How much compensation? See Amounts of Compensation for Car Accidents.
Fatal Car Accident Claims
We deal with fatal car accident claims on behalf of relatives. We treat every enquiry with empathy and understanding and address our clients’ individual needs. One of our Solicitors may be able to visit you at home (in England or Wales); just ask us for details.
For information including financial support, a bereavement award, recuperating the funeral costs and related expenses, see Fatal Accident Claims.
What to Do After a Car Crash
Immediately after of a car accident, if you or your passengers are injured you should get medical attention as soon as possible. If you can do so safely, it’s best to:
- Record the names and contact details of anyone involved in the accident
- Record the registration plates of any vehicles involved in the accident
- Record the names and contact details of any witnesses who saw the accident
- Take pictures of the accident scene, the road conditions, the injuries and the damage to your car
Then, in the hours and days following the car accident, you should:
- Tell your insurance company about the accident, if you were driving at the time
- Contact our Car Accident Solicitors for free legal advice
- Keep a diary of your injuries, pain and suffering
- Keep a note of any money you have lost or spent because of the accident. Keep receipts where possible
The most important thing is that you get the right medical treatment. You might not think you need to see a doctor, but the shock of the accident can mask your injuries.
Once you have received medical treatment, be sure to speak to our Car Accident Solicitors. You have three years to make a claim. But the sooner you tell us about the accident, the easier it is for us to collect evidence.
Free Initial Assessment
We provide a free initial assessment of your car crash claim. One of our team will listen to the details of your accident before explaining your options. We keep our legal advice jargon-free. If you have any questions, we’ll be more than happy to answer them.
Our specialist team of Car Accident Solicitors and Lawyers only deal with road traffic accident claims and will do everything they can to make the claims process as easy as possible for you.
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Car Accident Claims FAQ
- How long will it take?
A straightforward accident claim can take anywhere between 4 and 16 months to settle, but more complex claims may take longer. For instance, your injuries may be extensive and/or the other side does not accept responsibility for the accident.
- What is the claims process?
After taking on your claim, we’ll gather evidence and collect statements from you and any witnesses. We’ll need copies of a police statement and any photographs taken at the accident scene, as these can help to prove your case. In car accidents, dash cam footage can be vital.
A thorough investigation can then be carried out to find out exactly who’s responsible and should be held liable for your injuries.
We will provide a written medical report based on an examination carried out by an independent expert. This will help us determine how your injury has affected your life, as well as any care and rehabilitation needs you may have. In more serious circumstances, we’ll also get hold of your medical records.
When all the information has been assembled and reviewed by one of our specialist Car Accident Solicitors, we can calculate how much compensation you’re entitled to.
At this point, we’ll approach the other party to let them know you’re making a claim for compensation. If they agree to settle straight away, the case could be resolved in a matter of months.
But if they deny liability (fault) and your claim has to go Court, don’t worry. We’ll be there alongside you, offering support every step of the way.
- How long do I have to make a claim?
Claims must be made within three years of the car accident. There are some exceptions to the rule. For example, anyone under the age of 18 has until their 21st birthday to make a claim.
- What funding is available?
Most of our car accident claims are dealt with on a No Win, No Fee basis.
- Can I make a claim?
To make a car accident claim, you need to prove that:
- Someone else was at fault for the car accident
- You suffered injuries because of the car accident
- The car accident happened in the last three years
We can tell you whether you have grounds to make a claim.
Sometimes, you’ll need to make a claim on behalf of a loved one. This might happen if your child was injured in a car accident (and he/she is under the age of 18). Claims can also be made on behalf of those who died from their injuries, and those who lack mental capacity.
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