Car & Road Traffic Accident Claims

Road Traffic Accident Claims


Even a minor car accident could leave you with long-term injuries and insurers may try to make you an early offer of settlement, but it is important to take impartial legal advice before you accept to ensure you receive the right level of compensation.  We understand that being involved in an accident can have substantial consequences and sometimes a life-changing impact, not only on you but also on your loved ones. Our team will guide you through the claim process 

Road traffic accidents can involve passenger vehicles such as cars or vans, as well as motorcycles, bicycles, public transit vehicles, horses, or pedestrians and can impact your life and your future. 

Our panel of specialist personal injury solicitors will support you with your claim for compensation on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if they do not win your claim, you will not pay any fees. 

It is understood and accepted when  your claim is taken on under a No Win No Fee basis, there is a risk of not receiving payment for any work carried out, should the case be lost. However, in the event of a successful claim a success fee may be charged, this is usually a small percentage of the eventual damages that may be awarded. Any fees will be agreed with you at the start of your claim by your specialist personal injury lawyer. 

Please get in touch for a free, no obligation consultation to find out if we can work with you to get the money you deserve, so you can move on from your accident in the best possible way.

What We Need

To ensure the solicitor can put your case forward effectively, there will be some information that you must provide.

This will vary depending on your circumstances, but generally, they will need to know:

  • The date and time of the accident.
  • Details of the person or company considered responsible.
  • Where the incident occurred.
  • What injuries you suffered.
  • Any medical advice or treatment you have had received since.
  • Whether or not the incident/injury has already been reported to the party at fault.
  • Any documentation held in support of the claim such as any photographs, correspondence, receipts or reports.

    What Should I Do After Being in a Road Traffic Accident?

    Being involved in an accident on the road can be incredibly stressful, especially if you suffer severe injuries or go into shock.

    However, if you’re able to, or or with someone who is capable, it’s important to gather as much information as possible at the time of the incident, which could have a significant impact on the potential merits and success of your claim.

    If you’ve suffered a road traffic accident, try to:

    • Remain calm and focus on the need to note as much information and details as you can.
    • Share all your details and information with the other party (even if emergency services attend or not) – including your name, address, phone number, car registration and insurance details.
    • Take as many photos of the accident as possible – as this will provide visual details relevant to any collision, such as the position of the vehicles in the road and the exact time and date.
    • Write down the model of the other car or vehicles involved, including the colour, registration details and exact damage sustained.
    • Try to avoid discussing the accident or key details, such as who was in the wrong.
    • Speak to any witnesses if possible and get their contact details.
    • File an accident report to the local police force in case you end up having any future disagreements with the other parties involved.
    • Get in touch with your own insurance company as soon as possible and relay as many details of the incident to them as you can.
    • If the other party refuses to provide insurance details or leaves the scene of the accident call the Police immediately to report the accident and that the other party is leaving the scene without providing details.