Road traffic accident claims
Road traffic accident claim examples
You can claim for an accident even if you weren’t driving a car. It doesn’t matter if you were a passenger, pedestrian or cyclist at the time of the incident – if you were injured unfairly, you deserve compensation.
Were you involved in an accident where you were not the driver or passenger in a car?
- Read more about motorbike accident claims
- Read more about bicycle accident claims
- Read more about pedestrian accidents claims
- Read more about bus accident claims
- Read more about whiplash claims
No one deserves to be fearful of the roads, and victims should never have to suffer the results of an accident without financial compensation or support.
The process of claiming compensation
We offer an initial consultation, so that you can discuss the facts of your case and we can explain your chances of success. This consultation can happen in person or over the phone and is completely free of charge.
Gathering information to build your case
We will need to gather all sorts of information to build your case. This could range from inspecting the damage to your vehicle to copying medical and police reports, reconstructing the incident and possibly interviewing witnesses.
We don’t just handle your compensation claim. We also help you to rebuild your life, offering support to you and your family. Being the innocent victim of a serious road traffic accident can have a drastic impact on your day-to-day life. With the right amount of medical treatment, therapy, mobility aids and support, you can get your life back to normal.
We can offer advice on how to continue your life as normally as possible.
The amount of compensation you receive will either be awarded through a settlement agreement, or through court proceedings. If your case goes to court, we will support and fight for you along every step of the way. Our services are charged on a no win, no fee basis, and if your case is successful, you won’t owe us a single penny of your compensation.
No win, no fee expert solicitors
Our expert personal injury solicitors will be able to guide you through the claims process on a no win, no fee basis. This means you won’t have to worry about any financial complications. You can just focus on your recovery instead.
How do road traffic accidents lead to personal injury?
Whiplash is without a doubt the most common form of injury arising from road traffic accidents. However, there are many other potential injuries which can directly affect your way of life.
For instance, personal injury caused by road traffic accidents include:
- Head brain and spinal injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sensory loss
- Organ damage
- Fatal accidents
How to claim for a road traffic accident
If you can, you should get the other driver’s name, address and insurance details immediately after the incident occurs, as well as the details of any witnesses if possible.
You need to contact your own insurance company to let them know about any damage to your vehicle. You should also tell the police if you are injured, or if the defendant flees the scene.
If you suffered an injury in the accident, you should be examined by a doctor as soon as possible and keep the report for future reference. Once you have received the necessary treatment and obtained a medical report, our solicitors will be able to proceed with your claim.
How compensation is calculated
When assessing the value of your claim, the following factors will be taken into consideration:
- How much pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the incident
- Whether your injuries will prevent you from working and result in loss of earnings
- Any medical expenses incurred and the cost of future treatment
- Any travel expenses incurred, which includes the cost of traveling to receive medical treatment, as well as repairing or replacing your vehicle
- Whether or not you require home modifications or mobility equipment, such as having a stairlift installed
Involving the Motor Insurer’s Bureau
The Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) was set up to help victims of road traffic accidents claim the compensation they rightfully deserve. More specifically, they assist claimants affected by negligent and untraceable drivers.
We will involve the MIB when the offending driver has no insurance or if you are the victim of a hit and run. We will also approach the MIB if the other driver gives you fraudulent contact and insurance details.
Are you the victim of a hit and run?
The police can often trace hit and run drivers, so notify them immediately. If the driver is traced and had insurance, claims can be pursued in a normal way.
As with all personal injury claims, you must be able to prove beyond doubt that someone is responsible for the incident. This understandably becomes more complex in hit and run cases, but the MIB may be able to trace the driver by working with the police and the DVLA.
We have an excellent track record in claiming compensation from the MIB on behalf of our clients.
If the offending driver is uninsured
If the offending driver did not have insurance, we may be able to pursue your claim through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB). We strongly recommend seeking legal advice or representation prior to contacting the MIB yourself, as this can be a long and complicated process.
Our team are experts in this sort of claim, and will happily undertake all these formalities for you.
The MIB won’t pay out compensation if your own vehicle has no insurance, no matter how clear your case is. They will also refuse payments if you have already received compensation from another source.
Get started with your road traffic accident claim
Our expert solicitors are ready to take on your case. If you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, get in touch to start your claim today.
With our experience and dedication, we can give you the best possible chance of success.
AWH Solicitors supports clients with their personal injury claims on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means that as a client, you won’t put yourself at any financial risk.
If your case isn’t successful you don’t pay a penny.
We promise that our clients will never come across any hidden costs when filing personal injury claims.
Full transparency at all times
We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.
Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.
No-win, no-fee and legal expenses
Our no-win, no-fee solicitors in Manchester regularly assess the prospects of winning your case at all stages of your claim.
If we are able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement for your claim, you will not have to pay our legal costs, however, if you lose your claim you may have to pay your opponent’s legal costs.
Legal expenses insurance, which is often provided with some motor insurance policies, can be used to pay your opponent’s legal fees. To protect you, we take out a legal expenses insurance policy for you when taking on your no-win, no-fee claim, if you do not already have a policy.
Disbursements for legal costs
If you win, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs and disbursements.
Any legal costs which are not paid by your opponent may be deducted from your compensation. However, you will not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful and not until it has come to the end.
Our Promise to You
Friendly, personal legal services
We promise that our approachable solicitors will provide you with a genuinely personal service that puts your needs first. Our team of experts are always on hand to give you support when you need it.
Award-winning service in our fields of expertise
We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of service across each of our legal departments. Regardless of your situation, we promise to provide you with the very best legal advice.
Advice tailored to your needs
We promise to listen to your needs and offer the right guidance for your situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution in any area of the law. Every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our excellent reputation is built on our exceptional level of client care.
Every case is handled with the highest level of respect and many of our clients go on to recommend us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us. We promise to provide you with total Transparencyrency on fees, so you know exactly what you are paying for. We’ll also make sure you’re kept updated on the progress of your case every step of the way.
What our clients are saying about us
Very pleased with how fast my claim was settled. Very nice people always at the end of the phone when i wanted to ask questions on my.claim. would deffo use this company again. Matthew was brill very friendly and reliable.
Very pleased with the service I have received, communication has been maintained throughout. Happy with the outcome of my case.
It's always been a pleasant experience using their services. I felt highly comfortable and confident whenever they dealt with my cases in terms of correspondence, communication and performance. I highly regard their services.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
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