Road Traffic Accident Claims
Road traffic accidents are a regrettably common but serious issue affecting millions of innocent people every year in the UK.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a road traffic incident that was not your fault, we may be able to secure compensation on your behalf.
You can pursue a claim regardless of whether you were a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist at the time of the incident.
- 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
Claiming Compensation for your Injuries
No one deserves to be fearful of the roads, nor should victims be made to accept the consequences of the accident without any kind of financial compensation or support.
The Process of Claiming Compensation
Free consultationWe will offer you an initial consultation so that you can discuss the facts of your case and allow us to evaluate the realistic chances of your claim succeeding. This consultation can be carried out in person or over the phone and it is completely free of charge
Gathering information to build your caseThis might include inspecting the damage to your vehicle, copying medical and police reports, reconstructing the incident and possibly interviewing witnesses
RehabilitationWe do not just handle your compensation claim: we will also help you to rebuild your life and offer support to you and your family. Being the innocent victim in a serious road traffic accident can have a drastic impact on your day-to-day life, but with the right amount of medical treatment, therapy and mobility aids, you get your life back to normal. We can offer advice on how to continue your life as normal as possible
Calculating compensationThe amount of compensation you receive will either be awarded through a settlement agreement with the defendant or through court proceedings, in which we will support and fight for you along every step of the way on a no-win-no-fee basis, and if your case is successful, you will not 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, so you won’t have to worry about any financial complications and focus on your recovery instead.
How do road traffic accidents lead to personal injury?
Whiplash is unquestionably the most common form of injury arising from road traffic accidents, however there are many other potential injuries which can directly affect the victim’s way of life.
Examples of personal injury caused by road traffic accidents are:
- Head brain and spinal injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sensory loss
- Organ damage
- Fatal accidents
The process of making a claim for road traffic accidents
Immediately after the incident occurs, you should get the name, address and insurance details from the other driver involved, as well as any witnesses if possible.
You should also contact your insurance company to inform them of any damage to your vehicle and the police if you are injured or if the defendant flees the scene.
If you sustained an injury in the accident, you should seek a medical examination as soon as possible and keep the report for further reference. Once you have received the necessary treatment and obtained a medical report, our solicitors will be able to proceed with your claim.
How is compensation calculated in road traffic accident claims?
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. If so, we will look at your estimated loss of earnings
- Medical expenses incurred and cost of future treatment
- Travel expenses incurred. This includes the cost of traveling to receive medical treatment, as well as repairing or replacing your vehicle
- Whether or not you will require home modifications or mobility equipment, such as having a stair lift installed for example
When would we involve 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 so 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 fall victim to a hit and run. We will also approach the MIB if the defendant gives you fraudulent contact and insurance details.
If you are the victim of a hit and run offence
The police may be able to trace the driver so they should be notified immediately.
If the driver had insurance, claims can be pursued as normal.
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 any 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 an intricate and timely process.
Our team will happily undertake all of these formalities on your behalf.
The MIB will not pay out compensation if your vehicle has no insurance, irrespective of your case. They will also refuse payments if you have already received compensation from another source.
Get in Touch to Claim Compensation for your Injuries
Our expert solicitors are ready to take on your case, so if you have been in an accident and it was not your fault, call today!
With our experience, high rates of success and dedication we will give you the best chances of success on your injury compensation claim after your car accident.
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, and if you do win, then you will keep all of the compensation awarded.
We promise our clients 100 percent compensation and no hidden costs for successful 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.
Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.
Our Promise to You
Approachable and friendly solicitors
We are committed to delivering a truly personal service that puts you and your wishes first. Our team will always be on hand to support you, regardless of the time or location.
Award-winning service across our fields of expertise
Our high standards of service are applied consistently across all of our departments. Regardless of your enquiry, you can expect to receive the best legal advice delivered in a sympathetic manner.
Advice tailored to your needs
We take the time to listen to your needs and offer guidance that is best suited to your current situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution when it comes to any area of law; every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our reputation is largely built on the exceptional level of client care we continue to deliver.
Every case is handled with the utmost level of respect and many of our clients have recommended us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent on fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us as we want you to feel confident in our services.
We adhere to providing full transparency on fees, ensuring that you know exactly what you are paying for and keep you updated on the progress of your case along every step of the way.