Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
Road traffic accident claims
AWH Solicitors has a large and experienced road traffic accident claims department, with expert personal injury teams specialising in handling complex cases involving long term programmes of rehabilitation.
We have recovered substantial damages in many road accident claim instances where other solicitors’ firms have advised the client to abandon a claim.
Were you involved in an accident where you were not the driver or passenger in a car?
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.
The process of claiming compensation for a road traffic accident
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 road traffic accident 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 with your road traffic accident claim
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.
Hit and runs
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 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.
Our road traffic accident claims advice
Our expert personal injury 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.Get in touch