Advice For Finding Solicitors For Car Accident Claims

If you are looking for solicitors for car accident claims, this guide may be able to help you. We will explore the ways in which claiming with a solicitor can help you. Alongside this, we also examine the road traffic accident claims eligibility criteria. 

Solicitors for car accident claims

A guide to finding solicitors for car accident claims

The types of accidents you could encounter on the roads will also be explored, as well as the personal injury claims time limit. In addition, we will take a look at gathering evidence and the benefits of entering a No Win No Fee agreement with a solicitor. Lastly, we will explore how much compensation you could be awarded in the event of a successful claim.

You can also speak to an advisor from our team if you have any specific questions. They are happy to offer you a free consultation at a time that is most convenient for you. To get in touch:

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Why Use Our No Win No Fee Solicitors For Car Accident Claims? 

Working with a solicitor can allow you to access a number of benefits. For example, they could help you with: 

  • Collecting evidence
  • Speaking with witnesses to collect their statements
  • Providing you with updates on the case
  • Giving you insight as to how much compensation you could be owed
  • Giving you a realistic timescale of how long your claim could take
  • Using their legal expertise to present and build your case

The solicitors for car accident claims from our panel have a lot of experience handling claims which could be of use to you. If you would like to see whether you qualify to be represented by a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel,=, please speak with an advisor from our team. 

When Are You Eligible To Make A Road Accident Claim?

Road users have a duty of care to act in a way that prevents accidental injury to themselves and others on the road. They must follow the guidance in the Road Traffic Act 1988 and The Highway Code.

If a road user breaches the duty of care that they owe in a way that causes an accident, you could be entitled to make a claim. Here are some examples of how this could happen: 

  • You are stopped at a junction when another driver rear-ends you due to a failure to maintain a safe stopping distance. As a result, you suffer a shoulder injury and a head injury.
  • Another driver does not carry out the necessary checks when changing lanes and collides with your vehicle. Subsequently, you experience an arm injury
  • You are hit by a car as a pedestrian because a driver failed to stop at a red light. This causes you to sustain a fracture to your pelvis.

If you have been involved in a road traffic collision and would like to know whether you can claim, please get in touch with our team of advisors. If you do have a valid claim, you could be connected with a solicitor. 

How Long After A Road Traffic Accident Can You Claim?

When making a road traffic accident claim, you generally have 3 years to start the process as per the Limitation Act 1980. There are some exceptions that may apply to this time limitation, however.

For example, if the injured person is below the age of 18 they cannot pursue their own claim. This means that the time limit is suspended until they turn 18, at which point they can make their own claim if they haven’t already been awarded compensation. 

Alternatively, a litigation friend could claim on their behalf while they’re underage. This is someone appointed by the court to act in their best interests.

If you would like to find out more about the exceptions that apply to this three-year time limit, then speak with a member of our team today. An advisor could confirm whether you are within the time limit to begin your own claim. 

What Compensation Could You Receive From A Road Traffic Accident Claim?

The compensation awarded in a successful road accident claim may be made up of two heads of claim. General damages aim to compensate you for any pain and suffering that is caused by your injuries. 

We have included a table of guideline compensation ranges that have been provided by the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). Legal professionals, such as the solicitors for car accident claims from our team, use this document to assist them when they value claims. They will compare it to other evidence, such as medical evidence. 

However, every personal injury claim is unique, which means that these figures should only be used as a rough guide. 

Injury Notes Compensation amount
LegAmputation (i) - The amputation of both legs above knee level. £240,790 to £282,010
Head/BrainModerate (ii) - Injuries that results in moderate to modest intellectual impact with the ability to work being considerably reduced if not removed. £90,720 to £150,110
Neck Severe (ii) - An injury that involves serious fractures or harm to the discs in the cervical spine which lead to disabilities. £65,740 to £130,930
Knee Severe (i) - An injury that causes the disruption of the knee joint and causes major pain and loss of functionality. £69,730 to £96,210
HandSerious - Harm to both hands that leads to persisting cosmetic disability and considerable loss of functionality.£55,820 to £84,570
Foot Severe - Injuries that result in significant restriction on mobility and major continuing pain. £41,970 to £70,030
AnkleSevere - Injuries that require an extensive period of treatment and or a prolonged period in plaster.£31,310 to £50,060

ArmLess severe - Significant disabilities have been endured but a considerable level of recovery has been made or is expected to. £19,200 to £39,170
One or more whiplash injuries with one or more psychological injuriesSymptoms last between 18-24 months. £4,215
One or more whiplash injuries with one or more psychological injuriesSymptoms last between 15-18 months. £3,100

Special damages is the other potential head of claim; it seeks to reimburse you for any financial losses that you have incurred due to your injuries. This could include: 

  • Loss of earnings 
  • Home adaptations 
  • Care costs 
  • Medical expenses 
  • Travel costs 

One of the solicitors for car accident claims from our panel can give you a personalised insight as to how much compensation you could be owed. Please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

How To Make A Whiplash Claim

As of the 31st of May 2021, the way in which a driver or passenger over the age of 18 claim for whiplash or soft tissue injuries valued under £5,000 has changed. This is due to the introduction of the Whiplash Reform Programme. The tariff figures from The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021 will be used to value these injuries

Injuries that aren’t included in the tariff could still be valued using the traditional method. Furthermore, the tariff amounts might still apply to certain claims made through the traditional channel. 

If you would like to discuss whether the Whiplash Reform Programme could impact your claim, speak with a member of our team today. 

Potential Evidence That Could Help You Claim For Driver Negligence

Solicitors for car accident claims can help you when gathering evidence. This is useful in proving that you were injured due to another road user breaching their duty of care and also can help to demonstrate how your injuries have impacted you. 

Here are some examples of the evidence you could obtain in support of your claim:

  • CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident 
  • Medical records from when you sought medical care
  • A diary of symptoms and treatments, including the psychological effects of your injuries
  • Pictures of your injuries and/ or the scene of the accident

If you have any questions as to the evidence that you can acquire to support your claim, please speak with an advisor from our team. If your claim is valid, they could pass you to a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel. 

Our No Win No Fee Solicitors Could Represent You In Your Car Accident Claim

There are many benefits to claiming with the help of a No Win No Fee solicitor. They use their experience and knowledge to ensure that all bases of your case are covered.

The car accident solicitors from our team could offer their services through a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is a type of No Win No Fee agreement and means that you do not have to pay for your solicitor’s services if your claim is not successful. 

However, in the event of a successful claim, payment will be required by your solicitor. They will deduct a legally capped success fee from your compensation. 

An advisor from our team can judge whether you have a valid claim. If you do, they can set you up with one of the car accident claim solicitors from our panel. To get in touch: 

Learn More About Using Solicitors For Car Accident Claims

Here we have included more of our own guides that may be beneficial to you: 

Additionally, we have provided you with external reading relative to a road accident claim:

Thank you for reading this guide on how solicitors for car accident claims could assist you. If you still have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact. 

Writer Beck Pint

Publisher Fern Spall