Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) can cause both minor and serious injuries. Our road traffic lawyers team will support your compensation claim while you recover from an accident, whether you were injured as a passenger, driver or pedestrian.
You should contact a solicitor as soon as possible after the accident. This is because the deadline for claiming compensation is usually three years after the accident but it is best to start the process early while memories are fresh. Exceptions are made for children (the three-year period begins on their 16th birthday) and those not mentally capable of making a claim.
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Your solicitor will gather information on the accident and determine who was at fault.A medical examination will be arranged to determine the extent and impact of your injuries (including rehabilitation needs) – you should also seek treatment for any injuries from your doctor.
They will seek an admission of fault by the person who caused the accident, to get early compensation to cover your immediate costs (such as lost wages).They will negotiate a compensation amount if there is no admission of fault or take the case to court as a last resort.
The majority of cases are settled out of court, but sometimes a settlement cannot be reached, or the value of the claim is disputed.They should support you throughout this process.
Our team of road accident claim specialists are on hand throughout the working week to answer any questions or help you understand the claims process.
How long the claim takes depends on your injuries, the complexity of the case, and whether your opponent admits responsibility.It could take a few months (minor whiplash, where the opponent admits responsibility), or longer (serious injuries, which have to stabilise in order to establish their full extent). An estimate of timescales can be made during an initial consultation with your solicitor.
You may be entitled to reduced compensation if you were partly to blame, you weren’t wearing your seatbelt, or you knew the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The amount you receive depends on nature and severity of injuries, as well as your costs and losses, including current or future earnings, medical expenses, care needs, home modifications, or pain and suffering.
If you deal directly with your insurance company, you may receive a lower amount of compensation. They will probably encourage you to use their preferred solicitors, but you are entitled to use a specialist personal injury firm if you like.
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