Car Accident Injury Claims
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve. If you were involved in a car accident, you can begin the car accident claims process.
What are car accident compensation claims?
Most of us travel in cars every day and think little of it; we certainly don’t expect to have a car crash or road accident while going about our regular business. But that’s exactly what happens to almost 60 people on British roads every day.
Official government figures show that, in the last twelve months, around 21,657 people were seriously injured on or near the road, while more than 1,700 died as a direct result of involvement in a car accident.
Every year, thousands of people suffer the emotional and physical trauma of being involved in a road traffic accident that was not of their doing.
While being a potentially difficult process to begin, car accident claims are the best way for victims and their families to get the compensation that they deserve. Not only will car accident compensation let you access medical treatment and rehabilitation care, but it will also help you to mentally recover and move forward with your life.
Examples of car accident claims
A road traffic accident can happen for a variety of reasons. However, in our experience, the most common car accident claims are those outlined below:
- A hit and run incident that results in a road accident
- A driver failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Driver carelessness in a car park
- A driver operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- A driver failing to recognise a crossing pedestrian
There are, of course, many other potential reasons why a car accident may occur, and your unique circumstance will be taken into account when a car accident solicitor assess your case.
At The Compensation Experts, our car accident lawyers have helped win countless road traffic accident claims, including an instance where a woman was injured as the passenger in a car crash.
In this case, the approaching vehicle was coming around a corner on the wrong side of the road and the victim suffered cuts, bruises, and short-term memory loss due to a head injury.
The car accident lawyers for the other driver’s insurance company initially denied responsibility for the accident, and while it took extensive negotiation from our car accident lawyers, a reasonable road traffic accident compensation was eventually agreed upon without the case going to court.
Can I make a car injury claim?
A car accident compensation claim can be made if you or a loved one is injured in a car accident that wasn’t their fault. Compensation claims for injuries sustained in car accidents can include, but are not limited to:
- Fractures and dislocations
- Cuts and bruises
- Arm injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Foot injuries
- Knee injuries
- Leg injuries
However, a car injury claim can cover far more than physical damage. Additional costs associated with car accident claims include:
- Private medical treatment like physiotherapy, or at-home nursing care
- Hiring another vehicle if yours is unusable
- Lost income if you are unable to work while you recover
- Travel expenses going to and from the hospital, your GP, or another place of treatment
- Cancellation of upcoming holidays due to the injuries you have sustained
If you or someone you love has been wounded in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, The Compensation Experts can help you begin personal injury claims for car accident damages.
Speak with our expert team today and we’ll discuss your potential claim. If we think you can move forward, we’ll put you in touch with one of our experienced accident injury lawyers.
Claiming compensation for a car accident
When you make a car accident compensation claim, our car accident lawyers will help you to determine if your claim is valid. If they determine that it is, then they will help you to gather all the required evidence before contacting the offending party with news of your claim.
If the circumstances allow, you could potentially make a claim against the local council or a car’s vehicle manufacturer if poor road surfaces or production malfunctions were a factor in causing the road traffic accident.
Having worked out the details of your claim, your car accident lawyer will begin to build your case with as much evidence as possible. In order to assist your car accident lawyer in this process, you should provide some or all of the following:
- Evidence of the injuries you have suffered
- Evidence of the other driver being in the wrong
- All possible medical records detailing your injuries caused by, and relating to, the accident
- Police reports and testimonies from other emergency services who attended the scene
- Witness statements from those who saw or heard your accident
- Any photos or film footage of the accident site
Of course, any other evidence you can provide to help solidify the validity of your claim will only help your car accident lawyer.
The road traffic accident solicitors we work with at The Compensation Experts can assist you with your car injury claim request, even if the other driver involved was uninsured, or they did not stop at the scene and it is not possible to locate them.
If the latter happens, your car accident solicitor will be able to use the Untraced Drivers Agreement to take your claim to the Motor Insurers Bureau.
However, it is important to know that if you wish to make a road accident claim via the Untraced Drivers Agreement, you must:
- Report the accident to the police within 14 days if you’re making a personal injurycompensation claim
- Report the accident to the police within 5 days if you want payment for damage to your car or property.
If you want to begin your road traffic accident claims process, we’ll make it as simple as possible. When you speak to our team, we’ll provide a free, no-obligation conversation to begin assessing your claim. If we think you’re eligible, we’ll put you in touch with a car accident injury lawyer.
We also give our clients the option of choosing a No Win No Fee* agreement, so you don’t have to pay any legal costs upfront, and none at all if your claim is not successful.
Contact us today to make your claim.
*Conditions may apply.
Am I eligible?
If you have experienced a road accident in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for car accident compensation.
However, if you were a child at the time of the road accident, you may have longer to begin the personal injury claims car accident process.Find out more
How much could I claim?
Each road traffic accident is different, so the amount of compensation your car accident solicitor could win will differ between cases. Factors that contribute to the final car accident compensation figure include the extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, and future losses.
Speak to our dedicated team of road traffic accident solicitors today and we'll give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.Find out more
How does the process work?
When making a car accident compensation claim, it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why your car accident lawyers will make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your car accident injury lawyer will gather all the necessary evidence and notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. Your solicitor will negotiate fair road traffic accident compensation on your behalf and keep you up to date every step of the way.Find out more