Road Traffic Accident claims
Driver behaviour and the law
When representing a client who has been involved in a road traffic accident, it is important to understand the drivers’ behaviour. We need to carry out necessary checks and gather the all the evidence to establish who was at fault. We will use our expertise and experience to fully investigate the accident circumstances.
“Serious injuries are all too common in motor vehicle accidents. We will always aim to secure interim compensation to cover the cost of any immediate medical treatment needs and loss of earnings.
Russell Sutton, Serious Injury Solicitor and Senior Partner
It may be that you or someone you know has been involved in a road traffic accident and you’re not sure what to do next. Road traffic accidents can result in serious injuries but even if the injuries sustained are relatively minor, they can be debilitating and result in time off work and you are entitled to make a claim for compensation for any injury sustained.
After an accident it is important to ensure you have the right information at hand. This will include the names and addresses of any drivers involved in the accident, together with their vehicle registration numbers and insurance information, if possible.
Before doing anything else, you should gather information to help establish the cause of the accident. This may include including dash-cam footage, locations of any CCTV and bus lane cameras. If there were any witnesses, it would be helpful to your case if you obtained contact details for them as we may need to speak to them in time.
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When dealing with any accident claim, it is important to establish who was at fault. In order to start your road traffic accident claim, we will ask you or your representative to collect and supply as much information possible.
Car repairs and loss of vehicle
If your car needs repairing or is written off following your road traffic accident, we can arrange for you to have a replacement vehicle. If you’re a driver who uses your car to earn a living, we even have a fast track system to get you back on the road within 24 hours, including providing taxi drivers with a replacement plated vehicle. We will also apply for interim payments if you are losing earnings to help you meet your immediate daily expenses.
Getting you treatment or rehabilitation
If the road traffic accident has caused serious injuries, compensation is probably the last thing on your mind. We understand that you will need the help and support to ensure you get back on track as soon as possible. We will put together an application to secure funding for any medical treatment you may need and are experienced in putting together complex rehabilitation packages, where appropriate.
We will need to establish the specific details of your accident. We may ask some of the following;
- What do you think caused the accident?
- How was the other driver’s driving before the accident?
- Do you have any footage of the accident from a helmet or dash cam?
- Were there any witnesses to the accident?
- Where were you driving at the time of the accident and who was in the car with you?
- Did you have a conversation with the other driver after the accident and if so, what was said?
- Did the police attend the scene of the accident?
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Sometimes you just want to know
Use our eligibility calculator to see if you have a claim without making an enquiry
We understand that sometimes you just want to know if you have a claim or not without speaking to someone. We’ve built our eligibility calculator to help you out. We don’t collect the details from this form unless you submit an enquiry and you’ll be able to get a good idea as to whether you have a claim or not from the result.
Once you’ve completed the questions and got your result, regardless of the answer you may still want to speak to a professional who may offer further advice or routes to a successful claim. If that’s the case you can start your road traffic accident claim process today.
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Were you injured in the accident?
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Was the accident your fault?
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Did the accident occur in England or Wales?
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Were you under 18 when the accident occurred ?
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Passenger in a car at the time of road traffic accident
£1,200,000 in compensation secured for man involved in a serious road traffic accident
We acted on behalf of a young man who sustained multiple injuries in a high speed collision, whilst travelling as a passenger in a car. Responsibility for the accident was strenuously denied on the basis that it was alleged his client was aware that the driver of the car was uninsured and had no licence. The seriousness of the injuries suffered lead to a settlement of £1,200,000, which included a claim for care and prosthetics, as it was clear that one of the Claimant’s legs would need to be amputated at a future date. In complex cases like this, it’s very important that you work with a solicitor who has extensive experience of securing high levels of compensation for victims of serious road traffic accidents. At TJL, we have a team who can offer expert advice on serious injury cases, involving the most complex injuries.
Specialists in serious injury claims
Serious Road Traffic Accident
We acted for a 12 year old girl who was involved in a serious road traffic accident when she was hit by a car whilst crossing the road at a zebra crossing. She sustained head injuries and initially it was thought she had made a full recovery. She was initially represented by another firm of lawyers and had been offered around £15,000 for her case. We were instructed after the Court refused to approve that award and further evidence was obtained to support the claim. Ultimately, the case was settled for over £300,000, 20 times the initial sum offered.