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Road traffic accident compensation claims - car accident

Our road traffic accident solicitors work hard to secure compensation for the damages and losses suffered as a result of an accident on the road that was not your fault. Contact our legal team on 01616 966 229.

Losses which can occur as a result of a road traffic accident would include damage to car, motorcycle, bicycle or other vehicle, lost wages, medical expenses and damaged property. 

Our highly skilled personal injury solicitors can secure the compensation you deserve following an accident on the road, whether you were the driver or passenger in a car, a cyclist or pedestrian. The compensation we provide is designed to get you back on your feet in the aftermath of an accident and replace anything you might have lost.

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Injured in an accident on the road - compensation claims

There are many potential factors in a road traffic accident and many reasons to seek compensation. Everybody who falls victim to a road traffic accident has their own reasons for seeking compensation. That is why we deliver bespoke legal advice and representation tailored to each client’s individual needs. 

From recovery and repair to medical treatment and rehabilitation the victims of road traffic accidents require compensation for a variety of reasons and our experienced team of personal injury lawyers are perfectly positioned to launch a successful claim.

Finding out if you are entitled to make a claim is simple and fast. All it takes is a call to one of our legal advisors. 

Often road traffic accident claims can be disputed by the other side or complex but our solicitors have helped thousands of road users and pedestrians throughout the UK to get the compensation they deserved.

In addition to legal advice and support, we can help you to arrange a replacement vehicle and any repairs that you might need to your own vehicle. Our priority is ensuring that you have everything you need to get back to normal after an accident on the road. 

The process starts with a simple conversation, so if you have suffered injury, loss or damage because of a road traffic accident which was not your fault, call us on 01616 966 229 and find out if you could be entitled to make a claim.

Pedestrian injury claims

If you are involved in an accident as a pedestrian, it is crucial to secure appropriate compensation for your injuries and financial losses arising. As a pedestrian, you are more vulnerable to suffering significant injuries if involved in a road traffic accident. At Stephensons, we have a breadth of experience of dealing with accident claims for pedestrians to deal with your claim efficiently and assist with organising rehabilitation.

 Many types of accidents involving pedestrians are defended, such as accidents involving pedestrians crossing roads and accidents at busy junctions. Here at Stephensons our specialist team have the skills and knowledge to deal with such issues, including relevant case precedent case law. Call us on 01616 966 229 to discuss pursuing a claim for compensation.

Hit and run injury compensation claims

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident where the at-fault motorist drives away from the scene and you are not able to obtain the vehicle registration your claim will most likely be pursued via the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) under the victim of untraced drivers agreement. Under this agreement, you must have reported the incident to the police, so please ensure you do this promptly after the accident has taken place as the MIB can reject a claim on the grounds of failure to report the accident to the police. Please obtain details of the station and police officer to whom you report the accident, and an incident reference.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team to discuss pursuing a claim call us on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.

Recently settled claims

  • Our client was cycling on his road bike when he was hit by a car which failed to give way whilst turning into a side street. Our client was knocked from his bike, onto the bonnet of the car, and onto the road, causing him to suffer multiple fractures to his ribs and a closed clavicle fracture, as well as other soft tissue injuries. He required ten weeks off work due to his symptoms and physiotherapy treatment. The total settlement agreed was £14,000.

  • Our client was driving across an intersection on a green light when a police van failed to give way and collided with the front side of her vehicle at speed. Our client suffered neck and lumbar injuries which lasted ten months, and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder requiring treatment. The total settlement agreed was £10,703.
  • Our Client was driving on an A road when he was hit by a vehicle that failed to give way at a junction. Our client suffered a back and hip injury, as well as soft tissue injuries to his shoulders, chest and back. He required around one month off work due to his symptoms and ten sessions on physiotherapy treatment. Our client also suffered psychological injuries including travel anxiety, flashbacks and nightmares. Our client received a settlement of £7,286.
  • Our client was involved in a road traffic collision when the third party reversed into her vehicle while she was stationary, causing damage to the front arch and paintwork. Our client began to experience neck and back pain shortly after the collision, as well as psychological injuries. The defendant denied liability for the collision alleging that our client had driven into the rear of her vehicle, however following the issue of court proceedings the claim was settled in our client’s favour. She received a settlement offer of £3,010.
  • Our client was driving her daughter to school and stopped to give way to another vehicle when the third party failed to stop and drove into the back of our client’s car. She experienced neck pain and exacerbation to a chronic back condition and required two days off of work. Physiotherapy was recommended. Our client received a settlement of £9,000. 
  • Our client was a minor who was sat in the back of her mother’s car being driven to school. Her mother stopped to allow a car to pass and the third party failed to stop ad collided with the back of their vehicle. Our client suffered an injury to her neck and required three days off of school. Her claim was settled for £1,250.
  • Our client was the driver of a vehicle and had indicated to turn right into a side street. As she carried out this manoeuvre, the third party vehicle exited a side street and drove into the rear of her vehicle. Our client suffered injuries to her neck and back and required physiotherapy treatment. Our client also suffered psychological injuries and was referred to a psychologist. Multiple medical reports were obtained to evidence our client’s injuries and she received a settlement of £10,000.

  • Our client was driving on the motorway when the car in front stopped suddenly. Our client came to a stop but the third party vehicle collided with the back of our client’s car. Our client suffered injury to his neck, shoulders, chest, arms and back. Our client received a settlement of £2,000.

  • Our client was involved in a multi-vehicle concertina collision. He suffered multiple soft tissue injuries to his back, neck, chest and shoulder, and was unable to work for several months after the accident. Liability for the accident was disputed between the insurers of the other vehicles involved, therefore we submitted the claim to multiple insurance companies before settlement was agreed. A global offer was received in the sum of £17,000 and accepted by the claimant.

  • Our client, who was six years old at the time, was involved in a car accident when travelling as a passenger in a family member’s vehicle. He suffered a laceration to the bridge of his nose, thought to be from his glasses. This left a scar which was still present over two years after the accident, but was expected to become less noticeable as he aged. A claim was brought against the driver of the vehicle our client was travelling in, and settlement was agreed in the sum of £4,500, and subsequently approved by the court at an informal settlement hearing.

  • Our client was travelling as a pillion passenger on a motorcycle when her accident happened. The motorcycle was overtaking cars in a queue of traffic when another vehicle pulled across their path, causing the bikes to collide. Our client was knocked to the ground, hitting her head and injuring her knee. She was later recommended physiotherapy treatment and steroid injections to aid her recovery. Liability for the accident was disputed between the two riders, and eventually liability was settled on a split basis, with each rider accepting 50% blame. A claim was brought against both parties for personal injuries and financial losses including damaged clothing and helmet. The total settlement agreed was £10,670.

  • Our client, a taxi driver, was involved in an accident when another driver drove into the rear of his vehicle. Despite the straight forward accident circumstances the claim was disputed by the at fault insurer. Court proceedings were issued following which the claimant recovered £19,551 for his personal injuries, vehicle damage, and credit hire charges.

  • Our client has driving a motorbike involved in a head on collision. They suffered a fracture to the right distal radius, neurapraxia of the left brachial plexus, laceration to the tendons in the left hand, soft tissue damage to both shins and ankles, post-traumatic stress including an adjustment disorder and travel anxiety. Liability admitted, settled in the sum of £60,000.

  • Our client was involved in a head on collision whilst driving resulting in a serious ankle injury, bruising to the upper body and a trapped nerve in left shoulder. Liability was admitted and settled in sum of £225,000.

  • Our client received over £3,000 after suffering soft tissue injuries to the neck and shoulder following a rear end collision whilst stationery.

Road traffic accident claim FAQs

My accident happened several months ago, is it too late to make a claim?

No. The victim of a road traffic accident can make a personal injury claim up to three years after the date of the accident.

Can I make a compensation claim if I was injured in a road traffic accident abroad?

Yes. If you have been injured on the road abroad you can still make a claim for compensation - click the link for more information: Road traffic accident claims abroad

Will a car accident claim affect my insurance policy or no claims bonus?

No. When you launch a non-fault, road traffic accident claim, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for the financial losses incurred, and while your solicitor can inform your insurance company of the proceedings for information purposes, the claim will not affect the no claims discount.

Do I need to pay an excess?

No. There is no excess to pay because your solicitor works with the other party’s insurer to cover the cost of garages and repairs.

What does non-fault accident mean?

A non fault accident is one that you were not responsible for causing.

What does split liability mean?

Split liability means that the cause of the accident was partly your fault. The proportion of blame must be decided by the insurers and solicitors involved in the case, whether 50/50, 60/40 or other. If liability is established at 50/50, you would be entitled to claim 50% of the repair and car hire costs and 50% of a personal injury settlement.

If I have a split liability accident can I claim for the injuries I sustained?

Yes, you are able to claim a proportion of the personal injury compensation depending upon your proportion of the blame.

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