• 0161 696 6235
  • Request a callback
Stephensons Solicitors LLP Banner Image

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 potentially include damage to your car, motorcycle, bicycle or other vehicle, lost wages, medical expenses and damaged property.

Our highly skilled road traffic accident solicitors can secure the compensation you deserve following an accident on the road that wasn't your fault, whether you were the driver or passenger in a car, a cyclist or pedestrian. The road traffic accident compensation we can help you to access is designed to get you back on your feet in the aftermath of an accident and replace anything you might have lost.

Excellent4.6 score on Trustpilot
Rated 4.6 / 5 Based on 2029 reviews
Read all reviews

What is a road traffic accident compensation claim?

A road traffic accident compensation claim is a legal process in which an individual injured in a car accident which wasn't their fault, seeks financial compensation for their losses and damage. This can include medical expenses, vehicle repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Why choose our road traffic accident solicitors?

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was someone else's fault and have suffered injuries, Stephensons is here to help you navigate the complex process of filing a compensation claim. Our expert legal advisors are adept at quickly assessing whether you have grounds for a claim and will guide you through every step of the process.

At Stephensons we understand that every personal injury case is unique. That's why our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers works tirelessly to ensure that our services are tailored to the specific needs of our clients. We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest legal developments, so you can rest assured that we will seek the right compensation for your individual circumstances.

Starting the claims process is as simple as having a conversation. Even if you're unsure whether you qualify for a claim, contact us at 0161 696 6235, and our experienced professionals will provide the guidance you need.

Our team's expertise has been recognised through various accolades, including being awarded 'Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year' at the 2022 Manchester Legal Awards and commendation in The Times Best Law Firms 2019. Trust Stephensons to fight for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

How can our road traffic accident claims solicitors help?

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and are seeking compensation, look no further than Stephensons. Our team of expert road traffic accident compensation claims solicitors are here to help you navigate the complexities of making a successful claim. With years of experience in this area of law, we have a proven track record of securing substantial compensation for our clients. Whether you have suffered minor injuries or more severe consequences, our dedicated solicitors will guide you through the process, helping you claim the compensation you deserve. Contact our team today to discuss your case and start your journey towards justice.

What should I do immediately after a road traffic accident?

After a road traffic accident, ensure your safety and the safety of others involved. If anyone is injured or there are vehicles blocking the road, call the emergency services. Otherwise, you can use the non-emergency police line (101) to report the accident. You should document the incident, exchange contact information with anyone else involved, and collect evidence like photos and witness statements. Notify your insurance company and seek legal advice if needed.

Can I make a road traffic accident claim?

Yes, you may be able to make a road traffic accident claim if you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or if the accident was not your fault. It is advisable to consult a personal injury lawyer to assess your specific case and determine if you are eligible for a claim.

Do I need a solicitor after a car accident?

It is advisable to consult with a solicitor after a car accident, especially if there are significant injuries. A solicitor can help you navigate the legal processes, gather evidence, handle insurance claims, and ensure you receive fair compensation, if necessary. For some more minor injuries, it may not be necessary to use a solicitor but it is always best to check with a legal professional first to ensure you are taking the correct route for you.

How long do I have to start a road traffic accident claim?

The time limit to start a road traffic accident claim is usually within three years from the date of the accident. However, it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure compliance with any specific time limits or requirements that may apply in your case.

What evidence will I need to support my road traffic accident claim?

To support a road traffic accident claim, you will typically need the following evidence: police reports, witness statements, photographs of the accident scene and vehicle damage, medical reports and records, proof of any financial losses (like medical bills or repair estimates), and any additional evidence such as dashcam footage or CCTV footage, if available. We may be able to obtain some of this evidence on your behalf if you do not have it.

How long do road traffic claims take?

The duration of road traffic claims can vary significantly depending on various factors such as the complexity of the case, the cooperation of involved parties, and the legal process followed. However, it generally takes several months to a couple of years to resolve road traffic claims.

How much can you claim for road traffic accident?

The amount you can claim for a road traffic accident will depend on various factors such as the severity of your injuries, the impact on your life and finances, and strength of evidence that someone else was liable. It is best to consult with a personal injury lawyer who can assess your specific situation and provide an estimate based on your circumstances.

Can you claim for trauma from a car accident?

Yes, you may be able to claim for trauma resulting from a car accident if you have experienced emotional distress or psychological harm as a direct result of the accident. It is advised to consult with a personal injury lawyer to determine the viability of your claim.

Do road traffic accidents go to court?

Yes, road traffic accidents can go to court if legal action is taken by any of the parties involved. Usually, these matters are settled before they get to court.

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.

Contact our road traffic accident compensation claims solicitors

If you believe you are entitled to compensation for your accident or injury, don't hesitate to contact our dedicated solicitors. Whether you have been involved in a road traffic accident or any other type of incident, we are here to help you navigate through the process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 0161 696 6235 or fill out the online enquiry form to begin your claim.

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.

loading staff

Can I make a personal injury claim on behalf of a child?

When a child is injured, parents or guardians have the right and responsibility to seek justice and compensation for the child’s loss and suffering. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions to help guide you through the legal process. ...

Read more

Can I make a personal injury claim for someone who has died?

It is possible to pursue a personal injury claim on behalf of someone who has passed away. Usually, you would need a grant of probate (or letters of administration) in order to do so, although it is sometimes possible to bring a claim on behalf of...

Read more
  • Louise Griffiths
  • ​Danielle Callaway
  • Robert Donlan​
  • ​Pauline Smith
  • ​Shahina Sakeria​
  • Katie Plappert
  • Stephen Collins
  • Toni Lowery
  • Andrew Dunne
  • Subiha Khezar