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.
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 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.