Road traffic accident compensation claim

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. For free initial advice contact our legal team on 0203 816 0065.

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.

What is my injury compensation claim worth?

Try our interactive personal injury claims calculator using the link below to find out how much compensation you may be entitled after an accident which resulted in injury.

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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 free no obligation phone 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 and some free, no obligation legal advice, so if you have suffered injury, loss or damage because of a road traffic accident which was not your fault, call us on 0203 816 0065 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 0203 816 0065 for some free initial advice about 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 0203 816 0065 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.

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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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  • Personal Injury Accreditation
  • Chambers
  • Members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our personal injury team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

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