Road Traffic Accident Claims
More than 27,000 people are killed or seriously injured each year in road accidents, while around 147,500 suffer more minor injuries. However, even where the injuries sustained are less severe, they can still have a measurable negative impact on your life.
If you have been injured in a road accident where someone else was at fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation. How much you can claim will depend on the circumstances and these claims can sometimes be highly complicated, but with the right legal guidance it is often possible to secure compensation in a matter of months without the need for court action.
IBB Claims personal injury lawyers have extensive experience with all types of road traffic accident claims, including high value, complex claims related to serious injuries, particularly brain injury. We offer a friendly, compassionate and highly pragmatic approach, making it as easy as possible for you to pursue your claim, and have a very strong track record of success.
We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Law in recognition of our expertise in this area. Our lawyers have also been recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, the two leading client guides to the legal profession, for our expert handling of personal injury claims.
We offer a free initial consultation for all serious injury claims so we can get a clear understanding of your situation and give an honest assessment of whether we think your road traffic accident claim is worth pursuing.
Where we believe your claim justifies further investigation, we are usually able to offer a no-win no-fee agreement. This means there is normally no upfront cost to start a road traffic accident compensation claim with IBB.
To start a road traffic accident compensation claim, call us today on 0333 323 1640, email email@example.com or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.
- No WinNo Fee
- FREE inital consultation
- Help with rehabilitation
Our expertise in serious road traffic accident claims
Our personal injury lawyers work with clients all over England and Wales on all types of road traffic accident claims.
We are able to secure substantial compensation for our clients in relation to issues such as:
- Car accident claims
- Hit and run claims (untraced driver claims)
- Bicycle accident claims
- Motorbike accident claims
- Passenger accident claims
- Pedestrian injury claims
To find out more about our specific expertise relevant to your situation, please get in touch.
How we handle road traffic accident compensation claims
If your claim is valued between £1,000-£25,000, we will usually be able to secure a settlement using the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents. This process allows claims to be resolved faster (often in a matter of months) without the need for a court hearing.
For more serious injuries due to a road traffic accident, the claims process will be slightly different and is likely to take longer. Although the process will take longer, if you have sustained a serious injury it is unlikely we will recommend the claim be settled quickly as we will want to ensure that you have fully recovered, or we know about any long term impact, to ensure you receive the right compensation. Even so, our personal injury lawyers can still typically achieve a settlement through negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution methods, so there is still usually no need for court action.
However, where court action is required, please be assured that our team have the experience and expertise to secure the best available result. We regularly pursue road traffic accident claims through the courts and have achieved success with even the most complex and contentious claims, particularly in the field of brain injury.
Our no win no fee road traffic accident claims service
When dealing with the physical and emotional fallout from a road traffic accident, worrying about how to fund a compensation claim is an extra problem you don’t need. Fortunately, this should not be an issue when working with IBB Claims, as we are able to handle most claims on a no win, no fee basis.
More properly known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’, this type of funding arrangement means there is no upfront cost to start a claim and you will only contribute to your legal costs if we secure compensation for you.
Alternatively, you may wish to fund your claim using legal expenses insurance, which is frequently offered alongside car insurance and home insurance, so may be an option where available.
We will provide a transparent breakdown of the likely cost of making a road traffic accident claim at the outset, giving you a clear picture of our fees and expenses. In the more serious brain injury compensation claims, we can be prepared to waive any contribution from you, as we consider in these most serious of cases, the brain injury survivor deserves to keep 100% of their compensation.
To find out more about starting a no win, no fee road traffic accident claim, please speak to a member of our team now.
How much is a road traffic accident claim worth?
This will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The seriousness of the injuries you sustained
- How your injuries have affected your life
- Any specific costs you have incurred as a result of your injuries (e.g. paying for private treatment and lost income)
- The level of liability the defendant admits to or is found to have by a judge
You can typically claim two types of damages for a road traffic accident:
Financial Losses and Expenses – For specific financial losses. This includes things such as paying for private treatment and care, as well as lost income due to having to take time off work and not able to return to work, or not able to command the same level of income enjoyed before the accident.
General Compensation – For non-financial losses, such as pain, suffering and lifestyle changes.
Our road traffic accident claims lawyers will offer a reliable valuation for your claim at the outset, giving you a clear idea of how much compensation you may be able to achieve.
What is the time limit for a road traffic accident claim?
You will usually need to bring a claim within 3 years of the accident occurring.
However, there are some circumstances where you may have longer to make a claim, so it is always worth talking to one of our personal injury lawyers, no matter how much time has passed.
An example of where you may have longer to make a claim, is if the injured party was under 18 at the time. In this case, their parent/s or guardian will have until the young person turns 18 to make a claim for them. Once the injured party turns 18, they will then have another 3 years to make their own claim, giving a final deadline of their 21st birthday.
Those who have sustained the most serious injury and lack capacity to make a claim on their own, may have no time limit.
Can you claim compensation for a hit and run accident?
If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident, you may still be able to claim compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). This is also an option if the driver who caused the accident was uninsured.
We will be happy to advise you on whether you may be eligible to make a claim through the MIB and guide you through the process of doing so where required.
Get in touch with our expert road traffic accident claims solicitors today
To arrange your free consultation on starting a road traffic accident claim, please call us on 0333 323 1640, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.