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UK Road Traffic Accident Claim Help Solicitors

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. The longer you wait before taking action, the more difficult it will be to claim compensation for any injuries and damages sustained in the accident.

For those who live in London or any other major UK city, dedicated car accident attorneys at The Claim Help Team are on hand to offer specialist legal assistance.

Free Consultation to Discuss Your Legal Options

Free Consultation to Discuss Your Legal Options

We invite you to arrange a free initial no-obligation case evaluation and consultation with one of our solicitors. This will enable us to fully understand the details and extent of your accident and work out how best we can pursue compensation on your behalf.

At your first meeting, our UK car accident solicitors will:

  • Assist you in making a formal statement of what happened from your perspective.
  • Advise about the various sources of compensation that might be available from different parties, such as payment from an insurer or a motorist who was at fault.
  • Discuss what your legal options are and how much it would cost to pursue a claim.

We will work on a "No Win No Fee" basis, which means you won't have to pay any legal fees before we've secured compensation for any injuries and damages.

Call our 24hrs Claim Help Team on 0800 710 1010 or fill our online form, and we will call you back.

Aggressive Road Traffic Accident (RTA) Claims Negotiation

Aggressive Road Traffic Accident (RTA) Claims Negotiation

At The Claim Help Team, we have more than 20 years of experience helping clients successfully claim compensation for their losses. Some typical examples of the types of loss that can be claimed are:

  • Medical Expenses: All costs of medical treatment, including emergency checkups, hospital fees, nursing costs, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, ambulance charges, prosthetics, orthotics, prescription medications and so on.
  • Accident Management Costs: Living costs caused by the impact of your injuries on your ability to work or perform daily activities, such as special equipment that you have to use, additional transport-related costs, childcare expenses and so on.
  • Loss of Income: Current and anticipated loss of income due to missed time from work caused by injuries sustained in an accident.
  • Damage to Vehicle (s): This will include repair or replacement costs of vehicles or property damaged in the accident.
  • Damage to Property: The cost of repairing or replacing other property you own that was damaged due to the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: The physical and emotional pain you experienced due to your injuries – including stress and anxiety – will be taken into account for this category of compensation.
  • Loss of companionship of children or other family members
  • Wrongful Death: If a member of your family or someone you were close to died in an accident, you might be able to claim damages for the loss of their companionship and any other related expenses/losses.
  • Punitive Damages: These are damages that are awarded in addition to the General Damages and Special Damages that a court awards when significant or serious negligence was demonstrated.

To help you recover from your injuries and loss, our solicitors will:

  • Arrange for payment of any outstanding medical bills to your doctors.
  • Negotiate an appropriate settlement figure with insurance companies who refuse to pay compensation on time
  • Contact your employers to establish if any compensation can be recovered from them for lost income.
  • Contact other parties involved in the accident to help recover living expenses caused by your injuries.
  • Prepare and submit legal claims on your behalf, deal with correspondence relating to your case, attend meetings at court or hospital appointments as necessary, etc.
  • Contact you as frequently as necessary to keep you updated on the status of your case.

If a matter calls for litigation, we will manage it through the courts, provide you with representation throughout the process, and advise you on how best to present your case.

Statistics on Traffic Accidents in the United Kingdom

Statistics on Traffic Accidents in the United Kingdom

According to the most recent DfT statistics for 2021, 25,945 drivers and other road users were seriously injured or killed in vehicle accidents in the UK in 2019.

In the same year, 150,000 people were hurt on our roads, including minor injuries. According to the National Travel Survey (NTS), 10% of adult road users had been in an accident. One-third of these people sustained injuries.

The Most Common Reasons for RTA Claims

The Most Common Reasons for RTA Claims

  • Distraction: This can include texting while driving, talking on a mobile phone, taking selfies and other activities that take your attention off the job.
  • Speed: It takes just a few seconds to get into an accident if you are going too fast for the conditions.
  • Driving Too Close To The Vehicle In Front: Driving this close to another vehicle is very dangerous and increases the likelihood of a severe accident.
  • Tiredness: If you aren't getting enough sleep, tiredness can affect your ability to drive safely and increase your risk of accidents.
  • Drinking and Driving: If you drink alcohol, even a tiny amount, it will affect your judgment behind the wheel and impair your ability to drive safely.
Types of Road Traffic Accident Claims

Types of Road Traffic Accident Claims

We can provide help and advice on all types of road traffic accidents, including those involving cars, motorcycles, buses, and Lorries. Typically, we will deal with cases such as:

  • Car Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Public Transport Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • HGV Accidents
  • Lorry Accident Claims
How Much Compensation Will I Get for a Car Accident?

How Much Compensation Will I Get for a Car Accident?

The amount of compensation you get for your injuries and losses will vary case by case. Factors that affect this include:

  • How severe your injuries are
  • Whether or not someone has died in the accident
  • If there is any permanent damage caused
  • If there are long-term effects from the incident, such as scarring or post-traumatic stress disorder
  • If you are unable to return to work for any length of time after the accident
  • Whether anyone else was injured in the incident
  • The effects on your life and future opportunities, including financial losses incurred due to reduced earning power or career opportunities
  • The costs of private medical treatment or alternative therapies that a public hospital could not administer
  • Any other losses that could be considered under the RTA compensation scheme
What to do?

How Do I Claim Compensation after a Car Accident?

How Do I Claim Compensation after a Car Accident?

  • Get yourself checked out by trained professionals after the accident. Every time you go to the hospital or visit a doctor, keep copies of all your medical bills in case they are needed later on.
  • Do not admit fault for any reason. This can be hard because everyone tends to blame themselves for an accident. However, there is no benefit in doing so and it's not worth the risk of having your claim refused or reduced due to contributory negligence.
  • Take note of how you feel after the accident. If you experience any pain, dizziness, or other symptoms, write them down and put them in a diary. If you don't do this at the time, it will be hard to remember how you felt.
  • Call the authorities if someone has been injured or killed in the accident, then contact the police. You should also call them if there are any witnesses to interview about what they saw. Ask for a copy of their full statement and save it.
  • If someone else is at fault for the accident, speak to them and take down their details: age, address, and vehicle registration number (if it's a car or motorcycle). If someone has caused this accident, they should be held accountable for any damage they have caused you.
  • Check your insurance policy as soon as possible after the accident if your Vehicle was involved in it. Check how much coverage you have and find out whether you are entitled to any compensation for any damage or injuries that were caused.

If you believe your injuries and losses may be covered by the RTA compensation scheme, we can help you with a claim. We will look at all of the relevant factors, including the extent of your injuries and any financial loss suffered due to being in an accident.

The personal injury solicitors from our team will conduct a full investigation into the circumstances of an accident, building up a detailed picture of what happened. We will deal with all parties involved in the incident and gather statements from witnesses.

How Long Does It Take To Settle a Road Accident Claim?

How Long Does It Take To Settle a Road Accident Claim?

The average claim duration for car road accident claims in the UK is 4 to 9 months.

However, getting an accurate estimate of how long your claim will take is difficult, as it depends on several factors. Some claims are settled more quickly than others due to the absence of complications, but you can usually expect compensation payments within one to nine months.

The most common reason for delays is when additional medical reports from experts who have treated you are needed. Compensation lawyers will always ask their clients to regularly visit the doctor for checkups, which helps build up a comprehensive picture of injuries and any lasting effects on your life.

If the other party involved in an accident is difficult or slow to respond to claim forms, letters, or emails from solicitors, this can also cause delays. If your claim is based on the negligence or fault of another person, they may delay settlement because they are hoping their insurance providers will payout instead.

Get Started with Our No-Win-No-Fee Road Traffic Accident Claim Assistance Today

Get Started with Our No-Win-No-Fee Road Traffic Accident Claim Assistance Today

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident, do not wait to speak with an RTA compensation lawyer from The Claim Help Team. Our friendly advisors can help anyone affected by someone else's carelessness or recklessness to pursue a claim for financial damages.

We only work on a no-win-no-fee basis, so there's no financial risk involved. Please fill out our claim form or call us now on 0800 710 1010 to speak with one of our advisors directly.

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