Road Traffic Accident Claims Solicitors

  • We fight for justice to maximise your payout
  • No win no fee claims
  • Free initial consultation
  • Our specialists know how insurers work
  • 9/10 customers would recommend & use us again

Call or enquire online for legal advice on road traffic accident claims.

Send us details

Get the help & results you deserve

No-one chooses to be involved in a road traffic accident but you can choose your law firm. Even if your insurance provider has recommended a different law firm you are free to make your own choice about who represents you.

A car accident can have a serious impact on those involved and their families, whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian. We can help you with Road Traffic Accidents claims, but we also have expertise in handling cycling, motorbike, pedestrian and whiplash claims. 

How to claim for a Road Traffic Accident?

Our specialist road traffic accident claims team will intimate the details of your claim as quickly as possible after the accident. The details of the accident and injury will be sent to the insurance company who represents the driver at fault.

Some motor insurers will often try to settle your injury claim directly with you and this can mean that you can receive less compensation than you should. If we represent you we will advise you appropriately should this happen.

We will ingather details of your losses, any documents that we need to prove your case and will contact witnesses as soon as possible.

How long do I have to claim after a Road Traffic Accident?

The time limit for settling a road traffic accident claim is usually three years after the accident. However, in terms of the compulsory Scottish pre-action protocol, your claim should be intimated as soon as possible.

If a child is involved in a road traffic accident the timescale will be three years following their 16th birthday.

No Win No Fee - Funding your Injury claim

For clients who do not have the benefit of Legal Expense Insurance (“LEI”), we deal with claims on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you pay nothing if your case is unsuccessful. Even if you have LEI there is no requirement for you to accept the solicitors chosen by your insurers. You have the right to “freedom of choice”  if you feel they do not have the expertise for your claim or even the right location.

Our experience has led to:

  • Helping thousands of people like you fight for justice
  • No Win No Fee claims 
  • Helping with Rehabilitation with specialist contacts
  • Securing over £20m for our clients in the last 18 months
  • 9 out of 10 customers would use us again and recommend us to friends & family based on client feedback

What can be included in my Road Traffic Accident Claim?

We can claim compensation for any injury you suffer including whiplashfracturesscarring, tinnitus and psychological trauma (including driving phobia). You may also be able to claim for general out of pocket expenses, loss of earnings, care and assistance required and various other expenses relating to your damaged vehicle.

When can I make a compensation claim?

  • If the accident was in the last three years
  • If someone else was at fault
  • If you have suffered injury and/or been off work as a result of the accident
  • If you are out of pocket for miscellaneous expenses such as your policy excess, children's car seats and hire costs.

Why use Harper Macleod for your Claim?

We are Scottish road traffic accident claims experts and have one of the largest personal injury departments in Scotland with over 25 personal injury specialists covering the whole of Scotland from our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso and Lerwick and we offer a no win no fee. 

Our Specialist Road Traffic Accident Claims Team are here to help

Our team provide a free initial consultation and you can contact us by filling out the claims form below with details of your accident/injury or:

Enquire Online

Please don't provide anything sensitive here, like health details, or your credit card number

By completing this form you agree to Harper Macleod's Privacy Notice.

We're personal injury specialists you can trust

We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society of Scotland's Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme. We are also members of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society.

accredited personal injury and car accident solicitors car accident solicitors - motor accident solicitors society personal injury solicitors accredited scheme - car accident solicitors

What type of traffic accident is covered?

Our specialist team has vast experience in dealing with road traffic accident claims and can assist in obtaining compensation following accidents such as:

  • Roundabout collisions
  • Accidents involving foreign vehicles
  • Accidents where the other driver cannot be traced (hit and run)
  • Accidents where the other driver is uninsured

More from Harper Macleod

Why choose us?

You don't need a lawyer - not many law firms will tell you that. What you need is someone to provide a solution, and our advisors are dedicated and flexible enough to do just that.

Learn more

Personal legal services

With one of Scotland's largest teams dealing with personal legal matters, we have specialist knowledge for every stage of your life - from buying a house to protecting your assets.

Learn more


We are one of Scotland's leading, most successful law firms but you don't have to take our word for it. Our performance has consistently been recognised by our peers.

Learn more