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Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
No Win No Fee Road Traffic Accident Claims
A car accident can have a serious impact on those involved and their families, whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian. We can claim compensation for any injury you suffer including whiplash, fractures, scarring, tinnitus and psychological trauma (including driving phobia) at a no win no fee service. 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. Our specialist team has vast experience in dealing with road traffic accident claims and can assist in obtaining compensation following accidents involving:
Type Of Road Traffic Accident Claims
- Car accidents
- Cycling accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Whiplash injuries
- Multi-car collisions
- Rear-end shunts
- Roundabout collisions
- Accidents involving foreign vehicles
- Accidents where the other driver cannot be traced (hit and run)
- Accidents where the other driver is uninsured
What Should You Do Following A Road Traffic Accident?
When you are involved in a road traffic accident, if you are able to, it is important that you take some information. The information should include:
- Where the accident happened (road name and number if possible)
- The other vehicle's registration number, make and model of car
- The name and address of the other driver and their insurance details
- Photographs of accident locus (where the accident took place) and damage to each vehicle.
If there were witnesses to the accident (including people in either car) then you should get their names and addresses. If the police attended the accident then you should get their names and the police station they came from. If you were injured you should attend the hospital or your doctor to ensure you get appropriate treatment.
How To Claim For A Road Traffic Accident?
Our Personal Injury Solicitors in Scotland are Road Traffic Accident specialists and will be able to advise you if you have a claim. Our team will begin our investigations into the circumstances of your injury as soon as possible so it is important you get in touch with us as promptly. Once you instruct us to represent you we will make enquiries about liability (fault) and start in gathering evidence to prove your case.
If liability for the road traffic accident is in dispute we will undertake investigations which will ensure you are in the strongest possible position for your case to move forward. This may include taking statements from the police who attended the scene and/ or witnesses.
If you are able to supply us with the other driver's registration number we will be able to run a search when you instruct us to get details of their insurance company. There is a claims process under which most road traffic accident cases proceed in Scotland. This is called the Pre- Action Protocol - a series of steps to be taken to ensure everyone is aware of the claim and both sides are heard - and we will intimate your claim in accordance with this.
How Long Do You Have To Claim After A Road Traffic Accident?
Usually, you will have 3 years from the date of the accident or negligence to make a claim. If you have any doubt about if you have a case you should contact our specialist lawyers.
To get an indication of the strength of your claim you should get in touch with us as soon as possible. Many types of claims are time-barred under Scots law so the sooner you start the process the better. We will focus on achieving justice and securing a fair settlement for you. We require to get documents to prove your losses and will instruct relevant experts in order to prove that the injuries were linked to the accident or negligence and the extent of your losses. This includes medical reports to show the nature and extent of your injuries. We will advise you on what we are able to input as part of your claim and guide you through the process.
Will You Have To Go To Court For Your Claim?
The majority of Road Traffic Accident Personal Injury claims that are raised as court action do not proceed to a full hearing. There are incentives on both sides to avoid court action which is positive however this is not guaranteed. If a court action requires to be raised on your behalf we will guide you through the court process.
We will advise you at all significant steps of the court action ("litigation"). It is important that you instruct specialist Road Traffic Accident Personal Injury solicitors to ensure that you get the correct level of representation and you achieve an outcome that is fair, just and reasonable.
How Much Compensation Could You Receive For A Road Traffic Accident?
Every case is different and compensation will vary according to your specific circumstances however normally you can claim for compensation for your injuries and any losses which you have suffered as a result of your injury (for example wage loss, damaged personal effects or good, travel costs, services supplied by relatives etc).
The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the evidence available, whether the neglected party is fully or partially responsible, the losses suffered and any additional costs to you. In terms of your injury claim factors taken into account when assessing the level of compensation are the extent and severity of your injury, the long terms effects of your injury and the extent to which the injury has affected your life.
No Win No Fee - Funding Your Injury Claim
For clients who do not have the benefit of Legal Expense Insurance (“LEI”), we deal with injury 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.
A No Win No Fee agreement is also known as a confidential fee agreement which is an agreement you make with us so that you can make your personal injury claim without having to put up any legal fees upfront. So if your claim is unsuccessful the agreement states you will not have to pay any fees, helping to relieve any stress or worry throughout the claim process.
In addition to our No Win No Fee service we can access support, medical care and help for you and your family due to the relationships we have with support groups in Scotland and have offices throughout Scotland - Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Elgin and Lerwick. We will fight for justice and fairness, we will do the hard work for you and are committed to making a positive difference.
We Are The Injury Claim 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 and our experience has led to:
- Helping thousands of people like you fight for justice
- Helping with Rehabilitation with specialist contacts
- Securing over £20m for our clients in the last 18 months
- 9 out of 10 of our injury claims customers would use us again and recommend us to friends & family based on client feedback
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Our Injury Claims team in Scotland provide a free initial consultation and you can contact us by filling out the claims form below with details of your accident/injury or:
Road Accident Claims Solicitors - Key Contacts
Elizabeth is an experienced commercial litigator, who has run cases in all areas of contentious insurance law, from road traffic pursuer and defender claims to general personal injury, employment, professional negligence, medical negligence, contractual disputes and home right claims. In addition, the department also handles Public, Occupier's and Employer's Liability claims. Elizabeth leads a team that has a large portfolio of insurance clients/companies dealing with various types of claims. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession described Elizabeth as "commercially focused and bright" and "always aware of clients' needs."
Heather has experience in a variety of civil litigation including road traffic, medical negligence, credit hire, employer liability, public liability and beauty claims. Heather specialises in complex personal injury reparation involving catastrophic injuries, fatalities, fraudulent claims, indemnity disputes, liability disputes and medical negligence. In this role, Heather acts for a variety of insurance companies, private individuals and private companies in connection with litigated and non-litigated claims and regularly appears in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland and handles a wide range of cases in the Court of Session. Heather is also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury.
Amy is an experienced Personal Injury solicitor and delivers advice and assistance to the insurer and individual clients in relation to pursuer and defender cases, including high-value cases. Amy has significant experience in relation to serious injury cases, credit hire and fraudulent claims. In addition, she provides training and assistance to the Personal Injury team for technical advice. She is technically sound in relation to all aspects of liability decisions and is experienced in dealing with Road Traffic Accidents, Employers Liability, Public Liability and all serious injury cases. Amy is also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury.
Marina is an experienced Personal Injury solicitor who specialises in fatal accident cases and serious injury. She has expertise and experience in dealing with all types of Personal Injury work arising from workplace accidents including occupational disease, road traffic accidents, accidents in public places and criminal injuries compensation claims. Marina deals with high-value cases in Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session with regular appearances in courts throughout Scotland. She primarily deals with pursuing claims on behalf of individuals and has experience in defender work including representation of some of the UK's largest insurance companies. Marina is also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury Law.
Victoria specialises in advising individuals in relation to personal injury reparation claims, in particular claims arising out of road traffic collisions. She primarily deals with pursuing claims, however, she also has experience in acting on behalf of defenders. Victoria deals with claims from the initial conversation through to conclusion, whether by negotiation or litigation. Victoria has extensive experience with dealing with all heads of the claim arising out of a road traffic collision, including personal injury, uninsured losses and credit hire. Victoria is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury Law and recently appointed onto the Scottish Head Injury Forum Committee.
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