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Steve McCourt

Personal Injury Solicitor (Road Traffic Accidents)

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Road Traffic Accident Claims

How do I make a road traffic accident claim?

If you have been involved in a car accident within the last three years, and have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligent actions, it is likely that you will be eligible to make a claim.

To make a claim it is recommended to seek legal advice as soon after the accident occurred as possible, whilst the details of the accident are still fresh to mind.

True have a team of specialist road traffic accident solicitors that you can contact via email, online enquiry form, phone or live chat to start the claims process.

A member of our friendly team will then contact you to ask you a series of questions regarding the circumstances of the accident. We will also explain to you the No Win, No Fee agreement and outline the next steps to proceeding with your claim.

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What can I claim compensation for?

The injuries that you have suffered as a result of the accident may leave you out of pocket, as you may need to take time off work to recover. This may also involve the need to pay for rehabilitative treatment and increased travel costs, through being unable to drive or due to the damages to your vehicle. You may be able to claim for the following:

  • The cost of repairing your vehicle, or its replacement cost if it is too badly damaged.
  • Any travel costs you have incurred whilst your own vehicle is off-road, e.g. hire charges, bus fares etc.
  • Loss of earnings.
  • Injury compensation.
  • Medical expenses such as physiotherapy fees, prescription charges, painkillers etc.
  • Compensation for care and support.
  • Rehabilitation

What are the common types of road traffic accidents?

There are many different accident scenarios, including:

  • Rear end collisions
  • Concertina collisions
  • Collisions at junctions or roundabouts
  • Lane-changing collisions
  • Collisions caused by overtaking
  • Excessive speed
  • Reversing
  • Failing to indicate
  • Collisions caused by uninsured drivers
  • Drunk drivers
  • Joy riders
  • Hit and run accidents

No two road traffic accident claims are the same and arguments about who is to blame can arise even in the most straightforward accident circumstances. In some cases both parties can be at fault leading to a split liability settlement or a finding of contributory negligence.

How much will my road traffic accident claim be worth?

If you have been involved in a collision our car accident solicitors will provide you with a free honest assessment of your case advising you what you can claim for, such as:

  • The cost of repairing your vehicle, or its replacement cost if it is too badly damaged.
  • Any travel costs you have incurred whilst your own vehicle is off-road, e.g. hire charges, bus fares etc.
  • Loss of earnings.
  • Injury compensation.
  • Medical expenses such as physiotherapy fees, prescription charges, painkillers etc.
  • Compensation for care and support.
  • Rehabilitation

The amount of compensation that you could obtain depends on the individual circumstances of each case. Your solicitor will take into account the above factors when calculating a settlement figure, but you can use our compensation calculator below to get an idea of how much your physical injuries could be worth.

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Why choose TRUE?

Obtaining evidence to prove who caused an accident and to support any losses sustained, including a report from a medical expert, is vital to the success of any car accident claim.

Knowing the law and what evidence to obtain to prove who caused an accident, and what evidence is required to support any losses sustained, is vital to the success of any car accident claim, and it is what we do best.

TRUE Solicitors LLP help thousands of injured clients every year recover compensation from their road traffic accident claims.  We act for clients who have suffered relatively minor soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash, and those who have suffered more serious injuries requiring extensive medical treatment.

What road traffic accident claims do we handle?

True Solicitors handle all types of road traffic accidents including:

Motorcycle accidents

Cycling accidents

Public transport accidents

Passenger accidents

Uninsured driver claims 

Pedestrian accidents

Taxi accident claims 

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

Road traffic accident claims should be started within three years of the accident happening. The sooner you instruct the help of a solicitor the better. There are however some exceptions to this rule, including:

Children – If children are involved in a road traffic accident the law allows for their parent or guardian to submit a claim on their behalf at any time before their eighteenth birthday.  After the child has turned eighteen they can choose to pursue a claim themselves before the age of twenty-one.

Mental Incapacity – If the person involved in a car accident doesn’t have the mental capacity to make a claim themselves, a family member or friend can make a claim on their behalf at any time after the accident has occurred.

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Our Process

1

Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.

2

Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.

3

Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.

How long will my claim take?

The length of any road traffic accident claim depends on whether the other party admits fault, the severity of the injury and the extent of the claim for losses and expenses. Straightforward road traffic accident claims may settle within a few months, whereas complex cases may take in excess of a year.

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Personal Injury Solicitor (Road Traffic Accidents)

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Please Note: Estimate amounts are guidelines only. Your injury and recovery are as individual as you are. The amounts are guideline amounts only and any settlement will be based upon the evidence of medical practitioners.
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