Road traffic accident claims
If you've been injured in a serious car accident as a driver or a passenger, even if the person responsible for causing your injury is a family member, we'll manage your claim with the highest levels of professionalism, expertise and compassion.
Safety improvements and features in modern cars mean that while the majority of serious car accidents seldom result in fatalities any more, the likelihood of sustaining injuries ranging from relatively minor sprains and scratches to major traumas like broken legs, fractured arms, facial lacerations and spinal damage is much greater. Thanks to ABS, seat belts and crumple zones, you're far more likely to survive a serious car accident, but it's also equally likely that you could sustain some sort of injury that may require lengthy medical treatment and could have serious, life-long, repercussions.
Making a compensation claim after a serious car accident needn't be difficult and like any other personal injury claim it's important to make sure you have evidence to support your version of events. You won't necessarily be ineligible to make a serious car accident claim even if you were partly responsible for the accident and if the other party proves to be uninsured, you can still make a claim through the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB).
Anyone who sustained an injury in a serious car accident within the last three years should get independent legal advice about making a compensation claim.
Experts in serious car accident claims
Access Legal from Shoosmiths has helping thousands of clients every year who've been involved in serious car accidents. We have established strong partnerships with treatment and rehabilitation specialists, medical examiners, forensic engineers, barristers, and other leading experts who may be needed to progress your accident claim. We also have strong relationships with many of the UK's major insurance firms, meaning we avoid 'insurer delays', so negotiations are quicker and it doesn't take so long to settle your claim.
Whether you have just a few bruises and scratches or suffered a catastrophic trauma, such as brain injury or spinal cord injury, you'll receive the same expert and sympathetic advice. We can demonstrate an enviable track record of success gaining compensation in cases involving serious car accidents and multi-vehicle accidents. Our proven expertise also encompasses hire vehicle claims as well as claims involving uninsured drivers and/or untraced third parties. You may have been directed to a 'panel' solicitor by your insurance company, but you are not obliged to use them. Even if you are already in the process of making an accident claim you are entitled to change solicitors, for whatever reason.
Why choose Access Legal from Shoosmiths
We've been handling serious car accident claims for nearly 20 years and have the staff and the support systems in place to give the very best service to our clients. We are also part of a much wider organisation and can offer legal services that could meet other needs which may flow from your claim. If your compensation award proves substantial, we can help in setting up a trust to protect your compensation from DWP benefits deduction. We can advise and assist if you are seriously injured and face long term difficulties which mean you may need to move or adapt your current home to suit your physical limitations.
Making a car accident claim: What do I do next?
Whether you have been referred to us by your insurance company, are using your legal expenses insurance policy, or simply want independent legal advice please get in touch about your claim. In most cases, we could act on your behalf on a no-win-no-fee basis. Contact us online or call our helpline on 03700 868 686. It's open Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.
Let our experts advise you on the next steps involved in making a road traffic accident claim