CAR ACCIDENT SOLICITOR - PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM LAWYERS
Our car accident solicitors represent the injured victims of negligent drivers throughout the United Kingdom on a no win no fee* basis otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. In the event that the legal claim is lost our lawyers make no charge to the client. In the event of a win, the third party insurers pay the legal costs in almost all cases. Win or lose - No Charge*.
UK Car Accident Injury Solicitors
Our car accident solicitors are personal injury compensation claim specialists and are members of both the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). If you complete the contact form or email our solicitors offices or call our legal helpline our receptionists will take basic details and then transfer your call to a specialist personal injury lawyer for advice at no cost and without any further obligation. If after discussing your potential claim you decide to proceed no further then you are quite at liberty to do so and you will not be charged for any advice.
Car Accident Risk Analysis
If you decide to use our lawyers services to take action then your car accident solicitor will take a detailed statement from you and proceed to gather all relevant evidence before sending a formal letter of claim to the other driver or his insurers. Our solicitors do not just take on the 'dead cert' claims but will act in any claim that appears to have a better than evens chance of success from the outset. In reality cases often become stronger as time passes as more evidence is gathered.
No Win No Fee Solicitors
In the unlikely event that your claim does not succeed you can just walk away with no bill and no legal charges. Lawyers are not in the habit of writing off their legal costs and you can rest assured that any lawyer acting on a no win no fee basis will make every endeavour to ensure that the outcome of a compensation claim results in payment of compensation to the client.
Personal Injury Time Limits
All personal injury claims must be completed or legal proceedings must have been issued in a court of law within three years of the accident failing which the claim becomes 'statute barred' under the Limitation Act 1980 and the opportunity to claim compensation may be lost forever. There are some exceptions to the general rule including the mentally disabled and those who did not realise that they were injured until some time after the event. The court also has a rarely exercised discretion to extend time limits
Injury Compensation Awards
In most cases the amount of compensation is settled following negotiation between your solicitor and the third party insurers however on the rare occasions that a case goes to trial, the amount of the compensation award is determined by a judge after consideration of previously decided cases following representations to the court, made by both parties lawyers.
Liability & Contributory Negligence
If you were the driver and consider yourself partially to blame for the accident, a claim for compensation for personal injury can still be made to the third party insurers using the doctrine of 'contributory negligence'. If you were 50% to blame for the accident then your damages are reduced accordingly however a passenger always receives the full amount of their compensation even if the driver of the car in which they were travelling was fully or partially to blame.
Car Accident Facts
There are currently over 30 million vehicles using the roads of Great Britain including in excess of 27 million private cars and this number is increasing by over 500,000 each year. Over the past few years road casualties they have been falling steadily resulting in less car accident compensation claims despite the increase in traffic volume.
The main cause of car crashes is human error and investigation has shown that driver misjudgement is present to some degree in 98% of all incidents. Fatigue is a major problem and drivers falling asleep at the wheel cause thousands of deaths and injuries every year. Young and inexperienced motor car drivers are involved in a disproportionately high number of collisions which is reflected in the insurance premiums they have to pay. Drinking and driving is less of a problem than in the past but there seems remains a hard core of drivers who are still willing to take a chance. Motoring after taking drugs is becoming more widespread and causing the police and safety organizations much concern.
Tackling these problems has not proved to be an easy matter however police appear to be using stricter enforcement of the law with a zero tolerance policy in some areas. Speed limits are in force to protect and support vulnerable road users including cyclists and pedestrians and the police are often prosecuting those who exceed the speed limit by even a small amount. There are now considerably more unforgiving speed detection cameras than in the past which, whilst they are unpopular with drivers, in certain locations do save lives.