Road Traffic Accident Claims
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you could be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries and other losses.
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Road Traffic Accident Claims
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you could be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries and other losses. Our personal injury claim specialists can give you free personal injury advice and help you get your compensation free of any charges.
If you are a passenger in a vehicle that is involved in a road traffic collision where you sustain an injury then a claim could be made against the insurance company of the person responsible for the accident. This could include the driver of the vehicle that you were travelling in if applicable.
We have a specialist team of lawyers who have the expertise and knowledge to manage the complete spectrum of road traffic incidents. Even if the driver at fault is untraceable or uninsured we will work with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau [MIB] to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Whether you were the driver, cyclist, motorcyclist, passenger or pedestrian involved in a road accident, please call now on 01612258181 for free compensation advice. Our personal injury specialists can help you get your compensation as quickly as possible. We work on a No Win No Fee basis on the majority of our road accident cases.
What is a road traffic accident claim?
The road traffic accident compensation claim means money awarded to someone who has been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t their fault.
You may be able to make an accident compensation claim if you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was all or partly someone else’s fault.
No win no fee road traffic accident solicitors
Our solicitors handle road traffic accident claims on a no win no fee basis which means you will not pay a penny if your compensation claim is unsuccessful.
Have you been injured in a road traffic accident? Contact our No Win No Fee solicitors in Manchester to take the first step towards your successful road traffic accident compensation claim.
What are the 8 common types of road traffic accident claims?
There are different types of road traffic accident claims, but the eight most common types are as listed below:
What to do if you have a road accident?
Just follow these steps if you have you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident:
- Firstly, you should make sure everyone involved in a road traffic accident is safe.
- Check for injuries and call an ambulance immediately if anyone is hurt.
- Call the police and report the accident within 24 hours of it happening.
How to make road traffic accident compensation claims?
Follow these steps if you wish to make a road traffic accident compensation claim.
- Get the evidence to support your claim such as photographs, witness statements, medical reports etc;
- Contact United Solicitors on 0161 225 8181 and get free legal advice regarding your road traffic accident claim;
- Once you have contacted us, our injury solicitors will review your matter and let you know if you are eligible to make a claim;
- If you are eligible to make claim, our solicitors will assist you with your claim and make sure you get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
How long after a road traffic accident can you claim?
Under UK law, you will have 3 years from the date of the accident to make a road traffic accident compensation claim if you are aged over 18. This means that court proceedings must be issued within three years of you first being aware that you have suffered an injury.
Children under the age of 18 can make road accident compensation claims within the 3 years starting from their 18th birthday.
A parent or legal guardian can claim compensation for a child’s accident or injury before they turned 18.
Call United Solicitors on 0161 225 8181 or contact us online to get in touch with one of our no win no fee solicitors in Manchester to get free legal advice.
How much compensation can I claim for a road traffic accident?
There is no fixed compensation amount for a road accident claim. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration to calculate the compensation amount such as the type of injuries, the severity of each injury, financial losses and so on.
What evidence is needed for a road accident claim?
The types and amount of evidence you have are the key factors to a successful claim, therefore you should try to gather as much evidence (and different types too) as you can.
There are several forms of evidence that can be used to support your claim which may include but are not limited to:
- Photographs of the scene of the accident
- Dashcam or CCTV footage (if possible)
- Photographs of the damaged vehicle, equipment, and personal items
- Photographs of your sustained injuries
- Medical reports
- Witness statements
- Receipts and records of financial expenses incurred because of the accident
- Payslips from months before and after the accident demonstrating your loss of income
What is the average payout for a road traffic accident?
The compensation amount depends on the type of injury, the severity of each injury and some other factors. The average payouts for road traffic accidents are listed below.
Whiplash payout scale UK 2022
From 31 May 2021, the amount of compensation you can claim for whiplash injuries has changed and is now based on the length of time you suffer from your injuries.
The Whiplash compensation amounts for 2022 ranges from a minimum of £240 to a maximum payout of £4,345.
|Duration Of Injury||Amount|
|Not more than 3 months||£240||£260|
|More than 3 months but not more than 6 months||£495||£520|
|More than 6 months but not more than 9 months||£840||£895|
|More than 9 months but not more than 12 months||£1,320||£1,390|
|More than 12 months but not more than 15 months||£2,040||£2,125|
|More than 15 months but not more than 18 months||£3,005||£3,100|
|More than 18 months but not more than 24 months||£4,215||£4,345|
Can I claim compensation for a road traffic accident that was partly my fault?
Yes, you can make a compensation claim if you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault or partly your fault.
Contact our expert injury solicitors in Manchester to see if you are eligible to make claim.
How long will it take to make a road accident compensation claim?
On average, road traffic accident claims take 4-9 months to settle. However, it may take longer depending on the complexity of the case. Our solicitors always work hard to get the maximum amount of compensation as quickly as possible.
Small claims personal injury and whiplash law changes
From 31 May 2021, the personal injury claims process changed for people who suffer from low-value injuries in road traffic accidents (RTAs).
The changes affect the amount of compensation claimants receive and include:
- tariffs for whiplash injuries that last up to two years from RTAs;
- the small claims limit increasing from £1,000 to £5,000 for RTAs not involving vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.
Best solicitors for road accident claims in Manchester
At United Solicitors, we have the best team of road accident solicitors in Manchester to deal with all types of injury claims.
We help thousands of clients per year with their injury claims. We will work hard to get the deserved compensation and we will give you clear, jargon-free advice and guidance so you can be in complete control of your claim.
Free legal advice on road traffic accident claim
Our personal injury solicitors in Manchester provide free legal advice and claim assessment. No matter where you live, our injury lawyers can provide legal services remotely.
Speak to our injury lawyer today to get free legal advice and take the first step toward your successful road accident compensation claim.