Road Traffic Accident Claims

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Road Traffic Accident Claim

If you have been injured as a driver, passenger or pedestrian in a Road Traffic Accident then you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

Road Traffic Accident Claim



We will help you prove that someone was to blame for your Road Traffic Accident. This may be another road user, another driver or it may be the driver of a vehicle in which you were the passenger, even if this was a friend or family member.

Even if you were partly at fault for the Road Traffic Accident you may still be able to recover compensation however it may be reduced to take into account the amount you were to blame.

What if the Driver has no Insurance or Cannot be Traced?

Even if the driver at fault for the Road Traffic Accident has no insurance or cannot be traced you may still be able to recover compensation from the Motor Insurers Bureau. This is a body funded by insurers to compensate victims in cases where the driver at fault has no insurance or cannot be traced. However you still have to show that the driver was at fault.

Steps to Take Following an Accident involving a Motor Vehicle

  • Get the full name, address and insurance details of the other driver;
  • Report the accident to the police;
  • Seek advice from your GP or the hospital in relation to your injuries;
  • Get the names and addresses of any witnesses;
  • Report the accident to your insurers;
  • Keep receipts for all expenses you incur (including travelling costs to the hospital / your GP) – bus tickets, taxi receipts etc;
  • Take photographs of the accident scene or draw a sketch plan.

  • Compensation

    If you are successful in your injury claim you claim claim compensation for any pain or suffering caused by the accident. You can also claim for other losses you may have incurred as a result of your accident such as:

  • the cost of medical treatment or medication
  • damage to clothing
  • loss of earnings
  • travel expenses to and from your GP or Hospital for treatment
  • care and assistance someone has had to give you because of your injuries

  • If you have suffered any financial losses as a result of your accident you should keep a record of them. You should also keep any receipts for those losses

    Time Limits

    You normally only have 3 years from the date of your accident to issue Court Proceedings. If you do not issue Court Proceedings within 3 years of the date of the accident you would usually be unable to pursue your claim further. The Courts can however waive the 3-year time limit in some circumstances if it can be shown that there was a valid reason why you did not pursue the claim sooner.

    Call Philip Thompson, Mark Thompson, Jacqueline Rafferty or Helen Roberts free on 0800 7313982


    Fill in our Contact Form and we will call you at a time to suit you to discuss your claim further

    Back Off Campaign

    We support the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ Back Off campaign in the hope that this may prevent unnecessary road traffic accidents occurring.

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