Car accidents

Car accidents, where a car hits a vehicle, person, or an object, can cause very serious injuries and severely impact the lives of all those involved.

Our personal injury solicitors can identify if you have a claim online or over the phone, and can help make sure you get the personal injury compensation you deserve.

Car accident compensation

Car accidents, where a car hits a vehicle, person, or an object, can cause very serious injuries and severely impact the lives of all those involved.

Our personal injury team can identify if you have a claim online or over the phone, and can help make sure you get the personal injury compensation you deserve.

We have a wealth of experience in all types of car accident claims, including instances of reckless and drunk driving, dangerous driving conditions, hit and run cases, and so forth. Our personal injury solicitors will help you claim compensation to help you get what you need.

Serious car accident injuries

As a personal injury brand with over 20 years of experience, we understand the severity of many car accident injuries and what it means to each of our clients. Not only in terms of the injury itself, but the effect it will have on your employment, on those closest to you, and in terms of your daily care needs.

We understand that making a claim can seem like an unneeded additional stress at a time where you should be focusing on your recovery. However by claiming with our experienced personal injury solicitors, you will be fully supported in your claim to get the compensation you deserve and to help you and your family both now and for the future.

In cases of serious injury a compensation claim can help you look to the future. Claims can help you pay your bills, install home assists in the home such as ramps, and cover things like travel and care.

Do I have a claim?

Whether you were a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian, if you were injured in a car accident and you were not at fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.

It is important to have as many details about the accident to hand as possible, so that we can attempt to find the incident on CCTV and build a case. This includes when and where the incident took place, details of those involved, and of any witnesses if you have any.

You can still claim if you were involved in an accident where the driver didn’t have insurance, or if you were involved in a hit and run.

We offer free impartial advice on whether you can make a claim either by completing our online form, or calling our claim team on 0800 29 800 29. Alternatively, request a callback on this page and we will call you back.

Accidents caused by a motorist

In order to claim, the accident must have been somebody else’s fault; either the fault of another road user or because of the road conditions.

If your injuries are the fault of another road user (car, motorbike, bus, etc.) then your compensation will come from their insurers rather than them personally.

Accidents caused by uninsured drivers or hit and runs

If the accident you were injured in was the fault of an uninsured driver or part of a hit and run then you might still be able to make a claim. If your claim is successful then it will be paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

Accidents caused by poor road conditions

If your car accident injuries are due to poor road surfaces such as potholes or cracks in the road, then you may be able to make a claim against the Highways Agency or the local council depending on where the road is.

There is someone responsible for every road and pavement in the UK, and if it is unsafe to use and caused your accident, then you may be able to claim.

Frequently asked questions

Personal injury compensation can help ensure that you have what you need to plan for the future and put you back in a situation that is as similar as possible to before the incident.

Compensation is calculated to cover a number of factors including:

  • the severity and impact of the injury
  • loss of earnings
  • costs of treatment
  • costs of equipment needed for day-to-day living
  • required aftercare or continuous care
  • house adjustments (such as ramps, modified rooms)
  • costs of re-training if a career change is unavoidable

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are putting yourself in the best possible position both financially and in terms of finding the correct support going forward by enquiring about claiming personal injury compensation.

Our expert personal injury solicitors and experienced personal injury claim team will be able to breakdown what to expect from a claim and how it is calculated to ensure that any compensation you successfully claim puts you in the best position for now and for you and your family’s future.

There are three ways you can start your claim with Claim Today:

  1. Use our quick and easy online form – we’ll ask you about the incident and your injuries and let you know if you could have a claim; or
  2. Call our team on 0800 29 800 29 and we’ll guide you through the steps to see if you have a claim; or
  3. Use one of our live chat functions on this website, or on Facebook Messenger.

By contacting Claim Today, we will let you know whether you have a personal injury claim and give you the information you need to start a claim.

Should you claim with Claim Today, we will pass on your matter to one of our experienced and specialist personal injury solicitors to carry out your matter in a courteous and efficient manner.

As part of our commitment to keeping claims simple, we make personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis, removing the financial risk of making a claim. You will not need to pay your legal costs should your claim be unsuccessful, meaning that you can claim with no need to worry about the finances involved.

Our claim handlers will inform you whether you qualify for a no win no fee agreement and how much you would pay should your personal injury claim be successful (known as a success fee). This will never more than 25% including the price of after-the-event insurance, and is typically less than this.

Serious injuries are best identified by how long they’ve needed treatment for, if you are unable to return to work and how long you are unable to return to work, as well as if you need assistance in completing day-to-day tasks.

If your injury has impacted your life in a way that has set you back financially or it will do so in the future, then it is likely to be serious enough to enquire about making a claim.

The main things that you might be able to claim against are:

  • care and equipment both current and future;
  • loss of earnings, as well as potential future earnings if your future progression has been impacted as a result of the injury; and
  • the loss of being able to participate in activities such as sport or learning particular skills that you are now unable to due to your injury.

We do receive claim enquiries from people who are calling on behalf of somebody else, mainly parents on behalf of children, or spouses on behalf of their partners – particularly in cases of more serious injuries including comas and brain injuries.

You can certainly start the process on someone else’s behalf, and we will guide you through the steps needed to ensure that it is as simple as possible through this difficult time. You can start by using our online form, requesting a callback, or by calling us on 0800 29 800 29.

Under the upcoming personal injury reforms in 2020, a more claimants will have to go through the small claims court. Namely those whose injury claims from road traffic accidents are likely to recover £5,000, and £2,000 for other claims. The current threshold for small claims is £1,000.

Most firms will not be able to represent those who go through small claims due to the costs involved, meaning that you would have to take the claim on yourself. We may be able to assist you with making your application, to see if we can call us on 0800 29 800 29.

Claim Today has been a personal injury specialist brand for over twenty years, handling personal injury claims concerning injuries from road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, or accidents in public and shops.

It is our mission to ensure that everyone has access to legal assistance with their claims. Thousands of people have claimed personal injury compensation with us to help rebuild their lives and get the care and assistance they need.

We work with personal injury firms up and down the country to provide you with expert advice and a high-quality service so your claim is managed in the best way possible, suited to your needs and circumstances.

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