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Our car accident lawyers can help you claim after a road accident

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and the consequences can be life-changing - and even life-threatening. We understand that the physical injuries and mental strain can leave you with a heavy burden, especially if someone else was to blame for the incident.

We can't stop car accidents from happening. But we may be able to help you to make it right if you've been in one and it wasn't your fault by putting you in touch with a car accident lawyer who will fight to earn you the compensation you deserve.

According to the Department for Transport, there were 160,597 casualties of all severities from reported road traffic accidents in Great Britain in 2018. A scary statistic, particularly when you consider that 1,784 of those resulted in fatalities, while so many will have led to life-changing injuries or had a drastic impact on those involved.

With years_since years' experience, we know compensation makes a difference and that it can provide you with the support you need during your recovery. For example, compensation can help to cover the costs of:

  • Your injury
  • Specialised treatment, including physiotherapy and counselling
  • Adapted travel costs, such as bus, taxi or specialised transport
  • Your time off work, and any time your loved ones have taken off to be there for you

For free, impartial advice and to find out if our network of car accident solicitors can help you, you can contact us for free on .

Who are our car accident lawyers?

We work with a national network of expert car accident lawyers across the UK.

Because we're committed to providing the best service we can, we choose all our lawyers based on specialisms and monitor them closely, so you'll receive the best advice and service possible.

Our lawyers work to the high standards set out in our customer charter. This means you'll know what to expect from your solicitor and from us before you start your claim, including whether you're eligible for our no win no fee agreement.

Find out more about our solicitors and the standards we hold them to.

How we choose our solicitors to handle your claims

Find out more about our solicitors and the standards we hold them to.

What else can our car accident lawyers help with?

Of course, it's not just drivers of cars that are involved in. In fact, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are the most vulnerable road users and are most likely to suffer a serious injury following an accident.

If you're looking for advice following a road accident, we can help. Call us on - we'll listen to your story and, if we think you have a case, we can put you in touch with one of our car accident claim lawyers.

Whether you were involved in an incident as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or any other type of road user, they'll do everything in their power to help. Click on one of the links below to find out more about your accident type:

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Who can claim through a car accident lawyer?

If you've been injured in an accident on the road that was someone else's fault, you might be entitled to claim and one of our experts could help you get the compensation you deserve.

If someone you know - for example a family member - was involved in an accident and suffered life-changing injuries, they may be unable to claim compensation for themselves. In that case, you can make a claim on their behalf and we can put you in touch with the right car accident lawyer to help you and your loved ones during what we appreciate is a difficult time.

Is there a time limit on contacting a car accident lawyer?

In most cases, you have three years from the date of the accident to begin a claim for compensation. If you think you might be approaching that deadline, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible so that we can assess your situation and, if we believe you have a case, put you in touch with one of our car claim lawyers.

However, some circumstances will have different time limits:

  • For example, if the person involved in the accident suffered a head injury, then this may have affected their ability to make legal decisions and so the time limit on claiming can be extended.
  • Also, if your child was involved in a car accident, they have up until three years after their 18th birthday to start a compensation claim.
  • If your car accident occurred abroad, the time limits in that country may be shorter, although you may still be able to seek help from car crash solicitors here in the UK, depending on the nature of the incident.
  • And, if you sustained injuries due to somebody's deliberate actions, you may be able to make a separate claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. In those circumstances, a two-year time limit will apply.
  • If you'd like to pursue a claim at a later date, you'll need to issue Court proceedings within the given time limits. If you don't issue your claim within those time limits, you won't usually be able to proceed.  
  • This is called being ‘time-barred'. Extensions to the time limits are only available in exceptional circumstances and you should check these with another law firm.  

If you've been injured in an accident on the road and someone else was at fault, call us at no cost on . We will offer free, impartial advice - with no obligation. If we think you have a right to compensation, our car accident claim solicitors may be able to help you take things further if you wish to proceed.

We understand that being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience, and one that can result in serious and life-changing injuries. We also appreciate that the prospect of claiming for compensation and speaking to a car accident lawyer might seem daunting and complicated, which is why we aim to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

To take the first step, all you have to do is pick up the phone and dial   completely free of charge. When you get in touch with us, your call will be taken by one of our legally trained advisors, each of whom goes through an intensive training process to make sure they're qualified and able to give you the best possible advice.

During your call, your advisor will ask you some questions about your accident and injury, so they can fully understand how we can help you.

They'll let you know if they think you have a claim. But they'll never rush or pressure you into making one. If you decide you'd like to take the next steps, they can transfer you to one of our expert car accident lawyers.

Calls to us are always completely free and confidential - first and foremost, we're here to give you the help and guidance you need after being injured in an accident.

We understand that road accidents can be extremely serious, and if you are involved in one, your first priority should always be to protect yourself and others from harm as much as possible.

If you're involved in an incident where you believe someone else is at fault and you think you might want to claim for compensation, there are a couple of things you can do - as long as you are able and it is safe to do so. These actions could help us when it comes to making your case.

If possible, taking photos of the scene and noting down the details of any witnesses to the incident may prove useful when we begin to gather evidence later in the process.

The rules for making a small personal injury claim following a road traffic accident changed on 31st May 2021. The government introduced a tariff for whiplash claims linking compensation awards to the duration of the injury. They are designed to reduce the number and cost of exaggerated or fraudulent claims plus reduce motor insurance premiums for drivers. The changes mean:

  • The small claims general damages limit will rise for road traffic accident injuries from £1,000 to £5,000.
  • Compensation for soft tissue and whiplash injury claims is now fixed, banded by severity, and lower than before.
  • People can no longer recover their legal costs from the other side in a small claim. These will now be deducted from compensation awards up to £5,000.'
  • Some other minor road traffic accident injuries - like simple fractures - are now classed as a small claim.
  • People now have the option to make a small road traffic accident claim themselves online, without needing help from a solicitor.

The changes do not affect vulnerable road users (like pedestrians or cyclists) and do not apply to other types of personal injury claim like accidents at work, accidents in public or medical negligence cases

How much compensation could a car accident lawyer claim for you?

All road accidents - and the people involved in them - are unique, so there is no set amount of compensation that you could be awarded if your claim is successful.

The compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors such as the nature of the accident, the severity of your injuries, any harm to your mental wellbeing and any impact on your ability to work.

Because of this, we cannot provide you with an exact answer but you can use our free claims calculator tool to give you an idea of how much you may be able to claim.

UK compensation guidelines are set by the Judicial College, part of the Ministry of Justice. Here are some examples based on the injury type from their latest edition. 

InjuryGuide amount
Minor brain or head injury £2,070 - £11,980
Fractured cheekbone£2,180 - £9,570
Mild tinnitus to total deafness£10,040 - £87,410
Whiplash£240 - £4,345 (with recovery in 1-2 years)
Serious shoulder injury£11,980 - £18,020
Back injury causing permanent symptoms£11,730 - £26,050
Hip or pelvis injury£3,710 - £24,950
Fractured forearm£6,190 - £18,020
Wrist injury£3,310 - £44,690
Hernia£3,180 - £13,970
Ankle injury£12,900 - £46,980
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder£3,710 - £56,180

Whiplash \ soft tissue injury duration (months)Revised damages - whiplash onlyRevised damages - whiplash including mild psychological injury
Not more than 3 months£240£260
More than 3 months but not more than 6£495£520
More than 6 months but not more than 9£840£895
More than 9 months but not more than 12£1,320£1,390
More than 12 months but not more than 15£2,040£2,125
More than 15 months but not more than 18£3,005£3,100
More than 18 months but not more than 24£4,215£4,345

Can car accident solicitors still help if the other driver is uninsured?

Even if you were involved in a collision where the other driver was uninsured or did not stop to share their contact details, our car accident claim solicitors may still be able to help you. The Motor Insurers' Bureau is a body which has been set up to help you claim compensation in either of these instances.

Can car accident solicitors still help if you're at fault?

You may still be able to receive help from one of our car crash solicitors, although it will depend on the nature of the incident. You may be able to claim if the condition of the road led to your accident, for example.

You may also be able to make a claim if you were only partly at fault, although if that is the case then it's likely the amount of any compensation you receive will be reduced.

Whatever your circumstances, our friendly advisors will listen to your story and if they think you have grounds for a claim, they will put you in touch with a car accident lawyer.

Our car accident lawyers work on a no win no fee basis. That means there are no surprises or hidden costs and if your case proves unsuccessful, there'll be absolutely nothing for you to pay, subject to having appropriate insurance in place - which we can arrange for you.

If your claim is successful, your car accident lawyer will receive a fee which is taken out of your compensation amount. This is usually deducted as a fixed percentage, which will be agreed upon between you and the solicitor before they start work on your case. We guarantee you'll never pay more than 35% of your damages. 

We have years_since years' worth of experience in helping people claim compensation for road traffic accidents and we never cold call, so you can be sure that we have only your best interests at heart.

Our friendly, fully qualified advisors will listen to what you have to say while you tell your story in your own time and at your own pace. Once they understand everything about your accident, they'll be able to tell you whether you have grounds to make a claim. If you do, then the decision about whether to proceed is entirely yours - we'll put no pressure on you.

Should you want to press on with your claim, we can put you in touch with an expert car accident lawyer to take your case forward and hopefully help you receive the compensation you deserve.

So, if you've been involved in a car accident and would like to speak to someone, you can call us for free on  or request a call back by filling out the form below.