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Road traffic accident claims

If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury in a car accident or any other type of road traffic accident which was clearly the fault of another party, you may be able to make a claim.

We are accredited personal injury solicitors by The Law Society and have assisted thousands of clients like yourself with road traffic accident claims, car accident claims and many other road accident claims.

Since we were established in 1988, we have developed the expertise needed to ensure sufficient compensation is received for any injuries sustained, and where possible, the best possible care and treatment to aid your recovery is provided.

Almost all of our cases for accidents on the road are funded through a no win, no fee agreement.This means there is no financial risk to you and you will only be liable for legal costs should you be successful in your claim.

Making a road traffic accident claim

As experienced solicitors, we of course understand that some road accidents have tragic consequences and you may be acting on someone else’s behalf. If someone close to you has been the tragic victim of an accident on the road or has suffered serious injuries, we can support you when making a claim on their behalf. We will always act in a highly sensitive and professional manner, as we work to obtain compensation for any unexpected expenditure that you have found yourself facing.

To discuss an accident that you or someone close to you has been involved in, call us for free on 0800 195 95 90 and discuss your road traffic accident claim with one of our expert team. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are ready to take your call.


How we can help

Traffic accidents on the road can affect many different people. Whether you were driving a vehicle, were a passenger in a vehicle, were a passenger hit by a vehicle or were a cyclist or a pedestrian hit by a vehicle, we are here to provide you with the advice and assistance needed to ensure you are fully compensated for the pain and suffering that you have experienced.

In 2013/14, we had a 90% success rate with all of our road traffic accident claims.3

By instructing us to act on your behalf, we will work to ensure that you receive compensation for any associated medical expenses, lost income, lost potential income and other related expenses that you incur as a result of being involved in an accident.

We will also work to ensure that you receive the best possible care and rehabilitation for the injuries that you have sustained.

“Clients face so much conflicting information following a road traffic accident that it can be difficult to know how to proceed. Our expert team specialise in recovering compensation for victims of road traffic accidents and understand the financial and emotional strain our clients are facing when they come to us for help. With a wealth of experience representing pedestrians, drivers, passengers, and cyclists, our team can guide you through every step of the process to help you recover the compensation you deserve.”

Vanessa de Vries, Smith Jones Litigation Executive and APIL Senior Litigator

Car accident claims

Accidents involving motorists, pedestrians and cyclists on the road are all classed as road traffic accidents. However, the most common accidents on the road are car accidents. The reasons for this are clear, cars account for around 80% of the traffic on British roads. (Source:

Since we were established in 1988, our solicitors have developed the experience and expertise needed to assist our clients in making a car accident claim. Regardless of whether you were the driver of the car or a passenger in the car, we are here to help.

If you believe you may be entitled to car accident compensation, we are here to assist you in making a claim.

In 2013/14, 100% of our clients told us that they were satisfied with our service.4

Assisting us with your claim

To ensure that you are properly compensated for the accident you have been involved in, the more information you can provide to assist with your claim, the better.

When you receive a copy of the official police report, ensure that you retain this. This report will contain a number of important details that will help with filing a claim for compensation. In some cases, this may also include the police officer’s opinion of who was responsible for the accident.

If you are able to, you should also make notes about the accident. These should contain as much detail as possible. Even if you think something is insignificant at the time, still include it, as it could prove useful to your claim.

If possible, be sure to also retain the following:

  • Photographs of your injuries after the accident
  • Prescriptions and receipts for any costs you have incurred relating to your medical treatment and medications
  • Receipts for any costs you have incurred due to your injuries affecting your day-to-day life. These could include costs for taxis, childcare or holidays that you have had to cancel
  • Letters from your employer which state the period of time that you have been unable to work and the income that you have lost as a result of this
  • A daily diary, which records any details that are not covered by receipts. These details could include how you got to and from hospital appointments, how long you spent at the hospital, and the pain and discomfort that attending appointments causes
  • A record of how you are feeling and the difficulties you face each day as a result of the injuries that you have suffered

if you're not sure whether you can make a claim, then phone our free helpline on 0800 195 95 90 and we will assist you.

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If successful, you receive a cash sum. Our average payout is over £11,500