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Being involved in any kind of road traffic accident can be highly traumatic, but if you are injured, you may find yourself living with the consequences for a long time. Claiming compensation is often essential to make sure you can get the help and support you need to minimise any negative impact on your life.
Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of road traffic accident claims, from straightforward, low-value claims to the most high-value and complex claim. We know exactly what is needed for a successful claim, so can give you clear, confident guidance to help you achieve the best available outcome.
Even if you were involved in a hit-and-run accident or the other driver was uninsured, we can help you with a claim to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).
Not sure how to get started with a road traffic accident claim?
We know how confusing and intimidating the thought of making a claim can be, so aim to take as much uncertainty as possible out of the equation and offer a friendly, approachable service to help you feel confident about starting the claims process.
Our team offer a free initial consultation for anyone looking to pursue a road traffic accident claim. This allows us to clearly establish the facts of your case and offer a realistic assessment of whether we think your claim justifies further investigation.
This consultation is aimed to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about how to move forward and you will be under no obligation to pursue a claim with us after the consultation has taken place.
How we handle road traffic accident claims
The exact approach we take to your claim will depend on the circumstances, however, our goal will always be to get you the best possible settlement as quickly as possible, with the minimum hassle and stress for you.
Straightforward, low-value claims
Any claim valued at less than £25,000 is considered a low-value claim, with this covering the vast majority of road traffic accident claims.
Straightforward low-value claims can usually be dealt with through the Pre-Action Protocol for Low-Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents. This can allow claims to be resolved in a matter of months without the need for a court hearing, saving you time, money and uncertainty.
Higher value & complex claims
More complex or higher value claims may need to be pursued through the courts, which can take longer and usually involves higher legal fees. However, these types of claims can usually be resolved out-of-court with a settlement, again, allowing you to get a settlement faster and at a lower cost.
Hit and run claims & uninsured driver claims
There is a separate process for making a claim to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) where the driver who caused the accident was unidentified or uninsured. We can guide you through the entire MIB claims process, helping your claim progress smoothly and giving you the best chance of securing the right compensation.
Where appropriate, we can often secure interim payments, giving you immediate access to funds if you need them e.g. for pay for private medical treatment, care services or other essential costs incurred due to your injuries.
Interim payment can often be secured where the defendant accepts liability for the accident, but a final agreement has not yet been reached on the value of the settlement.
Why choose our team for your car accident claim?
Roythornes is a long-established law firm with a reputation for exceptional legal expertise and providing strongly client-focused service. We understand how important good communication is, so when you work with us, we will make sure you are always kept up-to-date about the progress of your claim and that someone is always available to answer any questions you have in plain English.
We are Lexcel accredited by the Law Society in recognition of the high standards of our practice management and client care, having also received the Customer Service Excellence Award.