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It is estimated that about a quarter of a million people are killed or injured in road traffic accidents every year in the United Kingdom. All of us, sooner or later, will have a friend or family member unfortunate enough to be involved in such an accident.
Fortunately, most people involved in such accidents are lucky and escape with relatively minor neck and back sprains, commonly referred to as whiplash. However, others are less fortunate and are left with more serious or potentially life changing injuries ranging from fractured limbs to serious spinal injuries.
At Wheelers Solicitors we employ experienced solicitors who specialise in these types of claims. Whether the injury is minor or severe, we handle our client’s claim in a professional and caring manner focusing on each individual’s needs.
We act for a wide range of people from all nationalities and backgrounds, whether they are car drivers, passengers, children, pedestrians or victims of hit and run motorists..
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was somebody else’s fault, we want to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to, even if the identity of the person who caused the accident is unknown to you.
Over the years, we have successfully recovered millions of pounds in car accident compensation for our clients and we are confident that we can do the same for you.
Our legal expertise for road traffic accident claims
We have successfully recovered compensation for our clients in a wide range of road traffic accident compensation claims, including:
- Car accident claims
- Motorcycle accident claims
- Bicycle accident claims
- Hit and run compensation claims
- Pedestrian accident claims; and
- Even claims involving Horses and their riders
Our car accident claims service
Valuing your car accident claim
Our lawyers can quickly assess the likely value of your claim and give you a clear indication of how much compensation you may be entitled to. This allows you to make an informed decision about how to proceed and protects you from the risk of under-settling your claim.
The exact value of your claim will depend on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact they have on your life, any specific costs you have had to pay out (e.g. for private medical treatment) and the extent to which the Defendant was at fault for the accident.
For a general indication of how much your claim may be worth, please take a look at our simple claims valuation tool.
Funding a road traffic accident compensation claim
There are various options for covering the cost of a car accident compensation claim, so, whatever your financial situation, we can find a way for you to fund your claim that works for you.
Most of our clients work with us using a ‘conditional fee agreement’. Commonly called a ‘no win, no fee’ deal, this means you only contribute towards our legal fees if we win compensation for you. If your claim does not succeed, there is no cost to you.
With a no win, no fee car accident claim, there is no upfront cost to start a claim, meaning this option is open to anyone, and the final fees will be based on a pre-agreed percentage of any compensation secured.
Our lawyers will also be happy to discuss other funding arrangements that may be available to you.
Time limits for car accident claims
You will normally need to bring a compensation claim for a car accident within 3 years of the accident occurring. However, there are some circumstances where you may have longer to claim.
For example, if the injured person is under 18, they have three years from the date of their 18th birthday to pursue a claim
Understanding time limits for car accident claims can be complicated, so no matter how long ago the injury occurred, we strongly recommend getting in touch.
Hit and run car/uninsured car accident claims
Even if the person responsible for your accident cannot be traced (i.e. it is a ‘hit and run’ accident) or was uninsured, you may still be able to claim compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).
Our car accident claims solicitors are highly experienced in MIB claims and can help to quickly and efficiently guide you through the claims process.
Personal injury claims FAQs
Over the years, we have found that there are a number of questions about personal injury claims that we hear time and again from clients. To see the answers to those questions, please take a look at our frequently asked questions about personal injury claims.
Why choose Wheelers Solicitors for car accident claims?
Our car accident claims lawyers have many years’ experience pursuing all types of road traffic accident compensation claims. Having recovered millions of pounds in compensation for thousands of clients in even the most complex claims, we know exactly what is needed to help you swiftly and effectively get a fair settlement for your injuries.
We take a friendly, empathetic approach to what we know can often be a traumatic situation. By providing clear, timely advice in plain English, then regular updates as your claim progresses, we aim to make securing compensation as simple and stress-free as possible.
In most cases claims can be resolved in a matter of months without the need for court action, allowing you to get a fair settlement faster and at lower cost. For higher value and more complex claims, the process will typically take longer, but even so, most claims can still be resolved outside of a court through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.
Wheelers Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal standards.