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Road traffic accidents

Being involved in a road accident can be a difficult and distressing time. Road users have a responsibility to exercise caution and care for other road users when driving. If you have been involved in an accident where the other driver was fully or partially responsible - you can make a compensation claim.

If the driver of the vehicle which caused your injury was not insured, then a road accident claim can be made to the Motor Insurer’s Bureau, which acts as an ‘insurer of last resort’ for the victims of uninsured drivers.

APIL accredited injury lawyers will provide you with legal assistance if you have had a road accident. Accredited lawyers have satisfied APIL’s high standards of competence, providing evidence of their experience and expertise in progressing road accident claims. Always look for the APIL accredited logo on websites.

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1. Where did you attain your law degree? University of Liverpool 2. When did you start working at Aequitas Legal I founded the firm on 3rd August 2009 3. Why did you want to work for Aequitas Legal? Taking the challenging step of building my own... Read more
Mr Paul Pike of JPS WALKER SOLICITORS in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Fellow
Mr Hugh Potter of POTTER REES DOLAN in Manchester
Personal injury - Fellow
Practice Areas Specialism catastrophic brain and spinal cord personal injury including professional negligence cases. Acted for the Claimant in Wilkinson v Churchill referred by the Court of Appeal to the ECJ. Several multimillion pound settlements... Read more
Mr Michael Taylor of MICHAEL TAYLOR & CO in Urmston
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Keith Cundall of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Miss Catherine Leech of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Manchester
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury - Fellow
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Tanzeela Aslam is head of the The Clinical Negligence Department at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors. She is also a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and has been accredited with litigator status. She holds qualifications both as a... Read more
Mr Andrew Kwan of CLEAR LAW LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Solicitor-Advocate and Litigation Manager | APIL Senior Litigator | Law Society PI Panel Member My role is to manage the personal injury department and to contribute to the overall growth and development of the practice, whilst maintaining our ethical... Read more
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mrs Shirley Luke of THE CO-OPERATIVE LEGAL SERVICES LIMITED in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Fellow
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury - Fellow
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Quentin Underhill of BIRCHALL BLACKBURN LAW in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Quentin is a Partner and Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury at Birchall Blackburn Law. He has over 25 years' experience in the Legal Profession, representing both Claimants and Defendants. With this experience, Quentin uses his skills to... Read more
Miss Ginny Newman of PABLA & PABLA SOLICITORS in West Didsbury
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Hi - I specialise in employer liability claims - injuries at work of all types -  including industrial disease claims, and occupier liablity accidents, particularly including slips and trips in shops.  I acted for union members for a... Read more
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Joanne is a Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon specialising in Travel Litigation.  She deals with all aspects of personal injuries following accidents abroad, or at sea or in the air.  She has specialised in catastrophic injuries,... Read more
Mr Matthew Brown of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am the Senior Partner of the firm. My main areas of work are personal injury resulting from accidents at work and road accidents. I regularly act for people who have sustained life changing injuries and have a special interest in brain injury cases... Read more
Mr Martyn Gwyther of THOMPSONS SOLICITORS LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mrs Helen Shaw of POTTER REES DOLAN in Manchester
Personal injury - Fellow
Helen has specialised in serious personal injury claims for over 25 years and is now Senior Litigation Manager. Having previously represented nurses, firefighters and engineers, she has particular experience of dealing with claims... Read more
Ms Imogen Wetton of THOMPSONS SOLICITORS LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
 I am a partner and specialise in securing compensation for clients who have had very serious injuries. Some of the most common cases I deal with involve head injuries and brain injuries, spinal injuries, amputations and fatalities. I have... Read more
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Ms Janet Finney of THOMPSONS SOLICITORS LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Richard Edwards of POTTER REES DOLAN in Manchester
Personal injury - Fellow
Richard, a Solicitor-Advocate and APIL Fellow, graduated from the University of Liverpool (the city of his birth) in 2002 with first class honours in law and from there studied at the college of law in Chester. He qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and... Read more
Miss Ashwini Kamath of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I trained with Irwin Mitchell LLP and qualified into the Serious Injury team (Manchester) in 2010.  I exclusively act on behalf of Claimants and my practice consists of brain injury, complex polytrauma, high value CICA, fatal accidents, OL and... Read more
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Matthew Garson of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator

Broaden my search: Stockport (16), Bolton (6), Oldham (3), Warrington (7), Wigan (2), Blackburn (7), Preston (1), Crewe (4), Huddersfield (5)

All firms will probably provide the first half hour of your consultation free of charge, either by telephone or in person.

 

Claiming compensation following a road accident

If you have been injured following a road accident that was not your fault you should not feel embarrassed or reluctant about making a road accident claim. You have the right to seek compensation.

Road accident compensation should help to ease your suffering and help to restore your former quality of life as much as possible. It will also cover your losses, for example if you are unable to work.


No win no fee road accident claims

Previously referred to as no win no fee or CFA, a Conditional Fee Agreement is a written agreement whereby legal fees and expenses only become payable in certain circumstances. Your APIL accredited lawyer will explain to you what those circumstances are as they will depend on the type of agreement entered into.


How long do I have to make a claim after a road accident?

Usually, in order to make a claim, court proceedings will need to have been started within three years of the injury or knowledge of the illness. This time limit varies depending on the nature of the injury, where it happened, and who the claim is against.

Also, this does not apply to children who must make a claim before their 21st birthday or people suffering with mental incapacity.

There are other exclusions and your injury lawyer is best placed to advise you as to whether you can make a claim for your injury. We would suggest that you discuss your situation in detail with them. They will also advise you on how your claim will best be funded.


Can I claim for treatment and care costs following a road accident?

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence there are a range of benefits available to you, in addition to much-needed medical treatment and financial redress.

APIL lawyers are the gateway to finding the care, financial help and benefits which will speed your recovery. They can help you to obtain the following from the negligent party or their insurers:

  • Upfront payments, e.g. taxis to hospitals
  • Domestic care
  • Equipment and adaptations to make your life easier, while you recover e.g. wheelchair, ramps at home
  • Early private medical treatment e.g. physiotherapy
  • Arranging flexible return to work
  • Retraining, if needed, which will give you access to future employment

Why use an APIL road accident lawyer?

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has over 3,500 members and is an independent, not-for-profit organisation fighting for the rights of injured people. APIL provides accreditation for lawyers who specialise in personal injury law and this accreditation shows that these lawyers have achieved high standards of expertise and competence. Our accredited lawyers are committed to attending legal personal injury training to keep their specialist personal injury skills up-to-date.

Only accredited injury lawyers specialising in road accidents are listed on this page.

It is strongly recommended that you should consult with two or three accredited injury lawyers before making a decision on who to instruct.