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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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Mr Andrew Newton of ANDERSON PARTNERSHIP in Chesterfield
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Marc Turner of FAVELL SMITH & LAWSON SOLICITORS in Sheffield
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Marc Turner - Favell Smith and Lawson Solicitors - Northchurch Business Centre , 84 Queen Street,Sheffield.S1 2DW Contact tel number : 0114-272-4381 Email : marc.turner@favells.co.uk Head of Personal Injury Department Qualified 1st August... Read more
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Rachael is a partner in the Serious Injury team at Irwin Mitchell LLP's Head Office in Sheffield.  She manages a team of serious injury lawyers and specialises in assisting clients who have sustained adult brain injury... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Ms Tammy Johnson of QUALITYSOLICITORS SSB LLP in Sheffield
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Kevin Liddy of LIDDY'S SOLICITORS LTD in Barnsley
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Kevin graduated with an honours degree in Law from Cardiff University in 1990 and qualified in 1993. Thereafter he gained experience in litigation of all types. Mr Liddy was a partner for five years before setting up his own firm, Liddy’s... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I have been a Personal Injury specialist since I qualified as a solicitor in 1984. I deal with most types of injury claims including brain, paraplegic and fatal injuries. My caseload includes serious and complex claims arising from Workplace, Road... Read more
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr David Wilson of MKB SOLICITORS LLP in Barnsley
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I joined Irwin Mitchell in 1990 and became a partner in the Personal Injury department in 1994.  I am the Regional Managing Partner for the PI department in Sheffield and I am also the National Team Leader for the Workplace Injuries Group.  I... Read more
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Jasbir Singh of PEACE LEGAL SOLICITORS in Barnsley
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Ms Odette Tovey of NORRIE WAITE & SLATER SOLICITORS in Sheffield
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I specialise in all aspects of personal injury claims including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, trips slips and falls, product liability, criminal Injury claims, Untraced and Uninsured driver claims, children's claims, negligent care... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Solicitor in the Serious Injury Team at Irwin Mitchell.  I specialise in assisting accident victims and their families who are affected by life changing injuries, including acquired brain injury, particularly in young adults and... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Years’ experience in Medical Negligence: Over 30 Years About John and his main areas of work:  Member of the AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. Senior Litigator of the Association of... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a claimant personal injury lawyer with over 27 years experience of workplace injuries and industrial disease.  I currently work in the Asbestos Related Disease Team at Irwin Mitchell where the team deals exclusively with asbestos... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I work as a litigator within the Serious Injury Department, specialising in catastrophic and complex injuries such as head and brain injuries, spinal injuries, complex orthopaedic injuries, pain syndromes (CRPS) and fatal accidents. I have over... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I work as a lead litigator within the Serious Injury Department specialising in catastrophic and complex injury such as, brain (head) injury, spinal and back injury (tetra and para plegia), complex orthopaedic injury, pain syndromes ( CRPS), fatal... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Fellow
John Spencer is director of Spencers Solicitors, a leading professional personal injury firm with its principle office in Chesterfield in Derbyshire. John is currently vice-president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and will become the... Read more

Broaden my search: Doncaster (13), Wakefield (4), Derby (4), Nottingham (12), Huddersfield (5), Stockport (16), Leeds (14), Bradford (2), Halifax (1)

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.