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Bath Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide

Making A Car Accident Claim In Bath

Bath car accident claims solicitors

On this page, you will find a guide that will help you to choose experienced car accident claims solicitors to represent you in a claim for an injury caused by a road traffic accident. We offer advice on how to select a solicitor, and we also detail the claims process and how it works for a wide range of types of road traffic accidents and injuries. Below you will find information that includes:

  • An explanation of why we feel it can be advantageous to get yourself an independent expert medical examination, and how Legal Expert can help you with this.
  • Some advice and information aimed at helping you to choose the best solicitor to undertake your claim for compensation for a road traffic accident in Bath.
  • A list of all of the most common types of road traffic accidents we see here at Legal Expert which form the basis of a successful compensation claim.
  • A list of all of the most common types of injuries caused by road traffic accidents we see here at Legal Expert which form the basis of a successful compensation claim.
  • Several tables and a map that help to demonstrate visually the key statistics regarding road traffic accidents in the Bath area.
  • Information on the steps you should take before making a compensation claim, and also how to actually start the claim.
  • An overview of the national road traffic accident claim service that Legal Expert operates, and the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that the fee structure is based on.

When you have read this page, you may have some questions left unanswered. If you do, then please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 so that we can answer them for you.

Our Medical Experts Close To Bath Can Assess Your Injuries

Most car accident solicitors in Bath would recommend that you get yourself an independent expert medical examination, the results of which can be submitted in support of your compensation claim. This is vital in proving the extent of your injuries, the prognosis for recovery, and any long-term or permanent effects the injury will have upon the victim’s life.

Legal Expert has access to an entire network of medical practitioners in the UK, who can perform such an examination. We can arrange for you to have a free examination in Bath at any of these medical establishments:

Dr Don Grant

The Medical 94 Radstock Road

Midsomer Norton



Dr Louise Whyte

The Medical 94 Radstock Road

Midsomer Norton



Dr Mike Glassborow

The Medical 94 Radstock Road

Midsomer Norton



Dr Geoff Hogg

The Medical 94 Radstock Road

Midsomer Norton


Choosing The Best No Win, No Fee Car Accident Lawyer In Bath Can Be Critical To Your Claim

Before you settle on a firm of personal injury solicitors in Bath to handle your claim for an injury caused by a road traffic accident, consider the following:

The more experienced your solicitor is in processing such claims, the better chance you have of winning, and the best chance of receiving the most compensation possible. Therefore, it is vitally important that you choose the right legal team to represent you.

Any solicitor you choose should

a) have successfully processed a similar claim within the last year,

b) can arrange for a free local medical examination, and c) can take on your case on a No Win No Fee format.

Should You Read Reviews Of Road Traffic Accident Solicitors In Bath?

Online review sites, if you can find one that compares personal injury claims solicitors in Bath, are a good solid resource for creating a short list of possible legal firms to represent you. You could also reach out to friends and local people for their recommendations by:

  • Posting on Facebook asking your friends for their recommendations.
  • Posting to a local Facebook group asking members for their recommendations.
  • Post a tweet, asking for local people to reply with their recommendations.

Do I Need To Use A Solicitor In Bath For My Claim?

There is absolutely no advantage apart from your solicitor being closer by, in using local Bath personal injury solicitors to process a car accident claim. Modern communication methods mean that you can easily keep in touch with your legal team no matter where they may be in the UK.

It is far more important to choose a solicitor based on their experience and specialty rather than their location. Always find the best solicitor you can, preferably specialisng in car accident claims, and this will give you a better chance to actually win your compensation claim.

What Road Traffic Accident Claims Does Legal Expert Handle?

Legal Expert is experienced in making compensation claims for a wide range of different types of road traffic accidents. However, there are a number of specific types of accident that are far more common than others, and these include:

Bath Car and Road Traffic Accident Claims

This is a catch-all heading that includes all of the common types of car accident in Bath that we claim for, that are not numerous enough to warrant their own section. This includes cycling accidents, driving instructor accidents, and accidents involving commercial and farm vehicles, etc.

Passenger Road Traffic Accident Claims

If a passenger in a car, bus, taxi, or another type of vehicle sustains an injury due to being involved in a road traffic accident, then they could be able to make personal injury claims for compensation for the injury.

Bath Taxi Accident Compensation

Every taxi or minicab driver is supposed to have public liability insurance to cover the cost of any personal injury claim that is bought against them by a member of the public that was a passenger in their vehicle. In cases where the driver had no such insurance, a solicitor will be able to help you pursue compensation against the driver and also bring criminal proceedings against them.

Claim For A Coach or Bus Accident In Bath

Although fairly rare, bus, coach or minibus accidents do happen from time to time in Bath solicitors can attest to this. Due to this being a fairly uncommon type of accident, it is vital that you engage the best team of solicitors possible that have experience in processing compensation claims, for injuries caused in a road traffic accident whilst riding on public transport.

Claiming For Road Traffic Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Pedestrians often suffer the most severe of all injuries when they are hit by a high-speed vehicle, and a good solicitor will know to leverage these serious injuries to get the most compensation. Due to their lack of protection, a passenger can sustain server injuries if they are hit by even a slow-moving vehicle. If they are, a solicitor in Bath will be able to process a claim for them.

Claiming For Rear End Shunt Accidents

Rear shunts, and the most common injury they cause, whiplash, are the single most frequent combination of injury and accident that we process a claim for here at Legal Expert. Rear shunts themselves are the most common of all inter-vehicular accidents in the UK each year, with over 1,500 rear shunts being reported each day.

Claiming For Roundabout Accidents

Some drivers, especially learners, new drivers, young drivers and drivers with little experience, can often become confused when the first encounter a large roundabout in heavy traffic. Fortunately, the resulting accidents are generally fairly low-speed, but people can still be injured.

Injuries You Might Suffer After Car And Road Traffic Accidents In Bath

Legal Expert is experienced in processing claims for all types of injuries that could be caused by a road traffic accident. As long as you are making a claim within the personal injury claims time limit of three years, we can help you claim the compensation you are eligible for. From trivial injuries such as minor fractures, through to permanent disabilities and also fatalities. However, there are some types of injuries we see far more often than others, and these include:

Car Crashes Leading To Whiplash

Whiplash is the most common injury we see people claim compensation for after a road traffic accident. Whiplash can be caused by even a relatively low-speed collision. It is caused by the head and neck moving rapidly backwards and forward or side to side.

Car Crashes Leading To Back Pain

Damage to the back can occur in a similar way to whiplash, just on a more severe scale. The upper back, the spine and the neck can all be damaged in this way. Furthermore, the back is at risk of damage through blunt trauma, such as that which victims encounter in a high-speed road traffic accident.

Car Crashes Leading To Serious Injuries

A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you claim for a whole range of different injuries that could be caused by a road traffic accident. From minor injuries such as breaks, through to serious injuries such as irrecoverable brain damage or even a fatality. We can also claim for mental illness such as P.T.S.D. that was caused by the accident.

Bath Car Accident And Road Traffic Accident Statistics

Street Number of RTA’s
Lower Bristol Road 22
A3039 17
Pulteney Road 11

The table above shows that over the period of 2014 – 2016 three of the most dangerous roads to drive on in Bath are Lower Bristol Road, the A3039 and Pulteny Road.

Bath road accident map

Bath road accident map

Overall, there were 158 accidents in Bath between 2014 and 2016.

2014 2015 2016
Bicycles 16 9 9
Bus 2 4 2
Cars 57 42 38
Motorcycles 4 9 6
Goods vehicles 5 7 3
Young driver 21 14 9

Between 2014 and 2016, this table shows that cars were the type of vehicle most likely to be involved in an accident in Bath.

Fatal Car And Road Traffic Accidents In Bath

2014 2015 2016
Other 0 0 0
Car 0 0 0
Motorbike 0 0 0
Bicycle 0 0 0
Pedestrians 0 0 0

Between 2014 and 2016 the number of fatal road traffic accidents in Bath was zero. If you were to suffer the loss of a loved one due to a fatal road traffic accident, a personal injury solicitor could help you claim compensation for your loss.

No Win, No Fee Road Traffic Accident Claims Solicitors For Bath

Legal Expert offers our No Win No Fee claims service to residents of Bath and all over the UK as the best way to make a claim for an injury caused by a road traffic accident.

Under this scheme, you gain access to a financially risk-free way to process a claim. You pay nothing at all when we first take on your claim, and no ongoing costs regardless of how long your claim takes to settle. And finally, if we fail to win you any compensation, then you pay us nothing at all. When you do win compensation though, we will collect our fee from the total settlement.

What Are The Next Steps?

You could begin by using an online personal injury claims calculator to get a rough idea of how much you might claim for an injury sustained in a road traffic accident. A much better idea would be to call us here at Legal Expert, so we can tackle the task of starting your claim for you. When you contact us, we will ask you a number of questions, that are designed to tell us a little more about your claim. Once we have enough information, we will be able to offer you an informed opinion on what your next legal action should be.

Where To Find Out More

You can call one of our legal team on the number below, and we will talk you through the entire end-to-end process of beginning to make a compensation claim for an injury that was caused by a road traffic accident in Bath. We will do this using plain English and not confusing legal jargon. We can assist you in claiming the maximum level of compensation possible while doing everything we can to maximise your chances of winning your claim.

Starting Your Injury Claim

Are you a Bath resident who has recently been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault? If you are, then you should call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 so that we can learn a little more about you and your case, then offer you some advice on what to do next.

Helpful References

At this link, you will find NHS published information about whiplash, its causes and treatment:

NHS info on whiplash injuries

At this link, you will find UK Government published information that covers the change in the legal process regarding whiplash injuries:

UK Government info on whiplash

At this link, you will find a guide to making compensation claims for whiplash:

A guide to claiming for whiplash

At this link, you will find a guide to making compensation claims for a fatal motorcycle accident:

A guide to fatal motorcycle accident claims

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      Patrick is a Grade A solicitor having qualified in 2005. He's an an expert in accident at work and public liability claims and is currently our head of the EL/PL department. Get in touch today for free to see how we can help you.