Bristol Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Max Miyagi. Last Updated 6th May 2022. If you’re in Bristol and need a car accident claims solicitor following a road traffic accident this guide covers everything you need to know about making such claims, and also covers many of the common causes of road traffic accidents in Bristol. Below, you will find information such as:
- A section that highlights how critically important it can be, in our opinion, for the victim of a road traffic accident in Bristol to subject themselves to an expert, impartial medical examination, to support their claim and prove their injuries.
- An overview of the reason why it is vitally important that you find the very best legal firm that you can to represent you in a compensation claim for injuries sustained in a Bristol road traffic accident, and how this has a direct effect on how likely you are to be successful in your claim.
- Information on the most common types of road traffic accidents that Legal Expert processes personal injury claims for in the UK each year.
- Information on the most common types of injuries that can be caused by Bristol road traffic accidents that Legal Expert processes personal injury claims for in the UK each year.
- Some important statistics regarding road traffic accidents in Bristol, including the most dangerous roads, and the type of vehicles most commonly involved in such accidents.
- An introduction to the national claims service that Legal Expert offers to residents of Bristol and all across the UK as the safest, simplest and most risk-free to process a compensation claim for injuries caused by a road traffic accident.
When you have read this guide, if you find that you have some unanswered questions, then please give Legal Expert a call on 0800 073 8804, and one of our team will do their best to answer them for you.
Have A Medical Assessment in Bristol By Our Medical Experts
An important part of making a claim for car accident compensation is being able to prove how severe your injuries were, and whether the prognosis is that you will be left with any permanent health problems. In order to demonstrate this, it is best that you have an independent medical professional perform an examination on you, and then submit the results as evidence in your claims case. Legal Expert can help with this, we can arrange a free medical examination in the Bristol area, from this doctor:
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Why You Need to Have the Right No Win No Fee Solicitor To Conduct Your Claim
When choosing a personal injury solicitors Bristol residents need to understand that there is a direct relationship between how experienced and skilful their legal firm is at claiming compensation for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident, and what the chances of them making a successful claim are. The better your solicitor, the greater your chance of winning and being awarded the maximum level of damages possible. Any solicitor you are considering should be able to answer yes to the following three questions:
- Have you successfully processed a claim similar to mine in the last year?
- Can you represent me under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?
- Is it possible for you to arrange for me to have a free medical examination in Bristol?
Reviews of Bristol Car Accident Solicitors
When trying to find a good team of solicitors to represent you in a claim after a car accident Bristol residents could do worse than try and find an online review site that carries trustworthy reviews of personal injury lawyers. You can then use this information to create a shortlist of potential solicitors to represent you. Once you have this shortlist, run it past your friends and family and try to find one on the list that they have had dealings with before, to double check your facts.
Should My Solicitors Be Located in Bristol?
Part of the answer to the question, can I get compensation for a car accident? Is that it will depend on how effective your solicitor is at making such claims. A local solicitor in Bristol might not be the best choice. Best advice would be to ignore the location of your legal team entirely, as they will only ever be a phone call or email away no matter where they are located. Instead, try and find the best legal firm you can to give you the greatest chance of successfully making your claim.
What Kinds Of Vehicle Accident And Injury Claims Does Our Team Handle?
Legal Expert processes many claims for road accident compensation on behalf of our clients each year. Some types of accidents we see as the cause of claims time after time, they are very common road traffic accidents in Bristol and on a national level. We have covered some of these types of accidents in their own sections below.
Claim For Car Accidents Which Happened In Bristol
Before we move on to look at some of the most frequent types of accidents that we help victims claim for, we need to cover the topic of liability. Aside from in non-fault claims, your ability to make a compensation claim, if you are injured in a road traffic accident in Bristol, revolves around proving somebody other than yourself was liable for the accident, that a third-part caused it.
Claim For Passenger Injuries Which Happened In Bristol
As a passenger who has been injured in a road traffic accident in Bristol, you have exactly the same legal rights as a driver with regards to making a compensation claim for your injuries. Additionally, proving liability will be much simpler, due to the fact that as a passenger, it is very unlikely you were the cause of the accident. You will even be able to claim against the driver of the vehicle you were riding in if the accident was their fault.
Claim For Taxi Accidents Which Happened In Bristol
Every driver of a tax, minicab or some other form of private hire service, such as a limo or minibus, must, by law, have a valid public liability insurance policy. When a passenger in their vehicle is injured and needs to make a claim for road accident compensation, their personal injury lawyer will process a claim against the insurance firm that provided the policy.
Claim For Accidents Which Happened On A Bus Or Coach In Bristol
If you were travelling on a bus in Bristol, or on some other form of public transport such as a coach or even a tram, then if you are injured in a road traffic accident, you will be able to make a personal injury claim for your injuries. In these cases, Legal Expert would process a compensation claim against the company that operates the coach, bus or tram service.
Claim For Accidents Which Happened To A Pedestrian In Bristol
As a pedestrian who is walking down a road in Bristol, if you were to be hit by a moving vehicle, you would very likely suffer some pretty serious injuries. Even a slowly moving car can cause a pedestrian catastrophic, even life-threatening injuries. Your solicitor will need to know that they will be pursuing a claim based on the severity of your injuries, and this could include a large provision for loss of future earnings and quality of life.
Claim For Accidents Involving Rear End Shunts In Bristol
Of all road traffic accidents that occur the most often in the UK, including in Bristol, a rear shunt is the most common of all that we see a client make a personal injury claim for. These are usually quite low-speed accidents, but they can still be serious. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has estimated the average cost of repairs alone to be £2,000 for a rear shunt, and then there would be a personal injury claim on top.
Claim For An Accident Which Happened At A Roundabout In Bristol
Of all road accident hotspots in Bristol, it is the large, busy roundabouts which see the highest number of road traffic accidents each year. A driver who has become distracted or is being negligent in some way such as fiddling with their mobile phone can result in a roundabout accident involving multiple vehicles.
Car Crash Injuries People Claim Compensation For After Injuries In Bristol
Just as there are a number of more common road traffic accidents in Bristol that a personal injury lawyer will process a claim for on behalf of their clients, there are also some injuries caused by road accidents that are more frequently seen than others, and we have covered some of these in the following sections.
Of all the reasons here at Legal Expert that we process compensation claims for on behalf of clients who have been injured in a road traffic accident, whiplash is the most common of all by far. In the UK each year, over £2 billion is paid out in whiplash compensation. Due to the way that whiplash claims have often been made fraudulently in the past, we recommend that before you claim for whiplash, that you let Legal Expert arrange a local medical examination for free, to prove your injury is real.
Back injuries are another type of injury frequently seen as the result of a road traffic accident that people make car accident claims for. The upper back and neck are especially prone to being damaged, even in fairly low-speed collisions. An airbag offers some protection, but the vertebrae of the upper back are quite delicate and easily damaged even by the slight movement of the head that an airbag allows.
Of all the claims we process due to road traffic accidents in Bristol, those that have caused serious injuries generally receive the highest amount of compensation. These are injuries that will have a long-term or permanent effect on the victim’s life, such as losing an arm or leg, suffered life-changing brain damage, or damage to internal organs.
Top Tips on Proving Car Accident Claims in Bristol
If you’ve experienced a car accident in Bristol and want to claim, it isn’t enough to simply have an injury. You need evidence to prove that your injury was caused by negligence. This means someone caused you harm by failing to uphold the duty of care they owed you.
Our car accident solicitors for Bristol can help you collect evidence to build your case. This can help increase your chances of potentially receiving compensation. To make you more aware of the evidence you need, our top tips for proving car accident claims in Bristol include having:
- Photographic evidence of the accident site and your injury.
- Footage of the incident. You can request CCTV footage and can also provide footage from a dashcam to help show the series of events that led to the accident.
- Contact details of witnesses. Your solicitor can take statements from witnesses to help illustrate how the accident occurred.
- A medical report from a doctor or another medical professional. An important part of the claims process involves you attending an independent assessment to help show the extent of your injuries and if any permanent side effects are caused.
Statistics Showing Vehicle Accident Locations In Bristol
As with any location in the UK, there are a number of accident hotspots in the Bristol area, and we take a look at these below:
|Street or Location||Number or RTA|
As we can see, the three most dangerous streets to drive on in Bristol are the A420, A4044 and Newgate.
The map showing road traffic accidents in the Bristol area and shows that there were 56 serious and fatal road traffic accidents in Bristol between 2013 and 2017. If we add in minor accidents, the total would be 434.
Statistics Showing How Many People Were Killed Or Injured In Bristol Road Traffic Accidents
The table below, shows the number of people that were involved in a fatal or serious road traffic accident for 2014, 2015 and 2016:
Statistics Showing Fatal Road Accidents In Bristol
The table below, shows the number of people that were involved in a fatal road traffic accident for 2014, 2015 and 2016:
What Amount of Compensation Could I Receive From A Car Accident in Bristol?
The amount of compensation you receive from a successful personal injury claim varies from case to case. Factors including the severity of the injury, your treatment plan and whether any permanent symptoms were caused are just some of the aspects that will be considered.
General damages relate to the negative impact that the injury has had on your life, physically and psychologically. The Judicial College has a set of guideline compensation figures that correspond to different injuries. These guidelines are often used by solicitors to help them when valuing car accident claims in Bristol. You can see some of these figures below.
|Injury Type||Severity||Compensation Bracket||Features of Injury|
|Foot||Modest||Up to £12,900||Injuries might include ruptured ligaments, simple metatarsal fractures and puncture wounds.|
|Skeletal Injuries||(d) (ii)||£4,080 to £6,060||Simple cheekbone fracture where reconstructive surgery is required but leads to a complete recovery.|
|Ankle||Severe||£29,380 to £46,980||Injuries that require an extensive treatment period or a lengthy period of time in plaster or where plates and pins have been inserted.|
|Knee||Severe (iii)||£24,580 to £40,770||Continuing symptoms may be experienced, limiting movement and causing discomfort and pain.|
|Elbow||Less Severe Injuries||£14,690 to £30,050||Injuries that lead to functional impairment. However, surgery isn’t required, and there are no significant disabilities.|
|Chest||(c)||£29,380 to £51,460||Damage to lung(s) and chest that lead to continuing disability.|
|Neck||Severe (iii)||£42,680 to £52,540||Fractures or dislocations or severe soft tissue damage that cause chronic conditions and significant disability that is permanent in nature.|
|Neck||Severe (ii)||£61,710 to £122,860||Serious fractures or disc damage in the cervical spine leading to disabilities that are considered severe|
|Brain||Moderate (i)||£140,870 to £205,580||Cases that cause a personality change with a moderate to severe intellectual deficit and an effect on speech, sight and senses.|
|Back||Severe (ii)||£69,600 to £82,980||Back injuries in this bracket can have special features such as damage to nerve roots leading to symptoms like sexual difficulties and unsightly scarring.|
Please bear in mind that this is only an indication of what you could receive as every personal injury claim is different.
As part of a successful claim, you could also receive special damages compensation. This compensation is for the financial losses you’ve sustained because of the injury.
Losses you could claim for include travel expenses, loss of future earnings and healthcare costs. You would need evidence, such as receipts, invoices and bank statements, to prove the value of the losses you’re wanting to claim.
To speak to one of our car accident solicitors for Bristol, call us for free today. Our advisors can inform you if you’re eligible to claim, provide you with a compensation estimate and connect you with a specialised solicitor at a time that works for you.
No Win No Fee Vehicle Accident Claims In Bristol
Legal Expert offers our national claims service to residents of Bristol, as the most effective and simple way to process a personal injury claim, for injuries that you suffered due to a road traffic accident, in Bristol or elsewhere. Our claims service can give you access to the most suitable No Win No Fee car accident solicitors to maximise your chances of success in making a claim.
Do Claimants Have Any Fees To Pay And, If So, When?
The No Win No Fee claims service operated by Legal Expert means exactly what it says. You pay nothing at all unless you actually receive a compensation payment. There is no fee to begin your claim, no fee while we seek a claim for you and no fee if we lose. You only pay us when we win.
How Do You Start Your Claim
If you are ready to start your claim for injuries that you sustained during a road traffic accident in Bristol, then call Legal Expert on the number below. We will ask you a series of questions, and once you have answered them, we will have a much clearer idea of how we can help you, and the advice we should offer.
Learn About Making A Claim
If you need to learn more about the legal process of making car crash claims, or simply have some questions you need to be answered before you make a claim, then call Legal Expert on the number below. One of our team will tell you all you need to know, and will use plain English to do so, not legalese. Once you are happy, and your questions have been answered, we can process your claim for you.
Find Out How To Make A Compensation Claim
If you are ready for a team of car crash solicitors to start processing a claim for the injuries that you have suffered in a Bristol toad traffic accident, then call Legal Expert right now on 0800 073 8804, and we will walk you through the process of starting a claim today.
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If you need to find the closest hospital in Bristol to heave your road traffic injuries treated:
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