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How To Make A Car Accident Claim In Chelmsford

Chelmsford car accident claims solicitorsBy Mary Hightown. Last updated 29th July 2022. On this page, you will find a guide to selecting the best team of Chelmsford car accident claims solicitors to represent you in a personal injury claim, for an injury that you have sustained during a road traffic accident in the Chelmsford area. You will find tips, advice and all of the information that you need to be able to make an informed decision when selecting a solicitor. You will find information including:

  • A generalised explanation of just why we think it is of vital importance in every personal injury claim for an injury sustained during a road traffic accident in Chelmsford, that the victim has an expert medical examination carried out to support their claim.
  • Information on the reasons why it is critical to the success of your compensation claim, that you choose a solicitor, who is familiar and experienced with the legal process of making a claim for an injury caused in a road traffic accident in Chelmsford.
  • A number of sections of this guide that go into some detail about the most common causes of road traffic accidents in the UK each year.
  • A number of sections of this guide that go into some detail about the most common injuries that can be caused by road traffic accidents in the UK each year.
  • A number of simplified tables that give an easily understood representation of a number of key statistics pertaining to road traffic accidents in Chelmsford.
  • An introduction to the claims service that Legal Expert offers residents of Chelmsford as the simplest route to receiving compensation for an injury that they have sustained, after being involved in a road traffic accident in Chelmsford.

If, when you finish reading this guide, you still have unanswered questions, then please do call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 and we will answer them all for you.

You Can Have A Medical Assessment Close To Chelmsford With A Member Of Our Medical Expert Panel

In order to give yourself the best chance possible of winning a road accident compensation for an injury that you received in a road traffic accident in Chelmsford, we recommend that you have an independent expert medical examination done. The purpose of this is so that the results of the examination can be submitted as evidence to prove the extent of your injuries. Legal Expert can arrange for you to receive a free medical examination in the Chelmsford area. The closest medical professional able to carry out this examination would be:

Dr Christopher Parry

4th Floor

Victoria House

Victoria Road Chelmsford


Chelmsford Solicitors – Do I Need a Solicitor?

Choosing to use legal assistance for your claims process may be beneficial as it could make for a smoother claims process.  Due to the location of the accident, the first thought on your mind may be to choose Chelmsford solicitors. However, the experience of the car accident solicitors you choose, rather than their location, will have a larger impact on the success of your claim.  The car accident solicitors should be able to:

  • Show that they have recently made successful car accident claims.
  • Serve as No Win No Fee accident solicitors, thereby providing alternative funding options for legal fees.

Our No Win No Fee accident solicitors covering Chelmsford could help you with a successful claim. No Win No Fee means that you only pay legal fees when your claim is successful. If your claim is successful, a small percentage of your settlement will pay for the work of your solicitor. Call Legal Expert to see if we can start work on your claim.

How Important Is It To Read Reviews Of Car Accident Solicitors In Chelmsford?

Review sites can be a good way to gather some initial information about car crash solicitors who may be suitable to process your claim for an injury that you sustained in a road traffic accident in Chelmsford. As long as the reviews are honest and accurate, they can be used to come up with a short list of potential legal firms. Once you have a short list, you can then do additional research, and also ask your friends and family, for each of the solicitors on your shortlist to select the best one.

Should My Solicitor Be Based In Chelmsford?

When making car crash claims, there is absolutely no advantage at all in engaging a firm of local solicitors in Chelmsford to make your personal injury claim aside from the fact that they are close by.

It is far more important that you choose the right legal form for your claim, to ensure your best chance of winning your case. Location is a tertiary consideration and being local should not be considered as a prerequisite for your legal team.

What Kinds Of Car Accident Compensation Claims Do You Handle?

Legal Expert helps many people in the UK each year to successfully make a claim for road accident compensation. Due to the fact we handle so many road traffic accident cases, we have noticed that some kinds of accidents are far more frequent than others. The sections below cover some of these.

Claiming Compensation For Car Accident Claims

To answer the question, can I get compensation for a car accident? The answer would be yes, as long as it can be proven that the accident was the fault of a third -party. No matter what type of road traffic accident you are involved in in the Chelmsford are, Legal Expert will be able to assist you in a claim. We can also advise you on how you would go about making a non-fault claim if liability cannot be proven.

Claiming Compensation For Passenger Car Accidents

To answer the question, how much money can you get from a car accident settlement as a passenger? The answer would be, that it depends on how severe your injuries are. Of all victims of road traffic accidents in Chelmsford, passengers are unlikely to be the cause of the accident, so proving that you are not liable should be straightforward.

Claiming Compensation For Taxi Accidents

A minicab or taxi driver has a legal obligation to maintain a valid insurance policy to protect members of the public at all times. If you were to be riding in a cab, taxi or another type of private hire car, and it is involved in a road traffic accident, if you are injured then you can claim against the insurance company that provides the policy. How much is the average settlement for a car accident will depend on how good your solicitor is in processing the claim.

Claiming Compensation For Bus or Coach Accidents

If you are riding on a bus in Chelmsford and it is involved in a road traffic accident, then you may well have a chance of making a car accident compensation claim successfully for any injuries you received. This goes for any form of mass transit including coaches, trams, etc. The company that operates the service will be pursued for compensation.

Claiming Compensation For Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians have exactly the same rights as drivers when it comes to making car accident claims. Historically, we have seen that pedestrians often suffer the most severe of all injuries when they are hit by even a slowly moving vehicle.

Claiming Compensation For Rear End Car Accidents

If you were to look at national statistics for the most common type of road traffic accident in the UK each year, then you would find that rear shunt type accidents are at the top of the list. Even a slowly moving vehicle, when it shunts another from the rear, can result in the passengers of the shunted car suffering a whiplash or similar injury. A personal injury lawyer will be able to process a claim for these injuries.

Claiming Compensation For Roundabout Accidents

Road traffic accident trends show that a roundabout is one of the most common places that road traffic accidents take place. Any driver who is even slightly distracted could end up causing a car crash involving multiple vehicles very easily on a roundabout. If you were to be injured in such an accident, a personal injury solicitor would be able to help you claim compensation.

What Types Of Injuries Can Be Expected After A Car Accident In Chelmsford?

When we help a member of the public to process a personal injury claim for an injury that they have received in a road traffic accident, we keep records. This historical data has shown us that certain types of injuries occur in roads traffic accidents again and again. Below, we cover some of the common injuries.


The most frequently reported injuries that road traffic accident victims suffer from are whiplash injuries. Whiplash is caused when the head is forced to snap forwards, backwards or to the side in a vehicle collision. Even a minor case of whiplash can take several weeks to heal fully. A more serious case could take months and leave the victim with permanent damage to their neck.

Back Pain

Another very common reason we see our clients make personal injury claims for an injury sustained in a road traffic accident is some kind of back injury. The upper back is not protected by a safety belt. And similarly, to a whiplash injury, in a high-speed crash, the rapid movement of the head can damage the muscles of the neck and back, and potentially damage the spine.

Severe Injuries

Although most compensation claims for road traffic accident injuries we make are for fairly minor injuries, we do tackle more complex cases, such as those involving injuries such as permanent brain damage, loss of one or more limbs, damage to internal organs and psychological injuries. In these cases we would seek damages such as loss of income and lowering of life quality.

Car Accident And Road Accidents in Essex Local Authority

Below, you will find a number of graphs that represent visually core statistics regarding road accidents in Chelmsford. These graphs cover the period from the start of 2013 to the end of 2017.

StreetNumber of RTA's
Duke Street13
Rainsford Road14

As can be seen above, the three most dangerous roads from a vehicle accident perspective in this area are; the A1060, Rainsford Road and Duke Street.

Chelmsford road accident map

Chelmsford road accident map

Overall, in the period this data represents, there were a total of 226 road traffic accidents in Chelmsford with just over 350 casualties.

Goods vehicles64230
Young driver251414126

With regards to the most common type of vehicles involved in road traffic accidents in Chelmsford; we can clearly see that by far the most frequently involved is a car.

How Many Fatal Car Accident And Road Accidents in Chelmsford?


From the start of 2013 to the end of 2017 there was only a single fatal road traffic accident in Chelmsford.

Car Accident Compensation Payouts

If you’re considering making a claim, you may wonder how much you could receive if you are successful. In this section, we provide example compensation amounts and explain how compensation is calculated.

Payouts can potentially include two categories – general damages and special damages. General damages aims to compensate you for the suffering caused, physically and psychologically. This is calculated in line with the severity of your injury and your prognosis for recovery.

The Judicial College Guidelines are used by legal professionals to help calculate general damages payments. This publication was last updated in 2022 and includes figures collated using previous court payouts. However, they are only guideline amounts and should not be taken as guaranteed for your claim.

Brain and Head Injury
Very Severe

There may be some ability to follow basic commands and a return of sleep and waking patterns.£282,010 to £403,990
Brain and Head InjuryModerate (ii)

Moderate intellectual deficit. Greatly reduced ability to work and some risk of epilepsy.£90,720 to £150,110
Neck InjuriesSevere (i)

Neck injury with incomplete paraplegia or permanent spastic quadriparesis.In the region of £148,330
Injuries to the Pelvis and HipsSevere

Hip injury resulting in spondylolisthesis. Extensive pelvis fractures.£78,400 to £130,930

Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderSevere

Injured person cannot work or revert to pre-trauma function levels.£59,860 to £100,670
Back InjuriesSevere (iii)

Disc lesions or fractures of discs. Soft tissue injuries that lead to chronic conditions.£38,780 to £69,730
Hand InjuriesSerious

Injuries that reduce the hand to about 50% capacity.£29,000 to £61,910
Severe Leg Injuries

(iii) Serious

Serious compound fractures. Injuries to joints or ligaments causing instability.£39,200 to £54,830
Ankle InjuriesSevere

An extensive period of treatment. Significant residual disability.£31,310 to £50,060
Facial DisfigurementLess Severe Scarring

Scarring with substantial disfigurement and significant psychological reaction.£17,960 to £48,420

You could also potentially be eligible to receive special damages. If you have experienced financial loss due to your injuries, special damages could help you. This could include claiming for:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Travel costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Mobility aids
  • Home adaptions

However, this list is not exhaustive. You could potentially claim for other losses relating to your injury if you have evidence such as payslips, receipts and invoices. For more information, get in touch with us at any time.

No Win No Fee Chelmsford Car Accident Claim Solicitors

Legal Expert can offer you a way to make a compensation claim for an injury you sustained in a road traffic accident in Chelmsford, at no financial risk to yourself. We are a team of No Win No Fee car accident solicitors, and our claims service works like this:

Under our No Win No Fee deal, we charge zero to start a claim, zero to pursue a settlement, and zero if we lose the claim. However, when we receive a compensation payment on your behalf, we will deduct our fees from the amount received.

What Should You Do Next?

As long as you are making your claim within the personal injury claims time limit of three years, all you need to do to begin your claim is call Legal Expert on the number below. We will then explain the claims process to you, before asking you to answer a number of questions. Once you have done this, we will have a much better picture of your injury and the accident that caused it. We can then move forward, offering you some solid legal advice on what to do next.

Finding Out More About Chelmsford Car Accident Claims Solicitors

You could use an online personal injury claims calculator to get a rough estimate of how much you might claim for a Chelmsford road traffic accident injury. A much better option is to call us here at Legal Expert so that we can answer any questions you have and give you a personalised estimate of how much your personal injury claim might pay.

Start Your Compensation Claim

Are you ready to begin a compensation claim for a Chelmsford road traffic accident injury? If you are, call Legal Expert now on 0800 073 8804. We will then walk you through the process of beginning a claim, and get your claim started today.

Helpful Links

At the link below, you will find the Essex Highways website that gives road traffic information for the Essex and Chelmsford area:

Chelmsford traffic information

At the link below, you will find a website that gives information about the local County Court for Chelmsford

Local Chelmsford County Court

Legal Experts guide on how to make a car accident claim can be found at the link below:

A guide to car accident claims

At the link below, you will find a Legal Expert full guide to making taxi accident claims:

A guide to taxi accident claims

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