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

Coventry Car Accident Claims Solicitors

Coventry Car Accident Claims Solicitors Guide

By Daniel Archer. Last Updated 29th June 2022. In this guide, we’ll explore how you can find the best car accident claims solicitors for Coventry. If you have been the victim of some form of road traffic accident (RTA) which happened in or close to Coventry, you may think that you need to use a local car accident claims solicitor to make a personal injury claim.

It is a common idea that when you are making a compensation claim that you need to or should use a solicitor who is close to where you live. As we will see later, that is often not the case. Our personal injury solicitors for Coventry can provide claimants with an excellent and personal service.

Any type of accident on the road, or in a vehicle can have a severe effect on anyone in or even close to the vehicle. Sometimes those injured might be the driver, whilst other times it could be a passenger, or even a pedestrian standing by who has been hurt. In any of these circumstances, our specialist personal injury lawyers can help people to get the award they might be entitled to.

Our team of car accident solicitors can answer any questions that you might have regarding how your claim is put together, and what information they will need to start your claim. In this guide, we look at how you could have been injured, and what injuries you might have suffered. We also look at facts and statistics surrounding road traffic accidents in the Coventry area.

Find More Information On Finding Personal Injury Solicitors For Coventry In The Sections Below

Can Car Accident Solicitors For Coventry Arrange A Local Medical Exam For Me To Attend?

If you have been hurt in an accident involving a vehicle, your injuries might have restricted your movement and ability to get around. Even if they have not, you could still have been left in a good deal of pain. An important part of making a personal injury claim is being able to show just how bad your injury is.

To have an extensive and accurate medical statement as possible, a solicitor could organise for you to be assessed by a member of our panel of medical experts.

If you choose to work with our personal injury solicitors for Coventry, they can try to make sure that this is arranged in your local area. As such, we have developed a network of experts across the country.

In this area, some of the experts we work with are based in the following locations.

Regus Building Coventry
3 The Quadrant,
Warwick Road,

Central Chiropractic Clinic
12, Park Road,

Consulting Room, Coventry
Holiday Inn, Hinckley Rd,
Walsgrave on Sowe,

The Coventry Physiofirst Centre
172 Ansty Road,

Cheylesmore Physiotherapy
60 The Park Paling,

Please note. This list is not exhaustive and we do have other medical experts covering the area.

Why Is It Important To Choose The Right Personal Injury Solicitors To Work On Your Claim?

In order to have the best possible chance of winning your case, you need to work with the best possible personal injury solicitor. To be able to do so, there are several things which you should keep in mind which can help you to differentiate between different services. Start by looking how the solicitor or lawyer has performed in the past. Do they have a good record of getting clients a higher level of compensation in similar cases? Next, do they offer no win, no fee services (we will look at what these are later in this article). Finally, look at whether they can organise things such as a medical assessment in your area.

A simpler way of being able to know that you have the best possible person to handle  your road traffic accident claim is to use one of our solicitors.

Read Reviews Of Lawyers And Car Accident Solicitors For The Coventry Area

When choosing between different solicitors who you are considering using for your claim, it can be a good idea to look at any online or offline reviews of the solicitor and their services. Doing so can be a good introduction to the world of using a solicitor as you can get a sense of what they should do for you, how much you would expect to pay, and how long cases might take. It should be noted with all of these they can differ greatly due to the unique circumstances of each claim and case. Much easier that tralling through lots of different websites and reviews is talking to our team.

See our review page if you’d like to find out about how our solicitors for the Coventry area could help.

Should I Choose Personal Injury Solicitors In Coventry?

In today’s world, your car accident solicitor could be based anywhere in the UK. With there being so many different and great ways in which you and your solicitor can keep in contact, there are no significant advantages for you to use a local car accident claims solicitors over a solicitor which we can provide you with. The only parts of your claim in which there is an advantage to things being carried out locally is conducting your medical exam close to you. The advantage here is your own convenience and hopefully not causing you too much difficulty.

Different Road Traffic Accident Claims Our Personal Injury Solicitors For Coventry Could Handle

Our team which can help conduct road traffic accident claims have a wide range of experience. In the following sections, we look at some of the most frequently seen types of road traffic accidents our team handles. The list below is not exhaustive of all of the different ways in which you can be involved in an accident. Following this, we also look at some of the ways you could be injured. Talk to our team today or follow the highlighted links to find out more about your claim.

Coventry car crash and accident compensation claims

The causes of a car accident in Coventry and other places can be extremely varied and can also result in varied injuries. You may have suffered only minor injuries or you could have much more extensive injuries.

Passenger car and vehicle accident compensation

In most instances a passenger is a passive participant in an accident, in that they were not the cause of the accident, nor could do anything about it. As with anyone hurt in a coventry car crash or other form of accident, injury severity can range across a wide spectrum. You can even make a claim for psychological harm suffered in a vehicle accident.

For more information on passenger accident claims, call our team. They can assess whether one of our road traffic accident solicitors for the Coventry area could handle your claim.

Taxi injuries and accidents

Whether it is in a taxi or a minicab, the accidents and injuries involved in accidents involving a taxi are very similar to those in private cars. The major difference is in who the claim might be made against. You might bring a claim against their public liabilityinsurance, or against the driver of another vehicle, depending upon who is responsible for the accident.

Claims for bus and coach accidents

People can be hurt more seriously when they are injured in a bus or coach accident compared to car crashes. This is because as a passenger on a bus you might have been standing up at the time of the impact, or even if sitting would not have been held in place by a seat belt. There may also be luggage which is thrown around and which could hurt you.

For more information on whether our personal injury solicitors for Coventry could handle your bus accident claim, call our team.

Pedestrian injuries

As a pedestrian you expect to be safe if you are walking down the street, through a car park, or if you are crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing when safe to do so. However, sometimes pedestrians are hit by vehicles which are speeding or otherwise being negligent. Injuries might be slight, or serious, or even fatal.

Call our team to find out more about making a pedestrian accident claim.

Rear shunt accident injuries

If you are involved in crash where you were hit from behind, we could help you to make a road traffic accident claim in Coventry. The most common injuries involved in these claims include traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, and concussions.

Injuries caused by an accident at a roundabout

Whilst roundabouts are one of the safest form of unction, accidents can still happen at them. If other road users are not being observant when they approach or exit a roundabout (or indeed any type of junction) it can be easy for an accident to occur.

If you have experienced a car crash in Coventry, please get in touch with our team on the number above.

Common Injuries Sustained In Road Traffic Accidents

It is a tragic fact that each year hundreds of people are fatally injured in the road network. Road traffic accident claims can claim compensation for a broad range of injuries from the very minor to the very severe or even fatal. Below we look at some of these injury types.


This is a type of injury which affects the soft tissues in the neck, such as ligaments, muscles, and other connective tissues. Whiplash is caused by sudden jerking movements which sprain or stretch the aforementioned tissues. In most cases whiplash will improve quickly with full recovery within a period of weeks to a few months. However in the most serious instances, it could last much longer, limiting your movement and causing pain.

For further details about making a whiplash injury claim, call our team.

Back Pain

As with whiplash, back pain might not present itself straight after the accident. Depending on the location and intensity of the pain it could have been caused by damage to the discs, nerves, connective tissues or musculature of the back.

View our case study:  £5,000 compensation for a whiplash back injury.

Serious Injuries

There are numerous other ways in which you could be seriously injured in an accident which you could claim road traffic accident compensation for. Some of these might include:

Speak to our team to understand whether our solicitors for the Coventry area could help you claim compensation for your pain and suffering.

How Long Do I Have To Claim For A Coventry Accident?

If you’ve lost a loved one due to a car crash in Coventry, you have 3 years to start the process of making a claim following the date that your loved one passes away. This time limit can be found in The Limitation Act 1980. It’s important that you adhere to this time limit as allowing this period of time to expire may mean you find yourself lacking ineligible to make a claim.

In some cases of a car crash in Coventry, there may be certain stipulations that mean the 3-year time limit is extended. However, this is not a guarantee. Your claim will need to be addressed on an individual basis by legal professionals.

If you’d like to find out if you are still within your window of eligibility, please do not hesitate to reach out today. Our advisors can help you understand your rights, and answer any questions you may have.

Coventry Car Accident Statistics

The Reported Road Casualties In Great Britain: Annual Report 2020 recorded an estimate of around 1,460 reported road deaths in 2020.

Additionally, there were around 23,529 casualties who were killed or seriously injured.

In total, the report highlighted around 115,584 casualties of all severities.

The nature of these accidents and the road users they affected varied. However, the statistics provide an insight into the frequency with which road traffic accidents occur.

Payouts For Coventry Car Accident Claims

There are two potential heads of claim when seeking personal injury compensation. If you’ve suffered an injury from a car crash in Coventry as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to claim for both general damages and special damages. General damages relate to the pain you’ve experienced from any physical and psychological injuries caused by the accident. If you’ve suffered multiple injuries as a result of the same incident, you would only have to make one claim for compensation from a Coventry road accident.

The Judicial College analyse previous payouts and, in doing so, have created the compensation brackets below. Please bear in mind that these only give you an idea of the way general damages compensation may be valued for a Coventry car accident, as every claim is unique. As such, the settlement you receive following a successful claim will vary so you should only use these figures as a guide.

Type of Injury Severity Compensation Bracket Symptoms
Foot Very Severe £78,800 to £102,890 Severe and permanent pain or a really serious permanent disability will be caused by an injury in this bracket.
Ankle Moderate £12,900 to £24,950 Ligamentous tears or fractures that create difficulties standing or walking for long periods of time and can create awkwardness while using stairs.
Leg Severe Leg Injuries (iii) – Serious £36,790 to £51,460 Comminuted or compound fractures that are serious and cause instability and create a large likelihood that arthritis will develop.
Neck Moderate (iii) £7,410 to £12,900 Injuries that exacerbate or accelerate a pre-existing condition, usually for less than five years.
Neck Severe (ii) £61,710 to £122,860 Serious cervical spine disc damage or fractures that cause disabilities of considerable severity. This can include permanent brachial plexus damage leading to loss of function in one or more limbs.
Eye Minor £3,710 to £8,200 Minor eye injuries that cause initial pain and some interference with vision that is temporary.
Pelvis and Hip Severe (i) £73,580 to £122,860 Injuries might include pelvis fractures that are extensive. This could result in the lower back joint being dislocated and a ruptured bladder.
Back Severe (i) £85,470 to £151,070 Cases in this bracket might include severe damage to nerve roots and the spinal cord which can lead to very serious problems that are not normally associated with back injuries.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Moderately Severe £21,730 to £56,180 Some recovery from PTSD will be made through professional help. As such, while the effects will still cause significant disability for the foreseeable future, the prognosis will be better than in more severe cases.
Brain Less Severe £14,380 to £40,410 A good recovery will result in the injured person being able to take part in a normal social life and return to work. However, there may not be a restoration of all normal functions.

Special damages may also be awarded in the Coventry road accident compensation package you receive following a successful claim. They relate to the financial losses you’ve incurred because of the injury. As such, you could receive compensation for:

  • Travel expenses
  • Delayed or cancelled holiday costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Professional care costs
  • Adjustments required to your house
  • Loss of future earnings

In order to claim for this after being in a car crash in Coventry, you would need evidence to verify the extent of the financial losses. This could include receipts, invoices and bank statements.

This list is not extensive so, to learn more about payouts for Coventry car accident claims, please contact our team for free legal advice at a time that’s convenient for you. Our advisors can answer any questions you have and provide you with a compensation estimate that relates to your injury.

No Win No Fee Car Accident Claims Solicitors

When making road traffic accident claims you have a lot of choices for solicitors. What separates Legal Expert is our commitment to offering people what is known as either a conditional fee agreement or No Win No Fee contract. By offering services through this type of contract, personal injury solicitors for Coventry can provide their services to you without you having to assume any extra outgoing expenses. Your personal injury lawyer will assume all of the financial risk in your claim. The purpose of this type of service is to ensure that your financial situation does not impact upon whether or not you are able to make a claim.

Does the Claimant have to pay any fees?

In some instances involving personal injury solicitors even what are called no win, no fee agreements could still contain extra charges’. With us, you can be assured that you will never have unexpected costs to pay. Before you sign your contract, we will make sure that you know all the costs involved in making a claim.

How To Start Your Claim With Our Car Accident Solicitors For The Coventry Area

Are you ready to start your personal injury claim, or do you need more information? The first step in making a claim is always to be fully informed before signing up. Our specialist team are here to help and answer any questions you may still have about using specialist solicitors for the Coventry area.

Find out more about our services

Having as much knowledge as possible about how personal injury claims work, such as personal injury claims time limits, and how much you could claim can help you to make an informed decision about which solicitor to use for your case. This is why our site has a wealth of guides about different aspects of making a personal injury claim. They are written to help you make better and more informed choices

Speak To Our Expert Team Today About Making A Coventry Car Accident Claim

When you have all the information you need and are ready to make your claim, you can contact us. Our team can advise whether you’re eligible to make a claim for injuries sustained in a car accident in Coventry. If you’re eligible, an advisor could appoint one of our personal injury solicitors for Coventry to represent your claim.

The best way to get in touch with our team is to contact us by phone on 0800 073 8804. You can also get in touch with our team by detailing your claim, and requesting a callback, by filling out our online contact form. You can also use the contact form found on this page, to request a call from our team. Whatever way you use to contact our team, do so today.

Helpful Links

The Highway Code
This is the official page on the Highway Code by the UK government which also contains further information on staying safe on the roads.

Coventry City Council Road Safety
This is the road safety knowledge centre page with information on safety in this area as produced by City Council

The Road Traffic Act 1988

Visit the official government legislation above.

How Much Compensation For Car Accident Claims?
Find out more about making a car accident compensation claim with our comprehensive guide.

Whiplash Compensation Calculator Guide
In our whiplash claims guide you can see a step, by step guide to making a claim.

Head Injury Claims Guide

See this guide if you have suffered a head injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

Further Helpful Guidance

We hope this guide on finding car accident claims solicitors for Coventry has helped. For more information on how you can work with our solicitors, call our team on the number above.

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