Gloucester Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
A Guide To Gloucester Car Accident Claims
By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 8th September 2022. On this page, you will find a guide offering advice and tips on how to choose the best Gloucester car accident claims solicitors to represent you in a claims case for car accident compensation. On this page, you will find information on how to choose the best legal team for your case, and also details of how road traffic accidents in Gloucester are mostly caused and the types of injuries they produce and more, including:
- A full explanation of the reasons why we think it is so important that the victim of an injury that was caused by a road traffic accident in Gloucester, gets a third-party medical examination carried out to support their claim.
- A number of tips and some advice on how to approach the task of locating the best team of solicitors to represent you in your compensation claim.
- A list of all of the most common types of road traffic accidents that happen in Gloucester each year.
- A list of all of the most common types of injuries that are caused by road traffic accidents that happen in Gloucester each year.
- Tables and statistics related to road traffic accidents and claims in Gloucester.
- A guide to what you should to do prior to making a compensation claim for a road traffic injury in Gloucester, as well as how to actually start a claim.
- An overview of the national claims service that Legal Expert offers to residents of Gloucester as the best way to process a compensation claim for an injury that was caused by a road traffic accident that took place in Gloucester.
If you have additional questions you need to be answered once you finish reading this guide, all you need to do to have them answered is to call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804, and we will do all we can to help you further.
Get Medically Assessed Locally To Gloucester By Our Panel Of Medical Experts
To answer the question, can I get compensation for a car accident? then it will depend on factors such as whether or not you can prove that a) the accident was not your fault and b) that you were injured severely enough to warrant road accident compensation. This is why it is advised that every victim of a road traffic accident in Gloucester gets themselves an independent expert medical examination, the results of which can be submitted in evidence in support of their compensation claim.
Legal Expect is able to connect you with medical professionals all across the UK, to arrange for a local free medical examination. In Gloucester, our doctors include:
Dr Louise Whyte
Gloucester Chiropractic Clinic
31 St. Michael’s Square
Gloucester GL1 1HX
Dr James Wiley
North Warehouse Business Centre
Gloucester GL1 2EP
Dr Christopher Hewer
Gloucester GL4 4BL
Choosing The Best No Win No Fee Car Accident Lawyer For Gloucester Critical For Your Claim
How much money can you get from a car accident settlement will depend upon how skilful your legal team is in making such claims. All solicitors are not the same; some specialise in different areas of the law, others simply perform legal tasks such as certifying documents. In order to have the best chance of winning a compensation claim for an injury caused by a road traffic accident in Gloucester, you should find a solicitor that is experienced in winning such cases. Look for a solicitor that is:
- Able to prove that they have won a similar claim in the last year.
- Able to connect you with a local medical professional to get a free examination.
- Able to take on your claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
Does The Location Of The Solicitor Matter?
Location does not matter; it is far more important to choose a legal team that is going to have the best chance of winning your claim. Having a solicitor that is handily close to your home is a tertiary consideration.
When answering the common question, how much is the average settlement for a car accident? the answer depends on which solicitor you are using to make a claim. Your local solicitor in Gloucester might do a good job of processing your claim. However, you could take the risk out of the selection process by looking for a legal firm that specialises in such claims.
What Kinds Of Car Accident Compensation Claims Do You Handle?
Legal Expert has successfully helped many people claim significant amounts of compensation for a wide range of road traffic accident claims. In our experience, some types of accidents are far more usual than others, and we have covered each of these in a section below. These are the types of accidents that Gloucester accident lawyers would process more often than others.
General Car Accident Claims
When it comes to making personal injury claims some types of road traffic accidents, although quite common, are not frequent enough to warrant their own section below. This would cover accidents such as lorry collisions, driving instructor accidents, accidents involving a police car or ambulance, etc. Solicitors in Gloucester should be able to process a claim for any type of accident, including these.
Passenger Car Accident Claims
As a passenger in a car or some other vehicle who is injured in a road traffic accident in Gloucester, you have all of the same legal rights as a driver when it comes to making a personal injury claim. Whether you were a passenger in a private vehicle or were travelling on some kind of public transport, Legal Expert can assist you in making a claim. As passengers are seldom the case of an RTA, proving liability should be simple in these cases.
Taxi Accident Claims
Every minicab or taxi driver in Gloucester is supposed to ensure that they are covered by a valid public liability policy at all times. This is so that if a member of the public is injured in a road traffic accident while riding in a taxi, personal injury solicitors in Gloucester can pursue a compensation claim against the insurer. If the driver does not have insurance of this kind, then it could be possible to take criminal proceedings against them.
Bus or Coach Accident Claims
If you are riding on a coach, minibus or bus service and the vehicle is involved in a road traffic accident in Gloucester, during which you have been injured, then you will have a reason to make personal injury claims. The legal entity that we will pursue for damages is the company that owns and operates the bus, minibus or coach.
Pedestrian Accident Claims
When a pedestrian is hit by even a slowly moving car or other vehicles, the injuries caused can be extremely severe. If they are hit by a fast-moving vehicle, then the injuries will be life-threating and in many cases fatal. If you are a pedestrian who was injured by a moving vehicle in Gloucester, then Gloucester personal injury solicitors will be able to process a claim for you.
Rear End Car Accidents
One of the most common types of road traffic accidents that Gloucester solicitors see each year are rear shunts. Where a car rams into the back of a car it is following behind. These types of accidents are the most common cause of injuries such as whiplash and a very frequent reason to make a compensation claim.
A large roundabout in times of heavy traffic, such as during rush hour in Gloucester, is naturally a likely place for a car accident in Gloucester to take place. Inexperienced drivers, or those that have been distracted in some way, can quickly find themselves in trouble on a large, multi-lane roundabout with many exits.
What Types Of Injuries Can Be Expected After A Car Accident In Gloucester?
As long as you are ready to begin making your claim for an injury that you sustained due to a road traffic accident in Gloucester within three years, which is the personal injury claims time limit, then you should be able to claim for all types of injuries. Typically, though, some types of injuries are more commonly seen than others in road traffic accidents, and we have covered each of this in its own section below.
In the UK, whiplash is the most commonly seen of all injuries that are the result of a road traffic accident. Whiplash is easily caused, yet surprisingly hard to diagnose. It can also take quite some time to recover from even a mild case of whiplash. Your personal injury solicitor should be able to secure you a compensation pay-out for a proven case of whiplash.
Most car crash solicitors would agree that after whiplash, back injuries are probably the easiest caused of all serious injuries. The back and spine are fragile and can be damaged easily by blunt trauma, as well as by rear shunt type accidents. Although airbags do protect the upper body, in a high-speed crash, airbags still allow the upper back, neck and head to move backwards and forwards rapidly, which can cause damage.
Many car crash claims are based on injuries we did not cover above. Fatalities, head injuries resulting in some form of brain damage, loss of limbs and also psychological injuries as an example. Legal Expert can help you to claim for all of these serious injuries and more.
Car Accident And Road Accidents in Gloucester Local Authority Area
|Street||Number of RTA's|
This table above shows three of the most dangerous roads in Gloucester, that have seen the most accidents that people could claim road accident compensation for.
The total number of road traffic accidents between 2014 and 2016 is 179. Many of which will have resulted in a victim of the accident making a car accident compensation claim.
We can see that the most common types of compensation claims for road traffic injuries would have been car accident claims between 2014 and 2016.
How Many Fatal Car Accident And Road Accidents Are There In Gloucester?
The table above shows data regarding the number of fatal road traffic accidents in Gloucester which thankfully proves to be zero.
Accident In Gloucester – How Much Could I Claim?
After being injured in an accident in Gloucester that occurred due to the negligence of a third party, you are probably wondering what compensation you could receive. In a successful claim, you would claim general damages, which offer you compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. This type of damage also compensates you if your injuries have reduced your quality of life.
If you were in a Gloucester car crash, solicitors would consider any medical evidence of your injuries and then compare this with compensation ranges featured in the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The JCG, updated in April 2022, features settlement brackets based on prior personal injury court claims.
The figures below, however, are just to be used as guidelines and do not represent the award you might be entitled to.
|Severe (i) Neck Injuries||No movement in the neck and severe headaches.||In the region of £148,330|
|Moderate (i) Neck Injuries||Fractures or dislocations may result in spinal fusion.||£24,990 to £38,490
|Minor (i) Neck Injuries||A full recovery is expected by at least two years.||£4,350 to £7,890
|Severe (i) Back Injuries||Damage may occur to the spinal cord and nerve roots.||£91,090 to £160,980|
|Moderate (i) Back Injuries||Expect reduced mobility and nerve root irritation.||£27,760 to £38,780|
|Minor (i) Back Injuries||A recovery without the need for surgery may occur within two or five years.||£7,890 to £12,510|
|Severe Shoulder Injuries||Injuries often involve significant damage to the the brachial plexus.||£19,200 to £48,030|
|Serious Shoulder Injuries||Soft tissue injuries with intrusive symptoms are included in this bracket.||£12,770 to £19,200|
|Moderate Shoulder Injuries||Symptoms of discomfort persist for two years.||£7,890 to £12,770|
|Minor (i) Shoulder Injuries||A recovery will occur in less than two years.||£4,350 to £7,890|
You are also able to claim special damages if you have suffered financial losses following a Gloucester car crash. For example, you may claim for:
- Loss of earnings caused by taking time off work to recover from your injuries
- Medical fees
- Damage to your vehicle caused by the car accident
It’s crucial that you retain any evidence for special damages, such as payslips, receipts and bank statements. Our advisors can offer free legal advice on what other evidence you may use to support your claim. Call at any time by dialling the phone number above.
Gloucester Solicitors – No Win No Fee Solicitors For Gloucester And Other Areas
If you choose to hire one of our solicitors for the Gloucester area, they will work with you on a No Win No Fee basis. This can reduce the financial risk involved when financing claim. Not all law firms work in this way, but our solicitors do.
This means that there is no upfront fee to pay. An arrangement such as this means that following a successful claim, your lawyer will receive a certain percentage of your settlement, which is capped by law. This means that the majority of your settlement is always protected.
If your No Win No Fee claim is unsuccessful, you are not required to pay this percentage at all. This is one of the biggest advantages of financing a claim in this way.
So, if you’d like the assistance of one of our No Win No Fee solicitors for the Gloucester area, get in touch with our advisors today. If we think your claim may be legitimate, we can connect you to one of our experienced lawyers.
How to Proceed
Rather than get a rough estimate of compensation amounts using a personal injury claims calculator, you should consider calling us here at Legal Expert. We will spend a little time asking you key questions about your injury and the road traffic accident in Gloucester that caused it. Once we know enough about your case, we will be equipped with the knowledge to make a sensible recommendation to you about what your next legal move should be.
Get More Information
If you would like to know more about how under our claims service, we can represent you as a personal injury lawyer to process a claim for an injury that you sustained in a road traffic accident in Gloucester, then give us a call at the number below.
One of our legal team will go over the claims process with you using simple to understand English and not legalese. Once we begin processing your claim, the same team will always be on hand to answer any questions you have on what we are doing on your behalf, and how your claim is proceeding.
Start Your Road Traffic Accident Claim
If you are ready to speak to a personal injury solicitor about claiming for a road traffic accident in Gloucester that resulted in you being injured, then call the Legal Expert team 0800 073 8804 today so that we can begin helping you claim the compensation you are eligible for.
There is some Gloucestershire road traffic safety information on this page:
Road traffic statistics for Gloucestershire
If you need to contact the emergency services in Gloucester after a road traffic accident, you can use these contact details:
Gloucester emergency contact numbers
Here is a link to our guide to making compensation claims for cycling accidents:
Here is a link that will send you to a Legal Expert page that contains a complete guide to claiming compensation as a passenger who was injured in a car accident:
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