Hereford Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Free Advice Guide
By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 23rd January 2023. Have you had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident in Hereford? Maybe someone you love has lost their life or been seriously injured in such an accident? Car accidents happen every day in the UK, and if you have been involved in one that was not your fault, it is likely that you will have a case for personal injury compensation.
Aside from proving that someone else is to blame, the accident must have occurred within the past three years, as this is the personal injury claims time limit, and you must have seen a doctor for your injuries. If this applies, there is a very high chance that you will be able to secure a payout, and our car accident claims solicitors can help you to do so. We have many years of experience when it comes to making claims for road traffic accidents, and we provide our services across the UK on 0800 073 8804. Therefore, no matter whether you were injured in Hereford, or elsewhere, you can be sure we can assist you. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover more about finding a solicitor to help you with getting compensation for car crash injuries in Hereford.
Can I Have A Medical Exam Close To Me?
Yes, our solicitors can arrange this for you. Please refer to the table below for medical experts local to Hereford.
|Mohammed Safdar||The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), Venns Lane||Hereford||HR1 1DT|
|Stephen Grant Charlesworth-Jones||Kyrle House Practice||Hereford||HR1 2EU|
|Wendy Matthews||Wall Street||Hereford||HR4 9HP|
|James Hampton||Wall Street||Hereford||HR4 9HP|
Finding A Solicitor For A Hereford Car Crash Claim
After a Hereford car crash, we recommend you seek the best solicitor for your specific case. We would advise you to base your decision on their experience rather than where they are located. You aren’t limited to only working with local solicitors, even if your accident was in Hereford.
Our solicitors can work remotely, so are able to help claimants based anywhere in the country. If you wish to meet them in person, this can also be arranged. Either way, you can expect fast, reliable communication.
With years of experience and many positive reviews, our specialist solicitors ensure every aspect of your claim is covered. They can help you gather strong evidence to support your claim.
Another benefit of working with our expert solicitors is that you could do so on a No Win No Fee basis, which is explained in further detail later in this guide. If you get in touch with our advisors today, they can answer any questions you may have, including on topics such as ‘can I claim after a fatal accident in Hereford?’.
Car Accident Personal Injury Solicitor Reviews
Reading reviews is of huge importance. You can tell a lot by using independent review platforms to see what other people have had to say. However, there is no substitute for speaking to a solicitor one-on-one. This is something you can do by calling Legal Expert. Give us a call today and we will explain everything you need to know about road traffic accident law and how to make a successful personal injury claim.
What Claims Can Our Car And Road Traffic Accident Team Handle?
In the next section, we are going to take a look at some of the most common types of car accident and road traffic accident claims to give you a better understanding. Please note, though, if you have been involved in a different type of accident, you can still claim.
Road Traffic Accident And Car Crash Injury Claims
Have you been involved in a car crash that was not your fault? Perhaps the other driver was doing way over the speed limit? Maybe they were talking on their phone? Or, perhaps they were just being careless? No matter what occurred, if you have been hurt and someone else caused the incident, you will likely be entitled to compensation. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover what to do if you have sustained car crash injuries…
- See a doctor – Your health is, of course, the most important concern, and so it is vital to get the medical attention you require. Even if you don’t feel like you have been too hurt, you are advised to see a doctor, as whiplash is a common injury that arises because of car crashes, and this is an injury that takes a while to show itself. You also need to see a medical professional if you are to make a car crash claim.
- Get the contact details of the person that caused the incident – If you have been involved in a hit and run, this will obviously not be possible. Otherwise, however, make sure you get the individuals basic contact information, details of their insurer, and jot down a few details about their car, i.e. the registration number, make, and model.
- Take photographs – Take photographs of the scene and any other applicable images, such as your injuries or damage to your vehicle.
- Get the contact information of any witnesses – A great way to build a strong case is to get witness accounts of what occurred. Therefore, if anyone saw the accident you should get his or her contact details.
- Keep receipts and additional proof of expenses – Last but not least, make sure you hold onto any proof of the costs you have incurred because of the incident and your injuries, such as vehicle repair costs, loss of income, and medical expenses.
Claims For Injuries Suffered By A Passenger
A lot of people fear that they will not be able to make a claim if they were injured in a vehicle that caused the accident despite being a passenger. You can, though! After all, it is not your fault, and so you can get compensation for what has happened. Passenger injuries and accidents differ considerably, but we can assist with all types.
Injuries Suffered In A Taxi
We can also help you to make a car accident claim if you have been injured while in a taxi and it was not your fault. All taxi drivers owe a duty of care to their customers. If you have been injured in a taxi and it was the driver’s fault or the taxi company’s fault because of poor maintenance or not carrying out the required checks on their taxi drivers, we can help you to claim.
Injury Suffered On A Coach Or A Bus
If you have been injured in a public transport accident, you should certainly make a claim. A lot of people worry that they are going to have their work cut out when it comes to this type of claim. They fear that the company is going to hire the best legal aid and wiggle their way out of it. However, this will not be the case.
If you have been hurt, and the accident was not your fault, you deserve compensation, and the company in question will realise this. They will have insurance in place to cover the costs, and they have a lot to lose if they do not accept responsibility, as their reputation could take a hit too. They don’t want this hassle, and so it is likely that they will want the case wrapped up as quickly and as easily as possible. This is good news, especially when you choose Legal Expert, as our road accident solicitors aim to secure compensation over the phone whenever they can.
What you need to recognise is that all public transport operators have a duty of care to their customers. Therefore, they need to abide by all of the regulations that are in place to ensure they provide a safe environment for all of their customers. If they fail to do this, you will receive a payout to help you through the recovery and any other costs you have incurred.
Accident Or Injuries Involving Pedestrians
Pedestrians have the least protection, and so these types of road traffic accidents are often serious. There are many ways such accidents can happen to. Perhaps a vehicle did not stop at a zebra crossing? Maybe you were walking down a pathway when a collision happened and you were in the middle of it? We can also help you to make a car crash death claim if you have lost someone you love in such an accident or you can claim on behalf of someone else if they are too injured to do so.
Injuries Caused By A Rear End Collision
We can also help you to claim compensation if someone has crashed into the back of your vehicle. We all know those drivers who like to be right in the back of our vehicle when we are driving. Not only is it frustrating but it can be very dangerous too. If a crash has occurred, you can get compensation.
Crashes At A Roundabout
There is no denying that a lot of road traffic accidents happen at roundabouts. It is of little surprise when you consider the number of cars gathering here, going off in different directions. If one driver makes a wrong move, numerous cars can end up tangled in a crash. Call us today if you want to make a claim.
Common Injuries Which People Can Suffer In A Car Or Other Road Traffic Accident
There are so many different types of injuries that people can suffer when they have been in a car accident. Here are some of the more common ones…
Whiplash And Neck Injuries
Whiplash is an injury that a lot of people have the misfortune of experiencing. It can happen in many different incidents and the symptoms differ dramatically.
So, what is whiplash? This is essentially a term that is used to describe an injury that has been caused because the head is quickly snapped back and forth. This leads to jerking of the neck and spine in quite an aggressive manner, which can consequently lead to over knock-on effects.
The symptoms of whiplash differ substantially. You may not experience all of them. Nevertheless, the following are all of the symptoms you could encounter because of a whiplash injury…
- Neck Pain
- Neck Stiffness
- Reduced Neck Movement
- Shoulder Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Blurry Vision
- Tenderness over the Neck Muscles
- Ringing in the Ears
- Pins and Needles in the Arms
If you suffer any of these symptoms the first thing you need to do is go to a doctor. Obviously it is imperative to seek medical help if you think you have suffered a whiplash injury. Nonetheless, even if your symptoms are minor and you believe you can cope with them, you still need to get medical attention. If you fail to do this you will not be able to file a compensation claim.
Upper, Middle, And Lower Back Injuries
We can also help you to make a claim if you have suffered an upper, middle, or lower back injury. Often, these injuries can be combined with whiplash. We do not recommend using a soft tissue injury claim calculator or anything like this to determine your payout amount. These tools are not accurate and the payout differs from person to person.
Serious Road Traffic Injuries
Serious road traffic accidents, naturally, result in the highest RTA compensation amounts. Incidents involve severe brain injuries, as well as back injuries, amputations, and any other type of injury that will impact a person for the rest of their life. If you have lost someone in a fatal car crash, we can also help you to make a claim for this too.
According to the Government website, the most dangerous roads in Hereford in 2017 were as follows…
|Location/ Street Name||Number of accidents / year|
|Aylestone Hill||4 accidents|
Road Traffic Accident Statistics For The Hereford Area
Hereford Country Fatal Road Traffic Accident Statistics
Payouts For Fatal Accidents in Hereford
If you’re able to show that your loved one’s injuries and resulting death was caused by third-party negligence, you should be able to make a fatal accident claim. With that in mind, you may be wondering, “how much is a fatal accident in Hereford worth?” which is a question we aim to answer in this guide.
Below is a table based on guidelines provided by the Judicial College. The guidelines set out bracket compensation amounts that correspond to different injuries at varying levels of severity. Solicitors often refer to the guidelines to help them when calculating the general damages head of your Hereford fatal accident claim.
|Type of Harm||Compensation Bracket||Additional Notes|
|The figure of compensation awarded will depend on several factors related to the injury, such as the person's age.|
|The figure of compensation awarded will depend on various factors such as the person's age and the extent of the pain they suffered.|
|Brain Damage||£282,010 to £403,990||(a) Brain damage that is very severe.|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||£59,860 to £100,670||(a) PTSD that is severe.|
|(b) Chest Injuries||£65,740 to £100,670||Traumatic injury to chest causing permanent damage|
Other compensation amounts you may be able to receive for a fatal accident caused by negligence include a statutory bereavement award, provided you qualify for it as per Section 1A the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. You may also be able to make a dependency claim if you can prove you lost a service when your loved one died, for example, if they were the main earner of the household.
If you have further questions about claiming for an accident in Hereford or would like to know more about payouts for fatal accidents in Hereford, please contact us for free legal advice using the above details.
No Win No Fee RTA And Car Accident Claims
Is money proving to be a hurdle when it comes to making a car accident claim? If you go for a traditional service whereby a solicitor charges per the hour it is likely that you will face extortionate costs. However, with a No Win, No Fee service you pay based on the outcome of your case. You actually don’t need any cash to start the claim process. All of our solicitors here at Legal Expert work on this basis.
Benefit From A No Win No Fee Agreement
Some firms may charge extra fees if they lose your case. With a Legal Expert injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches whatsoever. There are a number of benefits associated with this, as you will discover below:
- Financial risk is eliminated because you only pay for a winning service
- We never waste your time
- Our solicitors are accountable for the service they provide, leading to better quality
- No large amounts of money needed to get started
How To Start A Hereford Car Accident Claim
The best thing to do if you have suffered a car accident is get in touch with Legal Expert. We have a legal helpline available. One of our polite and efficient advisers will talk you through the entire claim process and answer any queries you may have. If they don’t think your case is strong they will tell you. They won’t waste your time. After all, all of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis, and thus they only deal with cases that are likely to result in compensation.
Where Can I Find Out More?
Making the right decision depends on receiving the correct information. When it comes to car accident claims, the compensation you receive will be split into two parts. Firstly, you have general damages, which are calculated based on the severity of your injury and the impact it is having on your life. The second part is special damages, which are calculated based on the costs you have incurred because of the injury. This can be anything from childcare expenses to medical costs. So, make sure you keep your receipts. On our website, we have lots of great guides and information on these personal injury claims and compensation in general, which is why we are considered a great accident claims company by many.
Contact Our Team
Legal Expert is an excellent choice if you find yourself in the position whereby you want to make a car accident claim. We are a leading law company with many years of experience in the industry. Therefore, you can be sure that we have handled many car accident claims time and time before. All of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This ensures that they will only take on your claim if they believe there is a strong chance of it being a success. We definitely won’t waste your time. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804. This line is available seven days per week. If you would prefer, though, you can leave your details and we will call you back. Or, send an email or use the live chat feature.
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