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

Ipswich car accident claims solicitors

Ipswich car accident claims solicitors

By Daniel Archer. If you’re looking for a car accident claims solicitor covering the Ipswich area to process a personal injury claim on your behalf this guide contains all you need to know about the legal process of making a claim and finding the best solicitor to do so. However, you must be ready to make your claim within the three-year personal injury claims time limit. Also, we have not added any form of personal injury claims calculator to this page. Instead, we recommend RTA victims call us on 0800 073 8804, so that we can give an accurate estimate of how much compensation they might receive.

This guide includes:

  • An overview of the main reason why we feel that every person who has been injured in a road traffic accident, should consider having an expert medical examination to prove the seriousness of their injuries.
  • An explanation of why it is vital to find the best legal team to process your claim, and some tips for checking that the legal firm you are speaking to, is suitable for your claims case.
  • An informational section of this guide, which goes into some detail about many of the most frequently occurring types of roads traffic accidents in the UK. We also go over some of the common types of injuries these accidents can cause.
  • Several easily understood tables that give an overall picture of the main road traffic accident statistics in the Ipswich area. We have also added a map that shows many of the locations of accidents in the centre of Ipswich.
  • We introduce the Legal Expert national No Win No Fee claims service in the final sections of this guide. What it is, how the fee structure works, and what you need to do to proceed with your claim.

If you reach the end of this page and still have unanswered questions, give one of our team a call. They will be ready to give you the answers you need.

Select A Section

  1. Can You Be Medically Assessed in The Ipswich Area by A Member of Our Medical Expert Panel
  2. Having the Right No Win No Fee Road Traffic Accident Solicitor Covering Ipswich Is Critical
  3. Different Compensation Claims Our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors Can Help Conduct
  4. What Injuries Do People Commonly Suffer In Car Crashes And Accidents On The Road
  5. Ipswich Road Accident Statistics
  6. Statistics For General Car Crashes
  7. Reported Road Traffic Accident Casualties And Fatalities In The Ipswich Area
  8. Reported Deaths On The Road In Ipswich
  9. Top Tips on Claiming for a Car Crash in Ipswich
  10. No Win, No Fee Road Traffic Accident Solicitors Covering Ipswich
  11. Launch Your Claim Today
  12. Helpful Links

Can You Be Medically Assessed in The Ipswich Area by A Member of Our Medical Expert Panel

If you are going to use personal injury solicitors to process an Ipswich road traffic accident claim for you, then there is one thing you can do, which will give you a greater chance of success. You can get an impartial, professional medical examination. The report that your doctor will write up after this examination, can be submitted as evidence for your claim, to prove how bad your injuries were. As part of the national claims service Legal Expert operates, we can arrange for you to have a free local medical examination in Ipswich, from the following medical professional:

Dr Ramangowd Ganadinni

Ipswich Clinic

Aqua Pharmacy

52 Duke Street



Having the Right No Win No Fee Road Traffic Accident Solicitor Covering Ipswich Is Critical

You need to find the best firm of road traffic accident solicitors to process a road traffic accident claim for you, in order to have the greatest chance of success. Solicitors in the UK must be registered with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA). This is the first thing to check. Some legal firms are more apt at processing such a claim. You can check the suitability of any solicitor you are speaking to, by asking them the following three questions. If they cannot answer yes to all three, you should consider moving on to a different one.

  1. Have you successfully processed a claim, winning compensation, in a claim like mine in the last year?
  2. Can you arrange to process my claim using a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?
  3. I need to arrange for a medical examination in Ipswich, can you organise a free one for me?

Reviews of Ipswich Legal Services

Online review sites, those which are community-driven, accepting reviews from members of the public, are good places to find information about solicitors providing Ipswich legal services. First of all, check that the review you are reading covers a claim similar to your own, and that the review is not too old, recent reviews are better. Read the comments of the reviewer, and the pros and cons they list for dealing with a specific legal firm. Take notice of the fee structure offered, specifically the percentage that the solicitor will deduct from a settlement as their fees. Finally, remember that the review has been written by a member of the public, it might not be completely accurate, so always double check the key facts.

Does It Matter If You Use an Ipswich Accident Lawyer for Your Claim?

If you are involved in an Ipswich car crash, you may believe that you need to use a local firm to process your claim. This is simply not correct; you are free to use any legal team you wish, no matter where they happen to be located. How good your solicitor will be in processing your claim is a more important consideration. As an example, here at Legal Expert, we offer our claims service to all residents of the UK, we can help Ipswich residents to claim the compensation they are eligible for.

Different Compensation Claims Our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors Can Help Conduct

There are many different ways that an Ipswich car accident can happen, and Legal Expert should be able to help anybody claim compensation, no matter what type of RTA they are involved in. There are some types of accidents we process claims for more regularly than others though. So, we have gone over these common accident types in the sections below.

Road Traffic and Car Accident Claims

Of all the kinds of vehicles that a personal injury solicitor will process a claim for on behalf of the driver, cars are usually the most common. The second table in the statistics section below, shows that to be true for the Ipswich area. Legal Expert can help car drivers and their passengers claim for accidents that were not their fault, and also non-fault accidents as well.

Injured Passengers in a Road Traffic Accident

Legal Expert frequently processes car accident claims for passengers of private vehicles; this includes pillion riders on a motorcycle. It is very rare that a passenger will be the cause of a road traffic accident, so proving liability should be simple in these cases. If the driver of the vehicle you were in was a member of your family or a friend, Legal Expert could help you claim against their motor insurance policy. Don’t worry that it will be your friend or family member that we will pursue personally for compensation.

Claiming for An Injury in a Taxi

Every driver of a private hire vehicle, including minicabs, minibuses, taxis, airport limo services, etc. must have a valid public liability policy before they carry passengers. If you were to be injured in a road traffic accident while travelling in this type of transport, a personal injury lawyer should be able to pursue the insurer for compensation for you.

Ipswich Bus and Coach Accident Claims

If you are using a local Ipswich bus service, travelling on a coach, or any other form of mass transit public transport and you are injured, you should be able to make a claim. In these cases, when Legal Expert processes your claim, we would seek compensation from the transport firm. In most cases, they will have an insurance policy in place to protect the public. If they don’t, they may need to pay the compensation directly.

Accidents or Injuries to Pedestrians

When it comes to a road traffic accident Ipswich residents most likely to suffer fatal injuries are car drivers, and their passengers. However, pedestrians are in second place. Even minor accidents that involve a pedestrian can leave them with very serious injuries. Legal Expert understands that when we process a pedestrian claim, we could be dealing with catastrophic, life-changing injuries, and the damages we seek on your behalf would reflect this.

Accidents from Behind

According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), rear shunts or rear collisions, are the most common type of road traffic accident in the UK. These are often low-speed accidents that happen in heavy traffic. Yet despite this, they can still be the basis of a claim with a substantial compensation pay-out. The cost of vehicle repairs alone averages around £2,000 for a rear shunt. Contrary to popular belief, either the driver at the rear, or the driver in front can be liable in a rear collision.

Accident or Injury at A Roundabout

Accident hotspots such as roundabouts and also major road junctions, form the basis of many Ipswich road traffic accident claims each year. Take a look at the accident hotspot map a little further down this page, Ipswich residents will no doubt recognise some of the places where RTA frequently occur. At times of heavy traffic, such as rush hour, the threat of an accident on a roundabout or major junction is much greater.

What Injuries Do People Commonly Suffer In Car Crashes And Accidents On The Road

Just as there are common types of road traffic accidents that Ipswich solicitors process claims for, there are also a number of injuries that are claimed for time and time again. These common RTA injuries have been covered in the sections below.


With over £2 billion paid in compensation every year for it, whiplash is the most prolific of all injuries that are caused by road traffic accidents. Whiplash is a hard injury to diagnose, and also to treat. Because of this, historically, whiplash has been the injury that people have attempted fraudulent claims for. Due to this, Legal Expert recommends that if you intend to claim for whiplash, you have your injuries examined by an impartial medical professional. We can help arrange a free examination in Ipswich for you, as part of our claims service.

Back Pain

When the head moves rapidly from side to side, or forwards and backwards, as it does in many road traffic accidents, the back can easily be injured. Both the upper back and the neck are only minimally protected by airbags. Any back injury could take many weeks to heal, and some can leave the victim with a permanent disability.

Serious Injuries

Aside from an Ipswich fatal car crash, accidents which cause serious injuries are often those we win the most compensation for. This is because injuries such as paralysis, loss of a leg or foot, severe facial scarring and brain damage will have a permanent effect on the life of the claimant. Legal Expert would seek to win compensation to make up for things such as loss of life-quality, inability to continue working, etc.

Ipswich Road Accident Statistics

When we look at Ipswich road traffic accidents and their locations for 2013 to 2017, we find that in the centre of Ipswich these three roads are dangerous. Civic Drive, Museum Street and the A1071.

Street or Location Number of RTA
Civic Drive 11
A1071 5
Museum Street 8

Statistics For General Car Crashes

The data above was taken from this map, which shows central Ipswich and the location of road traffic accidents from 2013 through to 2017.

Ipswich road accident map

Ipswich road accident map

Reported Road Traffic Accident Casualties And Fatalities In The Ipswich Area

By analysing Ipswich road traffic accident data, we find that cars are the type of vehicle most commonly involved in road traffic accidents.

2014 2015 2016
Other 10 7 14
Car 99 90 123
Motorcycle 64 64 90
Bicycle 27 18 43
Pedestrian 42 28 37

Reported Deaths On The Road In Ipswich

Digging deeper, we also find that it is cars that are most likely to be involved in a fatal road traffic accident in Ipswich.

2014 2015 2016
Other 2 1 1
Car 15 18 17
Motorcycle 7 8 6
Bicycle 1 1 2
Pedestrian 5 5 6

Top Tips On Claiming For a Car Crash in Ipswich

If you have been involved in a car accident in Ipswich, seeking medical attention should always be your first priority. Once any apparent or suspected injuries have been addressed and treated, you can concentrate on making a claim.

A very important step is to establish negligence. This means that you will need to prove that the other driver was the one responsible for your injuries because they breached the duty of care they owed you.

All road users have a duty of care to ensure they keep one another safe when navigating the roads. The Highway Code offers guidance and rules for each road user to follow. However, there are cases where a road user may fail to uphold their duty of care, causing you harm.

Gathering as much evidence as possible is the best way to go about this. For example, after receiving medical attention for your injuries, you could obtain your medical records to highlight details on the treatment and diagnosis you received.

Other examples of evidence you can obtain might include:

Dashcam/CCTV footage – Video evidence of the incident could highlight how the accident happened and help prove who was liable.

Photographs This could include pictures of your injuries, damage to your property and the accident scene.

The report from an independent medical assessment – Solicitors for Ipswich can help you arrange this at a medical facility in your local area. During the assessment, the severity of your injuries can be assessed. The medical professional can also submit a report on the current state of your condition and whether there are any future implications involved. This can be used when valuing your claim.

For more advice and information on what’s involved in the claims process, get in touch with our advisors today.

No Win, No Fee Road Traffic Accident Solicitors Covering Ipswich

Legal Expert operates a No Win No Fee national claims service, that residents of Ipswich and people all across the UK can use to process a road traffic accident claim. You really pay nothing unless we win you compensation, so this is an entirely-risk free way to make a claim from a financial viewpoint. You have nothing to lose.

What Fees Do You Have To Pay And When?

When we process a personal injury claim for you under our No Win No Fee claims service, you don’t pay anything for us to begin handling your case. If it takes us months to reach a settlement, we still won’t charge you anything while we are processing your claim. If we fail to win you a compensation payment, then you pay us nothing at all. If we do win you a settlement though, when we receive your compensation payment, we will automatically deduct our fees at this point.

Beginning Your Claim

Starting your car accident claim is easy. All that you need to do, is call Legal Expert on the number below. When you do, one of our team will be ready to help you, and will ask you some questions so that we can get a better picture of your injuries, and the accident that caused them. When we know enough, we will offer you some free legal advice on what to do next.

Where Can You Find Out More?

If you have questions about the Legal Expert claims service, or general questions about how Ipswich accident lawyers go about processing compensation claims, just give us a call. One of our team will use simple English, skipping the legal jargon entirely, to answer any question you have.

Launch Your Claim Today

Do you believe you have a valid reason to make a claim, for injuries caused by a road traffic accident? Are you ready to start claiming today? If so, call us here at Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804, so that we can start processing your claim as quickly as possible.

Helpful Links

You can find some good general information about road safety in the Highway Code at this link:

The Highway Code information on road traffic safety

For some more detailed road traffic safety information focused on the Ipswich area, you can visit this link:

Ipswich road safety information

To find the local court that covers Ipswich, you can check this page:

Local Ipswich court information

If you have to report an RTA to the Police in Ipswich, you can find contact details here:

Ipswich Police contact details

You can locate the closest NHS hospital to Ipswich on the page below:

Ipswich local hospital information

At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for a shoulder injury:

A guide to claiming for a shoulder injury

At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for an elbow injury:

A guide to claiming for an elbow injury

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