No Win No Fee Solicitors | Leeds | Car Accident Claims
By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 12th April 2023. If you’re looking for the help of No Win No Fee solicitors for Leeds following a car accident, you’ve come to the right place.
We’re specialists in road traffic accident claims. Our solicitors boast decades of experience in achieving fantastic results for our clients and they can help you too.
We offer a free case check to everyone who calls our legal advice helpline. And if you’d like to make a personal injury claim, we can help you on a No Win No Fee basis.
Below, we explain more about the types of car accident claims that we can help you with.
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- Making A Personal Injury Claim In Leeds For A Car Accident
- Compensation Payouts For Car Accidents In Leeds
- Why It’s Important To Read Reviews Of No Win No Fee Solicitors In Leeds
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- Make A No Win No Fee Claim For A Car Accident
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Whether you were injured as a cyclist, a motorist, a passenger or a pedestrian in Leeds, our personal injury solicitors could be able to help you. Many of our solicitors work on the basis of No Win No Fee agreements and they have experience in various kinds of road traffic accident claims for a wide range of claimants.
In some cases, another road user may not be at fault. It can be possible to claim against the party responsible for the road, if it was due to their negligence you were injured. For example, the council may be in charge of a road where you were injured due to a hazardous pothole.
Additionally, accidents can occur in car parks, on pavements or private land – all areas that you will be owed a duty of care in. If you were injured due to negligence in Leeds, our solicitors could assess liability in your claim.
Below you can find more information about claims for different types of road traffic accidents.
Car Accident Claims
Whenever you are involved in a road traffic accident as a driver, passenger or even a pedestrian, the key to successfully making a claim is proving effectively that the accident was not your fault, that a third party was liable for it. Legal Expert can assist you with this, as part of our national claims process for claiming compensation for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in Leeds.
Rear End Car Accidents
Of all the reasons that we make claims for car accident compensation here at Legal Expert, rear end shunts are by far the most common. These are the single most frequent type of road traffic accident in the UK every year. Don’t be fooled by the fact that these are generally fairly low-speed accidents. Even a very minor rear-end shunt can cause a case of whiplash.
Further down this page, you will find a map that shows the road traffic accident hotspots in the Leeds area. You will see that many of these hotspots are located on roundabouts. A busy roundabout is a dangerous place, especially for distracted drivers such as those playing with their telephones or talking over their shoulders to passengers in the back seats. Roundabout accidents can often involve several vehicles if they happen at a busy time of the day such as rush hour in Leeds.
Passenger Accident Claims
Car crash solicitors don’t only claim compensation for the driver of a car; they can also claim for passengers of a vehicle who are injured in a Leeds road traffic accident. A passenger has exactly the same legal rights as the driver to make a personal injury claim against the driver who was liable for the accident. As a passenger, you can even claim against the driver of the car you were riding in, if it was them that caused the accident.
Taxi Accident Claims
As a passenger in a taxi or minicab, if you are injured when you taxi is involved in a road traffic accident in Leeds, then you will be able to make compensation claim against the insurance company that provides the driver of the taxi with their public indemnity policy. The same is true when you are riding in any form of private hire vehicle such as a minibus, or even a chauffeur driven limo service, it is possible to make car crash claims if you are injured while riding as a passenger.
Bus or Coach Accident Claims
All passengers on public transport, such as a local Leeds bus service, or a national coach service, are protected legally, due to the operator of the service being required to conform with Health & Safety legislation in the UK. When they fail in this compliance, and it leads to a member of the public being injured, then a personal injury lawyer will be able to pursue a compensation claim against the company.
Pedestrian Accident Claims
As a pedestrian, if you are involved in a road traffic accident in Leeds, you will likely sustain some pretty severe injuries. Even a fairly low-speed collision with a moving vehicle can be devastating to a pedestrian. When you make a claim for this kind of serious accident, you need to be sure that your solicitor understands that you will likely need to make a significant damages claim for the effects of your injuries on your health and life in the future.
This section will provide you with a better idea of what you could receive after suffering injuries due to a road accident in Leeds. You would only be able to claim compensation if you can prove that your injury was caused by third-party negligence.
There are two potential heads of claim you could claim compensation under in a personal injury claim: general and special damages. General damages compensation is regarding the actual physical and psychological impact of the injury itself. You can also claim for multiple injuries within the same claim so long as you can show that all of the injuries were caused by the same act of negligence.
The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) give you a clearer idea of your potential general damages compensation. Solicitors and lawyers often use these guidelines to provide clients with a compensation estimate. This information has been taken from previously successful court cases in Wales and England. The figures below have been taken from the latest edition of the JCG, published in 2022.
Please bear in mind that these figures only provide you with a guide of what you could receive. You could receive a different figure to the ones listed below because there are many aspects that can determine your compensation amount.
|Injury Type||Severity||Compensation Bracket||Description|
|Brain Damage||Very Severe||£282,010 to £403,990||At the top of this bracket, the injured person will only be able to follow basic commands, as well as recovering eye opening with the ability to follow sleep and waking patterns.|
|Brain Damage||Moderate (i)||£150,110 to £219,070||Cases in this bracket will cause a negative impact on senses, sight and speech as well as a moderate to severe intellectual deficit.|
|Back||Severe (i)||£91,090 to £160,980||The most severe cases in this bracket cause spinal cord damage as well as damage to the nerve roots leading to a combination of very serious consequences.|
|Back||Severe (iii)||£38,780 to £69,730||Disc fractures or lesions or soft tissue injuries that lead to chronic conditions.|
|Back||Moderate (i)||£27,760 to £38,780||The injured person could suffer a lumbar vertebrae crush/compression fracture that could potentially lead to osteoarthritis.|
|Pelvis and Hips||Severe (ii)||£61,910 to £78,400||Injuries in this category include a pelvic fracture dislocation and traumatic myositis ossificans that form around the hip.|
|Pelvis and Hips||Severe (iii)||£39,170 to £52,500||Many injuries fall into this category including an acetabulum fracture causing degenerative changes.|
|Arm||(b)||£39,170 to £59,860||Serious fractures to one or both forearms that cause a permanent, significant disability.|
|Arm||Less Severe||£19,200 to £39,170||A substantial degree of recovery is expected, despite significant disabilities being caused.|
|Arm||(d)||£6,610 to £19,200||Forearm fractures that are simple in nature and, therefore, lead to a full recovery.|
You could also claim for financial losses caused by the injury. This second head of claim is called special damages. Losses you can claim for include home adjustments, travel costs, medical expenses and loss of earnings. You would need financial evidence, such as bank statements, invoices and receipts, to show the value of the losses.
To learn more about what you could receive, please contact us for free legal advice with the details above. We can give you a compensation estimate in just one phone call.
Real-Life Payouts For Accidents In Leeds
As well as the figures you can see above, it’s also possible to gain a more precise insight into the payouts made specifically by Leeds City Council between April 2021 and March 2022.
As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, it was found that the local authority paid out just under £1.6 million in compensation over 152 claims.
The most common type of personal injury claim made against Leeds Council was slips, trups and falls. 60 people made successful claims, with the overall payout reaching £409,085.
For car accidents and other incidents involving vehicles, 38 people made a claim and received a total of £166,130.
If you need the help of an accident solicitor for a Leeds incident, get in touch. The advice we provide is without charge and carries no obligation to make a claim.
If you’ve suffered a road accident in Leeds, you may be unsure how to find the best solicitor for you. You should be comfortable with your choice of solicitor; they should be both appropriate for your case and have enough experience to present your case in the best manner possible.
There are many ways to try and find a good solicitor for you. An online review site can be a good starting point. You can read reviews that relate to cases similar to yours. From that, you could draw up a shortlist of potential solicitors.
You could also ask family and friends to see if anyone you know has recommendations for solicitors they have had positive experiences with in the past.
Our solicitors have years of experience in relation to claiming for road traffic accidents. As such, you can rest assured that our solicitors will be able to work with you to collect evidence and build your case if you’ve suffered an injury after a car accident in Leeds caused by negligence. They can also work your case on a No Win No Fee basis. You can contact us to learn more using the details above.
Here at Legal Expert, we pride ourselves on providing you with a high-quality service from start to finish.
We offer a case check to everyone who gets in touch. During that process, we offer legal advice on your situation and what your legal options may be. There’s no obligation to proceed with a claim; we simply want to ensure you get the support you need after what may have been a traumatic incident.
Our service stretches nationwide, meaning we can help people in Leeds, Huddersfield or Halifax, as well as London or as far north as Livingston. Regardless of where you’re based, we ensure you receive the best service possible. That means open and transparent communication, regular updates, and ensuring you get the maximum compensation possible.
Our reviews are a testament to this. We’ve received hundreds of honest reviews on Google and more positive reviews on Trustpilot.
If you’re interested in making a claim for a car accident with a lawyer, you might consider hiring a solicitor on the basis of a No Win No Fee agreement. Under this type of arrangement, your solicitor could offer you a form of No Win No Fee contract referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement. Usually, as per the terms and conditions of the agreement, you won’t be expected to pay an upfront fee or anything to your lawyer whilst the claim is ongoing.
Additionally, should your claim not be successful, you aren’t expected to pay your lawyer for their work. If your car accident claim is successful and you receive compensation, a legally capped success fee will be taken from your award. The Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013 limits the percentage of your compensation that this can consist of.
Should you wish to get in touch with No Win No Fee solicitors after a Leeds car accident, our advisors could help you. You can contact us through the following ways:
- Calling our free 24/7 advice line on 0800 073 8804
- Using the live chat feature to the bottom of this page
- Requesting a free call back by filling out our online claim form
If you’d like to learn more about No Win No Fee solicitors, check out some of these useful links:
- UK Highway Code – For general information about the UK highway code head here
- Leeds road safety – Here’s road safety advice from Leeds city council.
- Leeds County Court – To find the details of the local civil court in Leeds, head here
- Local Leeds Police – if you need the help of West Yorkshire police, this information will prove useful
- Local Leeds Hospital – here you can find the details of the main A&E hospital in Leeds.
- A guide to claiming for hand injuries – if you’ve suffered an injury to your hand in a car accident, this guide offers useful advice on your rights,
- A guide to claiming for foot injuries – here’s a useful guide on what to do if you’ve hurt your foot after a car accident
If you need any more help finding No Win No Fee solicitors for a car accident in Leeds, don’t hesitate to get in touch.