Leicester Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 24th January 2023. On this page, you will find a guide to choosing the best firm of car accident claims solicitors for Leicester or a claims service who can cover the Leicester area to represent you in a claim for compensation. It covers everything you need to know about making a claim and gives some advice on how to make sure you have the best chance of successfully winning a claim. Below you will find information such as:
- How making sure you undergo an expert medical examination is, we believe, an important part of the process of claiming for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident, as it enables you to prove how bad your injuries were.
- An explanation of why it is very important that you use the best legal firm possible to process a compensation claim for injuries that you suffered in a road traffic accident, to make sure that you have the best possible chance of winning your claim.
- Information about some of the most frequently encountered types of road traffic accidents that Legal Expert successfully claims compensation for each year.
- Information about some of the most frequently encountered types of injuries caused by road traffic accidents that Legal Expert successfully claims compensation for each year.
- Tables of data and also a map that shows key statistics related to road traffic accidents in Leicester, and that also shows the local accident hotspots.
- An explanation of how the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that Legal Expert uses as a basis for the fee structure of our national claims service works. Also, we cover why we think the claims service we offer to Leicester residents is their best option for processing a claim.
If, after reading this page, you still have a number of questions that you need to be answered, one of the Legal Expert team will be on hand to answer them, when you call 0800 073 8804.
How To Get Medically Assessed In Leicester With Our Panel Of Medical Experts
One of the most important factors in making sure you have the best chance possible of winning a claim for road accident compensation injuries sustained in a car, motorcycle, bus, or cycle crash is being able to prove how bad your injuries were. As well as whether the prognosis for a complete recovery is positive. The best way to do this is to get an impartial expert medical examination done. Legal Expert can arrange, as part of our claims service, for you to receive a free local medical examination in Leicester from these doctors:
Dr Kapil Vashu
Kerla Ayurveda Centre
212-216 Loughborough Road
Dr Mohammed Safdar
Oliver Z Business
4 Granby Place
Finding Solicitors For Car Accident Claims In Leicester
If you suffered injuries in a road traffic accident and you are eligible for compensation, you may wish to seek legal representation. To make a car claim, solicitors with specialist training and experience in road traffic accident cases could be more useful than general personal injury solicitors. Your solicitor will help you gather the evidence required to prove that you were owed a duty of care while on the roads and it was a breach in this by another driver that caused your injuries.
You can pick a No Win No Fee solicitor based anywhere in the country to represent your accident claim. Solicitors for Leicester car accidents could be based anywhere as long as they have the relevant training and experience. Communication between you and your solicitor could be carried out over the phone, through the post and by email, eliminating the need to meet in person. However, should you wish to meet your solicitor, this can be arranged.
Call our advisors for a free claim assessment. If it seems eligible you could be connected with our car crash solicitors. However, there is no obligation to use our services.
Leicester Car Crash – How Do I Start A Claim?
In order to start a claim following a car accident in Leicester, as with other types of personal injury claims, it is important that you can establish someone else was liable for your accident. If you can show that you were owed a duty of care by another road user – which is outlined in the Road Traffic Act 1988 – and that this duty was breached, causing you to be injured, you might have grounds for a valid claim.
We’ve listed some steps below that you could or should take following a Leicester car crash if you want to claim:
- Exchange details with the driver, as you’ll need their insurance and contact details to put forward a claim
- Inform your insurer about the accident – it’s worth noting you are required by law to do this, even if you don’t intend to make a claim
- If you believe the crash was purposeful or it causes a blockage in the road, you must report the incident to the police
- Gather evidence, such as the contact details of witnesses, CCTV footage where possible and photographs of your injuries and any damage to your car
We recommend that you seek medical attention after an accident. Your health should be your priority and any records from a doctor or hospital can be used as evidence that you were injured in the crash.
For information on how to claim, get in touch with our advisors at any time.
Passenger Car Crash Claims
When we make car crash claims that involve a passenger, the issue of proving liability is far simplified, as it is very likely that the passenger who was injured in the road traffic accident was not the cause of it. In fact, Legal Expert can even help you to claim against the driver of the vehicle you were in, if it is found that they were the cause of the accident.
Leicester Taxi Crash Claims
Every single driver of a taxi or minicab, as well as minibus drivers and also limousine chauffeurs, must, by law, have a valid public indemnity insurance policy before they can legally take passengers on board. If you were injured in a taxi during a road traffic accident in Leicester, then Legal Expert can help you process car accident claims against the insurance firm.
Leicester Bus or Coach Crash Claims
As a passenger on a bus or a coach in Leicester, if the vehicle is involved in a road traffic accident, and you sustain injuries because of this, then you can make a claim for them. In these cases, Legal Expert would need to pursue a claim against the bus service operator or the owner of the coach for compensation on your behalf.
Leicester Pedestrian Injury Claims
Often, the most serious injuries we see that have been caused by a road traffic accident, are those suffered by a pedestrian when hit by a moving vehicle. If we look at the Leicester road traffic accident statistics lower down this page, we can see that after car drivers, pedestrians are the most likely to be killed in a road traffic accident in Leicester.
Leicester Rear End Vehicle Crash Claims
Of all types of road traffic accidents that car accident solicitors process claims for, rear end shunts are the most common. Although these are generally quite low-speed accidents, they can still have serious consequences. Repair costs alone are estimated at £2,000 on average; then there would likely be a personal injury claim on top of that.
Crashes At A Roundabout Leicester
Lower down the page; we have included a map that shows where the road traffic accidents in Leicester occurred between 2013 and 2017. You will clearly be able to see that roundabouts are one of the worst hotspots for road traffic accidents in Leicester.
What Are Some Of The Most Common Injuries You Might Experience After A Car Crash In Leicester?
As well as seeing certain types of road traffic accidents more frequently, we also see a number of associated injuries occur more commonly as a reason to process a personal injury claim on behalf of our clients. In the sections below, we cover these common injuries.
A high percentage of the road traffic accidents that Legal Expert handles each year on behalf of its clients is to claim for whiplash that has been caused in a crash. Whiplash can be caused very easily, and even a low-speed accident can cause a case of whiplash that could take weeks to heal fully. Legal Expert can organise a free local medical examination in Leicester to prove how bad the whiplash was that you hope to claim for.
Back injuries are another type of injury that can be caused by a road traffic accident that Legal Expert processes claims for regularly. The upper back and neck can be very easily damaged in heavier rear shunt accidents, being very much like a more serious version of whiplash. The spine at the top of the back is fragile, with much smaller vertebrae than in the lower back, making them more prone to damage.
Ask any team of car crash solicitors, and most will probably all tell you the same thing. The more serious the injury being claimed for, the higher the compensation amount will be. Serious injuries that will leave the victim with some permanent disability often receive the most compensation of all. This would include injuries such as paralysis or amputation of a limb, reduced cognitive ability due to brain damage, or irreparable damage to an organ such as a kidney or the liver.
Dangerous Roads In Leicester
As you can see, the data in the table below shows that in Leicester, the most common roads where road traffic accidents happen are, Vaughan Way, Church Gate and Belgrave Gate.
|Street or Location||Number or RTA|
This map shows exactly where road traffic accidents took place in Leicester between the start of 2013 and the end of 2017.
Fatalities & Injuries From Road Traffic And Vehicle Accidents In Leicester
We took the total number of road traffic accidents in Leicester and segmented it into different types of vehicles. You can see from the table below that the numbers were fairly flat across all types.
Deaths Caused By Road Traffic Accidents In Leicester
Here, we drilled down into the data to uncover only fatal accidents that occurred in Leicester. Once again, you can see that the numbers are fairly flat with no real discernible trend.
2022 Compensation Payouts For Leicester Car Accidents
If you’ve been injured due to a crash in Leicester that was caused by negligence, then you might want to know how much you could receive in a successful claim. The final settlement you receive could be comprised of two figures. First, there is the general damages figure. This is the amount that directly addresses the pain and suffering experienced as a result of your injuries.
It’s important to point out that if your general damages payment in a road traffic accident is valued at £5,000 or lower, you may need to claim under the Whiplash Reform Programme (WRP) through a government portal. However, in order to do this, you must also meet a few other criteria:
- The injury must have been sustained by a driver/passenger
- It must have been sustained on or after 31st May 2021
- The driver/passenger must be aged 18 or over
- It must have occurred in England or Wales
If you claim through the portal, your compensation will be based on the tariff of injuries in the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. It is not only whiplash claims that can be made in this way; it can be for any road traffic accident that adheres to the above stipulations. If you are not eligible to make use of the WRP, then you will need to claim using more traditional avenues.
In a general personal injury claim, when your general damages payment is being calculated by legal professionals, they use a few different resources to assist them. One of these is a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). We have included some example entries in the table for you below. The figures are from the latest update to the JCG, which took place in 2022. As you can see, each injury comes with a range of figures to assist in the process of arriving at an appropriate sum.
They are not, however, a guarantee that your claim will be valued at this amount. Get in touch today to find out how much your specific claim could be worth. Additionally, you can also head to our online compensation calculator.
|Head/brain||(a) Very severe||£282,010 to £403,990|
|Head/brain||(b) Moderately severe||£219,070 to £282,010|
|Arm||(a) Both arms completely lost||£240,790 to £300,000|
|Arm||(b) (i) One arm amputated at the shoulder||Not less than £137,160|
|Back||(a) Severe - (i) The most serious cases where damage to areas such as the spinal cord are involved||£91,090 to £160,980|
|Chest||(b) Where the lung(s) and/or heart sustain permanent damage due to a traumatic injury to the chest||£65,740 to £100,670|
|Kidney||(c) Whilst one kidney will not be damaged, the other will be lost||£30,770 to £44,880|
|Shoulder||(b) Serious - Shoulder dislocation where the lower part of the brachial plexus is damaged||£12,770 to £19,200|
|Shoulder||(e) Clavicle fracture||£5,150 to £12,240|
|Chest||(f) Injuries that lead to collapsed lungs, but there are no complications regarding a full recovery||Up to £5,320|
Special damages are another payment that you may be eligible to receive. You will need to provide evidence of these expenditures, as the intent of the payment is to reimburse you for the financial impact of an injury.
Here are some examples:
- Loss of earnings – You may have been left unable to work on either a permanent or temporary basis. Regardless, any disruption to your income will be addressed. If you are claiming for a death in a Leicester car accident, you could potentially claim this if you were financially dependent on the deceased’s income.
- Damage to property – Personal items may need to be repaired or replaced due to damage sustained during the accident in which you were injured.
- Medical bills – Cost of treatment/prescriptions you require to recover.
Get in touch if you have any questions regarding the value of your claim overall. We can even answer questions about how to claim after a fatal car accident in Leicestershire.
Leicester Solicitors – No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Leicester Area
If you were to fund your own compensation claim for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident, you would need to find the money to pay your legal costs. If you were to lose your claim, you would lose all the legal fees you had paid.
Legal Expert has a much better, less risky way for you to make a claim for road traffic accident injuries. We can provide you, as part of our national claims service, with an experienced and skilful team of No Win No Fee car accident solicitors to process a compensation claim on your behalf.
When Do Claimants Have To Pay Any Fees?
When you decide to use our No Win No Fee claims service to seek compensation for injuries that you sustained in a road traffic accident in Leicester, you won’t have to pay a single thing until we actually win your claim for you. There is no fee to actually start your claim for you and not ongoing fees to pay no matter how long it takes to reach a settlement. And if we lose your claim, then you walk away without paying anything at all. In fact, the only time we will ever ask you to pay anything is when we receive a compensation payment.
How Can Solicitors Help You
As mentioned, solicitors in Leicester are not your only option for legal representation. Road traffic accident claims can be made with solicitors across the country. Your only concern should be finding the best solicitor for you and your needs.
If you choose to claim with us, our solicitors can help you with:
- Collecting evidence
- Full management of your claim
- Dealing with the faulting party in negotiations
If you were injured in an accident by another driver’s negligence, please reach out to an adviser to see how one of our No Win No Fee Solicitors for Leicester based accidents could help you.
How To Proceed
If you are ready to begin your claim for car accident compensation, then all you need to do is call Legal Expert on the number below. When you do, one of our team will go over your claim with you, and then once we know enough about the accident and the injuries it caused, we will offer you some free legal advice on what we believe your next steps should be.
Learn More About Car Accident Claims
You could use a personal injury claims calculator to get a rough idea of how much you might claim for injuries caused by a road traffic accident in Leicester, but a much better idea is to use the number below to get in touch with us here at Legal Expert. One of our team will be on hand and will be able to give you a much more accurate estimate of how much compensation you might receive. You will be offered some advice on what to do next, and it is likely that the person you are speaking to will offer to take on your claim under the Legal Expert national claims service. If you agree to this, you will have access to the very best personal injury lawyer that we think will have the greatest chance possible of winning your claim for you.
How To Begin Your Injury Claim
Are you ready to start a compensation claim for injuries that you sustained during a road traffic accident in Leicester? If so, call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 right now. We will talk you through the process of making a claim and start moving your claim forward for you today.
If you would like to review the UK Highway Code and road safety, you can find some information here:
You will find information about road safety in Leicester at this link here:
Be sure to report all road traffic accidents in Leicester to the local police, who can be contacted at:
If you need to find out about the local County Court that covers the Leicester area, you will find some information here:
Always be sure to visit the hospital to have injuries caused by a road traffic accident in Leicester treated, here is the local Leicester hospital website:
The below link is to our guide to claiming compensation for an injured neck:
Below, is a link to our Legal Expert guide to claiming compensation for a broken rib:
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