Liverpool Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 24th January 2023. If you’re in Liverpool and have been involved in a car accident in Liverpool or elsewhere our guide contains all you need to know on choosing the best team of car accident claims solicitors to represent you in a personal injury claim . It contains all the information you need to know before starting a claim, and it also covers in more depth some of the more common injuries and accidents. Below, you will find information such as:
- An explanation of why we think that getting yourself an impartial expert medical examination is one of the best things you can do to give yourself the best chance you can, to win your claim for injuries you suffered in a Liverpool road traffic accident.
- Information on why it is imperative that you find the best solicitor you can to make your claim for injuries that you sustained in a Liverpool road traffic accident, and also why the location of your solicitor doesn’t matter in the slightest.
- An overview of the frequent types of road traffic accidents that occur every year in the UK, as well as some of the more common injuries that these accidents tend to cause.
- Some of the main statistics and facts regarding road traffic accidents in the Liverpool area, and also a map that shows all of the major Liverpool road traffic accident hotspots.
- An introduction to the national claims service that Legal Expert offers to people all across the UK, including Liverpool, as the best way to process a successful claim for injuries caused by road traffic accidents. We also cover the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that we have based this claims service on.
You will undoubtedly have a few questions that you would like an answer to by the time you get to the bottom of this page, so just give Legal Expert a quick call on 0800 073 8804, and one of our team will be ready and waiting to answer them all for you.
Choosing A Solicitor For A Car Accident Claim In Liverpool
You might be interested in working with road traffic accident solicitors after a Liverpool accident. However, you may be concerned about paying a solicitor upfront with no guarantee of successfully claiming compensation. That’s why you should consider working under a No Win No Fee contract with car accident solicitors after a Liverpool incident.
This type of arrangement means that, should your claim fail, you won’t be expected to pay your solicitor’s fees. On the condition that you are awarded compensation, a legally capped success fee is deducted from your award by your solicitor.
Furthermore, there are typically no upfront fees involved when working with No Win No Fee solicitors and any charges you can expect are discussed before work commences.
If you are interested in working with accident claim solicitors after a Liverpool incident, you can speak to us at any time. Our solicitors may be able to help you on a No Win No Fee basis. Continue reading to find out more about how you can contact us.
Reviews for Solicitors for Road Traffic Accidents in Liverpool
If you can find a website that covers reviews of solicitors who process road traffic accident claims for clients, this is a good source of initial information for building a list of potential legal firms to represent you in your own claim. However, you must understand that not all reviews will be entirely accurate, and some could be completely fake. Therefore, always check the facts before choosing one particular solicitor.
Your Lawyer Can Be Outside Liverpool
You could engage a team of solicitors for road traffic accidents in Liverpool, the choice is yours. However, you will want the best legal team you can find, so that you have the best possible chance of being successful in your claim. Location should not be a consideration when choosing a legal firm, only how effective they will be, and what the chances of them winning your claim are.
Claims Our Road Accident Solicitors Can Handle
A partial answer to the question, can I get compensation for a car accident? Is that it will depend on how experienced and capable your solicitor is in processing road accident claims. Here at Legal Expert, we handle many such claims each year. So many so, that we have uncovered certain trends with regard to the type of accidents we see our clients claim for time and time again. Some of these common types of road traffic accidents we have covered below.
General Car Accident Claims
Before we move on to tackle some of the most common road traffic accidents, we first need to cover the issue of liability. It doesn’t matter what type of road traffic accident you are injured in when making a claim; it only matters that you can prove liability, prove that a third party caused the accident. In some cases, where nobody is at fault, it could be possible to make a non-fault claim.
Passenger Car Accident Claims
All car crash solicitors can claim compensation for passengers who are injured in a road traffic accident. In many respects, passenger claims are the easiest of all road traffic accident claims to process, as it is very rare that a passenger is the cause of the accident. Therefore, Legal Expert will be able to prove liability very simply and can even help you to claim against the driver of your own vehicle if they are found to be at fault.
Taxi Accident Claims
Every minicab and taxi driver in the UK is required by law, to have a valid public indemnity insurance policy at all times when they have a passenger in their vehicle. The same is true of other private hire services such as an airport transfer limo, or a private minibus. In these cases, Legal Expert would be able to claim against the insurance firm for injuries a passenger sustained in a road traffic accident in Liverpool.
Bus, Coach, Or Airport Transfer Accident Claims
Passengers on a coach or bus service in Liverpool who are injured when the vehicle is involved in a road traffic accident will be able to claim road accident compensation. The process involves making a claim against the Liverpool bus of coach firm that operates the service; Legal Expert would pursue them for compensation on your behalf.
Accidents Injuring Pedestrians
Of all the road traffic accident claims we make here at Legal Expert, the most serious injuries we see are often suffered by pedestrians that have been hit by a moving vehicle. Even a fairly low-speed collision can result in catastrophic, even fatal injuries to an unprotected Pedestrian. Therefore, when we process a claim for pedestrian injuries, we know we may need to seek additional types of damages to compensate the victim for ongoing health problems and loss of life quality.
Rear End Car Accidents
Of all the reasons here at Legal Expert that we process claims for road accident compensation, on behalf of our clients, rear end shunts are by far the most common. Even a low-speed rear-end shunt can cause whiplash in either the driver or the passengers of the vehicle that was shunted. Even though these can be fairly minor accidents, they are still well worth making a compensation claim for, as the cost of repairs alone for a rear end shunt in the UK averages around £1,500.
In one of the sections further down this page, we have included a map of all of the road traffic accident hotspots in Liverpool. You will clearly be able to see when you check this map, that many of the Liverpool road traffic hotspots are either on a roundabout or a major road junction. A busy roundabout is a danger when combined with a distracted or negligent driver, the possibility of such a driver causing a multi-vehicle accident is very real. If you are injured in such an accident, a personal injury lawyer will be able to help you claim.
What Injuries Could You Commonly Expect After An RTA (Road Traffic Accident) In Liverpool?
If you were to look at car accident claims statistics, you would find that there are certain types of injuries that are caused by road traffic accidents for more frequently than others. Below, you will find an overview of some of these common injuries that you may need to claim for after a road traffic accident in Liverpool.
The single most commonly caused injury in road traffic accidents across the entire UK each year is whiplash. Whiplash is a strange injury, one that is very easily caused, yet very hard to treat. Even the mildest case of whiplash can take weeks to clear up. We recommend you take us up on our offer of a free medical examination in Liverpool to help support any claim for whiplash you make.
Whiplash might be the most common injury sustained in a road traffic accident, but upper back and neck injuries are almost as common. Additionally, these are usually much more serious injuries than whiplash. The neck and upper back muscles can be damaged in the same types of accidents that cause whiplash. Damage to the upper spine is easily caused by a moderately fast collision.
Of all the injuries that we process a personal injury claim on behalf of our clients here at Legal Expert, it is the serious injuries that always attract the highest level of compensation. These types of injuries will have a serious effect on the life of the sufferer and leave them with a long-term or permanent disability of some kind. Paralysis, amputation, brain damage and severe psychological problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder all fit into the serious injury category.
Dangerous Roads In The Liverpool Area
Liverpool, as with any large city, has its fair share of road traffic accident hotspots. The three most dangerous roads with regards to road traffic accidents in Liverpool are Victoria Street, Dale Street and the A5052.
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Aside from these three streets above, the map below shows that there are a number of additional, less serious places on Liverpool where road traffic accidents are quite common.
Combined Car Road Accident Injuries In The Liverpool Local Authority Area
The statistics below pertain to road traffic accidents in the Liverpool area for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Please note that the number of pedestrian accidents is fairly high compared to other cities in the UK.
How Many Of These Were Fatal Road Accidents In Liverpool?
This table below is based on the same road traffic accident data for Liverpool, but it has been filtered on lethal accidents only. Again, the number of pedestrian fatalities in Liverpool is fairly high.
Accident In Liverpool – Claim Time Limits
If you were injured in a car accident in Liverpool and are interested in claiming compensation, you should know that there is a time limit in which you must start your claim per the Limitation Act 1980.
This can be:
- Three years from the date of your accident
- Three years from the date you were first made aware of your injuries.
The act also states that this time limit does not apply to people under the age of 18, as they cannot start a claim for themselves. Their time limit to claim only starts on the date they turn 18. A claim can be started on their behalf before they turn 18 by a litigation friend.
If a person does not have the mental capacity to start a claim, then they will also not face a time limit – unless they make a recovery. A litigation friend can represent them before this point.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Liverpool or a car crash that was not your fault, please reach out to one of our advisers to learn more.
Payouts For Liverpool Car Crash Injury Claims
Have you been injured due to a car accident in Liverpool? If your injuries were due to negligence, then you could be owed compensation. If so, you may be wondering how much your settlement could be worth. You should know that your payout could comprise of two figures.
They’re known as general damages and special damages. First, we’ll address general damages. This is the amount you receive that addresses how much you have suffered due to your injuries. When legal professionals are calculating how much you should receive in general damages, they consult a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG).
This is a publication that last received an update in 2022. Within the JCG is a list of injuries and how much they could be worth in general damages. However, as implied by the name of the publication, the figures listed are guidelines only. We’ve included some examples from the latest edition of the JCG in the table below.
|Injury Type||Severity||Compensation Bracket||Potential Symptoms|
|Leg||Severe (ii)||£54,830 to £87,890||Very serious injuries that cause permanent mobility issues with the need for crutches or walking aids for the remaining portion of the injured person’s life.|
|Chest||(c)||£31,310 to £54,830||Where there has been lung and chest damage that results in an ongoing disability.|
|Jaw||(e) (ii)||£30,490 to £45,540||Very serious multiple jaw fractures leading to prolonged treatment and permanent symptoms including restriction to eating and severe pain.|
|Neck||Moderate (i)||£24,990 to £38,490||Fractures or dislocations causing immediate and severe symptoms that could require spinal fusion treatment.|
|Achilles Tendon||Serious||£24,990 to £30,090||Division of the tendon has been repaired but residual weakness will remain with a limitation of ankle movements and other symptoms.|
|Shoulder||Severe||£19,200 to £48,030||Often associated with neck injuries that involve brachial plexus damage.|
|Foot||Moderate||£13,740 to £24,990||Metatarsal fractures that are displaced causing permanent deformity and continuous symptoms.|
|Knee||Moderate (ii)||Up to £13,740||Injuries might include lacerations, bruising or twisting injuries that cause continuous discomfort, aching or occasional pain.|
|Leg||Less Serious (ii)||£9,110 to £14,080||Simple femur fracture with no articular surface damage.|
|Skeletal Injuries||(d) (ii)||£4,350 to £6,460||Cheekbone fractures that are simple where reconstructive surgery is required. However, there will be a complete recovery.|
Your claim could also include special damages. This sum can be calculated to include a variety of expenses and costs that you can prove were caused by your accident in Liverpool and the resulting injuries. To give an example, you could be reimbursed for certain medical expenses or lost earnings.
To find out more about the potential value of your compensation following a car crash in Liverpool, get in touch with our advisors today.
No Win No Fee Solicitors For Road Traffic Accidents Covering Liverpool
Legal Expert can offer residents of Liverpool and all across the UK with a risk-free way to process a compensation claim for injuries that they have suffered in a road traffic accident. Our No Win No Fee claims service can help them to get a free local medical examination, as well as arrange for them to be represented legally by the best team of solicitors to suit their specific claim.
Start Your Claim By Calling Legal Expert
Have you been injured in a road traffic accident in Liverpool? Do you believe that a personal injury solicitor may be able to claim compensation on your behalf? If so, call Legal Expert now on 0800 073 8804, and we can get your claim started for you today.
At this link below, you will find all of the information you may need about the UK Highway Code:
Additionally, you will find specific road traffic and road safety information about the Liverpool are here:
Liverpool road safety information
If you need some info about the County Court that covers the Liverpool area, then you will find that info here:
It is vital that you report any road traffic accident that you are involved in in the Liverpool area to the local police, their contact details can be found here:
It is also vital that you have any injuries you sustained in a Liverpool road traffic accident treated professionally, so here is the contact data for the local NHS hospital:
For our complete guide to claiming compensation for accidents at work please visit the link below:
The link below is to our guide on claiming compensation for accidents at work caused by a work colleague:
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