Milton Keynes Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 13th January 2023. On this page, you will find a guide to finding the best team of car accident claims solicitors covering the Milton Keynes area to represent you in a personal injury claim.
You won’t find a personal injury claims calculator on this page as it’s better to call us so we can take everything you have endured into account but you will find key facts about the legal process of
making a claim, such as the personal injury claims time limit of three years and how you must make a claim before this deadline. This page contains the following information:
- A full explanation of the main reasons why we believe it is vital that every resident of Milton Keynes that has been involved in a road traffic accident, gets themselves examined by an expert medical professional, to help support their compensation claim.
- An overview of why it is important that you choose the right legal team to process a claim for an injury that you sustained in a road traffic accident in Milton Keynes, and how this can affect the amount of compensation you receive.
- A number of different sections that go into detail about the more common types of road traffic accidents that occur in Milton Keynes.
- A number of different sections that go into detail about the more common types of injuries that can be incurred in road traffic accidents that occur in Milton Keynes.
- Some easy to understand tables that will enable you to understand some of the main statistics regarding road traffic accidents in Milton Keynes each year.
- An introduction and an overview of the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that Legal Expert uses as a basis for the national claims service we offer Milton Keynes residents as the best way to process a claim for a road traffic accident.
If you reach the end of this page and there are still some questions you need answers for, then please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804, and we will help you by answering them.
Get Medically Assessed locally to Milton Keynes by our Panel Of Medical Experts
When personal injury claims solicitors in Milton Keynes or elsewhere are processing a compensation claim for an injury that was caused in a RTA, proving the extent of the victim’s injuries is often a pre-requisite of making a successful claim. Legal Expert can arrange for you to receive a free local medical examination in the Milton Keynes area. The closest doctors who would be able to perform this examination would be:
Dr Reheela Khand
Dr Ghulam Wattoo
50 Tiers Road
Milton Keynes Solicitors – Must I Use A Solicitor In Milton Keynes?
After suffering a personal injury following a car crash in Milton Keynes, solicitors could work on your claim to improve your chances of getting compensation. If you use a solicitor that is experienced in road traffic accident claims, you can trust them to gather evidence, ensure you’re fully compensated and help you navigate what can be a tricky legal process.
However, you may think that because your accident occurred locally that you can only work with solicitors in the Milton Keynes area. You might be pleasantly surprised to know that this is not the case. A solicitor can help you no matter where you are based in the country. Whether they email, phone or video call you, they’re only ever one message away. You’ll also save on costs as you won’t have to travel to their office, although if this is something you prefer, it can be arranged.
Our expert car accident solicitors have plenty of years worth of experience and have helped scores of clients successfully settle their claims. And they could help you wherever you are in the country. Therefore, you aren’t limited to working only with solicitors in Milton Keynes.
We offer free consultations where we can check if you have a valid claim. Following on from this, you’ll potentially get the chance to work with one of our knowledgeable and friendly solicitors on a No Win No Fee basis. However, you won’t be pressured into continuing with our services if you don’t want to after the initial consultation.
How Important Are Reviews Of Car Accident Solicitors In Milton Keynes
Review sites can be a good way to get some basic information about Milton Keynes accident lawyers. You should be especially interested in whether they’re experienced in successfully claiming car accident compensation for their clients. It is also worth remembering that some reviews may not be accurate, so don’t take the reviews at face value, be sure to double check your shortlisted legal firms before choosing one.
Does It Matter Where Your Solicitors Are Based?
If a car accident claims solicitor is actually in Milton Keynes really has no bearing on making a personal injury claim. While engaging solicitors in Milton Keynes might seem handy due to their location, they may not be the best legal team to process your claim for you. A far more important consideration than location is how experienced your solicitor is in making similar claims. The better your solicitor, the higher your chance of successfully making a compensation claim.
What Car Accident Compensation Claims Can We Conduct For Milton Keynes Residents?
Legal Expert is a legal firm that operates a team of expert personal injury claims solicitors covering Milton Keynes. Due to the sheer volume of personal injury claims we make each year, we often find trends in the type of accidents most commonly seen. With regards to Milton Keynes road traffic accidents, the most common types are covered below.
Make A Claim For A General Car Accident
There are many types of Milton Keynes road traffic accident that although not the most common, do happen quite frequently. If you are involved in an accident with a learner driver or an instructor, an emergency vehicle, a lorry, commercial or agricultural vehicle in Milton Keynes, then Legal Expert can help you by processing a compensation claim on your behalf.
Make A Claim For A Passenger Car Accident
Road accidents claims involving pedestrians are one of the most common of all types of claims processed by solicitors in Milton Keynes. Passengers often suffer terrible injuries when involved in an accident, as they are less protected than the driver in most vehicles. The kind of injuries that a solicitor would need to pursue damages such as loss of earnings, lowered life quality, etc. for.
Make A Claim For An Accident In A Taxi
If you are riding in a taxi or minicab, and it is involved in a road traffic accident in Milton Keynes, personal injury solicitors would be able to process a compensation claim for you. Every taxi driver must, as a legal requirement, maintain an active public indemnity policy, and your claim would be made against the insurance firm that provides this policy.
Claim For A Milton Keynes Bus & Coach Accident
If you are riding on a bus in Milton Keynes, and it is involved in a road traffic accident, then personal injury solicitors in Milton Keynes would be able to process a compensation claim for you. In this instance, we would seek compensation from the company that operates the Milton Keynes bus service.
A rear end shunt is often seen as a minor type of road traffic accident. The truth is that even a low-speed rear-end shunt can cause whiplash, and even mild cases of this injury can take several weeks to clear up. If you are involved in a rear end shunt in Milton Keynes solicitors will be able to help you to claim compensation for your injuries.
Accidents On A Roundabout
One of the most common places that a car accident in Milton Keynes takes place is on a roundabout. Milton Keynes, the way the road layout was designed, relies very heavily on roundabouts to control traffic. These roundabouts can be a dangerous place for young or inexperienced drivers, or those that have become distracted.
Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims In Milton Keynes
As a pedestrian in Milton Keynes, if you are hit by a moving vehicle in a road traffic accident, then a personal injury solicitor could be able to process a compensation claim for you. Pedestrians often suffer the most serious of all road traffic accident injuries, and as such, Legal Expert would arrange a free medical examination to prove the extent of your injuries so that you could claim the most compensation possible.
Common Forms Of Injuries Suffered After Car Accidents In Milton Keynes?
Just as there are more common types of road traffic accidents, there are also more common types of injuries that are caused by road traffic accidents in Milton Keynes each year. Any of which, Legal Expert could help you to process a claim for. We have covered the most frequent injuries below.
Neck And Whiplash Injuries
The most common of all injuries that are caused by road traffic accidents every year in the UK is whiplash. Legal Expert has a team of road accident compensation lawyers covering Milton Keynes that can help you claim for a whiplash injury. Whiplash can be caused by even low-speed collisions; a serious case of whiplash could leave a person unable to work for several months or more.
Back Injuries And Pain
Back injuries are another very common type of injury that is caused due to road traffic accidents. The top of the back and the neck are unprotected in vehicles that are not equipped with airbags. This means that it is very easy to injure the muscles of the neck or back and also the vertebrae of the spine, in even a low-speed crash. If you are injured in such a fashion, then Milton Keynes personal injury solicitors can help you to claim compensation.
Other Forms Of Serious Injury
The injuries above might be the most common, but there are many more serious injuries that Legal Expert can help you claim for if you suffer them due to a road traffic accident in Milton Keynes. Injuries such as loss of an arm or a leg, damage to the kidneys or liver, severe concussion or severe brain damage, etc.
Car Accident And Road Accidents in Milton Keynes Local Authority
Below, you will find a number of simplified tables that present some of the most important statistics regarding road traffic accidents in Milton Keynes visually. The data for these tables covers 2014 to 2016.
|Street or Location||Number or RTA|
The table above shows that the most dangerous three roads in Milton Keynes from a road traffic accident perspective are; Avebury road, Portway and Midsummer Blvd.
Overall, a total of 229 road traffic accidents took place in Milton Keynes within the time period covered by this data.
The table above shows that by far the most likely type of vehicle to be involved in a road traffic accident in Milton Keynes are cars. The drivers of which, may have been able to claim road accident compensation.
How Many Fatal Car Accident And Road Accidents in Milton Keynes?
Between 2014 and 2016 there were relatively few fatal road traffic accidents in Milton Keynes.
Potential Payouts For a Fatal Car Accident in Milton Keynes
You may want to know more about how to claim for the passing of a loved one if it was caused by an accident in Milton Keynes. To claim on their behalf, you would need to prove that the Milton Keynes accident was a result of third-party negligence.
For example, your loved one may have suffered from a fatal crash in Milton Keynes due to another driver rear-ending them after not keeping a safe stopping distance. The Highway Code outlines every road user’s code of conduct in Great Britain. If a road user does not adhere to the rules of The Highway Code, they may breach their duty of care on the roads, causing an accident.
If you’re able to prove that the Milton Keynes accident was a result of negligence, you could claim general damages for the suffering of your loved one before they passed, and special damages for any financial losses incurred as a result. However, you may also be eligible for:
- A dependency award – You can seek this compensation amount if you were financially dependant on the deceased. Other factors taken into consideration include the deceased’s pension, savings and loss of earnings.
- A Bereavement Award – The statutory amount of £15,120 can be awarded to a qualifying relative as outlined in the Fatal Accident Act 1976. If more than one qualifying relative wants to claim this amount, it will be split between those who are eligible for it.
If you have more questions about potential payouts for a fatal car accident in Milton Keynes, please contact us for free legal advice at a time that works for you. If your loved one has been involved in an accident in Milton Keynes, we can inform you what you’ll be able to claim for and even connect you with a specialised solicitor who could help build your case.
Injury Compensation Payouts For A Car Crash In Milton Keynes
In most road traffic accident claims, your compensation can be split into two separate heads that will come together to form one final sum. These two heads are known as general damages and special damages.
General damages provide compensation for your injuries, both physical and mental, and how they have affected your ability to live and enjoy your day to day life. You can find some examples of potential general damages payouts following a Milton Keynes accident in the compensation table below, with figures taken from the 2022 edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This is a document that legal professionals can use to help calculate general damages.
|Injury Type||Compensation Bracket||Notes|
|Moderate Head Injury (c) (i)||£150,110 to £219,070||Moderate to severe intellectual deficit, personality change, and effect on the senses.|
|Below-Knee Amputation Of One Leg (iv)||£97,980 to £132,990||Consideration given to injury severity and success of prosthetics, alongside presence of phantom pains.|
|Severe Psychiatric Damage (a)||£54,830 to £115,730||A very poor prognosis, with significant issues coping with work, life, and education.|
|Injuries Affecting Sight (e)||£49,270 to £54,830||Total loss of sight in one eye with some scarring and consideration given to age.|
|Deafness (c)||£31,310 to £45,540||Total loss of hearing in one ear.|
|Moderately Severe PTSD (b)||£23,150 to £59,860||Effects causing significant disability despite the chance for some recovery through professional help.|
|Chest Injuries (b)||£65,740 to £100,670||Traumatic injury to chest, lungs or heart causing significant damage and a reduction of life expectancy.|
|Digestive System Injuries (a) (iii)||£6,610 to £12,590||Serious cases of seatbelt pressure injuries.|
|Other Arm Injuries (d)||£6,610 to £19,200||Simple forearm fractures.|
|Shoulder Injuries (e)||£5,150 to £12,240||Fracture of the clavicle with consideration given to injury severity and lasting side effects.|
Special damages provide compensation for any financial losses you may have incurred as a direct result of your injuries. To claim under this, you must be able to provide proof of the losses you have experienced, such as receipts, invoices, or bills. Some examples of what you could claim for can include:
- Loss of earnings
- Housekeeping costs
- Home adjustments, e.g a stairlift
- Mobility aids
- Medical bills
It’s worth noting that since the introduction of the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021, any claims involving drivers or passengers over the age of 18 and valued at £5,000 or below are now made through a new government portal. If you claimed this way, you would receive a set amount of compensation according to the tariff.
The kinds of compensation that you can receive for a fatal accident can differ from the figures mentioned above. To learn more about claiming for a fatal car accident in Milton Keynes or a fatal crash in Milton Keynes, contact our team of advisors today.
No Win No Fee Lawyers Helping Car Accident Claimants In Milton Keynes
If you have questions such as, how much is the average settlement for a car accident? then a partial answer would be that it depends on the fee structure of the solicitor you use to process a claim. Legal Expert operates a team of No Win No Fee car accident solicitors covering the Milton Keynes area that provide you with a way to make a compensation claim in a financially risk-free way. You pay nothing when we begin processing a claim for you, and nothing as we pursue your claim. If we are unsuccessful, you still pay nothing. We will only take our fee when we receive a compensation payment for you.
Are Claimants Charged Any Costs Or Fees?
Under our No Win No Fee claims service, when processing a car accident compensation claim, you are not charged any legal fees no matter how long it takes us to resolve your claim. The only time you pay us is when a compensation payment is received.
Proceeding With Your Claim
If you wish to proceed with your claim for road accident compensation, then call Legal Expert on the number below. We will talk you through the process of making car crash claims as well as help to start your own claim today.
How To Find More Information
If you have questions such as, can I get compensation for a car accident? or, how much money can you get from a car accident settlement? All you need to do is call Legal Expert on the number below, and one of our team will answer any questions you may have using simple, plain English.
Starting Your Personal Injury Compensation Claim
Are you ready to make a claim for car accident compensation? Do you need to find the best car crash solicitors to process your claim? If so, call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today, and we will walk you through the process of starting a claim.
Here, you will find a link that will take you to a page containing Milton Keynes road traffic data:
If you need to contact the local County Court for Milton Keynes, you can check this page:
For car accidents causing a concussion injury our Legal Expert guide below provides more information on how much your claim could be worth.
If you have suffered an amputation in a car accident our guide below explains the claims process and compensation amounts for different amputation injuries.
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