Oxford Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Marlon Cooke. Last Updated 24th August 2022. If you live in Oxford or have been injured in an Oxford road traffic accident this is a guide to finding the most suitable team of car accident claims solicitors that can cover the Oxford area to process a personal injury claim on your behalf. As long as you are making your claim within the personal injury claims time limit of three years, this guide will be of use to you. Rather than add a personal injury claims calculator to this page, we urge all RTA victims to call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804, so that we can give you a personalised estimate of how much car accident compensation you might receive. In this guide you will find:
- An explanation of why we feel that every victim of a road traffic accident, can help themselves to have the best chance of making a claim, by having an expert medical examination of their injuries.
- The reason why it is imperative that you select the best legal firm possible to process your claim, to give you the best chance of your claim being successful.
- An overview of many of the most common types of road traffic accidents that occur in the UK every year. Additionally, some information about the most frequent types of injuries caused by these accidents.
- Some simplified tables that explain some of the more important road traffic accident statistics for the Oxford area. Additionally, you will find a map that shows many of the RTA hotspots in the centre of Oxford.
- An introduction to the Legal Expert No Win No Fee national claims service. This is, we believe, the best way for a road traffic accident victim to claim compensation in a risk-free way.
At Legal Expert, We Work with Medical Experts Close to Oxford Who Can assess You
If you have been involved in a serious road traffic accident in the Oxford area, one of the best things you can do to give you the greatest chance of winning your claim, is to have an expert medical examination. The results of this examination can be provided as evidence in your claims case, to prove how bad the injuries you sustained were. Legal Expert can help you with this, we can set up a free medical examination in the Oxford area, as part of our claims service.
Accident Claims in Oxford Tips To Find A Quality Solicitor to Be Successful In Winning Compensation
In order to have the best chance possible of being successful in your claim, you need the best legal representation. By using car accident claim experts, your chances of receiving compensation will be improved. It could also have an effect on the level of compensation you are finally awarded. Ask any solicitor you are considering using to process your claim these three questions below. If they cannot answer yes to all three, consider looking for one that can.
- Are you able to arrange for me to receive a free medical examination in the Oxford area?
- Have you successfully processed a claim that is similar to mine in the last 12 months?
- Can you process my claim under some form of Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?
Oxford Road Traffic Accident Solicitor Reviews
Community-driven sites carrying reviews of solicitors that process accident claims in Oxford, are a good initial source of information. When reading the reviews, be sure to check how old the review is, to ensure it is still relevant. If it is, take note of the fee structure the solicitor offers, and the percentage they will finally take in fees if they are successful in your claim.
Read what people have said regarding the good and bad points of dealing with the firm. Make sure the reviews you are reading are related to a claim that is very similar to your own as well. Finally, be sure that you double check all of the facts. These are reviews written by members of the public and may not be 100% accurate.
My Solicitor Is Based Outside of Oxford. Does It Matter?
You might think that you should use accident claims solicitors in Oxfordshire to process your claim. Of course, it might be handy to use a solicitor that is close by. However, you could still use a national solicitor who can cover the Oxford area. Instead of being limited to just using a Oxford solicitor, you could choose the legal firm that has the best reviews and a good chance of being successful in processing your claim.
As an example, the claims service offered by Legal Expert operates on a national level, we can help people all across the UK to successfully claim compensation for a road traffic accident.
Different Types Of Road Accident Claims We Could Help With
Legal Expert can help you to claim compensation for injuries caused by any type of road traffic incidents in Oxford. However, in reality, we see the same types of road traffic accidents claimed for time and time again. The sections below cover these common types of road traffic accidents in more detail.
General Claims for Car Crashes in Oxford
When you take a look at the RTA statistics in the tables further down this page, you will see that car drivers and their passengers, are by far the most likely people to be injured in an accident in Oxford. I high percentage of the claims we process are related to car accidents. Whether you can clearly prove liability for your accident, or you were injured in a non-fault crash, Legal Expert should be able to process a claim for you.
Passenger Car Crash Claims in Oxford
Many of the car crash claims that Legal Expert processes on behalf of our clients, are for passengers injured while riding in a private vehicle. Passengers have the same rights as a driver to claim compensation for their injuries. In some cases, it is the driver of their own vehicle that is liable for the accident. In these cases, Legal Expert can process a passenger injury claim against the driver, even if they are a friend or family member. This is because the claim is made against the driver’s motor insurance policy and not them personally.
Taxi Crash Claims in Oxford
As a passenger in a private hire vehicle, including minicabs, taxis, minibuses or a limo service, you can claim compensation if you are injured in a road traffic accident. If the driver of the private hire vehicle is at fault, then Legal Expert can help you process a claim, and we will pursue a settlement from the insurance company that provides the driver with their public liability policy.
Coach and Bus Crash Claims in Oxford
The final type of passenger accident that this guide covers, for which they would be able to make a personal injury claim for, is accidents involving some form of public transport. This covers local buses in Oxford, coach services, etc. In these cases, when Legal Expert processes a claim on your behalf, we would pursue the company that operates the public transport service for damages.
Injuries to A Pedestrian in Oxford
Road traffic accident statistics for the Oxford area show that when it comes to fatalities, pedestrians are the second most common group of people likely to be killed in an RTA. Even a slowly moving vehicle, when it collides with or runs over a pedestrian, can cause catastrophic injuries.
Any personal injury lawyer who is processing a claim for a pedestrian, needs to be prepared to claim damages to match the severity of the claimant’s injuries, as well as to compensate them for any long-term effects the injuries will have on their life.
Claim for Collisions from Behind in Oxford
Rear end collisions, or rear end shunts, are the most commonly seen type of road traffic accident of all. Even though they are typically low-speed accidents, they can still cause serious injuries such as whiplash. Many people wrongly believe that it is only the driver at the rear who can be at fault in a rear end shunt. This is not true. Either of the drivers involved can be liable for causing the accident.
Claim for An Accident at A Roundabout in Oxford
Of all the locations where accidents take place, that lead to car accident claims being made, roundabouts are one of the significant types of hotspots. Lower down this page we have included a map, that shows where many of the road traffic accidents in Oxford have taken place between 2013 and 2017. If you check this map, you will find that many accidents happen at major road junctions or roundabouts.
Different Injuries Which Can Happen in A Car Accident Near Oxford
The sections above covered the common types of road accidents that happen in Oxford, which Oxford accident solicitors will regularly process a claim for. Now, in the sections below, we go into some detail about the most frequent types of injuries that these accidents tend to cause.
Consider for a moment, that according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), over £2 billion in compensation is paid out for whiplash in the UK every year. To give an idea of how huge this number is, it is estimated that whiplash claims alone add around £90 to the cost of every motor insurance policy in the UK.
Whiplash is a very hard injury to diagnose, and also treat. This has caused it to become the basis for fraudulent claims in the past. Due to this, Legal Expert recommends that any person claiming for whiplash, gets themselves examined by an impartial medical professional to prove the extent of their injury. Legal Expert can help with this, as part of our claims service, we can arrange for you to receive a free medical examination in Oxford.
The same kind of rapid head movement that can cause whiplash, the snapping of the head backwards and forwards, or side to side, in more serious accidents, can cause back damage. The upper back and neck are easily damaged in such accidents, and in some cases, even the vertebrae of the neck can be damaged. Legal Expert recommends that victims of RTA related back injuries, use our claims service to arrange a local medical examination in Oxford.
A serious road traffic accident may also result in equally serious injuries. The kind of injuries that will permanently affect the life of the victim. Amputation of a major limb such as an arm or leg, paraplegia or quadriplegia, severe brain damage, etc.
Legal Expert, when processing such a claim, would need to pursue damages for loss of future prospects, loss of life quality, and other damages to compensate the victim for their disability.
Road Traffic Accident Statistics
Recent government statistics show estimates for injuries sustained in road traffic accidents across Great Britain from Jan-July 2021. They are grouped into three groups of severity:
- Slightly injured
- Seriously injured
You can see the figures for each severity in the graph below, along with how they compare with one another.
How Long Does It Take To Settle A Car Crash Claim In The UK?
The answer to this question can vary depending on a number of varying factors. Claims can vary in complexity and severity, so different scenarios will take different lengths of time to reach a resolution.
If you require a more accurate estimation regarding how long your claim could last, get in touch with our advisors today. The more information we have about your circumstances, the more specific guidance we can offer you on this matter.
Oxford And Oxfordshire Road Accident Casualties And Deaths
Some injuries sustained in a car crash be so severe that the victim does not survive as a result. In this unfortunate cases, a loved one can still make a fatal claim on behalf of the deceased. We understand that this can be an emotionally tolling thing to do, so our advisors are standing by to assist you with this in any way we can.
How Long Does A Whiplash Claim Take To Settle In The UK?
As with other road traffic accidents, claims for whiplash can vary in how long they take. However, if your road traffic accident (RTA) injuries are worth less than £5,000, then you may have to claim through a government portal called the Whiplash Reform Programme (WRP).
This is true of any RTA injury that was sustained on or before 31st May 2021. Other criteria include:
- You must be the driver/passenger of a car (cyclists and pedestrians do not need to claim through the WRP)
- The accident must have taken place in England or Wales
- The injured party must be over 18 years old.
Oxford Car Crash – Compensation Examples
Our solicitors for accidents in Oxford have experience in claiming compensation in car accident claims across the country.
Not only can they offer you legal advice and experience on how to successfully make a claim for compensation – but they can help you with the processes involved in your claim, including a medical assessment.
Compensation in your claim will depend on the injury you have suffered and how it affects you in these ways:
- How much pain your injuries may have caused you
- How your injuries have affected you financially
We can provide you compensation examples for injuries, and what they have received by using information from the Judicial College Guidelines, last updated in 2022. However, every claim is assessed individually, so these figures should not be taken as guaranteed for your case.
|Severe Pelvis Injury (i)||Deep fractures that could extend into the bladder and ruin function||£78,400 to £130,930|
|Moderate Pelvis Injury (i)||A serious pelvis injury but with a low risk of causing a disability||£26,590 to £39,170|
|Chest Injury (b)||A traumatic chest injury with permanent impairments||£65,740 to £100,670|
|Chest injury (d)||A chest wound that damages the tissue||£12,590 to £17,960|
|Moderate Brain Or Head Injury; (iii)||Injuries harming a person's concentration and memory. Ability to work is lessened||£43,060 to £90,720|
|Less Severe Brain or Head Injury||While mostly recovered, the claimant may be suffering problems with mood and ability to concentrate||£15,320 to £43,060|
|Hand Injury (e)||Serious hand injury that greatly reduces its function||£29,000 to £61,910|
|Severe Neck Injury (iii)||Severe soft tissue damage causing chronic long term conditions||£45,470 to
|Moderate Neck Injury (ii)||A soft tissue injury that limits neck movement and causes pain||£13,740 to
|Serious Shoulder Injury||A dislocated shoulder||£12,770 to £19,200
The examples of compensation shown is known as general damages – compensation for the pain and distress of an injury. One of our solicitors for accidents in Oxford could help arrange a medical assessment to help ensure that your injury is valued correctly and that you receive the correct amount of compensation in general damages.
A solicitor could also then see if you are able to make a claim for special damages – compensation for the financial losses an injury has led to. They could advise on what you could be able to include and help you maintain relevant records. You could potentially claim for:
- Loss of earnings
- Treatment costs
- Repairs for any damaged materials.
Please reach out to an adviser to talk about your Oxford car crash and see how we could help you claim your full compensation.
No Win No Fee Vehicle Accident Claims Service Covering The Oxford Area
Legal Expert has a risk-free option for people to process a compensation claim for road traffic accident injuries. We can offer you our No Win No Fee claims service, as a simple and effective way to process your claim. There really is no cost unless we win you compensation, so you have nothing to lose by letting us try.
When Do I Pay With A No Win, No Fee Agreement?
Under or Conditional Fee Agreement, or No Win No Fee agreement as it is commonly known, we charge you nothing to begin processing your claim. As we pursue your claim for you, we will charge no fees, even if it takes months to reach a settlement. If we fail to win compensation for you, then you walk away without paying anything. However, when we do receive a compensation payment for you, then we will deduct our fees from the total paid.
Proceed With Your Claim
If you are ready for Legal Expert to process your claim, for injuries you sustained in an Oxford road traffic accident, then call us on the number below today. One of our team will be on the other end of the phone, ready to walk you through our new claims process, and start trying to claim you compensation right away.
Finding Out More About The Process
If you have questions about the process that injury claims solicitors in Oxford will use to try and win compensation for you, or questions about the Legal Expert national claims service, call us on the number below so that we can answer them today.
How Long Do Insurance Companies Have To Settle A Claim In The UK?
This can vary on a claim-by-claim basis. However, the defendant may sometimes have a time limit imposed on them by the court.
Talk To Our Friendly Team Today
If you are ready to engage Legal Expert as your personal injury solicitor to process your road traffic accident claim, call 0800 073 8804, and we will walk you through our onboarding process, and start seeking your compensation today. Or, talk to us about your claim online.
The UK Highway Code as a good overview of road safety, available online at this link:
For some specific road safety information covering Oxfordshire area, you can check here:
To find the local court that covers Oxford, you can check at this link:
To report a road traffic accident to the Police in Oxford, use these contact details:
At this link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for a finger injury:
At this link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for an amputated toe injury:
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