Preston Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Marlon Cooke. Last Updated 29th July 2022. On this page, you will find a guide to picking the right team of Preston car accident claims solicitors or claims service to cover Preston to represent you in a personal injury claim for injuries that you sustained. As long as you are making your claim within three years of the accident, which is the personal injury claims time limit, then this guide will be of help. We have not included a personal injury claims calculator, if you want an estimate of how much you might claim, call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this page. This guide contains information including:
- A full explanation of just why it is imperative that you undergo an independent expert medical examination as part of the process of claiming for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in Preston.
- Details on the reason why making sure you choose the best legal team possible to make a claim for injuries caused by a Preston road traffic accident, will have a direct effect on your chances of winning your claim and being awarded the most compensation possible.
- A brief look at many of the most frequently seen types of road traffic accidents in Preston, and also the most common types of injuries these accidents cause.
- A number of tables that give an overview of some of the main road traffic accident statistics for the Preston area. As well as a map that shows all of the Preston road traffic accident hotspots.
- An introduction to the Legal Expert service offering, a national claims service that can help residents of Preston to claim for compensation if they have been injured during a roads traffic accident. We also explain the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that we have based the fee structure on.
If you are ready to proceed with a claim or need answers to additional questions, then you can call Legal Expert right now on 0800 073 8804, and one of our legal team will be ready to help you.
Be Assessed Medically Assessed In the Preston Area By Our Panel Of Medical Experts
One thing that Preston car accident claims solicitors local or otherwise, should be able to do for you is to arrange for you to get a free medical examination in Preston. This is a critical stage of a road accident claim, as the results of the medical examination can be submitted as evidence to prove how serious your injuries were. Legal Expert can arrange a free examination for you, and the local medical professional who could do this for you near Preston would be:
Dr Vikesh Kashyap
9 Winckley Street
Dr Rasheed Hashmi
Meeting Room 5
Choosing The Best Preston No Win No Fee Personal Injury Solicitor
To answer the question, can I use car accident solicitors near me? The answer is yes, but it is doubtful that they would give you the best chance of winning your claim. The better your solicitor is at claiming for road traffic accident compensation, then the better your chance is of winning your claim, and also of being awarded a high level of compensation. Before selecting a specific solicitor to make your claim, first ask them these three questions, if they can’t answer yes to all of them, then walk away.
- Can you show me that you have won a compensation claim for a similar case to my own this last year?
- Will you offer to take on my case under a No Win No Fee Agreement?
- Are you able to organise a free local medical examination in Preston?
Preston Car Accident Solicitor Reviews
Before choosing a personal injury solicitors residents need to make sure they have found the best for their case. Online review sites are a good place to start gathering information and to make a list of all of the legal firms that might be suitable. However, you need to be aware that not all reviews might be accurate or even honest, so be sure to double check the facts before making a decision.
Does My Solicitor Have To Be In Preston, Or Even Lancashire?
There is absolutely no advantage in using solicitors in Lancashire with regard to having the best chance to make a claim. Unless your local solicitor is an experienced expert in making road traffic accident claims, then you should ignore location as a deciding factor. You are far better off trying to find the best solicitor to make your claim, regardless of their location.
What Kinds Of Car Accident Compensation Claims Do You Handle?
Legal Expert can represent you in a compensation claim for any type of injury, sustained through any type of road traffic accidents. However, we tend to see the same types of accidents over and over again, being very common types of Preston road traffic accidents that we claim for. We have covered many of these types of accidents in the sections below:
General Motoring Crash Claims
Before we cover accident types, we need to address the concept of liability. A key aspect of whether you can make a claim or not is whether the accident was caused by a third party, unless you are involved in some kind of non-fault accident. Legal Expert can help with this, and if even if you were injured in a non-fault crash we could be able to help you to claim compensation.
Passenger Accident And Injury Claims
As a passenger travelling in any sort of vehicle, either privately owned or operated as some form of public transport, then if you are injured in a road traffic accident you will be able to make a compensation claim. Passengers have the same rights as drivers; they are also far less likely to be the cause of an accident, so proving liability in these cases is far simpler.
Taxi Driver Or Passenger Claims
Moving on from the section above, there are some differences in the legal situation for passengers of a private hire vehicle such as a minicab or taxi. In these cases, the compensation claim will be made against the public indemnity insurance the driver is required to have by law in the UK.
Bus, Coach, Or Public Transport Accident Claims
In a similar way to making car accident claims against taxi drivers requires your solicitor to process a claim against the insurer of the driver, pursuing a claim against a public transport operator involves a slightly different process. In these claims, Legal Expert will pursue the owner and operator of the bus or coach services for compensation for injuries you sustained in a road traffic accident as a passenger.
Pedestrian Accident Claims
Pedestrians, of all the people we help claim for here at Legal Expert, are generally the most seriously injured of all people who are involved in a road traffic accident. Fatal car crashes aside; there are more people killed while walking along the street than when using any other form of transport in Preston.
Rear Collision Accident Claims
Rear collisions or rear shunts are the most common type of road traffic accidents the UK. Although they most often happen at a fairly low speed, they can cause injuries such as whiplash very easily. On top of this, it costs on average over £1,000 to repair a vehicle that has been hit in a rear shunt.
Roundabout Accident Claims
Of all the hotspots in Preston that Legal Expert processes a personal injury claim for a person injured in a road traffic accident for, roundabouts are common ones. Major road junctions are also natural hotspots. The map lower down this page shows the places where road traffic accidents have occurred from 2013 to 2017.
Different And Common Injuries Expected After Car Accidents In Preston?
Here at Legal Expert, we see a full range of injuries that we process claims for when people have been injured in a road traffic accident. Some can be quite minor; others are life-changing or even fatal. However, there are a few types of injuries we see most often of all, so have covered these in their own sections below.
The most common type of injury that is reported by victims of road traffic accidents is whiplash. This easily caused medical condition is very hard to treat and takes a long time to heal. Even a minor case of whiplash can take several weeks or more. Serious cases can linger for years before the victim fully recovers.
Back injuries, and also injuries to the neck are also a very common injury that people sustain in a road traffic accident. Generally, these are more serious injuries than whiplash. The spine is most fragile at the top of the back and in the neck and is easily damaged even if protected by an airbag.
Of all of the road traffic accident claims we process on behalf of our clients here at Legal Expert, the highest amounts of compensation are generally paid to the claims that involved a serious injury of some kind. Injuries such as brain damage, paralysis or amputation of a major limb that will affect a person for the rest of their lives. In these cases, we always aim to claim damages for loss of life-quality and loss of future earnings if applicable.
Statistics For Accidents In The Preston Area
In the sections below, we take a look at some of the key statistical data for the Preston, Lancashire area. The table below shows that the three roads in Preston that it is most dangerous to drive on are the A6, A59 and the A583.
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This is a map of Preston, and it shows all of the reported road accidents for the period starting from 2013 through to the end of 2017. It clearly shows all of the main road traffic accident hotspots in Preston.
More Statistics For Accidents In The Preston Area
When we look at the types of vehicles that are involved in road traffic accidents in the Preston area, we can see that cars are by far the most common type of vehicle involved in a collision in Preston.
Reported Deaths On The Road In Preston
If we filter the data used in the table above to only show accidents that involved a death, then we see that the numbers of fatal roads traffic accidents in Preston for 2014, 2015 and 2016 look like this:
No Win No Fee Car Accident Injury Claims
Rather than fund your own compensation claim for the injuries you sustained in a road traffic accident in Preston and risk losing the cost of the case, you could consider using the claims service offered by Legal Expert.
We offer a Preston No Win No Fee claims service which provides a financially risk-free way for a person to make a claim for injuries caused in a Preston road traffic accident.
Do Claimants Have To Pay A Fee Before Making A Claim?
If you were to use the No Win No Fee national claims service we operate here at Legal Expert, then no, there is no requirement at all for you to pay anything before we begin processing your claim. Furthermore, we won’t charge you any ongoing legal fees even if it takes months to reach a settlement. And if we don’t reach a settlement and fail, then you still pay nothing. When you do receive a compensation payment though, we will expect you to pay our fees.
How To Proceed With Your Injury Claim
If you have suffered injuries after a car crash in Preston because of another driver’s negilgence, you could potentially be eligible to claim.
We always recommend seeking legal representation if you’re considering making a claim. You can reach out to one of our advisers to discuss the details of your car accident, and they can guide you through:
- What we would need to know to in order to help you
- What you would need to know, both about making a claim and how we can work together to collect the supporting evidence for your claim and proceed with making your claim.
A discussion with our advisers does not come with an agreement nor obligation to use our services, it is merely a service we offer to help claimants understand what an injury claim could entail, and what we in turn can offer you.
Before seeking out any Preston solicitors, please reach out to one of our advisers through the live chat feature or via phone to discuss what our team of experienced solicitors could offer, on a guaranteed No Win No Fee basis.
Getting Extra Information
If you need additional information about the legal process that a personal injury lawyer will follow when processing a claim on your behalf, or any other question related to making a claim, then call Legal Expert on the number below. One of our legal team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and they can also assist you in moving forward with your claim.
Contact Legal Expert Now
Do you believe you have a valid reason to make a compensation claim for injuries that you suffered during a road traffic accident in Preston? If so, call Legal Expert right now on 0800 073 8804. Once we have asked you a few questions, we will have access to the best personal injury solicitor who will have the greatest chance of making a successful claim on your behalf.
If you would like to know what the UK Highway Code says about road safety, look here:
Further information specific to the Preston area can be found at this link:
If you need to find out information about the local County Court covering Preston, you can find it here:
In order to report a Preston roads traffic accident, you will need to contact the local Police using these contact details:
Always have your road traffic accident injuries treated, here are the details of the local Preston hospital:
At this link you will find a complete guide to making a compensation claim for post-traumatic stress disorder:
At this link you will find a complete guide to making a compensation claim for a brain injury:
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