Southampton | Car Accident Solicitors | No Win No Fee
By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 14th June 2023. Have you been involved in a crash or collision on the road in Southampton, which was caused by negligence on the part of someone else? If you were injured in this accident, you could be entitled to make a road traffic accident claim for compensation. Many claims are worth thousands of pounds, and will cover the cost of any medical treatment you may need as well as compensate you for the pain and suffering that your injuries caused, so a car accident compensation claim is always worth pursuing.
If you need to make a road traffic accident claim, trust Legal Expert to provide you with the right car accident claims solicitors, or personal injury solicitors able to help people in the Southampton area, to handle your claim. We are a trusted solicitor’s firm, whose team of personal injury lawyers have an excellent track record of winning car accident compensation claims across the UK. We offer a free legal consultation for any potential clients looking to claim car accident compensation.
Call us today on 0800 073 8804 to see if you have legitimate grounds to make a claim and how much compensation you could be awarded. If you are entitled to claim compensation, we will then provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer, or personal injury solicitor who is able to help claimants in this area, to handle your compensation claim.
Whilst our offices are not based in Southampton, Legal Expert’s excellent car accident solicitors cover car accident claims across the UK. If you are based somewhere else in the country, we can still provide a lawyer to represent your claim. Call Legal Expert today.
Legal Expert’s Research Into Personal Injury Claims In Southampton
Legal Expert can reveal that Southampton City Council dealt with 49 personal injury claims from April 2022 to April 2023. The data was uncovered after a Freedom of Information request was submitted to the local authority.
During this period, the council paid out nearly half a million pounds in personal injury compensation. The total figure came to £494,970 – one of the highest amounts paid out by councils in South East England last year.
The most significant cause of personal injury claims in Southampton were pothole accidents and accidents involving slips, trips and falls on council land and property. Other common causes included claimants being struck by an object.
A full breakdown of the 49 claims submitted to Southampton City Council can be found below:
- 38 – Potholes and slips, trips and falls (in and on Council land and property)
- 3 – Using Playground / Play-area / Skate Park
- 4 – Struck by object
- 1 – Hit static object
- 1 – Defect (premises)
- 1 – Handling and moving
Any local authority, including Southampton City Council, owes a duty of care to visitors and employees and must ensure that they are reasonably safe whilst using premises, spaces or highways that they control. A failure to comply is a breach of duty of care.
Have you been injured as a result of council negligence? If so, you might be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Speak to our advisors if you would like to be connected with one of our experienced personal injury solicitors.
Why Finding The Right No Win No Fee Solicitor Can Be Crucial To Your Claim
Many claimants believe that every car accident lawyer offers the same service. This is not true. Car accident solicitors have varying levels of experience of dealing with different types of accidents. Some solicitors offer the opportunity to make a no win no fee claim, others do not. Legal Expert will ensure that you are matched with a solicitor that has the right experience and expertise to handle your compensation claim.
Reviews Of Solicitors That Cover Southampton
Consulting online reviews of solicitors that cover where you live, or are based in your local area can help you form an impression of the right solicitor to process your road traffic accident compensation claim. You can see what previous clients thought of the service they received, and what experience they have of handling RTA crash or traffic collision cases.
Alternatively, ask Legal Expert about finding the right no win no fee solicitor to represent you in your road traffic accident claim. We know what solicitors have experience that is relevant to your case and only work with solicitors that fight to get their claimants the maximum amount of compensation that they are owed.
Southampton Solicitors – Are There Personal Injury Solicitors Near Me?
You may be wondering, ‘are there personal injury solicitors near me?’. After a local car accident, you might want to work with Southampton solicitors to help you put together your claim. However, we recommend you choose your solicitor based on their experience and expertise. It’s can also worth checking reviews of solicitors in Southampton.
However, the location of your solicitor doesn’t matter. We want to reiterate that you should choose your solicitor based on their success rate and if they specialise in road traffic accident claims. Solicitors can help clients no matter where they are based.
Our expert solicitors can help you remotely, but they can also arrange for you to visit them in person if you prefer face-to-face communication. With years of experience, our solicitors will help you claim compensation for a car accident.
We offer free consultations to verify if you have a valid claim. Once we confirm your eligibility, we can potentially connect you to one of our expert car accident solicitors.
What Road Accident And Injury Claims Do We Handle?
You could be entitled to claim road traffic accident compensation for an injury involving all sorts of road vehicles. These included different crashes and collisions involving car crashes, bus accidents, coach accidents, taxi accidents, motorcycle accidents and more. Below are some common types of accidents that we help our clients claim car accident compensation for.
Car Crash Claims
Have you experienced an accident in any type of car? If the collision was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a car crash claim for compensation. Call Legal Expert today to see if you have grounds to claim car accident compensation.
Passengers Accident Claims
If you are being driven as a passenger in a vehicle, the driver has a legal ‘duty of care’ towards you and other road users. If the driver, or another third party was responsible for your accident, you could be entitled to make car accident compensation claim worth thousands of pounds. Call Legal Expert to enquire about one of our car accident claims lawyers representing you.
Claims For Accidents In A Taxi
You could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in car accident compensation if you were injured in a taxi accident that was not your fault. Call Legal Expert today to enquire about one of our car accident claims lawyers representing you in your taxi accident claim.
Bus Or Coach Injury Claims
Have you been injured due to a bus or coach accident that happened which was not your fault? You could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in compensation from the bus or coach company, or another third party. Call Legal Expert about claiming road traffic accident compensation today.
Pedestrian Injury Claims
Have you been injured as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident? Maybe you experienced a pedestrian-vehicle collision due to dangerous driving. You could be entitled to make a personal injury claim worth thousands of pounds. Call today, to see if you are entitled to personal injury compensation.
Claims For Rear End Accidents
Have you suffered whiplash or another injury due to a rear end accident. If you have been injured in a road traffic collision, due to someone else’s negligent driving, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries fro the party at fault.
Roundabout Injury Claims
Have you been injured in a vehicle collision or a other type of crash at a roundabout? Talk to Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.
Injuries That Our Car Accident Claims Solicitors Could Help You Claim Compensation For
Here are some common injuries that our clients who have experienced road traffic accidents frequently claim for.
Many types of collisions including rear end collision accidents can cause whiplash injuries. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck which happens because an impact forces the muscles to extend beyond their usual range of motion. Although it usually gets better over the time, the sufferer can experience great pain and reduced mobility. If you have experienced a car accident that was not your fault, which resulted in you suffering from whiplash you could be entitled to claim car accident compensation.
All sorts of back injuries can be caused by vehicle crashes, from soft tissue injuries to more serious injuries such as breaks and fractures. These injuries can cause untold pain and suffering and seriously impact the victim’s quality of life. If you have suffered a back injury due to a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault call Legal Expert today, to enquire about finding the right injury lawyer to represent you.
Sadly some crashes in Southampton do result in victims suffering serious or life changing injuries. These injuries, such as breaks or fractures to the spine, or limb crushing injuries can result in lifelong disabilities or untold pain and suffering. If you have suffered a life changing injury in an accident that was not your fault, you should make a personal injury claim for compensation. You will receive enough money to cover the costs of any medical treatment you may need because of your injuries, as well as further financial compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured. Call us today to enquire about hiring a car accident claims lawyer to handle your claim.
Top Tips For Proving An Accident Claim In Southampton
If you’ve been injured in Southampton, an accident claim being successful can depend on a few different factors. Firstly, you must be able to establish that your injuries were caused by negligence. This is when someone who owes you a duty of care does not uphold it and causes you to be injured as a result.
Some examples of who may owe you a duty of care might include:
Your employer – The person or organisation you work for must take all reasonable steps to make sure your working environment is kept as safe as possible.
Road users – A car accident in Southampton, for example, may be caused by a driver not adhering to the safety procedures in the Highway Code, such as failing to follow the speed limit.
Those responsible for public places – Shop owners, bar managers, and the local council are just a few examples of those in control of a public space that owe a duty of care.
The most effective way to establish negligence is to gather as much evidence as possible to strengthen your case. This section focuses on examples of proof that can be useful to present during the process of your claim.
Visual evidence – This could include proof such as CCTV footage, and dashcam footage. Also, photos of your injuries and the scene of your accident can prove very useful.
Medical reports – These records will contain information regarding the severity of your injuries, as well as the treatment you received.
Witness statements – If you wish to hire legal help, then our personal injury solicitors for Southampton can help you gather the contact information of people who witnessed your accident. These witnesses can then submit a written statement to corroborate your story.
If you need more information on how evidence can help you, get in touch with our advisors. They can supply you with helpful advice and tailored guidance.
Statistics For Incidents Which Could Lead To Road Accident Compensation Claims In Southampton
|Location/ Street Name||Number of accidents / year|
|Junction of South East Road and Kathleen Road||high number of accidents|
|M27 between Southampton and Portsmouth||collisions with Deer|
Number Of People Injured In Car Accidents In Southampton
Southampton road traffic accident reports, reporting road casualties killed or seriously injured
Fatal Road Traffic Accidents And Car Accidents In The Southampton Local Authority
Southampton road traffic accident reports, reported road casualties killed
Further Statistics and Information From Road Traffic Accident Reports In This Area
Sadly in the Southampton local authority, a number of children (those being persons aged 0-15 years) have been killed or injured in the last 5 years from January 2018 backwards in road traffic accidents were 77% of these child victims were pedestrians, 5% were car occupants.
Remember, according to UK law there is a personal injury claims time limit of three years, so you must begin your car accident claim within three years of becoming injured, or realising that you have been injured. If you have been involved and injured by a car accident due to a road traffic crash or vehicle collision in the last three years, call Legal Expert today to talk about claiming compensation for your injuries.
How Much Could I Receive In Compensation?
When it comes to calculating your personal injury settlement, legal professionals take a number of considerations into account. As a result, there can be more than one figure to consider.
Firstly, there is the amount known as general damages which aims to compensate for the impact your injuries have had on your quality of life, including the pain and suffering you experienced.
When your general damages are valued, medical evidence is taken into account. This can include your medical records, X-rays, and other evidence of that nature. It could also include a report from an independent medical assessment that may be arranged as part of the claims process.
Additionally, there is a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) that solicitors may consult.
We’ve included some figures from the JCG in the table below. You can see that each injury is assigned a set of guideline figures that relate to different injuries possible general damages payouts. However, these figures are only guidelines and do not necessarily reflect the amount you may receive.
|Mental anguish||(e) When you fear that you may die.||£4,380|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder||(c) Moderate – When the injured party has largely recovered, and any ongoing issues aren’t hugely disabling.||£7,680 to £21,730|
|Injuries that affect sight||(a) Being left completely blind and deaf.||In the region of £379,100|
|Chest||(b) Permanent damage to the chest, lungs(s) and/or heart that reduces life expectancy.||£61,710 to £94,470|
|Chest||(g) Rib fractures where pain only lasts for a period of weeks.||Up to £3,710|
|Digestive system||(a) Damage that results from a traumatic injury: (iii) Stab wounds or other injuries such as industrial laceration or cases of serious seat-belt pressure.||£6,190 to £11,820|
|Kidney||(a) Where both kidneys have been lost or have sustained permanent damage.||£158,970 to £197,480|
|Back||(a) Severe – (i) The most severe kind of injury where the spinal cord and nerve roots are affected.||£85,470 to £151,070|
|Shoulder||(e) Clavicle fracture.||£4,830 to £11,490|
|Arm||(d) Simple forearm fracture.||£6,190 to £18,020|
Another figure that you may receive is known as special damages. This amount is calculated with the intention of reimbursing you for any financial losses that were caused by your injuries. You must have evidence to support your claim for special damages. Here are some examples of what you could be reimbursed for provided you have sufficient proof:
Damage to property – The accident that caused your injuries may also have damaged your personal property. The cost of repairs can be included in a special damages payment.
Medical costs – For example, prescription painkillers, antibiotics, private medical care etc.
Loss of earnings – Your injuries may affect your ability to work, and therefore the ability to earn the wages you could have done otherwise. Losses associated with work can be awarded to you if you have proof such as payslips.
Reach out today if you need more information on special damages or other forms of compensation.
No Win No Fee Southampton RTA Claims
If you need to make a road traffic accident (RTA) claim, you may wish to use a solicitor that offers a conditional fee arrangement (CFA), more commonly known as a no win no fee option. For many clients, this option is more affordable and less financially risky.
How Do Fees Work With No Win No Fee Claims?
Some legal firms will charge their clients an upfront fee, which they will not be able to claim back if they do not win their claim, meaning that they lose money on their claim. With no win no fee, you only pay your fee if you win your car accident compensation claim, so there is no financial risk to you. You will pay your fee out of your compensation award, which means it’s the more affordable option for many.
If you are interested in making a no win no fee claim, have a look at our online guide to no win no fee accident compensation claims, or call us today to speak to a friendly legal advisor about your options.
Start Your Personal Injury Claim Today
If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, there is a good chance that you are owed car accident compensation. Drivers have a duty of care towards other road users, so it is important to hold the person who was responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligent driving by claiming compensation for them. If you think you might be owed road traffic accident compensation for a vehicle collision, call Legal Expert to enquire about making a personal injury claim today. We will let you know if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, and if you do, will have the right car accident claims solicitor covering Southampton to handle your claim.
Call us today to begin your car accident compensation claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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