Southend-On-Sea Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
How To Make A Road Traffic Accident Claim In Southend-On-Sea
By Mary Hightown. Last Updated 26th July 2022. On this page is our guide to choosing the best car accident claims solicitors to represent you when making a compensation claim for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in Southend-on-Sea.
The advice in this guide will be of use to you as long as you are making your claim within the personal injury claims time limit of three years. If you would like to know how much you might claim, instead of using a personal injury claims calculator, call Legal Expert, and we will give you a personalised estimate. Within this guide you will find advice including:
- A complete explanation of the reason why it is very important that you are able to prove the extent of your injuries when making a compensation claim, and how getting yourself an independent expert medical examination can help with this.
- Information on just why it is crucial that you find the best team of solicitors you can to process a claim for an injury you sustained in a Southend-on-Sea road traffic accident, with regard to how it will affect your chances of winning your claim.
- A number of subsections that cover all of the most typical types of road traffic accidents that happen in the UK every year.
- A number of subsections that cover all of the most typical types of personal injuries that can be caused by a road traffic accident that happens in the UK.
- A number of easy to understand tables that are based on data that covers the three years from 2014 to 2016, and cover key statistics about road traffic accidents in Southend-on-Sea.
- An introduction and an overview to the national claims service that Legal Expert operates and offers to residents of Southend-on-Sea and people all across the UK, as the simplest way to make a compensation claim for an injury sustained in a road traffic accident.
If once you have read this page, you still need some questions answered, all that you need to do is give Legal Expert a quick call on 0800 073 8804, and one of our team will answer them for you.
Get Medically Assessed Near To Southend-on-Sea With Our Medical Expert Panel
One of the most critical stages of successfully making a car accident compensation claim is being able to prove just how severe your injuries were and to demonstrate any long-term or permanent effects they will have on your life. Legal Expert can help you with this; we can arrange for you to be given a complete expert medical examination for free in the Southend-on-Sea area, and then submit the results of the examination in support of your claim. The closest medical professional able to undertake this exam would be:
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How To Choose An Accident Claims Solicitor In Southend-on-Sea
One of the most important factors of whether you make a successful claim for road accident compensation or not is the competency of your legal firm in processing personal injury claims. You absolutely must use the best solicitor you can find to give yourself the best chance of winning your claim, and of being awarded the maximum level of compensation. When you are trying to choose a solicitor, make sure they can answer yes to all three of these questions:
- Have you successfully won compensation for a client in a case similar to mine in the last year?
- Will you represent me under a fee structure based on a Conditional Fee Agreement?
- Can you arrange for me to receive a free local medical examination in Southend-on-Sea to help with my claim?
Are Reviews Of Southend-on-Sea Solicitors Helpful?
Part of the answer to the question, can I get compensation for a car accident in Southend? is that whether you win your claim or not can depend on the competency of your solicitor. In order to find the best solicitor, you could check online review sites. If you do, make sure you double check any solicitor you think you might use, by asking friends, family and work acquaintances whether they have had direct dealings with the specific legal firm, and what their experience was like if they have.
Solicitors In Southend On Sea – Does The Location Of Your Solicitor Matter?
If you’ve been involved in a Southend accident and decided to claim, the solicitors you choose to represent you may have an impact on the success of your accident claim. Solicitors in Southend On Sea may be a good choice if proximity is your only criterion for choosing a solicitor. However, if you want the best No Win No Fee solicitors to represent you, it might be beneficial not to restrict yourself to Solicitors in Southend On Sea.
It may be more beneficial to choose solicitors with experience in successfully handling car accident claims. It may also help if the solicitors you choose have recently been successful in a number of personal injury accident claims. In summary, choosing the best No Win No Fee solicitors to represent you is better than choosing the nearest solicitors.
If you get in touch with us today, our advisors at Legal Expert can give you an initial free consultation and present you with your options.
What Type Of Road Traffic Accident Claims Do Our Team Handle?
By processing a car accident compensation claim on behalf of a client, we add to our knowledge of how these types of accidents occur, and what the most common types of accidents are. Legal Expert has identified a number of key trends in road traffic accident statistics, and this includes the most common types of road traffic accidents, each of these is covered in a subsection below.
Southend-on-Sea Road Accident Claims
If you need to make an accident claim for a road traffic accident in Southend-on-Sea, Legal Expert can help you. The only limiting factor is that we must be able to prove that a third party was liable for the accident. Put simply, as long as the accident was not your fault; we should be able to help you successfully make a claim. Non-fault claims are also possible in some circumstances.
Passenger Accidents In Southend-on-Sea
As a passenger travelling in a private vehicle, or on some form of public transport in Southend-on-Sea, then if you are injured in a road traffic accident, you could be able to make a successful personal injury claim. This is something that Legal Expert can help you with, as well as assisting you in discerning who was liable for your accident and the subsequent injury you sustained.
Taxi Accidents In Southend-on-Sea
As a passenger in a taxi or minicab in Southend-on-Sea, or if you are riding in some other form of private hire vehicle, such as an airport limo service or minibus, if you are injured in a road traffic accident in Essex our personal injury solicitors will be able to help you to make a claim compensation for your injuries. You would be claiming against the insurance company that the driver of the vehicle has chosen to provide them with a valid public indemnity policy.
Bus, Coach, & Airport Transfer Accident Claims In Southend-on-Sea
If you are a passenger on a local Southend-on-Sea bus, or on some other form of mass or public transit such as a national coach service, or even a tram, then if you are injured in a road traffic accident in Southend-on-Sea, Legal Expert will be able to help you make a compensation claim. We will seek damages from the company that operates the bus or coach service in Southend-on-Sea.
Southend-on-Sea Pedestrian Accident Claims
Pedestrians have the same legal rights as a driver or passenger when it comes to making accident claims in Southend On Sea. If you are walking in the street, and you are hit by a moving vehicle, then you should be able to claim compensation for any injuries that you sustain. Even a low-speed collision can cause a pedestrian some very serious injuries, potentially fatal ones in some cases. Your solicitor will need to be experienced in processing large compensation claims for very serious injuries.
Claims For Rear End Shunts In Southend-on-Sea
Rear end shunt accidents are the single type of road traffic accident in Southend-on-Sea that people make personal injury claims for. This is because aside from rear end shunts being the most frequently of all types of road traffic accidents; it is also one of the main causes of whiplash, the most common of all road traffic injuries that people in the UK claim for each year.
Accidents At A Roundabout In Southend-on-Sea
If you look at the Southend-on-Sea road traffic accident map lower down this page, you will see that almost every major roundabout seems to be an accident hotspot. A large, busy roundabout can pose a challenge for new or inexperienced drivers. If you are injured on a roundabout in Southend-on-Sea, then Legal Expert can act as your personal injury solicitor and process a claim for you.
Southend-on-Sea Car Accidents Can Typically Cause Injuries Such As The Following
To answer the question, how much is the average settlement for a car accident? Then part of the answer would be, that it depends on the type of injury that you have suffered from, as well as how severe the injuries were. We see a number of different types of injuries far more frequently than others while helping our clients to make compensation claims, some of these are covered below.
Southend-On-Sea Whiplash Injuries
The most frequent all of the injuries that we process car accident claims for on behalf of our clients is whiplash. Whiplash is the most common of all road traffic accident injuries in the UK every year. So much so, that it is estimated that each driver in the UK is paying approximately £90 a year extra on their vehicle insurance premium to cover the cost of whiplash claims. Even a very mild case of whiplash can take several weeks to heal fully. More serious examples of whiplash can last for months.
Lower Back Injuries
Back injuries, especially to the upper back and the neck, are another very common reason that we claim road accident compensation on behalf of our clients. Although the upper back, neck and head are protected by an airbag, these parts of the body are still very easily damaged in even a low-speed accident. This is especially true of the vertebrae of the upper spine, which are smaller and more delicate than those in the lower back.
Serious And Or Internal Organ Injuries
The claims cases we generally claim the most amount of compensation for, are those that involve the victim of a road traffic accident that has suffered very serious injuries. As car crash solicitors we know that injuries such as organ damage, brain damage, fractures of large bones such as the pelvis, as well as amputation injuries, will receive the highest compensation payments, and we approach these cases on behalf of our clients aiming to get the most compensation possible.
Southend On Sea Car Accident Compensation Payouts
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by negligence in Southend On Sea, you could potentially be eligible to claim under two heads of damages. This includes general and special damages.
General damages is calculated according to the suffering and loss of amenity caused by your injury. For example, more severe injuries that have permanent effects on your quality of life are likely to be awarded more in compensation than those that heal quickly.
The table below uses figures taken from the 2022 edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), which formulates bracketed amounts using payouts of previous court cases. These figures should not be considered a guarantee, as every claim is different.
|PTSD||Moderately Severe||£23,150 to £59,860||Symptoms may include disabling avoidance, mood disorders, flashbacks and nightmares. However, some recovery may be made with professional help.|
|Neck||Minor (i)||£4,350 to £7,890||Minor soft tissue injuries where a full recovery is made within 1-2 years.|
|Finger||(D)||£61,910 to £90,750||Amputation of middle and index and/or ring fingers.|
|Ankle||Moderate||£13,740 to £26,590||Ligament tears and fractures that can give rise to moderate disabilities such as difficulty walking or standing for long periods and residual scarring.|
|Face||(B)||£14,900 to £23,950||Multiple deforming facial bone fractures.|
|Back||Minor (iii)||£2,450 to £4,350||No surgery is needed and a full recovery is made within 3-12 months.|
|Achilles Tendon||Most Serious||In the region of £38,430||The tendon and peroneus longus muscle are severed. This results in swelling, cramping and restricted ankle movement.|
|Eye||(D)||£54,830 to £65,710||The total loss of one eye.|
|Hand||(A)||£140,660 to £201,490||Total of effective loss of both hands - they will both be little more than useless.|
|Shoulder||Severe||£19,200 to £48,030||There may be associated neck injuries and damage to the brachial plexus.|
You may also be eligible to claim under special damages if you have experienced financial loss due to your injury. This could include:
- Lost earnings
- Medical costs
- Adaptions to the home
- Property damage
- Travel expenses
Get in touch today to find out more about what you could potentially be eligible to claim.
Southend On Sea Dangerous Roads And Black Spots
In this section of the guide, we have provided you with a number of simple tables, all of which relate to specific road traffic accident statistics pertaining to Southend-on-Sea. Each of these tables represents the period from the start of 2014 to the end of 2016.
|Street or Location||Number or RTA|
Above, we can see that the three most dangerous roads in Southend-on-Sea for people to drive on are Victoria Avenue, the B1015 and Fairfax Driver.
There was a total of 165 road traffic accidents of all types in Southend-on-Sea for this period. The map above shows where these accidents took place.
Road and Car Accidents In The Area Covered By Southend-on-Sea Local Authority
The table above very clearly demonstrates that the most common vehicle that is involved in road traffic accidents in Southend-on-Sea is a car.
Statistics For Road Accident Deaths In Southend-on-Sea?
Between 2014 and 2016 there were very few fatal accidents in the Southend-on-Sea area although even one road accident fatality is one too many.
No Win No Fee RTA Claims In Southend-on-Sea
Legal Expert has experienced No Win No Fee car accident solicitors that can help you make a compensation claim. Our national claims service that covers not only Southend but is available to people all over the UK (except N.Ireland) and provides them with an entirely risk-free way to process a personal injury claim. There really is nothing to lose by letting us try and claim on your behalf.
How Do Fees And Charges Work?
Our No Win No Fee claims service is exactly what it says on the tin. You pay nothing at all when we first begin processing your claim for you, and no matter how long it takes to process a claim, we charge you no ongoing fees. If we fail to win your claim, then you don’t pay us a single thing. However, when we do win your claim the agreed fee is simply paid from the compensation settlement.
Your Next Steps
Starting your claim for a road traffic accident injury in Southend-on-Sea is very simple. Just call us here at Legal Expert on the number below, and we will go over your claim with you. We will ask you to answer questions, which will help us to get a better understanding of your claim. Once we know enough, we will recommend a course of action for you. This will likely be to allow us to become your personal injury lawyer, by using our claims service.
Finding Out More About Compensation Claims
If you need to know more about how to make car crash claims or have specific questions you need answers to, then give us a quick call at Legal Expert on the number below. One of our team will be happy to spend some time answering your questions and walking you through the claims process.
Contact Legal Expert Today
Are you ready to start your personal injury claim for injuries that you sustained due to being involved in a road traffic accident in Southend-on-Sea? If you are, then call Legal Expert right now on 0800 073 8804. When you do, we will be able to get your claim started today.
By following this link, you will find road traffic accident information specific to the Southend are:
If you need to find out which County Court covers Southend, you can do so here:
Report your road traffic accident to the Southend Police using this contact info:
Always have your injuries treated by a professional, the local Southend NHS hospital is:
If you’ve injured your back in a car accident the link below explains the claims process for back injuries.
This link below takes you to our guide on making a compensation claim for a foot injury:
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