No Win No Fee Solicitors | Stoke On Trent | Car Accident Claims
Suffering an injury in a car accident can be deeply upsetting and traumatic. In some cases, you could be entitled to make a claim, and if so, you may be looking for No Win No Fee Solicitors in Stoke On Trent.
In this guide, we explain how our specialist team of personal injury solicitors can help you with your case. We discuss the types of car accident claims we can help you with, things to watch out for when looking for a solicitor, and potential compensation awards you could receive for your injuries.
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- Can I Make A Car Accident Claim After A Crash In Stoke?
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- What Injuries Can You Claim Personal Injury Compensation For?
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If you suffered injuries in a road traffic accident, you might wonder if you are eligible for compensation. To make a car accident claim, you must be able to prove that you suffered injuries when the duty of care owed to you was breached.
The duty of care is set under the Road Traffic Act 1988. It states that drivers must navigate the roads in a way that prevents injury and damage to themselves and others. As part of the duty of care, drivers are expected to adhere to the relevant rules and regulations in the Highway Code.
You must have evidence that demonstrates your injuries occurred due to another driver’s negligence if you would like to claim. For example, you could submit your medical records along with footage of the accident, such as from a dashcam. Additionally, No Win No Fee solicitors for the Stoke on Trent accidents may help you gather evidence such as witness statements or arrange for you to attend an independent medical exam to establish the severity of your injuries.
The value of your injuries may determine how you claim. This is due to the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. As of the 31st May 2021, minor injuries valued at £5,000 or less must be claimed accordingly by the Whiplash Reform Programme if you are 18 or older and the driver or passenger in a vehicle.
If your injuries are valued at more than £5,000, you will make a traditional personal injury claim. However, if you suffer whiplash, your injury will be valued in accordance with the tariffs set out in the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021, regardless of how you are claiming.
If you suffer non-whiplash injuries, these will be valued based on the compensation brackets found in the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG).
Stoke car accident solicitors or solicitors from any area in the country can help value your claim. This will ensure that you are claiming in the correct manner. Once you have received a settlement, your claim cannot be reopened.
Time Limits For Road Traffic Accident Claims
However, in circumstances where the injured party cannot start their own claim, the limitation period is suspended. In these cases, a litigation friend could be appointed to start legal proceedings on behalf of the injured party. They can do so at any time during the suspension.
Injured parties who cannot start legal proceedings include:
- Children aged 18 and under. If a litigation friend has not started a claim on their behalf, they will have three years from the date of their 18th birthday to begin proceedings.
- Those without the mental capacity to start their own claim will have the time limit indefinitely suspended. However, if the injured party regains their capacity, they will have three years from that date to start legal proceedings if a litigation friend has not acted on their behalf.
Call our advisors for free advice. They’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help with your potential claim. In addition, they can assess the eligibility of your case, and if it seems valid, they could help you get started right away.
The process of making a compensation claim will usually take several months to complete. In the most complex of cases it could even take several years to conduct from start to finish. Whilst a lot of personal injury solicitors in the UK are regulated by the SRA the way in which they provide you there services can vary greatly.
Not having the right personal injury lawyer working on your claim can mean anything from not getting as high a settlement as you could otherwise have done, not claiming for everything you could claim for, or even not winning your claim. As such choosing the right solicitor for your case is probably the most important step you will take in this process.
Reviews Of Solicitors In Stoke
Whilst the best way to evaluate a service, such as car crash solicitors in Stoke-on-Trent can be to contact us directly to discuss your case.
Reading reviews of solicitors who can help with personal injury claim can help you to build a picture of the range of different services available to you. When you start looking into the levels of services offered by different solicitors it can be surprising to see how dispirate the fees charged by different solicitors are, as well as how different the degree of service they provide is. In our personal injury claims calculator you can see the very different levels of compensation that the same type and severity of injury might attract.
Does My Solicitor Need To Be Based In Stoke On Trent?
Today claimants are not bound into using Stoke-On-Trent car accident claims solicitors for road traffic accident claims in Stoke-on-Trent. You are free to choose which personal injury solicitor you work with based on the services they can provide you with, how much they will charge you for doing so, and what they have secured for other claimants in the past. The only part of a claim where it is beneficial for you to work with a local expert is your medical exam, this can be organised to happen closer to you.
Our team of road traffic accident solicitors can help you to claim compensation for many forms of vehicle accidents and injuries on the roads. Whilst there are numerous different types of accident which can and do happen, we have listed and briefly described some of the most common types below.
General Car Accident Claims
Car crashes and accidents can happen in a very wide range of different circumstances and can lead to many different types of injury types. As long as you can show that your injuries were a direct result of your car accident, and that the accident was caused by someone else, our car crash solicitors could be able to help you.
Passenger Car Accident Claims
If you were injured in a road traffic accident as a passenger, such as a passenger in a car or any other private vehicle, you may be able to claim damages for the harm caused. Your claim could be brought against the driver of another vehicle if they caused the accident, or the driver of the vehicle you were in if they were responsible.
Taxi Accident Claims
Taxi accidents can happen in private hire taxis, minicabs, and services provided by Apps such as Uber or Lyft. Taxis (and similar vehicles) are involved in more accidents than private vehicles, due to spending much more time on the road. As with other passenger accident claims, you could bring a car crash claim for injuries in a taxi against the taxi driver, or the driver of another vehicle. Find out more about bringing a claim in this guide to taxi accident claims.
Buses Or Coach Crashes In Stoke-on-Trent
If you were injured in an accident whilst on a coach or a bus, you could be able to bring a personal injury claim for any injuries suffered. Whether the bus driver was negligent, or a different driver caused the accident, you could bring a claim for road accident compensation against the party responsible.
Pedestrian Accident Claims
Pedestrian accidents can happen whilst you are walking across the road, even at a designated crossing at the right time, or whilst you are walking through a car park. No matter what the vehicle which struck you was, if the driver was in the wrong, you could be able to claim compensation.
Rear End Car Accidents
When a vehicle is struck from behind it can cause you to suffer injuries such as whiplash. If people have not followed the highway code exactly or have been negligent in any way, you could be able to bring a road traffic accident compensation claim after being hit from behind.
Any junction, such as a roundabout, could be dangerous if people are not paying attention to their speed, and what other drivers or pedestrians are doing. Roundabouts could also have pedestrian crossings which drivers need to be aware of. If another driver was responsible for your accident, you can consult our car crash solicitors to bring a claim.
Car crash claims can involve a variety of different injury types. Some of these may be more common and less severe, whilst others can change your life. In the sections below, we look at some of these injuries.
Whiplash is a very common injury to the muscles and soft tissues of the neck. The injury is caused by a rapid and jerking motion, such as in an abrupt collision. This throws the neck beyond the usual range of movement, stressing and straining the neck, as well as the upper back and shoulders. This can cause pain, restrict your ability to move your head, and in serious cases lead to long-term pain.
Injuries and pain affecting the lower back are also common among the victims of road traffic accidents. They can happen more commonly in shunts and collisions from behind. They can affect the spine itself, the discs of the spine, or the supporting and related soft tissues. When bringing a personal injury claim, you can include these types of injuries.
Other Types Of Serious Injuries
Whilst the injuries listed above might not necessarily be life-altering, other more serious and severe injuries could be. Personal injury claims for more serious injuries could include punctures to the abdomen or chest resulting in damage to the internal organs, such as the lungs. Severe injuries could include third or fourth degree burns or other things which severely affect your life. You can make claims for such injuries, as well as the effect they have on you, such as not being able to continue to work.
If you are looking for a lawyer who can offer no win, no fee car accident solicitors services, the team at Legal Expert can help you. Our no win, no fee solicitors can handle your claim, whether in Stoke-on-Trent, or elsewhere across the UK. No win, no fee services are provided to a claimant without the solicitor requesting upfront payments, which can be common in some other types of legal action. Your no win, no fee or ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’ (CFA) will set out in detail what services you will be provided and how they will be provided to you.
Even when making a claim using no win no fee car accident solicitors, people still often worry about there being hidden costs or additional fees they did not know about before making a claim through a personal injury lawyer. However, with a CFA the costs you will have to pay are clearly set out. The contract will say when you will pay and how much you could expect the payment to be. this is often a set percentage of your final award. In our guide to no win, no fee claims we take you through the whole process of using a no win no fee agreement and how they work.
You can start you claim by contacting our team today. You can call us using the number at the top of this page, or by sending an email with the initial details of your claim, and requesting a call back to email@example.com. You can also request a call back using the contact form on this page.
If you’d like to learn more about working with No Win No Fee solicitors for a Stoke On Trent car accident, you may find the guides below useful:
Highway Code And Road Safety
Find out about the Highway Code, rules for vehicles, and overall road safety in the UK at this government website.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
The Stoke-on-Trent city council Road Safety Knowledge Centre contains advice and contact information for road safety in the local area.
Stoke-on-Trent Combined Court
If you claim is one of the small percentage which does go to court, it might go court here.
Hanley Police Station
Do you need to report an accident or incident to the police? If so, this police station covers part of the Stoke-on-Trent area.
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Royal Stoke University Hospital is the main hospital covering emergencies and treatments in this area.
Legal Expert Whiplash Claims
Our whiplash personal injury compensation claims calculator can help you to work out how much money you could be owed for your injuries.
Child Car Accident Claims
Can I get compensation for a car accident which injured a child? Find out how much you could claim for injuries to children in this guide.
Further Helpful Articles
Here are some more helpful articles on personal injury claims:
- Claiming For A Fatal Car Accident
- How To Make A Car Park Claim
- Stockton-On-Tees Car Accident Claims Solicitors
- Sunderland Car Accident Claims Solicitors
- Swansea Car Accident Claims Solicitors
- Swindon Car Accident Claims Solicitors
- Telford Car Accident Claims Solicitors
- Wakefield Car Accident Claims Solicitors
- Walsall Car Accident Claims Solicitors
- Walton-on-Thames Car Accident Claims Solicitors
- Warrington Car Accident Claims Solicitors
- How Much Compensation for a Car Accident
- Car Accident Time Limitation Guide
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