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Wakefield Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Mary Hightown. Last Updated 26th July 2022. Do you need to make a compensation claim for a car or other type of road traffic accident which happened in Wakefield? If so, you could be looking for Wakefield car accident claims solicitors. In this guide we will show you how Legal Expert can provide the right solicitors or lawyers to help you navigate the claims process, even though we are not based in Wakefield or the surrounding areas. Read the rest of our guide below to find out why you do not need to use a Wakefield solicitor in order to make a claim, and how our team can help you.

You Can Get A Medical Assessment Near To Wakefield With Our Panel Of Medical Experts

Whilst we cannot provide you with personal injury solicitors in Wakefield, we can provide you with a medical exam which is carried out by one of our panel of medical experts close to Wakefield.

Medical experts we work with in the Wakefield area

Raines Business Centre Wakefield
Raines House,
Denby Dale Road,

25-27 Cheapside,

10 Agbrigg Road,

2, Field Gardens,

Cedar Court Hotel,
Denby Dale Road,
Calder Grove,

Denby Dale Road,

Holiday Inn Wakefield – Meeting Rooms
Junction 40,

Back in Action Physiotherapy,
Springwell House,
10 Agbrigg Road, Sandal,

Wakefield Solicitors – Choosing The Best Solicitors For Your Claim

Wakefield Car Accident Claims Solicitors

Wakefield Car Accident Claims Solicitors

Making a car accident compensation claim after a Wakefield traffic accident may be smoother if you use the help of a legal professional. You may search for Wakefield solicitors; however you should know that you are under no obligation to use solicitors based near you.

Instead, we recommend you consider factors such as:

  • The experience the solicitor has in making car accident claims
  • Their recent success rate with similar cases – you may be able to check this via the Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • What the reviews say from previous clients about the quality of their service
  • If you have worries about funding the legal fees, the best solicitors for your claim may be those that offer No Win No Fee services. Find out more about No Win No Fee in later sections of this guide.

To find out more about the pros and cons of hiring solicitors in Wakefield, get in touch with our team at any time.

Why Are Reviews Of Wakefield Car Accident Solicitors Important?

Reading reviews of any professional service (such as Wakefield personal injury solicitors) is a good way to help you better understand what to expect from the provider. It will help you to build up a better picture of what services they can provide you, and what their track record in helping claimants is, as well as whether they can usually secure awards at the higher end of the scale.

Reading more about a solicitor can also help you to see the difference in services you get with different providers, and how their fee structure works. Whilst it could be the case that one solicitor charges less, it may then be that they have a record of securing lower levels of compensation.

Can I Use A Solicitor Outside Of Wakefield For My Claim?

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a car accident in Wakefield, or if you live in Wakefield you might think that you need to use “Wakefield personal injury solicitors”. However, this is not the case. Whilst you can chose to use solicitors in Wakefield for your claim, you do not have to do so. As with any professional service, today legal services can be provided across the country as easily as if you were in the same area. Any part of your claim which could need to be carried out closer to you, such as getting a second medical exam, can be done so.

Road Traffic Accident Claims Which Legal Expert Can Conduct

One of the most common questions we are asked by those who have been injured as a result of a road traffic accident is “can I get compensation for a car accident”. We can provide you with car accident claims solicitors and lawyers who can help you to get the compensation you deserve. As well as the situations listed below, we can help you with many other types of accident.

General Car Accident Claims

If you have been injured in a car accident which was not your fault, you could be eligible to claim compensation for both any personal injuries suffered, and any damage to your property, such as your vehicle. Car accident claims can be made for a very wide range of different circumstances and injury types. Contact our car crash solicitors today for further information.

Passenger Car Accident Claims

Whilst we do not work with solicitors in Wakefield, the lawyers and personal injury solicitors we do work with are able to help claimants get compensated for injuries suffered an a pedestrian accident which involved a motor vehicle or a cyclist. We can also help people to claim compensation on behalf of a loved one who was killed in a pedestrian road traffic accident. Our guide to pedestrian accident claims (found here) can help to provide more information and advice.

Taxi Accident Claims

A taxi could be involved in many of the same circumstances leading to an accident as any other type of car. Minicabs and taxis can be involved in a greater number of road traffic accidents by virtue of spending much more time on the road and covering more miles than private cars do. Our car crash solicitors can help you to make a claim for any injuries suffered in a taxi.

Bus or Coach Accident Claims

Road accident compensation claims can be made for accidents and injuries suffered on public transport, such as when a passenger on a coach or a bus. Passengers on a bus or coach can be different to those in cars as passengers can be thrown around, either because they were standing or because there was nothing to keep them in their seats. .

Pedestrian Accident Claims

Are you looking for personal injury claims solicitors in Wakefield to help you make a claim for an accident as a pedestrian? Whilst Legal Expert are based elsewhere in the country, we can still help you make a claim here if you have been hit by a car and injured. The accident needs to to be the fault of the driver for us to help you claim compensation.

Rear End Car Accidents

Shunts to the rear refer to collisions in which a vehicle, or more than one vehicle, is struck from the rear by another. The people in the vehicle might suffer injuries such as whiplash.

Roundabout Accidents

Car crash claims can be made for accidents at a roundabout, whilst approach, or whilst exiting a roundabout. Accidents at a roundabout can caused by drivers who do things such as failing to stop early enough and not leaving enough space between vehicles when queuing. If you need to make a car accident claim, talk to our team today.

Common Accidents And Injuries After A Road Traffic Accident

Road accident compensation claims and the accidents which can often lead to a wide range of different injuries. Whilst we will not look at all of the different types of injuries in this guide, we will look at two of the most common types of injury, as well as other serious injuries which can happen.


The injury most frequently associated with car accident compensation cases is whiplash. It is seen in a wide variety of different road and car accidents and it can present in with a very wide range of different symptoms. The most common of these are stiffness in the neck, pain, and difficulty in moving the neck about. If you have suffered any of the symptoms of whiplash as seen in this NHS guide, you should see your doctor.

Back Pain

Injuries to the back, spine, posterior, shoulders or neck can all cause varying types and degrees of back pain. Types of injury which could cause it include damage to the spine or soft tissues and injuries to the internal organs. Back pain can amount to minor discomfort or lead to serious mobility issues. Legal Expert can provide you with car crash solicitors who can help you to make a successful compensation claim for your back pain or similar injuries.

Serious Injuries

Very serious or severe injuries included in car crash claims are those which may well have a long lasting effect on the person. These can be both physical traumas and psychological ones as well. Serious injuries could include traumatic brain injuries as well as trauma to the internal organs or puncture wounds. It includes any injuries which lead to disabilities or worse for the claimant. You can find out how much money can you get from a car accident settlement in this guide.

Wakefield Car Accident Claims – Potential Payouts

This section looks at what could potentially be included in your payout after a car accident caused by negligence in Wakefield.

There are two heads that may be included in your claim. This incudes general damages and special damages. General damages will be calculated according to the severity of your injury and the impact it has on your life. Special damages will depend on if you have suffered any financial loss as a result of your injury, such as lost income or medical expenses.

The table below shows figures from the 2022 version of the Judicial College Guidelines. This publication is used by legal professionals to help value general damages as it has brackets calculated using previous court payouts. However, these should not be taken as a guarantee of what you could claim, as every claim is different.

Hand(A)£140,660 to £201,490Total of effective loss of both hands - they will both be little more than useless.
BackSevere (ii)£74,160 to £88,430Symptoms can include impaired bladder and bowel function, affected mobility, serious scarring and sexual difficulties.
LegVery Serious£54,830 to £87,890Multiple fractures that will take a long time to heal and other injuries where there is a permanent issue with deformities and mobility. There will also be a risk of future arthritis.
ArmLess Severe£19,200 to £39,170Disabilities will be significant but a substantial recovery will be expected or already have taken place.
AnkleModerate£13,740 to £26,590Ligament tears and fractures that can give rise to moderate disabilities such as difficulty walking or standing for long periods and residual scarring.
KneeModerate (i)£14,840 to £26,190Symptoms could include weakness, wasting and minor instability.
Pelvis/HipLesser (i)£3,950 to £12,590No lasting disability, despite the injury being significant.
ElbowMinor/ModerateUp to £12,590Exaples include tennis elbow syndrome, lacerations and simple fractures.
NeckMinor (i)£4,350 to £7,890Minor soft tissue injuries where a full recovery is made within 1-2 years.
BackMinor (iii)£2,450 to £4,350No surgery is needed and a full recovery is made within 3-12 months.

Statistics For Locations Of Serious Or Fatal Accidents In Wakefield

Location/ roadNumber of incidents
Bull Ring2 serious accidents
Ings Road3 serious accidents
Wakefield Car Accident Statistics

Wakefield Car Accident Statistics

The image above is taken from the site CrashMap and shows the number and location of accidents which happened in the Wakefield area in 2016 and 2017. In the following two tables we look at how many people were involved in non-fatal and fatal road traffic accidents in Wakefield over the same period.

Statistics For The Number Of People Involved In Road Traffic Accidents In Wakefield

Type of accident201420152016
Car occupants763
Total for year121313

Fatal Road Traffic Accident Statistics (By Number Of Victims) For The Wakefield Area

Type of accident201420152016
Car occupants697452
Total for year191171135

Further Accident And Injury Statistics In Wakefield

Legal Expert work with a panel of no win, no fee car accident solicitors across the country who are able to help claimants in Wakefield to make a car crash claim. The solicitors we work with are able to help people who have suffered road traffic accidents and injuries in the wakefield area.

Car crashes and road traffic accidents happen frequently in the Wakefield area and according to statistics provided by CrashMap (seen in the image above) we can see that in 2016 and 2017 combined, there were a total of 82 accidents in the area. One of the main areas in which there was a cluster of accidents was Marygate Road and The Bullring.

Wakefield No Win, No Fee Road Traffic Accident Specialists

There are many personal injury claims solicitors in Wakefield, or those covering Wakefield. So, why should you work with Legal Expert who are not based here? We can often offer our clients a truely no win, no fee service. This means we will not ask you to pay for anything until and unless your claim is successful. You can read more about no win, no fee services in our guide here.

How are fees paid

When making a claim using no win no fee car accident solicitors people often worry whether or not their solicitor really is offering a no win no fee contract, and whether there will be any hidden extra costs that they may have to pay in the event of either a win or a loss.

With Legal Expert we can promise that the road accident compensation claims solicitors that we will provide you with will always offer a service with no hidden extra costs or fees payable if you lose your claim. You will only every pay if you win and this can be deducted from your claim, meaning you never have to reach into your own pocket to pay legal costs.

What to do next

No matter whether you need further information about making a car accident compensation claim, or are ready to begin the claims process, our team are on hand to take your call and discuss your claim. You can call us twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

Get further information about compensation claims in Wakefield

Choosing a personal injury solicitor or a claims management service can be the first step in a complex process. Being able to make informed choices about how to proceed with your claim means having the right people behind you to do so. You can get answers to your questions before starting your claim by contacting our team using the means below.

Start your Wakefield car accident claims today

Legal Expert can not promise to provide you with Wakefield car accident claims solicitors as we are not located in the area. However, we can promise to provide you with a solicitor who is ready and able to handle your claim.

You can contact us in the following ways

Phone:0800 073 8804
Email: office@legalexpert.co.uk

Or use the contact form above.

Helpful Links

What Is The Highway Code
The Highway Code is the set of rules, laws, and guidance for how people should act when on the road in the UK.

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Road and transport safety in the Wakefield area.

Wakefield Civil And Family Courts
Your road accident compensation claim could end up in a court claim if the other party does not admit their fault, or agree to pay. Find out details about the courts here.

Neighbourhood Policing In Wakefield
If you need to report a road traffic accident or car crash in Wakefield, find out how to do so here.

Pinderfields Hospital
If you have been injured in a car accident in Wakefield you may need to visit Pinderfields hospital for treatment.

How Much Compensation Could You Claim For A Car Accident
When you are ready to make a car accident compensation claim, you can see examples of how much compensation you could claim in our claims calculator.

How Much Compensation Could You Claim For Whiplash?
Find out how much your whiplash injury could be worth with our whiplash injury compensation claims calculator.

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