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

Bournemouth car accident solicitorsIf you’ve had a car accident in Bournemouth, on this page you will find a guide to finding the best team of car accident claims solicitors to make a personal injury claim.

The personal injury claims time limit of three years is the window you have to claim in, if you are within this window, then you should find this guide to be of help. It contains information including:

  • An explanation of the reason why we think there is a need for a claimant in a road traffic accident in Bournemouth to submit themselves for a full expert medical examination. The results of this examination to be submitted as evidence in your claims case.
  • An explanation of why it is vital that you select the best legal firm possible to process a claim for an injury that was sustained in a road traffic accident in Bournemouth, to give yourself the best possible chance of winning compensation
  • A number of sections that discuss the most common types of road traffic accidents that take place in the UK each year.
  • A number of sections that discuss the most common types of injuries that are caused by road traffic accidents that take place in the UK each year.
  • An introduction to the national claims service that Legal Expert operates and makes available to all residents of Bournemouth as the best way to process a personal injury claim following a road traffic accident. We also cover the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that we base the fee structure on.

We have attempted to give you all the information you need to know about making a personal injury claim due to a Bournemouth roads traffic accident in this guide. If you reach the end, and you have more questions, call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804, and we will answer them for you.

Have Your Impartial Medical Assessment By A Medical Expert Close To Bournemouth

An important aspect of making a personal injury claim for car accident compensation is being able to prove how bad your injuries were. Additionally, if the prognosis is that you will not make a full recovery, you will need to demonstrate how your permanent disability will affect the quality of your life. The best way to do this is to have an expert medical professional perform a full medical examination, and the results of this examination can be submitted as evidence of your injuries. Legal Expert can help with this; we can arrange for you to receive a free medical examination in the Bournemouth area. The closest doctor to Bournemouth who could carry out this examination would be:

Dr Andre Brittain-Dissont

Platinum Business Centre

Platinum House

23 Hinton Road

Bournemouth

BH1 2EF

How To Find The Best Car Accident Solicitor Helping Claimants In The Bournemouth Area

Finding the best legal firm to represent you in making car crash claims is vital to ensuring the best chance of success. Furthermore, the more effective your solicitor is in processing road traffic accident claims, the more road accident compensation you are likely to receive as a settlement.

Any solicitor you choose to process a claim for you should be able to prove that they have taken on and won a similar case in the last year. They should also be able to take on your case under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). If they can also arrange for you to receive a free local medical examination in Bournemouth, this would be an added bonus.

Reviews of Bournemouth Road Traffic Accident Solicitors

If you can find a reputable website that publishes good quality reviews of car crash solicitors, then this could be a good starting point for beginning to make an informed choice about the legal firm you want to represent you in a road accident compensation claim. Be sure to double check the facts though, as not all reviews are necessarily accurate.

Does It Matter If My Solicitor Is Based Outside Of Bournemouth?

When it comes to making successful car accident claims, engaging a local Bournemouth injury lawyer may not be the right choice. In fact, the location of your solicitor has no bearing at all on the factors that should be driving your decision on which legal firm to use. You can always keep in touch easily with your legal team no matter where they happen to be in the UK. It is much more important to settle on a solicitor that has the best chance of successfully processing your claim.

What Claims Can Our road Traffic Accident Team Handle?

As an established team of road traffic accident solicitors, Legal Expert can handle absolutely any type of Bournemouth road traffic accident claim. In the past, we have found that some types of accidents happen more frequently than others, and these we discuss below. However, you should note that we do not restrict ourselves to only these accident types, we can help Bournemouth residents claim for any type of road traffic accident.

Car Crash Compensation Claims

Legal Expert is an experienced personal injury lawyer that can help you to make a claim for an injury sustained in a Bournemouth road traffic accident. The two pivotal aspects of making a claim are 1) to be able to prove that a third party is liable for the accident and, 2) be able to prove that your injuries were serious enough to warrant compensation. Legal Expert can help you with both of these. We can also assist in non-fault claims in some cases.

Claims For Passengers Injured In a Car Crash

As a passenger in a private vehicle, or travelling on some form of public transport, you have the exact same rights as a driver when it comes to making a compensation claim for an injury sustained in a Bournemouth road traffic accident. A passenger has no need to prove liability in these claims, as they were not in control of any vehicle, they could even claim against their own driver. Legal Expert could the best personal injury solicitor to process a claim for a passenger injury in Bournemouth.

Taxi Accident Claims

Whenever you are riding in a taxi or minicab, your driver is, by law, expected to have a valid public liability insurance policy. This means that if a passenger is injured in a road traffic accident, then personal injury claims can be made against the insurance company. If your taxi driver does not have such a policy, they would be breaking the law and could be subject to criminal proceedings. You would then seek compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

Driver And Passenger Coach and Bus Accident Claims

If you are either a passenger or a driver of a bus in Bournemouth, and you are involved in a road traffic accident in Bournemouth that was not your fault, then you would be able to claim compensation. The same is true of other types of mass transit transport such as a coach service, or minibus operator.

Pedestrian Road Traffic Accident Claims

To answer the question, how much is the average settlement for a car accident? It depends on how severe your injuries were and any long-term effects they had upon your life. As a pedestrian involved in a road traffic accident in Bournemouth, it is likely the injuries you sustained were severe, and therefore your solicitor will seek the highest amount of damage possible.

Rear End Shunt Compensation Claims

You may believe that rear end shunts are a fairly trivial type of road traffic accident. In reality, it costs on average £2,000 to repair a vehicle that has been hit in a rear end shunt. Furthermore, rear end shunts are the most common cause of whiplash injuries. So, to answer the question, if I am hit in a rear end shunt in Bournemouth, how much money can you get from a car accident settlement? The answer would be that it depends on how serious your injuries are, and a bad case of whiplash could attract a significant damages settlement.

Roundabout Accidents

Bournemouth has several large, busy roundabouts, and these are natural hotspots for road traffic accidents to occur. Inexperienced or distracted drivers can cause a hazard on a roundabout very easily, leading to serious accidents involving multiple vehicles. If you were injured in a road traffic accident in Bournemouth on a roundabout, then Legal Expert can assist you in processing a car accident compensation claim.

Injuries Which Commonly Happen After A Car Accident

Just as we see certain types of road traffic accidents occur more frequently than others, there are also certain types of injuries that we most frequently help our clients process personal injury claims for. Below, we are going to take a look at a few of these injuries, and how we can help victims of them claim compensation.

Neck Injuries, Including Whiplash

According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), there are more than 1,500 compensation claims made for whiplash in the UK every day. This makes whiplash and associated injuries the single most commonly encountered injury in road traffic accidents each year. Even a mild case of whiplash can take several weeks to clear up, a more serious case could take months.

Back And Spinal Injuries

Whiplash injuries may be the most common caused by road traffic accidents, but back and spinal injuries are also frequently encountered, and these are much more serious injuries. Drivers of vehicles that are not equipped with an airbag are prone to these kinds of injuries. The top of the back and the smaller vertebrae of the neck are easily damaged and can take many months to heal. If you have been involved in a car accident in Bournemouth and injured your back or spine, Legal Expert can help you to claim for it.

Serious And Fatal Injuries

The road traffic accidents that cause serious or even fatal accidents are those which, of course, attract the most compensation. Serious injuries such as arm or leg amputation, brain damage or damage to one of the internal organs can seriously affect the life if the victim permanently. Any compensation claim will need to include a provision for loss of future income and the lowering of the victim’s life quality. Legal Expert always approaches these cases carefully, aiming to win the claimant the maximum level of compensation possible.

Statistics For Dangerous Road In Bournemouth

Below, you will find several easy to understand graphs that demonstrate some of the key statistics regarding road traffic accident in Bournemouth. The data covers statistics from 2013 to 2017.

Street or LocationNumber or RTA
A33831
Old Christchurch Road37
B303612

The above table is based on a subset of the data that only includes fatal and serious accidents. We can see from this graph that the A338, Old Christchurch Road and the B3036 are the riskiest roads to drive on in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth car accident map

Bournemouth car accident map

The image above only includes fatal and serious injuries in the Bournemouth area with a total of 39 accidents. If we were to include minor accidents as well, this figure would rise to 272.

Car Accident And Road Accidents Statistics For the Bournemouth Area

The data below was taken from the same source as the previous graphs and for the same time period.

 201420152016
Other101
Car161312
Motorcycle111912
Bicycle182117
Pedestrian241927

We can see that the type of vehicle that was involved in road traffic accidents in Bournemouth between 2013 and 2017 were cars.

Statistics Showing The Number Of Fatal Injuries For Road Traffic Accidents In Bournemouth Area

The table below covers Bournemouth road traffic accidents between the start of 2013 and the end of 2017.

 201420152016
Other000
Car001
Motorcycle001
Bicycle000
Pedestrian121

We can see from the graph above that there was just a single fatal road traffic accident in Bournemouth between 2013 and 2017, and it involved a car driver.

No Win, No Fee Car Accident Claim Lawyers Covering Bournemouth

Legal Expert operates a national claims service, which is available to residents of Bournemouth, which gains them access to an experienced team of No Win No Fee car accident solicitors.

Under this fee model, there is no charge to start a processing a claim, and we won’t charge you anything while we are pursuing your claim for you. If we fail in the claims process, then there is still no charge.

As A Claimant, What Fees Do I Pay And When?

When you use the Legal Expert No Win No Fee claims service, as said above, there is no charge at all while we are processing your compensation claim for an injury sustained in a Bournemouth road traffic accident. Only when you win compensation, and we have received it on your behalf, will we take our fee. This is a safe, effective and financially risk-free to process a claim.

What To Do Next

If you are ready to begin your compensation claim for a road traffic accident in Bournemouth and the injuries you sustained in it, then all you need to do is give Legal Expert a quick call. We will then talk you through the process of starting a claim. We will also ask you a series of questions, which the answers too will provide us with the information we need about the accident and your injuries. We will then offer you some free legal advice on what we believe your next action should be.

Getting Further Information

Rather than use online tools, such as a personal injury claims calculator to get an idea of how much you might claim in compensation for injuries sustained in road traffic accident in Bournemouth, you can call use at Legal Expert. Use the number below, and we will give you an estimate of how much we think you can claim and answer any questions you may have about the claims process.

Starting A Bournemouth Car Accident Claim

If you are ready to begin your personal injury claim for the injuries you sustained during a Bournemouth road traffic in Bournemouth, the call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today. We will walk you through the process of beginning a claim and get started on pursuing compensation for you.

Helpful Links

Some Bournemouth specific road traffic safety information has been published here:

Bournemouth road safety information

IF you need to find the local County Court that covers Bournemouth you can do so at this link:

Bournemouth County Court info

To report a road traffic accident to the police in Bournemouth, use this contact info:

Bournemouth Police info

To find the closest NHS hospital to Bournemouth you can use this page:

Bournemouth NHS Hospital info

This link will send you to a page with a guide to making a compensation claim for a head injury:

A guide to head injury claims

This link will send you to a page with a guide to making a compensation claim for brain damage caused by a road traffic accident:

A guide to making brain damage claims

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