Doncaster Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Cat Soong. Last Updated 21st June 2022. On this page, you will find a guide to selecting a high quality of car accident claims solicitor covering Doncaster to process a personal injury claim on your behalf, for injuries caused by a road traffic accident.
You will need to make your claim within the three-year personal injury claims time limit, for this guide to be helpful to you. Additionally, we have not included a personal injury claims calculator on this page. Instead, we urge you to call Legal Expert on the number below, so we can give you an accurate, personalized estimate of how much compensation you might receive. Below you will find information such as:
- A full explanation of why we believe that getting an expert medical examination is one of the critical steps of making a claim. This will enable you to prove how bad your injuries were.
- An overview of some of the reasons why choosing the best legal firm will give you a better chance of making a claim. We also explain why using a local solicitor isn’t always the right choice for every claim.
- Information on some of the most frequent types of road traffic accidents that happen in the UK each year.
- Information on some of the most frequent types of injuries that can be caused by road traffic accidents that happen in the UK each year.
- An introduction to the Legal Expert No Win No Fee claims service. This is a national service that we believe is the best way for people across Great Britain to make a road traffic accident claim.
If you have any unanswered questions when you reach the end of this guide, call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804, and one of our team can get you the answers you need.
Legal Expert Can Assess You Locally Thanks to Our Panel of Medical Experts
When you choose Legal Expert as your car accident claim solicitors, you gain access to some additional value-added services. One of these is the ability to have a free local medical examination. This examination and the medical report that the doctor produces, will help you to prove the severity of the injuries that you are claiming for. The closest physicians who could carry out this examination for you would be:
Dr Kashif Waseem
72 Silver Street
Dr Sumeet Vohra
5/6 Trafford Court
How To Select The Right Solicitors Who Offer No Win, No Fee Services
When evaluating road accident compensation lawyers, potential claimants need to make sure that they find the best legal firm for their claim. The more skilled and experienced your solicitor is at processing road accident claims, the more likely you are to claim compensation successfully. Additionally, you could be awarded a higher level of compensation by using the best legal team you can find. Before you engage any solicitor to process your claim, ask them the three questions below. If they cannot answer yes to all three, you might be better off trying to find a different legal firm.
- Can you process my claim under some form of No Win No Fee agreement?
- Can you arrange a free local medical in my area?
- Have you successfully won compensation for a claimant in a similar case in the last 12 months?
Reviews of Solicitors Across Great Britain
Reading and comparing reviews of solicitors is a good place to start, when you are trying to find a legal firm to process your road traffic accident claim. Make sure you compare critical information such as the fee structure offered, the contents of the review and also any comments on it, and the history of the legal firm, etc. Double check these facts though, as not all reviews may be entirely accurate.
I Want to Use A Solicitor Outside My Area. Will This Affect My Claim?
If you have been injured in a car accident in Doncaster, the physical location of your solicitor has no bearing on how successful they will be in processing your claim. It might be handy to deal with a legal firm that is located nearby, but they may not be the best legal team to process your claim. A much more important consideration than location, is how experienced and skilled you solicitor is at processing RTA claims. The better your solicitor, the better your chances of a positive outcome.
Road And Car Accidents We Can Help Claimants With
No matter what kind of car accident you are involved in, Legal Expert will almost certainly be able to process a claim for you. However, there are some types of road traffic accidents that are far more numerous than others. We have given an overview of these common accident types below.
A little farther down the page, we have provided several tables pertaining to road traffic accidents in this town. If you take a look at these tables, you will see that cars are the most common type of vehicle that is involved in road accidents in the local reporting area. We can help you to claim for all types of car accidents, from low-speed rear shunts to high-speed accidents involving multiple vehicles.
Passenger Vehicle Accidents
As a passenger in a private vehicle, or on some form of public transport service, if you are injured in a road traffic accident, our team could be able to process a claim for you. As a passenger, it is unlikely that you would have been the cause of the accident. Therefore, it should be simple to prove liability for the incident. If it is found that the driver of your own vehicle was at fault, Legal Expert would be able to process a claim against them for you.
As a passenger in a taxi or minicab, or even some other type of private hire vehicle such as a limousine or minibus, the legal process of making a claim is slightly different. Your driver will (hopefully) have a valid public liability policy, and it is the insurer you would claim compensation from. If the driver does not have such a policy, they could be subjected to criminal proceedings.
Bus or Coach Accidents
The final type of road traffic accident that can involve a passenger, are those that happen when a public transport vehicle is involved in a collision. In these cases, when Legal Expert processes your personal injury claim, it would be the operator of the bus or coach service that would be pursued for compensation on your behalf.
If you refer to the fatal accident table lower down this page, you will see that after the total number of fatal car accident in Doncaster, pedestrian fatalities are the second most common. Pedestrians can suffer very serious injuries when they are hit by a moving vehicle. Being entirely unprotected, even a low-speed accident can have very serious consequences for a pedestrian.
Legal Expert understands that when we process a claim for a pedestrian, we could be dealing with serious injuries. The kind of injuries that will mean we have to pursue additional types of damages to compensate the victim, for the effect their injuries will have on their life for the long-term.
Rear End Car Accidents
A rear end shunt is a very common type of road traffic accident that a personal injury lawyer will process an injury claim for. Although these are often low-speed collisions, they are the most frequent cause of whiplash injuries. Many people mistakenly believe that the driver in the rear is always responsible for a rear shunt. However, either driver can be liable in this kind of accident.
There are a number of large, busy roundabouts in this Yorkshire town. As can be seen from the map below that shows the location of road traffic accidents in this town, roundabouts are a natural accident hotspot. If a driver becomes distracted or is negligent in some way whilst navigating a busy roundabout, the resulting accident can affect multiple drivers very easily.
Injuries Resulting From Road Traffic Accidents In Yorkshire
Just as there are a number of more common types of road traffic accidents that Legal Expert processes car accident claims for, there are also a number of injuries we see caused by road traffic accidents more often than others. We have covered these injuries in their own sections below.
Of all the injuries that can be caused by a road traffic accident, whiplash is by far the most common of all. Over £2 billion in whiplash claims are made every year. Whiplash is also a common injury that people will fake, in order to try and make a fraudulent claim. Because of this, we recommend that all whiplash victims get a medical examination to prove the severity of their injury. Legal Expert can arrange a free medical examination for you locall as part of our claims service, you can find information on this earlier in the article.
Back injuries are almost as common in road traffic accidents as whiplash. In fact, the same kinds of accidents that cause whiplash area also typical causes of upper back and neck damage. Accidents that force the head to snap backwards and forwards, or from side to side. Although airbags protect the upper back and neck somewhat, they do not provide 100% protection.
Of all the RTA claims we process aside from fatal accidents, those that involve some kind of serious injury generally attract the highest levels of compensation. These are injuries that will affect the life of the victim in the long-term or permanently. Injuries such as the loss of an arm or leg due to amputation or paralysis, brain damage causing loss of cognitive function or motor control, and damage to internal organs.
Doncaster Road Traffic Accident Statistics
When we analyse the main accident hotspots in the centre of the town we find that the three most dangerous roads are Thorne Road, Cleveland Street and Silver Street.
|Street or Location||Number of RTA|
Other Statistics You Need To Know
The map below shows the location of many of the road traffic accidents that occurred in this town between 2013 and 2017. Note that major roads, as well as major junctions, are the primary hotspots.
Statistics Showing Injuries Or Deaths On The Local Road Network
Below, we have taken road traffic accident data for the wider Doncaster area. We have then segmented it into the types of transport involved in accidents. You can see that car drivers and their passengers are far more likely to suffer an accident than other vehicle users.
How Many People Die On The Road In Doncaster?
This table filters the accident data, only showing fatalities. We see that those driving in this area are vulnerable to this type of accident.
2022 Compensation Payouts For A Car Accident In Doncaster
If you are injured in a car accident in Doncaster as a result of third-party negligence, you may wonder how much compensation you could be eligible to receive. Your claim can usually be split into two heads: general damages, and special damages.
General damages is the head of your claim that aims to compensate you for the effects your injuries will have on your day-to-day life. The table below can give you an idea of what you could potentially receive in terms of general damages, using figures taken from the 2022 edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG).
|Injury Type||Compensation Bracket||Notes|
|Total Blindness (b)||In the region of £268,720||Total blindness.|
|Moderate Head Injury(c) (i)||£150,110 to £219,070||Moderate to severe intellectual deficit, personality change, and effect on the senses.|
|Above-Knee Amputation Of One Leg (a) (iii)||£104,830 to £137,470||Consideration given to the severity of the injury and phantom pains, the success of prosthetics, and side effects.|
|Chest Injuries (c)||£31,310 to £54,830||Damage to chest and lungs that causes some continuing disability.|
|Moderate Neck Injuries (b)||£24,990 to £38,490||Dislocation and fracture injuries that cause immediate symptoms and may require spinal fusion.|
|Moderately Severe Psychiatric Damage (b)||£19,070 to £54,830||Significant issues dealing with life, education and work.|
|Moderate PTSD (c)||£8,180 to £23,150||Cases of large recovery, with no grossly disabling effects continuing.|
|Digestive System Injuries (a) (iii)||£6,610 to £12,590||Serious seatbelt pressure injuries.|
|Shoulder Injuries (e)||£5,150 to £12,240||Fracture of clavicle.|
|Mental Anguish||£4670||Fear of reduction of life.|
The second head of claim you may be able to claim under is known as special damages. Under special damages, you can claim back any financial losses you may have incurred as a result of your injuries. For example:
- Loss of earnings
- Childcare costs
- Domestic assistance, such as housekeeping or gardening
- Home adjustments such as a stairlift or wheelchair-friendly doorways
For a free estimate of what your claim could be worth, or to learn how our car crash solicitors could help you, get in touch with our team of advisors today.
No Win No Fee Car Crash Solicitors Covering Doncaster
Legal Expert has a team of no win no fee solicitors which peopel across the country can use to process a road traffic accident claim, in a financially risk-free way. We offer a full claims service to help people to receive the compensation they are eligible for, without having to make any initial payment to begin the process.
How Do Fees And Charges Work With No Win, No Fee?
Under the No Win No Fee claims service that Legal Expert operates, there is no charge to start processing your claim, and no ongoing fees no matter how long your claim takes to process. If we fail to successfully win you compensation, then there is nothing to pay at all. The only time we levy a fee, is when we receive a compensation payment on your behalf. This means there is no risk financially, and that you have nothing to lose by letting us process your claim for you.
If you have been involved in a Doncaster road car accident, and need to make a compensation claim, then we aim to make this as simple as possible. When you call Legal Expert, one of our team will begin by asking you some questions about your injury and the accident you were involved in. Once we know more about your claim, we will offer you some advice on what we think you should do next. In many cases, we will offer to process your claim using our No Win No Fee national claims service.
Where To Learn More
If you need additional information about how to make a compensation claim for an injury caused by a road traffic accident, or about the Legal Expert claims service, call us on the number below. One of our team will explain everything using simple English and answer any questions you might have.
Start Your Claim By Contacting Legal Expert
If you would like to use Legal Expert as your personal injury solicitor to process a road traffic accident claim, please call us today on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will walk you through our onboarding process so we can start processing your claim as soon as possible.
You will find some good, basic information about road safety in the Highway Code, at this link:
This link has some additional road safety information that is specific to the Doncaster area:
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Always report a road traffic accident to the police, you can find contact details on this page:
Be sure to always have injuries caused by a road traffic accident treated professionally, even if they are minor. You will find information about the local hospital here:
At the link below you will find a guide to different types of RTA claims:
At the link below you will find a guide to different types of whiplash claims:
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