Leeds Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Stephen Lawson. Last Updated 7th March 2022. If you’re looking for car accident claims solicitors in Leeds, here is our guide to finding the best team of solicitors to represent you in a personal injury claim. Our guide has everything you need to know about making personal injury claims, and how to go about selecting the best legal firm to make your claim for you, it contains information including:
- An explanation of why it is critical that you have yourself examined by a medical professional, and that your personal injury solicitor uses the findings of this examination to submit as evidence to prove the severity of your injuries.
- An explanation of why it is important that you find the very best legal firm to represent you in a claim for injuries sustained in a Leeds road traffic accident. How this will affect your chances of making a claim and also the amount of compensation you
- A number of short subsections that go into a little detail about the most common types of road traffic accidents that happen in the UK each year.
- A number of short subsections that go into a little detail about the most common types of injuries that are caused by road traffic accidents that happen in the UK each year.
- A numerical representation of some of the most important statistics pertaining to road traffic accidents in Leeds, in the form of some easy to understand tables.
- An overview of the national claims server we operate here at Legal Expert, which we believe is the best way for Leeds residents to claim compensation for injuries that were caused in a roads traffic accident. We also cover the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that we base the fee structure on.
If you call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 one of our team will be happy to answer any questions that you have about the contents of this guide and help to get your claim moving forward.
Get Medically Assessed Close to Leeds With Our Car Accident Medical Experts
When contacting road traffic accident solicitors Leeds residents need to understand that if they cannot prove the extent of their injuries, and the effect the injuries have had upon the quality of their life, then it could effect the chances of winning compensation.
We can organise a local medical examination for free in Leeds. We would then submit the results of this examination to support your compensation claim.
It Is Critical to Have the Best Vehicle Accident Claims Solicitor Possible Working on Your Claim in Leeds
When choosing a team of solicitors, including fatal accident solicitors Leeds residents must understand the single thing that is going to affect their ability to claim outside of the circumstances of their injuries, is the effectiveness of their legal representation in making such claims.
Put simply, the better your solicitor is at making car accident claims, the higher their chance of success, and the higher the amount of compensation you are awarded will be. Always use the best solicitor you can find to make personal injury claims, one with a proven track record.
Reviews of Leeds Car Accident Solicitors
As mentioned above, when it comes to making road traffic accident claims Leeds residents should use the best solicitor they can find. An online review site can be a good source of initial information, helping you to create a shortlist of potential legal firms to make your case for you. Once you have this checklist, run it by your work colleagues, friends, family and even social media contacts to find out if anyone has had dealings with any of the legal firms on your list. If they have, check that their experience matches the review you have read of the firm.
Does the Location of Your Solicitor Affect Your Case?
Those looking to engage with personal injury solicitors for Leeds, may ask whether they need to look specifically for a local legal firm. Legal Expert can offer advice and support on car accident claims across the country, including Leeds. The location of your solicitor really has no tangible effect on how successful you will be in making a compensation claim for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in Leeds.
It might be easy to deal with a local firm, but they may not have the best chance of winning your claim. Instead, don’t worry about the location of your solicitor, you can use email and the telephone to keep in touch with them. It is far more important that you choose the solicitor with the best chance of making a successful claim, regardless of where in the UK they are located.
What Types Of Accidents And Injuries Can Our Specialist Solicitors Conduct?
There are a very many causes of road traffic accidents for which Legal Expert claims car accident compensation on behalf of our clients. Yet the same types of accidents seem to occur, again and again, being far more common than other types. So, below, we have gone into a little more detail about the frequently seen road traffic accidents that you may need to claim for.
General Car Accident Claims
Whenever you are involved in a road traffic accident as a driver, passenger or even a pedestrian, the key to successfully making a claim is proving effectively that the accident was not your fault, that a third party was liable for it. Legal Expert can assist you with this, as part of our national claims process for claiming compensation for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in Leeds.
Passenger Car Accident Claims
Car crash solicitors don’t only claim compensation for the driver of a car; they can also claim for passengers of a vehicle who are injured in a Leeds road traffic accident. A passenger has exactly the same legal rights as the driver to make a personal injury claim against the driver who was liable for the accident. As a passenger, you can even claim against the driver of the car you were riding in, if it was them that caused the accident.
Taxi Accident Claims
As a passenger in a taxi or minicab, if you are injured when you taxi is involved in a road traffic accident in Leeds, then you will be able to make compensation claim against the insurance company that provides the driver of the taxi with their public indemnity policy. The same is true when you are riding in any form of private hire vehicle such as a minibus, or even a chauffeur driven limo service, it is possible to make car crash claims if you are injured while riding as a passenger.
Bus or Coach Accident Claims
All passengers on public transport, such as a local Leeds bus service, or a national coach service, are protected legally, due to the operator of the service being required to conform with Health & Safety legislation in the UK. When they fail in this compliance, and it leads to a member of the public being injured, then a personal injury lawyer will be able to pursue a compensation claim against the company.
Pedestrian Accident Claims
As a pedestrian, if you are involved in a road traffic accident in Leeds, you will likely sustain some pretty severe injuries. Even a fairly low-speed collision with a moving vehicle can be devastating to a pedestrian. When you make a claim for this kind of serious accident, you need to be sure that your solicitor understands that you will likely need to make a significant damages claim for the effects of your injuries on your health and life in the future.
Rear End Car Accidents
Of all the reasons that we make claims for car accident compensation here at Legal Expert, rear end shunts are by far the most common. These are the single most frequent type of road traffic accident in the UK every year. Don’t be fooled by the fact that these are generally fairly low-speed accidents. Even a very minor rear-end shunt can cause a case of whiplash.
Further down this page, you will find a map that shows the road traffic accident hotspots in the Leeds area. You will see that many of these hotspots are located on roundabouts. A busy roundabout is a dangerous place, especially for distracted drivers such as those playing with their telephones or talking over their shoulders to passengers in the back seats. Roundabout accidents can often involve several vehicles if they happen at a busy time of the day such as rush hour in Leeds.
What Are The Leading Injuries People May Claim Compensation For In Leeds?
Just as there are a number of very common road traffic accidents in Leeds that we make car accident claims for, there are also some common injuries that we see road traffic victims sustain time and time again. Below, we cover some of these medical conditions. However, we are able to assist people to make claims for any injury, including psychological damage such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Whiplash is a significant problem in the UK. Every day, there are more than 1,500 separate claims for whiplash injuries made. This totals up to over £2 billion in insurance pay-outs per year. Due to this high volume of whiplash claims, and the way they have been exploited in the past, it is now vital that you get yourself examined by a medical professional to prove how bad your whiplash is. Legal Expert can arrange for you to have a free medical examination in the Leeds area as part of our claims service.
Whiplash might be the most common injury sustained in road traffic accidents, but back injuries are not far behind in the number of claims made for them each year. Especially the upper back and the neck, which is easily damaged in even a low-speed accident even if the driver and passengers were protected by an airbag.
When it comes to making a personal injury claim for an injury sustained in a road traffic accident in Leeds, then there are some injuries that are so serious, they attract a significant level of competition. These are injuries that will have a permanent effect on a person’s life, injuries they will never fully recover from, such as limb amputation, damage to internal organs, brain damage, etc.
Road Traffic Accident Statistics For Leeds
A report published by the Department for Transport in 2020 reveals the number of road casualties (including those killed or seriously injured) that were reported annually within the Leeds City Council area between 2009 and 2019. The figures recorded for road casualties in Leeds include the following:
|Year||Total Reported Road Casualties||Killed Or Seriously Injured (KSI) Road Casualties|
No Win No Fee Car Accident Solicitors Covering Leeds
Legal Expert can offer residents of Leeds a financial risk-free way to make a compensation claim for injuries sustained during a road traffic accident in Leeds. By using our national claims service, we may potentially connect you with a No Win No Fee car accident solicitor for Leeds if you have a strong case to make a claim within the area. If we don’t win your claim, you don’t pay our solicitor any of their legal fees, therefore reducing the financial risk placed on you.
Do Claimants Have Any Fees To Pay And, If So, When?
Our No Win No Fee national claims service is very simple to understand. There is no charge to start your claim, and even if it takes many months to come to a settlement, we won’t charge you any ongoing costs. If we fail to win your claim for you, then you won’t owe us anything at all. When we do win a claim successfully, and you receive a compensation payment, this is when you pay us.
How To Proceed
If you believe you have a valid reason to claim car accident compensation for injuries that you suffered in a Leeds road traffic accident, then call Legal Expert on the number below. When you do, we will walk you through our onboarding process, by asking you a few questions about your injuries and the accident that caused them. Once we know enough, we will offer you some free legal advice on what to do next. In many cases, this will be to use our claims service to get you the compensation you are eligible for.
Get More Information
Do you need answers to questions such as can I get compensation for a car accident in Leeds? Are you looking to talk with personal injury lawyers for Leeds to find out if you have a chance of making a claim? If so, call Legal Expert below, and one of our team will explain our claims service in simple English, with no legal jargon.
Start An Injury Claim
If you are ready to begin a compensation claim for injuries that you suffered as a result of a road traffic accident in Leeds, then call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 now. We will connect you with the best personal injury solicitor to make you claim, so you can begin pursuing the compensation you are entitled to.
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