Sheffield Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Mary Mariot. Last Updated 29th April 2022. Are you looking to find a car accident claims solicitor in Sheffield or claims service to cover Sheffield? Our guide to finding the best team of car accident solicitors to represent you in a personal injury claim covers everything you need to know about making a claim, and also some of the most common types of accidents and injuries that Legal Expert processes claims for on behalf of its clients.
A Guide To Vehicle Accident Claims In Sheffield
This guide will cover topics such as:
- An explanation of how making sure that you can prove the severity of the injuries you sustained in a road traffic accident in Sheffield is, we believe, critical to being able to make a successful claim, and how getting a medical examination can help with this.
- How making sure you engage the best legal firm possible to process your compensation claim for injuries that you suffered during a road traffic accident in Sheffield, is vital when it comes to having the best chance of winning a claim and receiving the highest compensation award possible.
- A number of smaller sections, each of which takes a look at one of the more common types of road traffic accidents that Legal Expert processes claims for on behalf of our clients each year.
- A number of smaller sections, each of which takes a look at one of the more common types of injuries that are caused by road traffic accidents that Legal Expert processes claims for on behalf of our clients each year.
- Details of key road traffic accident statistic related to Sheffield, including a map of accident hotspots and also tables that show the number injuries and fatalities that occurred due to Sheffield road traffic accidents for the last few years.
- An overview and basic introduction to the national claims service operated by us here at Legal Expert and why we believe this claims service offers residents of Sheffield the simplest route to claiming compensation for road traffic accident injuries.
Once you get to the end of this page, you might have a number of unanswered questions. If this is so, then please give Legal Expert a quick call on 0800 073 8804, and one of our team will be on hand to answer them all for you.
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- Can I Have A Medical Examination In Sheffield?
- A Critical Part of The Claims Process Is Having the Right No Win No Fee Solicitor
- Reviews for Legal Firms and Solicitors in Sheffield
- Does It Matter Where My Solicitor Is Based?
- Accident And Injury Compensation Claims Our Team Covering Sheffield Can Handle
- What Are The Most Common Injuries From Car Accidents?
- Places Vehicle Accidents Occur In Sheffield
- Statistics For Road Accident Deaths And Injuries In Sheffield
- Statistics For Fatal Road Traffic Accidents In Sheffield
- Payouts for Sheffield Car Accident Claims
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A very important step in making successful car crash claims is making sure that you can prove how serious your injuries were, and whether or not the prognosis for a complete recovery is positive. To do this, we recommend you receive a medical examination from an independent expert, the report they produce would be submitted as evidence in your claims case. Legal Expert can help you with this; we can arrange for you to have a free medical examination in Sheffield, from the following doctors:
Dr Riaz Moosa Raza
The Consulting Room, Sheffield
Royal Victoria Sheffield, Holiday Inn, Victoria Station Rd,
Part of the answer to the question, can I get compensation for a car accident? Is that it will depend upon the capabilities of your solicitor. A solicitor experienced and skilled in processing personal injury claims for road traffic accidents will have a far greater chance of winning your claim, than one who has very little experience. Any solicitor you are considering as your legal representative in a claim must be able to demonstrate the following:
- That they have successfully won compensation in a case similar to yours in the last year.
- That they can provide value added services such as arranging for you to undergo a free medical examination.
- That they are able to adopt a fee structure based on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) for your claims case.
A good starting place and a source of information for your search for a good solicitor to help you claim road accident compensation, are online review sites. If you can find a reputable, with trustworthy reviews, it will save you lots of legwork doing your own research. However, do be aware that not all reviews will necessarily be accurate or even honest. Always double check the facts to make sure.
When choosing a car accident claims solicitor Sheffield residents need to understand that the location of your legal firm really has no relation to how successful you will be at making a claim. Using a local solicitor may seem like an easy option, but it may not be the best option. You need to find an experienced legal firm who can prove that they have a track record of successfully winning significant compensation payments for victims of road traffic accidents. It matters not at all where your solicitor is located in the UK; it does matter how effective they will be at processing and winning your claim.
When choosing accident claims solicitors Sheffield residents need to consider how experienced their legal team is in processing compensation claims for the type of accident that they have been injured in. Legal Expert makes many road traffic accident claims every year, and we have come to learn that some types of accidents happen far more frequently than others, and we have covered some of these in their own sections below.
Claims For Car Accidents In Sheffield
Before moving on to the most common types of road traffic accident, we need to cover the concept of liability here. In order to make a successful compensation claim for any of the accidents below, you will need to be able to prove that a third party was the cause. Alternatively, you will have to have been involved in some form of a non-fault accident so that you can claim.
Claims For Accidents Affecting Passengers In Sheffield
Passengers have exactly the same rights as anyone else when it comes to making a personal injury claim for injuries sustained during a road traffic accident in Sheffield. Additionally, the problem of liability will be much simpler to solve as passengers are rarely the cause of road traffic accidents. Indeed, if it turns out that the driver of the vehicle you were riding is liable, then you will be able to make a claim against them.
Claims For Taxi Accident Injuries In Sheffield
Continuing on from the passenger section above, when you are riding in a private hire car such as a taxi or minicab, or some other service such as an airport limo or a private minibus, then you will be able to claim against the driver’s public indemnity insurance policy.
Claims For Bus And/Or Coach Accidents In Sheffield
Continuing with the passenger theme, people who are riding on a bus or coach service in Sheffield will also be able to use a personal injury lawyer to handle a compensation claim for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in Sheffield. In this case, your solicitor will need to process a claim against the company that operates the coach or bus service in Sheffield.
Claims For Accidents Which Have Affected Pedestrians In Sheffield
Pedestrians often suffer the most serious of all injuries when they are involved in a road traffic accident. Indeed, fatal accident statistics for the Sheffield area show that after car drivers, pedestrians are the most frequent type of person to be killed in a road traffic accident in Sheffield.
Claims For Accidents Caused By A Collision From Behind
Rear end collisions, or rear end shunts, are the single most common reason for people to use a personal injury solicitor to process a compensation claim, for injuries sustained through a road traffic accident in Sheffield. Even a low-speed rear collision can cause a serious case of whiplash which could take many months to heal completely.
Claims For Accidents At A Roundabout Leading To Injuries
Roundabouts and major road junctions, especially during busy times of the day such as rush hour in Sheffield, are natural road traffic accident hotspots. If you have been injured during an accident on a roundabout in Sheffield, the Legal Expert can help you to prove liability for the accident and to claim compensation.
Just as there are certain types of road traffic accidents that we process car accident claims for more frequently than others, there are also certain injuries that we see time and time again as a reason for a person to make a personal injury claim, following a road traffic accident in Sheffield. We go into a little more detail about several of these types of injuries below:
What Are Whiplash Injuries?
The most common injury that Legal Expert processes road traffic accident claims for on behalf of our clients is whiplash. In the UK every year there are over £2 billion in damages paid out for whiplash injuries. Whiplash is a difficult injury to diagnose, treat and also give a prognosis on. Even a slight case can take many weeks to clear up; a serious case could take months or even years to heal completely.
What Car Accident Injuries Affect Your Back?
Back injuries are also another range of injuries commonly caused by road traffic accidents. Even drivers and passengers who are protected by airbags designed to prevent whiplash are at risk of upper back damage in accidents such as rear shunts. The neck is also vulnerable, and the spine where the neck connects to the head.
What Serious Injuries Could Be Caused By A Car Accident?
Of all the claims we process here at Legal Expert, those that are generally awarded the most road accident compensation, are those that involve serious injuries. By serious injuries we mean those that will have a permanent effect on the quality of life of the victim. This would include complete loss of a limb through amputation or paralysis, brain damage that has impaired mental function, and damage to internal organs that cannot be repaired.
Looking at the road traffic accident hotspots in Sheffield, we find that the three most dangerous roads to drive on are Church Street, Arundel Gate and Division Street.
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Additionally, there were other minor road traffic accident hotspots in Sheffield, and these can be seen on the map below.
This table here shows the number of people injured in road traffic accidents in Sheffield, segmented into the type of vehicle they were driving or were a passenger in.
This table is similar to the one above, only in this case it pertains solely to road traffic accidents in Sheffield that resulted in a fatality.
General damages seek to compensate for the pain and suffering caused by the injuries you sustained. This includes physical injuries as well as psychological harm such as anxiety caused by the car accident.
However, payouts for Sheffield car accident claims can also include special damages which compensate for financial losses caused by your injuries. These could include loss of earnings, care costs, medical expenses or travel costs. However, evidence will need to be provided in order to prove these losses, such as receipts and payslips.
There are generally no typical payouts for personal injury in the UK awarded for Sheffield road accidents. The amounts of compensation will depend on factors such as the extent of the physical and psychological injuries caused by that particular car accident.
The car accident compensation examples in the table below are from the Judicial College Guidelines. The guidelines provide bracket compensation amounts that solicitors often use to help them when valuing claims. However, they should only be used as guides and do not determine the payout you will receive as other factors will be considered when calculating your compensation.
|Neck injury||Severe||Little or no movement in the neck for years. Severe headaches.||Up to £139,210|
|Leg injury||Very Serious||Permanent problems with mobility.||£51,460 to £85,600|
|Hand Injury||Moderate||Soft tissue injuries and deep lacerations.||£5,260 to £12,460|
|Arm Injury||Less Severe||Significant disabilities, with a substantial degree of recovery.||Up to £2,300|
|Scarring||Very Severe||Disfiguring relatively young claimants with psychological effects.||£27,940 to £91,350|
|Multiple Fractures of Facial Bones||N/A||Permanent facial deformity.||£13,970 to £22,470|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||Less Severe||Full recovery within 1 to 2 years.||£3,710 to £7,680|
For more information about what you could claim in compensation following a Sheffield traffic accident, call our team. Alternatively, you can learn more from our guide on making bus accident claims if you have experienced a similar type of accident.
Legal Expert has a way for residents of Sheffield and all across the UK to process a compensation claim for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident, in a simple and risk-free way. Our national claims service can help you to gain access to the best team of No Win No Fee car accident solicitors to handle your compensation claim successfully.
Do I Pay Any Fees As A Claimant?
Our No Win No Fee claims service means exactly what it says. Unless we actually win you a compensation settlement, then you don’t pay us, its that simple and you have nothing to lose by letting us try. There is no charge to begin your claim and no ongoing legal costs. You only pay when you receive a compensation payment.
How To Proceed
If you are ready to start your claim for car accident compensation, you can call Legal Expert on the number below, and we can get your claim started today for you. When you call us, we will ask you a number of important questions regarding your injuries and the accident that caused them. Once we know enough, we will let you know whether we believe you have a valid reason to make a claim, and likely we will recommend using our claims service as the best way to move forward with a claim.
If you need more information about the legal process of road accident compensation claims, or you have any other, similar questions that you need to be answered before beginning your claim, call Legal Expert on the number below. One of our team will be on hand to answer your questions and walk you through the process of starting a new claim.
Are you ready to begin a compensation claim for injuries that you sustained during a road traffic accident in Sheffield? If you are, then call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today. We will go over your claim with you and one of our expert car crash solicitors who will process your claim for you.
If you would like to know a little about the UK Highway Code, you will find some information at this link:
Local road safety data for the Sheffield area has been punished at this link:
You can find information about the local County Court that covers the Sheffield area here:
You should contact the Sheffield Police if you are involved in a road traffic accident in Sheffield, and here are their contact details:
If you are involved in a road traffic accident in Sheffield, be sure to get proper medical attention, here is some information about the local Sheffield hospital:
The below link is to our Legal Expert guide to making a compensation claim for an ankle injury that was caused by a Sheffield road traffic accident:
Below you can find our guide to making a compensation claim for an eye injury that was caused by a road traffic accident in Sheffield:
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