Stoke-on-Trent Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Compensation Claims Guide
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident (RTA) or any form of vehicular crash in Stoke-On-Trent or elsewhere in the UK, you could be eligible to claim compensation. At the same time, you may also be looking for Stoke-On-Trent car accident claims solicitors to help you. This is where the team at Legal Expert can help you.
Whilst we are main office is not located in Stoke-On-Trent our specialist team of personal injury solicitors, lawyers, and our panel of medical experts can be on hand to help and guide you through the process of getting the compensation you deserve.
To be able to secure your settlement your solicitor will need to be able to demonstrate clearly that someone else is liable for your injuries, and that they happened as a result of the accident. With there being a three-year personal injury claims time limit in the UK, the longer you give your solicitor to conduct your claim, the more time they have to build a case.
After reading the rest of our guide below, you can contact us by calling us on this number 0800 073 8804 to start your claim.
Our Panel Of Medical Experts Could Assess You Local To Stoke-On-Trent
There are many parts of a Stoke-On-Trent car crash compensation claim which can be conducted from other parts of the country. However, other parts of the initial assessment process, such as a medical assessment, are best conducted closer to you. As this happens at a time when you could be dealing with painful injuries, or those restricting your movement, we have a panel of medical experts across the UK who can provide you with a complete medical examination. Our experts covering the Stoke-On-Trent area are based at the following locations.
First Consulting Rooms, FMC Stoke
11 Snow Hill,
Lakeside Physiotherapy Clinic
Festival Way, Festival Park,
1st Contact Physio Ltd
Unit 2, Cinderhill Industrial Estate,
2 Waters Edge,
6 Constance Avenue,
Travel Lodge Stoke,
We can help you to find the medical expert best for your claim and who you can still get to. We aim to make the process as convenient for you as we can.
Why It Is Important To Find The Right Road Traffic Accident Claim That Covers The Stoke-On-Trent Area
The process of making a compensation claim will usually take several months to complete. In the most complex of cases it could even take several years to conduct from start to finish. Whilst a lot of personal injury solicitors in the UK are regulated by the SRA the way in which they provide you there services can vary greatly.
Not having the right personal injury lawyer working on your claim can mean anything from not getting as high a settlement as you could otherwise have done, not claiming for everything you could claim for, or even not winning your claim. As such choosing the right solicitor for your case is probably the most important step you will take in this process.
Stoke-On-Trent Car Accident Solicitor Reviews
Whilst the best way to evaluate a service, such as car crash solicitors in Stoke-on-Trent can be to contact us directly to discuss your case.
Reading reviews of solicitors who can help with personal injury claim can help you to build a picture of the range of different services available to you. When you start looking into the levels of services offered by different solicitors it can be surprising to see how dispirate the fees charged by different solicitors are, as well as how different the degree of service they provide is. In our personal injury claims calculator you can see the very different levels of compensation that the same type and severity of injury might attract.
Does My Solicitor Need To Be Based In Stoke-On-Trent?
Today claimants are not bound into using Stoke-On-Trent car accident claims solicitors for road traffic accident claims in Stoke-on-Trent. You are free to choose which personal injury solicitor you work with based on the services they can provide you with, how much they will charge you for doing so, and what they have secured for other claimants in the past. The only part of a claim where it is beneficial for you to work with a local expert is your medical exam, this can be organised to happen closer to you.
Our Team Covering Stoke-On-Trent Can Help You Claim Compensation For The following Types Of Accidents
Our team of road traffic accident solicitors can help you to claim compensation for many forms of vehicle accidents and injuries on the roads. Whilst there are numerous different types of accident which can and do happen, we have listed and briefly described some of the most common types below.
General Car Accident Claims
Car crashes and accidents can happen in a very wide range of different circumstances and can lead to many different types of injury types. As long as you can show that your injuries were a direct result of your car accident, and that the accident was caused by someone else, our car crash solicitors could be able to help you.
Passenger Car Accident Claims
If you were injured in a road traffic accident as a passenger, such as a passenger in a car or any other private vehicle, you may be able to claim damages for the harm caused. Your claim could be brought against the driver of another vehicle if they caused the accident, or the driver of the vehicle you were in if they were responsible.
Taxi Accident Claims
Taxi accidents can happen in private hire taxis, minicabs, and services provided by Apps such as Uber or Lyft. Taxis (and similar vehicles) are involved in more accidents than private vehicles, due to spending much more time on the road. As with other passenger accident claims, you could bring a car crash claim for injuries in a taxi against the taxi driver, or the driver of another vehicle. Find out more about bringing a claim in this guide to taxi accident claims.
Buses Or Coach Crashes In Stoke-on-Trent
If you were injured in an accident whilst on a coach or a bus, you could be able to bring a personal injury claim for any injuries suffered. Whether the bus driver was negligent, or a different driver caused the accident, you could bring a claim for road accident compensation against the party responsible.
Pedestrian Accident Claims
Pedestrian accidents can happen whilst you are walking across the road, even at a designated crossing at the right time, or whilst you are walking through a car park. No matter what the vehicle which struck you was, if the driver was in the wrong, you could be able to claim compensation.
Rear End Car Accidents
When a vehicle is struck from behind it can cause you to suffer injuries such as whiplash. If people have not followed the highway code exactly or have been negligent in any way, you could be able to bring a road traffic accident compensation claim after being hit from behind.
Any junction, such as a roundabout, could be dangerous if people are not paying attention to their speed, and what other drivers or pedestrians are doing. Roundabouts could also have pedestrian crossings which drivers need to be aware of. If another driver was responsible for your accident, you can consult our car crash solicitors to bring a claim.
After A Car Crash In Stoke-On-Trent, You Could Suffer Injuries Such As the Following
Car crash claims can involve a variety of different injury types. Some of these may be more common and less severe, whilst others can change your life. In the sections below, we look at some of these injuries.
What are whiplash injuries?
Whiplash is a very common injury to the muscles and soft tissues of the neck. The injury is caused by a rapid and jerking motion, such as in an abrupt collision. This throws the neck beyond the usual range of movement, stressing and straining the neck, as well as the upper back and shoulders. This can cause pain, restrict your ability to move your head, and in serious cases lead to long-term pain.
What are injuries to the back or lower back?
Injuries and pain affecting the lower back are also common among the victims of road traffic accidents. They can happen more commonly in shunts and collisions from behind. They can affect the spine itself, the discs of the spine, or the supporting and related soft tissues. When bringing a personal injury claim, you can include these types of injuries.
Other types of serious injury you could suffer
Whilst the injuries listed above might not necessarily be life-altering, other more serious and severe injuries could be. Personal injury claims for more serious injuries could include punctures to the abdomen or chest resulting in damage to the internal organs, such as the lungs. Severe injuries could include third or fourth degree burns or other things which severely affect your life. You can make claims for such injuries, as well as the effect they have on you, such as not being able to continue to work.
CrashMap UK Statistics For Dangerous Roads In Stoke-On-Trent
|Street, road, or location||Number of accidents 2016/ 17|
|A52||2 slight accidents and 1 fatal accident|
|City Road flyover||5 accidents|
The image above is taken from CrashMap. It shows that over the period, 2016 and 2017 there were a total of 29 slight, serious, or fatal accidents in the area shown.
In the following two tables, we look at statistics for the number of people who were injured or killed in road traffic accidents in Stoke-on-Trent.
Combined Road Traffic Injury And Fatality Statistics For Stoke-On-Trent
Combined statistics showing how many people were either injured or killed in this area in the three following years.
|Number of injuries and fatalities combined per year|
Deaths Caused By Fatal Vehicle Accidents In Stoke-On-Trent
Statistics showing the number of people killed in road traffic accidents on the roads in Stoke-on-Trent in the years indicated.
|Number of people killed per year|
Additional information and statistics
The tables above show that over the period 2014 through 2016, the number of both road traffic accident fatalities, and people injured on the road has increased.
No Win, No Fee Car Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Stoke-On-Trent
If you are looking for a lawyers who can offer no win, no fee car accident solicitors services, the team at Legal Expert can help you. Our no win, no fee solicitors can handle your claim, whether in Stoke-on-Trent, or elsewhere across the UK. No win, no fee services are provided to a claimant without the solicitor requesting upfront payments, which can be common in some other types of legal action. Your no win, no fee or ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’ (CFA) will set out in detail what services you will be provided and how they will be provided to you.
Do claimants have anything to pay when starting a claim?
Even when making a claim using no win no fee car accident solicitors, people still often worry about there being hidden costs or additional fees they did not know about before making a claim through a personal injury lawyer. However, with a CFA the costs you will have to pay are clearly set out. The contract will say when you will pay and how much you could expect the payment to be. this is often a set percentage of your final award. In our guide to no win, no fee claims we take you through the whole process of using a no win no fee agreement and how they work.
How to proceed
Do you need to find out more about making a compensation claim, or have questions such as ‘can I get compensation for a car accident’ answered? If so, our team are available to take your call around the clock, seven days a week, twenty four hours a day. For more information on the claims process, view our guide on how to claim compensation.
Get more information
Being able to make the right decisions about anything, such as what legal action to take, depends on having the right information. Before you do go ahead with making your claim, you need be sure you have had any questions answered. Browse our site or contact us to get the answers to your questions before starting your claim.
Talk to our expert team today
You can start you claim by contacting our team today. You can call us using the number at the top of this page, or by sending an email with the initial details of your claim, and requesting a call back to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request a call back using the contact form on this page.
Highway Code And Road Safety
Find out about the Highway Code, rules for vehicles, and overall road safety in the UK at this government website.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
The Stoke-on-Trent city council Road Safety Knowledge Centre contains advice and contact information for road safety in the local area.
Stoke-on-Trent Combined Court
If you claim is one of the small percentage which does go to court, it might go court here.
Hanley Police Station
Do you need to report an accident or incident to the police? If so, this police station covers part of the Stoke-on-Trent area.
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Royal Stoke University Hospital is the main hospital covering emergencies and treatments in this area.
Legal Expert Whiplash Claims
Our whiplash personal injury compensation claims calculator can help you to work out how much money you could be owed for your injuries.
Child Car Accident Claims
Can I get compensation for a car accident which injured a child? Find out how much you could claim for injuries to children in this guide.