Road Traffic Accidents

If you or a loved one has been injured or fatally injured in a road traffic accident – as a driver, a passenger or someone who was hit by a vehicle – you could be entitled to compensation. Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors have been very successful in winning road accident claims and supporting clients across the South West for more than 40 years. We can help you secure the justice and the compensation you deserve, providing expert, jargon-free legal advice that will help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Road traffic accident claims

Our experienced personal injury solicitors are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited specialists and the team is ranked highly in the Legal 500 directory. We also have strong relationships with leading medical professionals and experts, enabling us to give you the very best advice, delivered with sensitivity by specialist personal injury lawyers. We can help you with any kind of road traffic accident, including:

  • Car, van and lorry accidents
  • Motorbike accidents
  • Cyclist accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Vehicle passenger accidents
  • Horse rider accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Fatal collisions
  • Hit-and-run accidents

We understand that being in an accident can be very traumatizing and making a claim for compensation might seem daunting. However, winning compensation for someone else’s negligence in causing a road traffic accident can play an important role in getting your life back on track, enabling you to access any medical treatment or rehabilitation you need, make adjustments to your home and lifestyle, and offsetting any loss in income over the short or long term. Our expert personal injury lawyers are here to explain your rights and options and to handle every aspect of the claim process so that you can focus on recovering. We will help you secure the resources you need, whether that means medical treatment, financial compensation, or both.

We provide a comprehensive road traffic accident claims service, including operating on a no win, no fee basis.

How we can help you claim compensation for a road traffic accident

Tragically, almost 30,000 people are killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents across the UK each year. While most road traffic accidents are minor many can cause serious life-changing injuries and some are fatal. The Road Traffic Act 1999 means you can claim compensation for a traffic accident that wasn’t your fault. However, to give you the best chance of successfully claiming compensation it must be clear who caused the accident.

As well as obtaining compensation for your injuries our road traffic accident specialists can help you claim for any loss of earnings – now or in the future – caused by your injuries, and for the cost of your medical care and/or surgery on a private basis and vehicle repair or replacement. There may be other costs that we can also recover. We will help you claim for everything you’re entitled to.

How do I claim compensation after a road traffic accident?

You can speak to our road traffic accident specialists about your situation and injuries over the phone, virtually or we can arrange a face-to-face meeting – whatever suits you best. We will provide some initial free advice to help you decide whether to proceed with a claim. If you do decide to make a claim, we will guide you through every step of the legal process and ensure that you get the medical assessments you need to obtain the best outcome for you.

No win, no fee

Many road traffic accident claims we support are handled on a no win, no fee basis, which means:

  • If you win your case your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent and the lawyer’s success fee will be deducted from the compensation that you receive.
  • If you lose your case, you will not have to pay any legal costs unless we advise you otherwise

Find out more about our no win, no fee funding and other ways of funding your potential.

How long do I have to make a road traffic accident claim?

You usually have up to three years from the date of the accident or knowing about the injury to start a road traffic accident claim. There are some exceptions, such as if you no longer have the capacity to manage your affairs, and we will advise you about these when we speak. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, so our personal injury lawyers can explain the process of claiming compensation, start your claim and help you access any other support you need.

How much compensation could I receive?

Every road traffic accident is different and so is its impact on you. That’s why it is important to get expert advice from qualified specialist lawyers who really understand the unique nature of each personal injury claim and who are experienced in working with medical professionals to truly understand the impact of your injuries and how these may affect you in the long term.

The amount you can claim will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, any financial losses you have suffered or will suffer in the future, and any changes to your lifestyle that you have to make as a result of your injuries. Whatever the injury, our specialist personal injury lawyers will ensure that you get the compensation and support you are entitled to.

What kind of road traffic accident injury claims do we handle?

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Back and spine injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Loss of sight injuries
  • Loss of hearing injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Broken limb injuries
  • Amputations
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Major trauma injuries
  • Fatal injuries, including primary and secondary victim claims


Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

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Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

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