The road traffic accident claims process made simple
The repair costs, risk of injury and impact on your insurance that come with road traffic accidents make claims like this very stressful. At PM Law, we keep things simple.
We'll conduct our own investigation into the accident to gather evidence to support your claim in combination with any information you can give us. Our solicitors will handle your claim efficiently and will keep you up to date throughout the process.
Complete the form or contact us on 0330 056 2180 to see if you can make a claim.
How can we help you?
What is a road traffic accident?
A road traffic accident is a collision involving a vehicle on a road or other public space. These accidents often result in damage or injury to a person, animal, property or another vehicle.
Victims of road traffic accidents can claim for injury or damage to their car or property. You could be entitled to compensation if you were driving, a passenger, walking, or riding a bicycle, for example, when you sustained injuries.
How do I make a road accident claim?
If you have suffered an injury or loss as a result of a road traffic accident, then it’s likely you’ll have a claim.To check whether you have a claim, contact our friendly team of experienced road accident solicitors for a free initial discussion.
Alternatively, you could fill out the enquiry form on this page to start off your claim. For more information on PM Law’s claims process, please take a look at our Personal Injury Claims Process page.
How do road accident claims work?
Road traffic accident claims can work in a few different ways. For example, if you were injured by a vehicle as a pedestrian, then you the process is quite straightforward. You would contact a road traffic accident solicitor to register your claim and go from there.
However, if you were hit by another vehicle while driving your car or motorbike, then you’ll have a decision to make. Your vehicle insurance provider will have a preferred solicitor that they’d like you to use, but this isn’t compulsory. If you have a solicitor that you trust, then you’re entitled to call upon them to handle your claim.
How much compensation could I receive?
Although the amount of compensation for each claim and type of injury varies dramatically, we can give you a rough estimate. Using our compensation calculator, we’ll use a few small details to give you an idea of what you might be entitled to.
Keep 100% of your compensation
At PM Law, we want you to keep 100% of your compensation when you use our services. We don't operate a no win no fee service because we don't need to - the most important thing for us is that you get the compensation you're entitled to.
To find out more about this, visit our No Deductions page.
Road Accident Claims FAQs
Didn’t find the answers you were looking for? Look at the FAQs below for more information on our road traffic accident claims process.
It’s difficult to say how long your road accident claim will take. However, it usually depends on how serious your injuries are and how long it takes the defendant to accept responsibility, or if they do at all.
There are many factors that dictate how long your claim will take to settle. Get in touch with us today to get your claim up and running.
Yes, having a medical examination is a key part of the claims process. It will act as evidence of your injuries and may help us to secure you more compensation depending on how severe your injuries are. PM Law are able to arrange a medical examination should you wish.
Yes, you can still claim for compensation if you were injured as a passenger in a road accident. You might also be able to claim if the driver of your vehicle was responsible for the accident. Discuss the details of your accident with one of our experts today to see if you have a valid claim.
With our 'No Deductions' service, we represent you at no cost to you. We work on a 'No Win No Fee' basis, but we don't deduct anything from your final settlement. It is common for law firms to deduct a 'success fee' of up to 25% of the final figure. However, because most of our clients come via referrals or search engines, our marketing costs remain very low. We're therefore able to keep our overall costs low and can claim our fees back from the defendant (the person or organisation reponsible for your injuries).
There may be a small insurance premium to pay for 'After the Event' insurance, which is only payable if you win your case. This protects you from having to pay any of the defendant's legal fees. If you already have Legal Expenses Insurance in place (for example, it may already be included with your Home Insurance) then you won't need to pay for this insurance.
Either way, insurance premiums will be your only costs, and you won't need to pay us anything for your legal representation.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, your claim could go to court. It is unlikely, however, as only around 5% of all personal injury claims go to court.
The outcome of your claim will depend heavily on the evidence you’re able to provide. The most important pieces of evidence you can provide should:
- Show evidence of your injuries
- Show evidence that someone else is responsible for said injuries
- Show evidence of the expenses you have incurred
We may ask for other forms of evidence, but these are often the most crucial. In short, keep a record of everything you think is relevant and get the details of any witnesses if there are any.