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No win, no fee road traffic accident compensation claims

No win, no fee

Be represented by a highly-experienced road traffic accident lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win, No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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What is a road traffic accident?

What is a road traffic accident?

If you’ve suffered some form of injury due to a road traffic accident which wasn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to compensation.

The term road traffic accident covers a wide range of collisions or incidents on public roads which you may be involved in as:

  • A driver.
  • A passenger in a private vehicle.
  • A passenger on public transport.
  • As a pedestrian.
  • A cyclist.
  • A motorcyclist.
  • An e-scooter rider.

Our team of expert road traffic accident lawyers have helped thousands of victims claim compensation for their injuries.

Our personal injury lawyers are here to help you understand whether you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Road traffic accident specialists

Road traffic accident specialists

We take all road traffic accidents seriously, working hard to secure compensation for you and your family.

For many people, making a road traffic accident claim can be a daunting process, so we’re here to help by offering professional advice and support throughout.

  • Our specialist personal injury lawyers can help you claim the best possible compensation.
  • Our lawyers are dedicated to helping with your recovery and gaining access to any rehabilitation or specialist treatment you may need.
  • The vast majority of our cases are settled successfully for clients without the need to go to court.
  • We are committed to supporting clients on ‘hard to win’ cases many other firms refuse to take on.
Hudgell Solicitors Personal Injury Lawyers

Making a road traffic accident claim

Making a road traffic accident claim

Our experts work to ensure clients receive not only the best possible legal support, but also rehabilitation care and financial settlements.

Claims for injuries sustained as a pedestrian, motorcyclist or pedal cyclist, which are often those which lead to more serious and longer term symptoms and are more complex in their nature, need to be led by expert lawyers, such as our team at Hudgell Solicitors.

If you want to pursue a road traffic accident compensation claim, then you can arrange a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your accident, or you can use our online compensation claims form.

From there, one of our personal injury solicitors or lawyers will assess the circumstances of your accident and advise as to whether we can help you claim compensation.

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Why claim compensation?

Why claim compensation?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a road traffic accident compensation can help cover the cost of ongoing care and loss of earnings.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers can secure maximum compensation for those injured.

For a free consultation about your claim, get in touch today.

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Client stories

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Grandmother ‘so thankful’ for support as legal claim covered cost of bungalow and provided financial security after life-changing road accident

A grandmother who suffered life-changing injuries when in a head-on road accident says the support of her family – and the ‘outstanding’ help of Hudgell Solicitors – has ensured she has made the best possible recovery. Angela Menzies sustained serious multiple orthopaedic and physical injuries in the accident, which happened in the early hours of […]

How to make a road traffic accident claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2

Funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

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Step 3

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

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Step 4

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.

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Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

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Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Our client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
5 Stars
Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
5 Stars
Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
4 Stars
S C Williams
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
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Calista Harrison
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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FAQs

FAQs

How much compensation will I receive?

The level of compensation depends upon the nature and extent of the injury suffered. This is established by obtaining formal independent medical evidence from a Doctor or Doctors specifically appointed to examine and report on your injuries.
A compensation award has two elements to it:

  • General Damages are an award to compensate for the pain and suffering experienced because of the accident, and how it will impact on an individual’s future.
  • Special damages are a separate award to compensate for financial losses or expenses incurred because of the accident, and any future costs that may arise because of it. They may include medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and loss of earnings due to time off work.

Typically, the more serious the accident, the higher the level of compensation will be.

What if I was partly to blame for the accident or my own injuries?

If you have sustained injuries and believe you may have been at fault, it is still worth discussing your case with a solicitor, as there may be the possibility of negotiating a ‘split liability’ claim.

It is not always the case that road traffic accidents are 100% one party’s fault, and the civil law recognises this.

We’ve secured vital financial compensation for many clients in cases where the injured party has had to accept some of the blame for the accident happening, or for the injuries they have suffered.

This, for example, includes cases where people have been injured when not wearing their seatbelt. The general rule in such cases is that the compensation will be reduced by 25% to reflect ‘contributory negligence’ for not taking this mandatory safety precaution.

What if I only suffered whiplash injuries?

Following changes in the law in May 2022, the more minor injury cases sustained in an accident in a vehicle, as either a driver or passenger, such as whiplash and other soft tissue (muscular) injuries, now need to be pursued in person via the Government online Official Injuries Scheme (OIC).

We will advise you as to whether you will be best served by being represented by our expert legal team, or, in the case of minor injuries suffered in vehicle accidents, with potential compensation values of £5,000 or less, you need to use the online Government process.

How long after a road traffic accident should I make a claim?

Time limits do apply to road traffic accident claims and usually you have three years from the date of the accident to issue proceedings in relation to your claim.

It is very much in your interests to pursue a claim sooner rather than later. This is why speaking to one of our road traffic accident team today can make all the difference.

Your lawyer’s aim will be to ensure you make the best recovery possible and seek the compensation you deserve for any pain and suffering, loss of income, rehabilitation requirements, and in the most serious cases, accommodation and specialist equipment needs.

What if I didn’t get the details of the driver who caused my injuries or they are not insured?

If you’ve been hit by an uninsured driver, or someone who failed to stop following an accident, you may still be able to make a personal injury claim for the injuries you sustained against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). This is an organisation which deals with claims by victims of accidents where either the offending driver cannot be traced, or, if identified, turns out to be uninsured.

Our team has handled many claims through the MIB, including securing a £22,500 damages settlement for a client left with injuries after an uninsured driver clipped the back of his car, causing it to mount the kerb and crash head on into a lamppost.

Our team also secured compensation for a pedestrian injured when struck by a van which drove off after dragging him to the ground as he was waiting to cross the road.

What will my road traffic injury compensation claim involve?

Your solicitor will assess your case and investigate every aspect of the incident to determine who was responsible for the accident. We’ll help you through every step, including contacting anyone who may have witnessed the accident. We’ll also liaise with the other party’s insurance company to look to establish negligence and try to negotiate a settlement.

We always seek to settle cases through negotiation, thereby avoiding court hearings where possible. However, we will consider commencing court proceedings should defendants continue to deny liability and there is sufficient evidence to justify issuing proceedings or if we feel this action is needed to maximise the compensation you are awarded.

In truth, court proceedings are rare as most settlements are concluded well before it gets to this stage. As part of our service we will arrange for you to be medically examined by an expert to provide an independent report to support your claim for personal injury. This report will also be used to value your claim. If rehabilitation or further investigations are recommended by the expert, we will consider your needs and arrange these on a private basis where we can.

Your rehabilitation needs will be considered at the earliest opportunity to aid your recovery. Any recommended treatment and aids will be sought where necessary. In accordance with Rehabilitation Code, insurers are required to consider early intervention of treatment to aid recovery. We will request interim payments, where possible to assist with financial hardship and rehabilitation needs.

Once your medical evidence and losses have been finalised, your solicitor will discuss your settlement options. Negotiations will then take place to secure the best possible award on your behalf.

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