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Road Traffic Accidents

Road Traffic Accidents at a Glance

  • Road traffic accidents are the most common type of accidents in the UK
  • Pryers have helped thousands of people who have been injured in road traffic accidents, including drivers, passengers, cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and horse riders
  • If you have been seriously injured in a road traffic accident, or have lost a loved one, we can help you claim compensation
  • Contact us to find out if we can help you claim compensation on a no win no fee basis
Car accident on road

Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claims

Being involved in a road traffic accident can have a big impact on your life; it can change the way you live and work. This is why, if you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you are entitled to claim compensation to help you get your life back on track.

Can I instruct a solicitor to claim compensation following a road traffic accident?

From 31 May 2021 the process for making road traffic accident compensation claims changed, but we can still help you claim compensation where any one of the following apply:

  • Your injures were sustained in a road traffic accident that happened before 31 May 2021
  • You were a vulnerable road user such as a cyclist, motorcyclist, pedestrian or horse rider
  • You have sustained a severe injury, that is not whiplash e.g. a broken bone or head injury
  • Your claim arises from a fatal road traffic accident
  • You are claiming compensation on behalf of a child, aged under 18 at the time of the accident
  • You are claiming compensation for someone who lacks the capacity to deal with their own affairs
  • Your injury was caused by a driver who left the scene of the accident, in a hit and run
  • The vehicle which caused your accident was registered in another country
  • You were injured whilst using your vehicle in the course of your employment

If any of the above apply, please call us on 01904 556600 or contact us by email to discuss making a claim on a no win no fee basis.

Alternatively, if the above exceptions do not apply to you, but you have still suffered whiplash and/or bruising, you can make a claim yourself, without the help from a solicitor, by using the Official Injury Claim website.

If you’re not sure, you can contact us for free advice.

Two Cars Damaged In Road Traffic Accident

What happens when I make a road traffic accident claim?

When you instruct us to help with your claim, we start by working with you and any witnesses to find out exactly what happened.

Once we have gathered evidence against the other party, we will work with independent medical experts, to understand the impact your injuries have had on your life. This allows us to determine how much compensation you can claim.

Once we have enough evidence to build a case, we will enter into negotiations with the other party.

What is the average compensation pay-out for a road traffic accident?

A personal injury claim is designed to return you as closely as possible, to you to how you were, had the accident not happened.  Therefore, how much compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and any financial losses you have sustained.

Compensation is designed to make up for any losses you have suffered as part of your injuries.

In addition to claiming compensation for your injuries, we will work to get the treatment you need, as well as any financial loss you have incurred. We regularly help people claim back the following losses after an accident:

  • Past and future loss of earnings
  • Policy excess or the value of your vehicle
  • Past & future private treatment or rehabilitation fees
  • Medication costs
  • Property damage
  • Care costs
  • Travel expenses
  • Personal items such as leathers, helmets or clothing in your vehicle at the time of the accident

Make a Traffic Accident Claim Today

If you, or a member of your family has been injured in a road traffic accident, contact Pryers Solicitors.

Our experienced, professional and caring personal injury team guide and advise you through making a claim. You can also call our offices on 01904 556600 and speak to one of our road traffic accident claim specialists today.

Road Traffic Accidents Success Stories

Compensation for Cyclist who was Hit by a Car Door

Michael was hit by a car door and thrown off his bike after a car passenger failed to check their blind spot before opening their door. Cyclist Hit by a Car Door Michael, a keen cyclist, was one day riding his bike along a cycle lane on a main road. He knew the dangers of […]

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£6,780 Settlement

Cyclist hit by car door

Driver Traps Pedestrian’s Leg Between Two Cars

Jaidah sustained leg and back injuries after the defendant drove without due care and collided with her. Leg trapped between two vehicles. On a mild summer afternoon, Jaidah and her mother were walking back from the supermarket. Something Jaidah had done countless times, walked up and down that road near to her home without any […]

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£6,000 Settlement

Compensation for Cyclist Injured in a Hit and Run

Jamie was knocked off his bike in a hit and run accident, so he turned to Pryers Solicitors to help him claim for compensation. Hit and Run Jamie, a fit and healthy 25 year old, was cycling down Cromwell Road in Salford, when a black Corsa approached from the opposite direction. Before he realised, the […]

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£3,200 Settlement

Key People

Robyn-Hawxby

Robyn Hawxby

Partner

Robyn Hawxby qualified as a solicitor in 2002. She joined Pryers in 2008 as an Associate, after working at another local law firm [...]Read more
Charlotte Waller

Charlotte Waller

Solicitor

Charlotte Waller grew up on the other side of the Pennines, in Stockport. She studied Law with French at Leicester University, which [...]Read more
Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Litigation Executive

Sarah Moore is a Litigation Executive in the Personal Injury department at Pryers Solicitors. Sarah started working in the personal injury [...]Read more