Road Traffic Accident Compensation

Have you been involved in a road traffic incident that was through no fault of your own? Injuries sustained through the negligence of another person could mean that you’re entitled to claim road traffic accident compensation.

Here at 1Solicitors, we understand that injuries sustained through such a traumatic experience can have a huge effect on your life. It’s not just the physical pain that could have devastating effects, but it could contribute towards serious vehicle or driving-related confidence issues.

For that reason, we’re passionate about claiming compensation for those making a car injury claim. From clearly outlining our fees and process right the way through to seeing you claim car accident compensation, we’re always on-hand to offer support.

How are road traffic accident claims classified?

Due to the varying severity of car accidents, it’s often hard to classify the types of injuries that can occur through road traffic accident claims. We always recommend that you take photos of the vehicle and your injuries wherever possible. This will help to support any car accident injury claims in Court and act as a form of evidence.

Listed below are some of the most common injuries that occur through car accident injuries, although it’s best to discuss your experience with a personal injury solicitor for an accurate prediction of success:


What to do following a road traffic accident?

You should consult with a medical professional if you have suffered an injury.

Medical advice will help to determine the extent of your injuries as well as help the recovery process by way of prescribing medication or arranging treatment.

You should also report the accident to the police. The police will decide whether to attend the scene or take details from you and any witness details you have given them. They will then prepare a report and give you a crime reference number.


Gather as much information as you can at the time if you can, including:

  • Date, time & location
  • Driver’s details
  • Vehicle details
  • Witness details
  • Photographs of the scene
  • Photographs of any visible injuries
  • Can you see CCTV cameras?


If you think of anything else that might help your case keep a note even if you think it is irrelevant at the time.

Also note the events leading up to and surrounding the accident as soon as you can as you may forget something later on for example weather conditions.

What are the causes of car accident injury claims?

Accidents on the road can happen at any time, for any reason. Whether it was a driver who was using their phone or the public transport that you’re on developed a fault, the best way to discuss the feasibility of making a road traffic accident compensation claim is with a qualified legal professional.

Who can claim road traffic accident compensation?

Anyone who has been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t their fault is able to put forward a road traffic accident claim. The injury must have taken place within the past three years.

If you’re looking to make a claim for road traffic accident compensation on behalf a minor, this must be done within the same time frame. Alternatively, they can pursue the claim once they reach 18 years of age.

Do I have to be in a vehicle to claim car accident compensation?

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be in the vehicle at the time of a collision to claim road traffic accident compensation. In fact, you can be any type of road user, from a pedestrian to a cyclist, and successfully be awarded compensation.

What is a no-win, no-fee car accident claim?

This means that you won’t pay a penny unless you’re awarded compensation. A small fee taken off your payout and the policy allows you to investigate a claim without being financially at-risk.

Establishing liability for a road traffic car accident compensation

Because all personal injury claims are made on the basis of somebody else’s negligence, you must be able to prove that the road traffic accident that you experienced wasn’t through any fault of your own.

This can be anyone, including another motorist, cyclist or a pedestrian, and you must be able to back-up this liability in Court to receive compensation.

How much road traffic compensation could I get?

The level of road traffic compensation that you could be awarded depends largely on the severity of your symptoms and the expenses you had to pay out as a result of the incident.

Generally, car accident compensation is awarded in two levels:

  • General damages: Covering the pain and suffering that you experienced.
  • Special damages: Includes the out-of-pocket expenses that you had, including travel, medical and additional rehabilitation costs.

Making no-win, no-fee car injury claim

Road Traffic Accident Compensation

To get started on making your car injury claim or enquire about how 1Solicitors can help you, please get in touch with our team today. We believe that with our no-win, no-fee agreement and the offer of 24/7 legal support throughout all car accident injury claims, you’re in the best possible hands.


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