Do I have to use the solicitor appointed by my car insurance company after a road traffic accident in the UK?
Not at all. It is your right to choose the solicitor that you want to work on your car accident claim. Your insurance company will probably try to direct you to one of the road traffic accident compensation claims solicitors that they have chosen to work with on UK cases; these are known as appointed or panel solicitors. You, however, are not obliged to use the solicitors chosen by your insurance company and you have the right to select your own legal representative.
There is nothing to stop you from choosing from any of the thousands of “no win no fee” road traffic accident compensation claims solicitors in the UK. Just make sure you choose a reputable and professional law firm when shopping around for representation. Do some research on the solicitor that you would prefer to instruct and investigate the reputation of the law firm carefully?
Action to be Taken Before Starting a Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claim
You need to make sure that the legal firm you choose has experienced lawyers who will be able to bring your claim to a favorable conclusion and ensure you receive the right level of compensation. Before appointing a representative not recommended by your insurer, discuss the most appropriate method of funding and make sure there are no hidden costs.
Bus and Coach Accidents
A total of 317 reported bus and coach accidents in 2012 cited snow and ice as the main factor behind their accident, according to Department for Transport statistics.
Although we have all read horrific stories of coach crashes; traveling by bus or coach in the UK is very safe statistically. If you have been unfortunate enough to have suffered an injury in a bus, minibus or coach crash then the dedicated staff at Road Injury Experts can point you in the right direction.
We will get you the compensation you deserve.
On the 24th of March 2012, a 35-year-old man from Birmingham died and other passengers were injured when a coach and lorry collided on the M5.
Police said one coach passenger was killed in the accident, while the lorry driver and another passenger were seriously injured.
If you have suffered in a similar accident then our highly trained and compassionate staff can help you to get the compensation you deserve – and quickly.
Road Injury Experts take all road traffic bus and coach accident cases on a no win no fee basis.
This is a fantastic service, of which we are justifiably proud, which enables clients to pursue compensation without fear of having to pay out any expensive solicitor’s fees upfront, or pay anything if we are unsuccessful with the claim (unless fraud is involved).”
We have achieved compensation awards running into hundreds of thousands of pounds!!
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Whiplash Injury Claims?
Whiplash: fact or fiction?
Anyone who has been in a car accident and suffered genuine whiplash injuries will tell you that it is painful and does have a huge impact on day to day life. Skeptics, however, especially those whose industries are impacted by fraudulent whiplash claims, will tell you that it is a myth.
Fraudulent whiplash injury compensation claims cost the economy millions of pounds every year. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has deemed the UK to be the “whiplash capital of Europe” with one in every 140 users claiming whiplash compensation following an accident. The number of whiplash compensation claims has been driven up by ambulance chasing solicitors, claims management companies and staged “crash for cash” accidents in the UK.
Symptoms May Include After Whiplash Injury
Whiplash is, despite what the skeptics say, a genuine injury and is caused when the soft tissue in the spine is stretched and strained following a sudden impact. Whiplash, however, is very difficult to diagnose accurately, therefore, the severity of the injury, or even the injury itself, is very easy to fake. This has made the car accident personal injury arena a minefield for fraudulent claims. 75% of car accident personal injury claims are for a whiplash injury.
So, to summarise, whiplash is a genuine injury but is easy to fake or exaggerate in order to make a claim which is why so many people are skeptical about its existence.
Road Injury Experts Can Help You with Your Whiplash Injury Compensation Claim
Road Injury Experts specialize in driver claims.
When people have been involved in road traffic accidents the driver is often the most traumatized.
It is therefore not just the physical pain involved with any accident/injury but psychological too, as sometimes the driver feels responsible.
We will fight to get you as much compensation as possible.
Drivers of vehicles who are injured through no fault of their own are able to get compensation as long as they talk to us within three years of the date of the accident.
We have a fantastic track record of achieving maximum compensation for drivers.
We can achieve compensation both for your current situation and any future financial hardship which you may face due to the injuries sustained as a direct result of the road traffic accident.
- Contact Us for Free Advice about Making A No Win No Fee Whiplash Compensation Claim
- We will get you compensation for:
- Loss of earnings/future loss of earnings
- Medical requirements, medicines which you have been advised to take, whether these are over-the-counter medicines or otherwise(please keep receipts)
- Traveling costs to and from medical appointments and check-ups
- Traveling costs to enable you and your family to find a replacement vehicle if one is required
- In certain circumstances, we can achieve compensation for other unusual things, such as compensation if you have been unable to pay into your current pension due to being severely injured
Do not hesitate to call us with any queries that you may have about the specifics of your particular claim. The highly trained staff at Road Injury Experts will be delighted to discuss your case on a no obligation basis.
Road Injury Experts take on every road traffic driver accident case on a no win no fee basis. This is a fabulous service which allows clients to pursue compensation without fear of having to pay out any expensive solicitor’s fees upfront, or pay anything if we are unsuccessful with the claim (unless fraud is involved).
We guarantee you 100% of the compensation we receive on your behalf.