What is a road traffic accident?

A claim for compensation after suffering injury from a road traffic accident that wasn’t wholly your fault.

A road traffic accident is an accident caused by a motor vehicle on a road or public place. Road traffic accidents can be caused by the drivers’ lack of driving experience and awareness, loss of concentration, speeding, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, and more.

Road traffic accidents can affect drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. If you have suffered a bodily injury or damage to your vehicle in a road traffic accident, then you may be able to claim compensation.

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How can we help?

By bringing your claim to us we promise to do our utmost to get you the compensation that you deserve.

You will be assigned a personal claim handler who will guide you through your claim. They will provide you with regular updates throughout and can answer any questions or concerns you have.

Whether you need treatment, a personal carer, a temporary replacement vehicle or other, we can arrange it for you as part of our stress-free claim service to you.

Frequently asked questions

After an accident, your injuries may require treatment that need to be paid for. Your injuries may force you to take time off work, resulting in loss of earnings. If you were involved in a road traffic accident and your car has been written off or requires repairs, you would have to pay for a temporary replacement vehicle to continue with your day-to-day. But should you pay the price for someone else's fault?

By claiming compensation, we will help you claim back as much of what you lost as possible as a result of the accident.

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For an injury claim, you have 3 years from when the road traffic accident occurred to make a claim. For a non-injury claim, such as for vehicle damage, you have 6 years from when the road traffic accident occurred to make a claim.

For a road traffic accident involving a child, you should read our Child Accident Claim for more information as the circumstances are slightly different for children.

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You are welcome to claim after making a full recovery, as long as your claim is made within the time permitted for your accident (known as the limitation period).

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Only 3% of cases we handle go to trial. The court is seen as a last resort when neither side can come to an agreement on liability (the fault of the accident), or settlement offer, or other.

We will always try to do everything we can to settle a case before it reaches the court. In the event it does reach the court, we will fully support and prepare you for this.

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A witness would certainly help, especially if your case goes to trial. However, the answer is 'no', you don't need a witness to make a road traffic accident claim.

A witness isn't always available, or they may have left the scene and never left their details.

Don't worry though. With our experience, we know how to win your claim without the need for one.

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Personal injury compensation specialists

With over 25 years experience in personal injury claims, we are one of the most highly experienced accident injury specialists in the whole of the UK.

We are accredited by the Law Society and fully regulated with audits on a yearly basis to ensure that our high standards are kept.

Although Scott Rees & Co are based in Newton-le-Willows, you do not need to be local to us to use our services as we are a national solicitor firm. We can assist with most personal injury claims by sending letters, emails and phone calls only. On the off chance we need to meet with you face to face, we are fully prepared to travel across the UK.

What is NO WIN, NO FEE?

It is an agreement that we will only charge for our service if we help you win your case. In the reverse, this also means that you will not have to pay us for our time if your claim is unsuccessful.

At Scott Rees & Co, the majority of personal injury claims we take on will be under the no win, no fee policy. This will be made clear to you when you bring your claim to us.

The no win, no fee system makes us affordable to all because there are no upfront costs to pay. Simply pick up the phone, tell us about the accident and we will assess whether we can help you with your claim or not.

How to start your claim

Unsure if you are entitled to compensation? Don’t worry! Call us today and let the professionals assess your case for you.

You can start your claim by calling us FREE on 0800 61 43 61, or if you prefer us to call you back at a more suitable time, you can Request A Callback by leaving us some details. Alternatively you can start your claim by filling in your details in our Online Claim Form.

Lastly, if you know someone who has been affected by a road traffic accident, then why not recommend them to us and receive up to £250? (subject to terms and conditions)

Video Testimonials

Sandu

Sandu worked as a welder but was not provided a mask by his employers. This resulted in Sandu being poisoned by carbon monoxide. After finding us online, we helped Sandu file a successful claim against his ex-employers.

Philip Holden

Philip's home and work life was affected after procedures to his foot surgery were neglected. Philip filed a medical negligence claim against the hospital and we were able to help him win his compensation claim.

Richard Cummings

An accident at work left Richard with a damaged knee and ankle. It left Richard without any pay as he was unable to work for the next 6 months. Richard came to us with a work injury claim and we delivered.

Awards, Accreditations & Associations

Scott Rees & Co has an outstanding record for providing excellent client care and customer experiences. Here are some awards and accreditations to show that we meet the high standards of the industry.

You can read more about our awards and accreditations here.

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