Don’t worry if you have not followed all of the steps outlined. Failure to follow each and every guideline will not necessarily jeopardise your case and you should still be able to pursue a claim for compensation. If any damage has been caused to your vehicle or you have sustained any personal injury our expert road traffic accident solicitors can help you to make a claim for compensation.
If you decide that you want to make a claim for compensation you can arrange an appointment with one of our accident at work solicitors and they will walk you through the claims process.
Initial Consultation– One of our specialist solicitors will meet with you and take instructions from you on the accident. We will ask you to provide the details you recorded at the scene of the accident at this point.
Letter of Claim– After taking initial instructions we will send a letter of claim to the third party’s insurance company outlining the negligence and breaches that we are alleging caused or contributed to the accident.
Dealing with Vehicle Damage – We will then obtain an engineer’s report to detail the damage that was done to our client’s vehicle and the costs associated with repair of the damage. This will then be forwarded to the third party’s insurance company for their consideration.
Medical evidence – If you have been to the GP or hospital as a result of this accident, we will obtain the relevant medical notes and then organise an appointment with a specialist medical consultant who will provide a report on your injuries.
Decision on liability– Within around three months from the date the letter of claim is sent the third-party insurance company should provide a decision on liability. If liability is admitted, then settlement negotiations will begin, and we will negotiate payment of your vehicle damage costs and compensation for any personal injury suffered.
Court Proceedings– If liability is denied, we will consult with the client and if we believe the case is worth pursuing, we will issue Court proceedings against the third party. Court proceedings can also be issued in a case where liability has been admitted if we feel the compensation being offered by the insurance company is not sufficient. Our expert solicitors will advise clients on their options, but the final decision will always be made by the client and we will ensure that their wishes are carried out.
Please note in contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.