Road Traffic Accident Claims
Head of Personal Injury
Andrew started in McDermott Smith Law in January 2022. Andrew first started his career in Motor Insurance and Motability in 1995, being involved in overseas and complex claims. In 2001 Andrew moved into legal side of Personal Injury, primarily being involved on Road Traffic Accidents, where he has had over 20 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of personal injury. Andrew works closely with his team to ensure all files are run efficiently and that a positive and successful outcome for all of McDermott Smith Law clients
If you have been involved in a traffic accident that wasn’t your fault which has resulted in an injury you might be eligible to start a road traffic accident claim. At McDermott Smith Law, we will be able to assist you in claiming the compensation you deserve whether you suffered a minor injury or something more serious.
Our team of road traffic accident solicitors here at McDermott Smith Law, have a wealth of experience in helping those who have unfortunately suffered whilst being involved in a road traffic accident.
Compensation you might be entitled to can be for a number of reasons including;
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Damage to your vehicle
Our road traffic accident solicitors can also help you with incidents that may have occurred on public transport, private hire vehicles or even company cars. Road traffic accident compensation claims can also be made for pedestrians, equestrian riders and cyclists that have been injured in non-fault accidents.
What are Road Traffic Accident Claims?
Road traffic accident claims can be opened due to a collision that occurred on the highway infrastructure across the UK such as motorways, dual carriage ways and other road networks. If you have been a victim of a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you might be entitled to compensation from a successful road traffic accident claim.
Can I make a Road Traffic Accident Claim when I don’t own the car?
Yes. If you have been injured as a passenger of a vehicle, whether the vehicle is yours or somebody else’s, you can start a road traffic accident claim.
What types of road traffic accident claims are there?
In addition to cars and motorbikes, our team of highly qualified road traffic accident solicitors can help you claim for road traffic accidents;
- Work vehicles such as vans or lorries
- Public transport vehicles such as buses or trains
- Private hire vehicles including taxies and minibuses.
- Alternatively, we can also help you open a case for a road traffic accident claim if you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian or cyclist through no fault of your own
Can I still open a road traffic accident claim if the driver was uninsured?
Yes. You can still file a road traffic accident claim if the driver of the vehicle was uninsured. This will need to be pursued via The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), who will then provide compensation in cases against both uninsured and untraced drivers. But don’t worry about the MIB as our team of road traffic accident solicitors will be able to liaise with the MIB on your behalf.
If you believe that you have been in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with McDermott Smith Law today on 0151 363 6799 or simply fill out a form here and a member of our expert road traffic accident solicitors will be more than happy to help you claim the compensation that is rightfully yours.