Road Deaths Per Year
Did you know?
- In 1979 there were 6,352 fatalities on the roads. In 2018 this had fallen to 1782. This reduction of 72% is a great achievement by road safety campaigners.
- There were a total of 160,378 casualties in 2018, a 6% reduction on 2017 and the lowest level on record, following a downward trend since 1998.
- If two people suffered the exact same injuries in a road traffic accident, but one wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, then they would receive less compensation than the person who was.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a road accident that was caused by someone else, then you are entitled to compensation and we can help. We can recover compensation for you for your injuries and for any lost earnings. We can also claim compensation for damage to your property, such as to your car or bike and we will support you with rehabilitation to ensure you stand the best chance of recovery.
Our solicitors have represented 1,000s of clients who have been involved in road accidents including:
- Car occupant claims
- Pedestrian claims
- Motorcyclist claims
- Cyclist claims
- Bus and Coach occupant claims
If you have been injured in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, contact us today for a free, no obligation discussion.
Road Traffic Accident FAQs
We have experience representing all types of road users. We can help you if you were the driver of a car or a passenger in a car, taxi or bus. We also represent children injured in road accidents.
The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. This group suffer more injuries on the road, per mile traveled, than any other group. We have specialist experience supporting vulnerable road users so please get in touch if you would like to discuss making a claim.
Road traffic accidents give rise to all sorts of injuries, from low-value aches and pains worth a few hundred pounds, to catastrophic life-changing injuries involving brain damage or spinal cord injuries worth significant sums of money.
In addition to compensation for your personal injury you can also claim for financial losses, such as lost earnings and medical expenses. Unless you were a passenger or a pedestrian, you are likely to have incurred damage to your vehicle. If your vehicle requires repairs or has been written-off, we will liaise with your insurance company and can include these losses in your claim. We can also help to coordinate hire vehicles where appropriate to minimise inconvenience.
We can also support you with rehabilitation such as physiotherapy so please contact us as soon as possible so we can make a start on your case.
You are still entitled to receive compensation even if an accident was partly your fault. It is not uncommon in road traffic accidents for liability (fault) to be shared between multiple drivers. This shared fault is reflected in your compensation. For example, if you are found to be 50% responsible for your accident, you will be entitled to 50% of the compensation award. We encourage you to get in touch with us if you are in any doubt about making a claim because of questions about who was to blame. It is much easier for us to advise on specific circumstances rather in general terms.
If you are without a car as a consequence of an accident, we can liaise with your insurance company and your opponent’s insurance company to coordinate the provision of a courtesy or hire car. The cost of a hire car can be added to your claim. We can also help by ensuring that vehicle repairs are dealt with quickly.
If the other driver isn’t insured, you can still make a claim. We will present your case to the Motor Insurance Bureau, which is QUANGO set up to compensate the victims of uninsured drivers. Once we are instructed, we will explore all options to ensure you recover the maximum amount of compensation.
In most cases the time limit for starting a personal injury claim following a road accident in the UK is 3 years from the date of accident. For children this can be longer and likewise if a person has suffered catastrophic injuries and lacks mental capacity the time for bringing a claim can be extended. It becomes harder to succeed with a claim the more time has passed so we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible following an accident.
Insurers will sometimes contact you directly to try to tempt you to settle your case before you have obtained legal advice. We advise clients against this because until you have received professional advice based on medical evidence, you risk under-settling your claim. Insurance companies work for the benefit of their shareholders – they do not have your best interests at heart. Always consult a lawyer before settling a personal injury claim.
Contact us by completing the enquiry form at the bottom of this page, by sending us an email or by giving us a call. Once we understand the details of your accident, we will perform an initial assessment of the prospects of your case. If we think you have a good case, we will talk to you about funding options. Most of our clients opt for ‘no win, no fee’, but we will find the option that suits you best. Once the funding model is agreed, we will be formally retained as your solicitors and we will guide you through the process until conclusion.
Yes. Just because you weren’t wearing a seatbelt does not mean you aren’t entitled to compensation. That said, it is likely that the level of your compensation will be reduced because by not wearing a seatbelt you have effectively contributed towards your own injuries.
Yes. If you were injured and the at-fault driver drove away, you should report the matter to the police. If you have the vehicle registration number of the other vehicle, we can trace the owner and their insurance company. If the driver was uninsured, or you were the victim of a ‘hit and run’ then we will present your case to the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). The MIB operate a scheme to compensate victims of uninsured and untraced drivers. We represent many clients with claims against the MIB and would be happy to advise you if you have any questions.
Yes. If your loved one is in hospital or has suffered serious injuries, we will happily speak with you directly to provide initial advice about how best to proceed with the case. Likewise if your loved one has died in a road accident, we are here to provide you with the help and support you need to obtain compensation on their behalf.
The vast majority of clients who have suffered injuries in road accidents opt for our ‘no win, no fee’ model, which means we only get paid if we win your case, and if you do win, we limit your contribution to our legal fees so you will always recover at least 75% of your compensation. We will discuss this with you at the outset of your case. Read more here.
Why Instruct us?
Unlike many of our competitors we guarantee that your case will be handled by a qualified and experienced solicitor throughout. This leads to better outcomes for our clients.
Law Society Accredited and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulations Authority – you have peace of mind that we are regulated professionals, fully insured to represent your interests.
Our ‘No-Win, No-Fee’ charging structure allows us to represent you without compromising on service or quality.
Proven Track Record
Since we started in 2012, we have recovered many millions of pounds in compensation for our clients, achieving a 99.3% client satisfaction score. Most of our work comes from client recommendations.
We will work hard to fully understand your problem and your priorities so we can find the most effective route to achieving your desired outcome.
From our offices in Cheadle Hulme and Tarporley we represent clients right across England and Wales.