Car Accidents

NewLaw has a team of personal injury specialists who are dedicated to getting the best results for their clients following a car accident.  

All road users have a duty to take reasonable care to avoid causing damage or injury to others using or present on the highway. Unfortunately, too many people are injured as a result of a car accident that could have been prevented. If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Our dedicated, experienced lawyers are here to help you. 

Whether you are a driver, passenger or a pedestrian, you can make a claim for compensation for injuries as a result of a car accident, if the accident was caused by the fault of another party.  At NewLaw, our main aim is to ensure that you are provided with the support and help that you need to get you back to health as quickly as possible, whilst getting you the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will work with you from the outset to make the process as straightforward as possible. Thankfully, many car accidents are not severe, often resulting in whiplash injuries. Our car accident team of lawyers will ensure that your claim is dealt with as swiftly as possible. For those that suffer serious injury following a car accident whether as a motor vehicle driver, passenger or pedestrian, we have a dedicated team of specialists to guide you through the process.  

We will ensure that you are properly compensated for your injury, as well as any losses and expenses, including the cost of medical treatment and travelling to appointments. 

How can claiming for compensation help me?
Suffering an injury following a car accident can have serious consequences for you and your family, both financially and psychologically. Many people require time off work as a result of their injuries, and have to survive on limited sick pay following an accident. Pursuing a claim will not only ensure that you are properly compensated for your injury, but will mean that you are reimbursed for any losses and expenses that you have incurred. This includes any lost earnings, or future loss of earnings if your injury means that you have to take time off work or cannot return to work at all, as well as the cost of medical treatment and travelling to appointments. 

Claiming compensation will also give you access to the best rehabilitation and treatment providers to maximise your recovery following the accident. The most common types of injuries resulting from a car accident are soft tissue or whiplash injuries involving the back and neck. However, these injuries can be painful and, whilst most recover fully in time, some injuries can lead to more permanent and serious conditions. The NHS provides excellent care at the acute stage following an injury, but long term rehabilitation can be lacking. Making a successful claim for compensation will mean funding is made available for a range of expert input where appropriate. 

What if the other driver was not insured?
Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is a legal requirement for motorists to carry insurance in respect of risks of injury or damage to third parties. However, if your car accident was caused by the fault of an uninsured motorist, you can still pursue a claim for compensation for your injuries against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB), under the ‘Uninsured Drivers Agreement’.

What if the other driver cannot be found?
Full investigations will be made following your car accident to identify the party at fault, including obtaining a copy of any Police Accident Report. Unfortunately, some motorists do fail to stop following a car accident and if a vehicle registration number is not obtained, the other driver may not be found. In these circumstances, a claim for compensation can still be pursued against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB), under the ‘Untraced Drivers Agreement’.

What can I do?
Claiming for compensation following a car accident can be complicated, especially if the other party is untraced or uninsured. This is why we recommend that you contact us as soon as you can, to discuss whether we can help you with your claim. It is important to obtain legal advice and assistance from solicitors with experience and expertise in these claims. 

If you have been involved in a car accident, report the incident to the Police immediately. Failure to do so can jeopardise a later claim for compensation. Providing it is safe to do so, remain at the scene of the accident until the Police and any other emergency services arrive. The Police will make a note of the other party’s vehicle, contact and insurance information, and we recommend that you retain this information for your own records as well. If you do report the incident to the Police, make a note of the Police reference number.

If there are any witnesses to your accident, you should try to make a note of their names, addresses and contact telephone numbers.

Seek medical advice as soon as possible for your injuries. 

Always keep a note of any expenses that you incur as a result of your injuries, including copies of receipts and invoices where available.

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