Road Traffic Accidents Claims in London

If you have been in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, or not completely your fault, and you have suffered injuries or harm, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Our experienced personal injury solicitors can represent you in making a claim, ensuring that you have a strong case, securing you the best pay out to compensate you for what has happened.

At Huggins Lewis Foskett in South Woodford, our car accident solicitors will provide an excellent level of service as well as the legal expertise you need to secure a fair payment for your injuries.

If you would like to talk to our London road traffic accident claims solicitors, ring us on 0208 989 3000 or use our simple contact form to request a call back and we will be happy to answer your questions. We offer a free initial 30-minute consultation so that you can discuss what has happened and ask us about the first steps in bringing a claim.

Why choose Huggins Lewis Foskett for your road traffic accident solicitors in London?

We have a strong track record of securing substantial road traffic accident compensation payments for our clients, including in serious cases where clients have sustained life-changing injuries.

We know that it may seem daunting to take on a legal case following an accident and we will do all we can to ensure that you have the support you need. You will find us friendly and approachable and we will always take the time to discuss matters with you, to include answering any questions you may have.

We are usually able to deal with road traffic accident compensation cases by way of negotiation and without the need to go to court. This is generally a quicker and more cost-effective option.

We offer a no win no fee service, meaning you can make your claim with no financial risk to yourself.

Take advantage of our free initial 30-minute consultation to discuss your situation and ask us any questions you may have about bringing a claim, including how much compensation you might be entitled to and how the issue of costs can be dealt with.

Our road traffic accident compensation claim service

Taking your instructions

If you ask us to represent you in your car accident compensation claim, we will go through what has happened with you to establish the facts. We can discuss your options for funding and answer any questions you may have, such as how much compensation you might expect to receive.

We will need to establish that the accident was the fault of someone else, or partially the fault of someone else and that your injuries are as a result of the accident.

Advising the other side that you will be making a claim

We will advise the other side, usually the driver’s insurance company, that you have been injured and that you intend to make a claim and ask them whether they are able to admit liability.

Putting together evidence in support of your claim

We will put together evidence of what has happened as well as medical evidence, including photographs of your injuries, your medical records and details of any treatment you have received. We will ask a medical expert to examine you and prepare a report on your injuries, to include your likely prognosis.

We will also gather other evidence such as witness statements, photographs of the scene and the police report, if there is one.

Negotiating car accident compensation

If liability is admitted by the other side, we will use the medical evidence together with evidence of the financial losses you have sustained to try to negotiate a sum in compensation. It is usually possible to deal with a road traffic accident claim out of court in this way so that you would not have to attend a hearing.

Preparing for court

If liability is not admitted or the amount offered in compensation is not sufficient, we will prepare the strongest possible case for court. We will make sure that you are thoroughly prepared and that you have an expert personal injury advocate to represent you.

Everything you need to know about making a road traffic accident claim

What is classed as a road traffic accident?

A road traffic accident can be any accident on the roads, whether you are in a vehicle as a passenger or a driver or whether you are there in another capacity such as a pedestrian.

We deal with a full range of road traffic accident incidents, including:

  • Car accident claims
  • Motorbike accident claims
  • Cycling accident claims
  • Bus or coach accident claims
  • E-scooter accident claims
  • Pedestrian accident claims
  • Horse accident claims

Can I claim for anxiety after car accident?

If you experience anxiety or other psychological stress for a period after a road traffic accident, you may be able to claim compensation. The psychological harm of a car accident can be very damaging and you are entitled to receive compensation in respect of this in the same way as for physical injuries.

What compensation can I receive after a car accident?

The amount you will receive by way of compensation after a car accident will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries and whether you were partly responsible for the incident.

You will be entitled to two types of damages payment:

  • General damages
  • Special damages

General damages

General damages is compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the accident as well as for any loss of amenity. This is any inability to do things you were previously able to do, such as running or gardening.

The Judicial College Guidelines provide a range of compensation which might be payable for various types of injury and this will generally be a starting point for claims and negotiations, along with case law involving similar injuries.

Special damages

Special damages are the actual financial losses that have arisen as a result of the accident and are quantifiable in a way that general damages are not.

Examples of special damages include:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Financial losses because you might not be able to go further in your career because of your injuries
  • The cost of travelling to medical appointments
  • The cost of therapy and treatment not available on the NHS
  • Prescription charges
  • The cost of any special equipment you may need
  • The expense of adapting your home
  • Personal care and help with household chores

How long does accident compensation take?

The length of time taken to complete an accident compensation claim can vary widely. If your injuries are relatively minor, it may be possible to settle your case within a year.

If you have been badly injured, you may be advised to wait a while before settling to see how your injuries heal and what difficulties or health issues are likely to be with you long-term.

Where your case is likely to take a long time to be dealt with, we can request interim payments from the insurer. These are intended to help you cope with a reduction in your income during the time it takes for you to heal and for your case to be dealt with.

No win, no free road traffic accident claims

We offer a no win no fee road traffic accident claim service. This means that you will not be required to pay anything towards your case out of pocket. If you win, a payment known as a success fee will be taken from your compensation to cover the costs of your no win no fee arrangement. You will also be liable for your legal expenses, but as above, the other side will still make a contribution towards these.

To discuss the likely costs of a car accident claim, contact us and we will be happy to go through the options with you and answer your questions. We provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes so that you can talk to us about what has happened and the first steps in bringing a claim as well as the costs aspect of the situation.

Our personal injury team

Fee earners

Michael Legister

Nicky Maisuria

For more information about our services, see personal injury lawyers in London.

Speak to our road traffic accident compensation claim solicitors in South Woodford, London

If you have been injured and you believe you have a valid car accident compensation claim, our road traffic accident solicitors in London are ready to help you.

Call our car accident claim solicitors in South Woodford, London now on 0208 989 3000 or use the simple contact form below and we will get back to you soon.