Car accident compensation claims

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Most car accident claims can be dealt with on a no win no fee basis.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors handle thousands of claims for car accidents every year and secure millions of pounds in compensation for our customers. Most car accident claims are dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis which allows us to proceed with your claim and allows you to focus on your recovery.

We offer a free car accident claim assessment service that will help you understand whether there is a reasonable chance of your claim succeeding. Simply provide us with the details of the accident and your personal injuries, and we will assess your crash injury claim free of charge.

Can I claim car accident compensation on a no win no fee basis?

First, we need to know the details of the car accident, such as where and when it happened, and the details of your personal injuries. We will provide you with free legal advice and review your car accident claim free of charge.

When your claim has been assessed by one of our Car Accident Claims Lawyers, we will tell you if your claim can be dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis. We will also recommend what you should do next.

The more information you can provide about the car accident will help us to help you quicker. So, gather as many details as you can about the accident and call us as soon as possible, but please don’t worry if you don’t have all the details because we will still be able to help you.

You can claim compensation if you were injured in a car accident that was caused by the fault of another person or party. You can claim compensation if you were injured in a car accident as the driver, as a passenger or as a pedestrian.

You can also claim compensation if you were injured in a road traffic accident by a car (or other vehicle) that hit you while you were a pedestrian, a cyclist or motorcyclist, or if you suffered a whiplash injury.

What to do after the car accident

If you have been involved in a car accident you should get medical attention as soon as possible to assess your injuries.

Here are some important steps you should take after the car accident:

  • Exchange details with the other driver(s) involved – if you can, get the name, contact details and vehicle registration of the other driver(s) who were involved in the accident. If you're seriously injured then this won't be a priority, but in such cases the police should be called and they will get the necessary details.

  • Get the details of any witnesses – if there any witnesses to the accident, ask for their names and contact details. Again, if you've been seriously injured, this is something the police will take responsibility for.

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible – your health comes first and foremost, so if you've been injured, be sure to seek immediate medical attention. Even if you don't feel sore, whiplash injuries for example can take hours or days to manifest. So it's best to visit your GP or a local Accident and Emergency Department to get checked out.

  • Tell your insurer – if you were driving at the time of the accident you'll need to tell your insurer, even if it wasn't your fault.

  • Contact a Personal Injury Solicitor – once you've recovered sufficiently, contact a Personal Injury Solicitor and find out whether you can claim compensation.

  • Keep a record of your expenses – if you are making any type of personal injury claim, you may be able to recover all of the money you have lost as a result of the accident. Therefore it's important to keep all your receipts and keep a record of all the money you've lost as a result of your injuries.

Can I make a car accident claim if the accident was my fault?

If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by your own actions, you may not be entitled to claim compensation. However, if you were a injured as a passenger in a car accident that was caused by the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in, you may be entitled to make a Passenger Claim for compensation.

For more information, see passenger injury claims explained.

Your rehabilitation, recovery and compensation from your car accident injury

If we take on your car accident claim we will immediately take steps to enable your medical condition to be assessed by a medical expert.

We always work to expedite medical treatments and rehabilitation support quickly, whilst also working to establish who is at fault and gathering evidence to obtain an admission of liability (fault).

We will assemble the information and the evidence required to establish the amount of compensation you are entitled to, including damages for lost earnings, missed pension payments, the costs to repair your crashed car, out of pocket expenses, and medical and rehabilitation costs. Then we negotiate with the other side or start litigation (the process of taking legal action) to secure a fair compensation settlement for you as quickly as possible.

We always apply for interim payments of compensation to be paid whenever possible to help with out of pocket expenses. This is especially important for people who cannot return to work quickly due to their injuries. We will advise you about Interim Payments if and when they become applicable in your case.

At Co-op Legal Services we want to ensure that you are properly looked after so we concentrate on you and your recovery as well as your accident claim. As part of a large ethical organisation, we ensure that you are fully supported throughout the claim, whatever your injury and circumstances.

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About Co-op Legal Services

As part of the largest Co-operative organisation in the UK, Co-op Legal Services works to ensure that our clients receive the best legal advice and support services available from our teams of personal injury and clinical negligence solicitors, legal executives and staff.

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and several of our Personal Injury Solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.