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Road Traffic Accidents

Whether you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a motorist, passenger or pedestrian, you may have a claim provided that the accident was not solely your fault.

You may also be able to claim against the local authority if obstruction or road defects were responsible for the accident for example. You will still be able to make a claim if a friend or family member was responsible for your accident – remember that they will be insured through their motor insurance policy and so any compensation paid out to you will not come from their pockets but from the insurance company themselves.

Accidents that have been caused by an untraced or uninsured driver are dealt with slightly differently – please see the Motor Insurers Bureau claims section for further details.

Injury claims worth a figure of £25,000 or less will be pursued through the online RTA Portal – this is a controlled site whereby a Claimant Solicitor is able to trace the relevant Defendant Insurers and thereafter deal with the claim in accordance with the online procedures with the Defendant insurers directly, swiftly and in line with the strict timetable set. Sometimes a minor injury claim will be capable of settlement without going through the process of obtaining copy medical records and having the Claimant examined by a Consultant.

Claims worth in excess of this figure will be dealt with outside of this Portal and may take a little longer to settle (depending upon the severity and extent of the injury sustained). These claims will always require copy medical records and an independent medical examination – this is simply to allow me to be able to prove that you have been injured and to prove the severity of your injury, which in turn helps me to accurately value your claim for compensation.


“I would like to thank you so much for all your help and assistance in my personal injury claim. It was a very stressful time for me and your professionalism, expertise and friendly manner put my mind totally at ease and helped me through a traumatic time. Your help and support was greatly appreciated.”

Nicola Stott

Road Traffic Accident Claim

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