Road Traffic Accident

Ensuring You’re Fairly Compensated After a Road Traffic Accident

Welcome to the Road Traffic Accident Claims page at John M Lewis & Co. We understand that being involved in a road traffic accident can be a traumatic and life-altering experience. Whether you’ve been injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian, our dedicated team of experienced solicitors is here to guide you through the process of seeking compensation and justice.

Road traffic accidents can result in a range of physical, emotional, and financial challenges. We are committed to helping you navigate these difficulties and securing the compensation you deserve. Our comprehensive approach takes into account not only the legal aspects of your claim, but also the real-life impact on your well-being.

How Do I Make a Road Traffic Accident Claim?

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    Seek Medical Attention: Your health and safety should be your top priority. Ensure you receive proper medical care and document all injuries. This not only safeguards your well-being but also provides essential evidence for your claim.

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    Gather Evidence: Collect evidence related to the accident, such as photographs of the scene, vehicle damage, and the license plates of all involved vehicles. Obtain contact information from any witnesses and make a note of weather and road conditions at the time of the accident.

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    Report the Accident: Report the accident to the police and your insurance company as soon as possible. A police report can serve as valuable evidence in your claim.

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    Consult a Solicitor: To navigate the legal complexities of a road traffic accident claim, it’s advisable to consult an experienced solicitor. They can evaluate the specifics of your case, advise you on the viability of your claim, and help you proceed with the necessary legal steps.

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    Notify the At-Fault Party: If the accident was someone else’s fault, you should inform the responsible party’s insurance company about your intent to make a claim. Your solicitor can guide you through this process.

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    Document Expenses: Keep records of all expenses related to the accident, including medical bills, vehicle repair costs, and any other financial losses. This documentation is crucial for calculating your compensation.

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    Negotiate or Litigate: Your solicitor will engage in negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company to secure a fair settlement. If an agreement cannot be reached, your solicitor may recommend pursuing legal action to recover the compensation you deserve.

How Much Does it Cost to Make a Road Traffic Accident Claim?

At John M Lewis & Co, we understand that the financial burden of making a road traffic accident claim can be a concern. We offer a ‘No Deductions’ service on all claims, meaning that you’ll always get 100% of the compensation you’re entitled to.

We maintain a transparent fee structure, and we’ll discuss the terms and conditions with you upfront. Our goal is to ensure you fully understand the financial aspects of your claim.

How Long do I Have to Make a Road Traffic Accident Claim?

The timeframe for making a road traffic accident claim can vary, but it’s important to be aware of the limitation period. In most cases, you have three years from the date of the accident to initiate legal proceedings. However, there are exceptions, and it’s advisable to seek legal advice promptly to ensure you don’t miss the opportunity to claim the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been in a road traffic accident and want to explore your options for making a claim, don’t hesitate to contact John M Lewis Solicitors for a free consultation. Our experienced solicitors can guide you through the process, provide an assessment of your case, and ensure you meet any time limitations associated with your claim. We’re here to support you in seeking the compensation you deserve after a road traffic accident.

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