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A guide to claiming for a road traffic accident

If you or a non-working family member have been involved in a road traffic accident, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Whether you were a driver, pedestrian, passenger, cyclist or motorcyclist injured in an accident, Unite Legal Services can help you to pursue a road traffic accident claim. Our specialist teams can also help you access rehabilitation and support from charities and groups to aid your recovery.

If you are unable to work as a result of your accident, our road traffic accident lawyers will review your case. They will make sure your damages cover the cost of lost earnings, care needs and any additional expenses that could put financial pressure on you and your family. Our specialist lawyers can advise on matters ranging from short term whiplash to serious brain injuy, amputations and spinal cord injuries.

For more information on making a road traffic accident claim, read our answers to your frequently asked questions below.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CLAIMS

How do I make a road traffic accident claim?

If you or a non-working family member have been injured in a road traffic accident, Unite Legal Services can provide expert legal advice and help you to pursue a compensation claim. Contact Unite Legal Services on 0800 709 007 to discuss your case with one of our road traffic accident lawyers.

Which injuries can I claim for in a road traffic accident?

Unite Legal Services can help secure compensation for a wide range of injuries sustained from a road traffic accident. These include:

  • Whiplash injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Fatalities

How much will it cost me to make a road traffic accident claim?

It’s free to make a road traffic accident claim with Unite Legal Services. As a Unite member, your membership includes free legal advice from expert solicitors and representation in all personal injury claims for you and your family.

How much compensation will I receive from a road traffic accident claim?

The amount of compensation you can expect to receive from a road traffic accident claim depends on your case. When calculating your damages, Unite Legal Services will consider the severity of the accident and your injuries, the emotional and financial impact it has had on your life, including any loss of earnings incurred, medical expenses and care needs.

You can rest assured that the team at Unite Legal Services will do all they can to secure the maximum compensation you deserve to compensate you for your injuries. Unite Legal Services also guarantees you keep 100 per cent of the compensation - unlike other non-specialist law firms.

How long do I have to make a road traffic accident claim?

If you have been injured in an accident, you have three years from the date of your accident, or from when you were aware of your injuries, to make a road traffic accident claim. There are limited exceptions to the rule, so it’s best to get in touch with Unite Legal Services as soon as possible to start the claim process.

Why should I choose Unite Legal Services to help me with my road traffic accident claim?

Unite Legal Services has a long history of winning maximum compensation for Unite members. We have a team of dedicated solicitors who are experts in securing thousands of pounds for people who were injured through no fault of their own. They also have access to some of the best rehabilitation services and support groups to help you through what is often a challenging time.

How do I make a road traffic accident claim through Unite Legal Services?

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident and wish to make a claim for your injuries, contact Unite Legal Services on 0800 709 007 for free legal advice and to start the claim process. Alternatively, you can contact your regional Unite office for more information.

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