Millions of vehicles are in use on the roads in the U.K., and drivers range from all ages and levels of experience. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and when they do – whether by a full on collision or just a bump – injuries often follow.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and you have been injured as a result, you may be eligible to claim compensation from the driver at fault. We specialise in serious injury road traffic accident claims and we have a high volume of catastrophic injury claims; higher than many other firms, as far as we believe.
When a road traffic accident occurs, a ‘Pre-Action Protocol’ is normally used to progress a claim. For minor road accidents, they usually follow a standardised process, whereas for the major ones, which we focus on, the process is different. A case where the value of the claim is less than £25,000.00 will usually fall within the standardised process, whereas we focus on serious injury claims worth in excess of £25,000.00, dealt with by our specialist senior solicitors.
If the insurer of the driver at fault accepts full responsibility than it should be a case of negotiating the best settlement for the victim after we have assisted with treatment and rehabilitation needs. In straightforward cases, this many not apply, but we have close links with expert treatment and care providers as we focus on the serious injury claims.
It’s worth noting that insurers may try and defend the claim – either fully or partially – where they know they may be paying out a lot of money. This is where our expertise can be very useful to ensure a victim gets the maximum amount of compensation they’re entitled to receive.
Hopefully, we can still resolve the claim on a “Pre Action” basis, which means before the need for court proceedings.
Why have the Pre Action Protocol?
The pre action protocols allow for the parties to investigate and communicate with each other with the option of settling out of court.
Going to court can take time and can cost a lot of money, so it would be a lot more efficient to settle the case out of court.
However, it is important that you have someone like us to help you fight for the maximum compensation you deserve in the most efficient way possible.
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