Road Traffic Accident Claims

If you have been involved in an accident on the roads that was not your fault, you could have a case to make a road traffic accident claim. The expert solicitors at Percy Hughes & Roberts are here to advise and support you throughout this complex claims process, giving you the best chance of a positive outcome.

We have considerable experience of working with drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and other road users who have been involved in accidents, helping them to consider their options and put together a strong claim for compensation. We will support you every step of the way throughout the legal process until a resolution is reached.

Being involved in a road traffic accident will always be extremely distressing, but with our support, you can obtain the compensation you deserve, helping you to cover any costs that may have been incurred and ensuring you can move on with your life.

Based in Birkenhead, our team has been delivering high-quality legal services for clients across the Wirral, Merseyside and the North West for more than 100 years. 

To learn more about making a road traffic accident claim, get in touch with our expert solicitors today. Call us on 0800 068 3186, or complete our online contact form to request a call back at a time that is convenient for you. 

How can our personal injury solicitors help you?

At Percy Hughes & Roberts, our personal injury team has years of experience in helping our clients to claim compensation for all kinds of accidents, and will provide you with the best and most pragmatic advice for your situation, no matter your circumstances.

We provide support for all types of road traffic accident, including:

  • Accidents involving pedestrians
  • Accidents involving uninsured drivers
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Lorry and truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Taxi accidents

The team at Percy Hughes & Roberts will assess the details of the incident, explain your rights and determine the best way forward. We will then help you collect the evidence and take the necessary steps to put together a strong legal case.

How do I make a road traffic accident claim?

Road traffic accidents remain one of the most common forms of incidents in the UK, with over 2,500 people dying on Britain's roads every year. When these accidents happen, it is important to consider your legal options as soon as possible.

In the majority of road accidents, it will be clear who caused the accident, and there will be no dispute regarding liability. However, there will be cases where this is not obvious, or where the extent of liability is difficult to work out. If liability is disputed, legal advice will be necessary in resolving the issue.

As such, if you are involved in an accident, taking the following steps can make it much easier to prove who was at fault:

  • Exchange insurance details with the drivers involved
  • Make a note of the names and contact details of any witnesses
  • Take photos of your injury and the scene of the accident, and make a note of the road conditions at the time
  • Call the police and ambulance service immediately
  • Get in touch with a solicitor as soon as possible

How much compensation can I claim for a road traffic accident?

The amount of compensation you can expect from your road accident claim will depend on a number of circumstances, including the severity of your injury, who was at fault, and the amount of other costs that may have been incurred due to the accident.

Your final compensation award will be made up of two types of damages:

  • General damages, which are provided for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. These are calculated according to guidelines developed by experts and past case law

  • Special damages, which encompass any other financial losses you may have suffered due to the accident. These may include:

    • Care costs

    • Damage to your bike or vehicle

    • Insurance policy excess costs

    • Loss of earnings

    • Medical treatment and physiotherapy costs

    • Travel costs to and from appointments

Why choose Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors?

At Percy Hughes & Roberts, our friendly and experienced personal injury team aim to make the whole road traffic accident claims process as straightforward as possible. We understand that making a compensation claim is a big step, and we will provide the support you need to properly consider all your options.

Our team is fully accredited with Lexcel, the Law Society's quality standard, demonstrating that the high quality of our legal service is respected and acknowledged across the legal sector.

We have been providing quality, concise legal advice for more than 100 years, working with clients across the North West of England. We are dedicated to providing those involved in road traffic accidents with the simple and cost-effective support they need at a distressing time.

Get in touch

To speak to a member of our road traffic accident team at Percy Hughes & Roberts, give us a call on 0800 068 3192, or complete the enquiry form on our contact page to send us a query by email.