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  • Overview

    Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find our if w can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    When can you make a compensation claim for a road traffic accident injury?

    Being involved in a road accident is a traumatic experience. It can leave you with physical and psychological injuries. The physical injuries might range from minor bruising or whiplash to injuries to your brain or spine which have long term effects on your future, and that of your family.

    Whether you were the driver of a car, motorbike, van or lorry, or a cyclist or pedestrian, you may be able to claim compensation. You can pursue claims in many circumstances including:

    • Accidents involving uninsured drivers
    • Accidents involving hit and run drivers
    • Accidents involving drink driving
    • Public transport accidents
    • Fatal road traffic accidents
    • Accidents where there is an allegation that you were partly responsible.
       

    What compensation can you claim?

    Additional to the compensation that can be recovered at the conclusion of the personal injury claim, money can be requested during the course of the claim to fund rehabilitation as well as:

    • Compensation for physical or psychological damage or both.
    • Compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the injuries and the things needed as a result of your injury.
    • Compensation for financial loss, for example, for loss of earnings due to the road traffic accident.
       

    The amount of compensation you get depends on:

    • The seriousness of the injuries
    • The extent of financial loss
    • The support required for the future.
       

    As well as the compensation that can be recovered at the conclusion of the personal injury claim, money can be requested during the course of the claim to fund rehabilitation.

    How our personal injury solicitors can help with compensation claims following road traffic accidents

    • The breadth of experience in our personal injury team means it is likely that we have already recovered compensation with similar circumstances to yours
    • A specialist personal injury lawyer will handle your compensation claim quickly and sensitively. You will deal with the same person throughout the process and be given clear practical advice
    • We have a specialist team with many years of experience in dealing with complex road traffic accident claims involving all types of road users
    • We have particular experience in acting in cases where there are allegations that the claimant was partly responsible for causing the road traffic accident they were involved in. This is known as contributory negligence. We make a careful examination of evidence such as witness statements and photographs, and visit the accident site if appropriate. We’ll advise you of the best course of action and of whether any concession should be made for contributory negligence
    • We can help with claims for hit and run accidents or accidents where the other driver did not have insurance. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) holds a fund to ensure that people do not go uncompensated in these circumstances
    • Members of our personal injury team specialise in lower value personal injury claims for road traffic accidents which need to be perused through a specialist on-line claims portal. This applied to claims arising out of road traffic accidents which are valued at less than £25,000.
       

    Free initial consultation

    Contact our team of specialist personal injury lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your accident before giving you clear advice on the chance of you recovering compensation. If we think you have a claim we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

     

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Dominique was friendly, informative and excellent to deal with. I have recommended Thomson Snell & Passmore to others of every department. My experience with the company has been seamless.

Client

Dominique showed great empathy and understanding at all times.

Client

Tom was really helpful he explained very clearly and what would happen. Thank you.”

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Thank you for providing an excellent service, which due to you was stress free for me!  I am more than happy with the amount and am now, more importantly, able to move on putting this behind me.

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Jonathan Clement is ‘a great negotiator’.

The Legal 500 2014

The team helped to build my confidence by keeping me up to date on any progress while reminding me of appointments with regular calls and e-mails. I can highly recommend their services to anybody who is unfortunately in my situation. Thanks James Cahan and his team of experts.”

Client

Throughout the process, your firm has treated me with unfailing tact and courtesy.  I have been conscious of, as well as the firm’s efficiency, a considerable sensitivity in the way a potentially painful legal issue was dealt with.

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We are very grateful to you for your hard work, your sensitivity in dealing with some frequently painful material, and the consistent lucidity with which you have kept us informed of the different stages of the claim

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First class service from the first meeting until the end. Thank-you.

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I have absolute respect for them. They're an excellent firm – well established, and very pleasant people

Chambers UK 2014

The team provides a ‘consistently high level of service’.

The Legal 500 2013

As a family we have no experience of dealing with such issues, so James’ considered approach, advice and guidance were invaluable to us. Invariably highly professional but also approachable and with clear explanations, he has inspired total confidence throughout the past 17 months.

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I felt that you were very sincere and compassionate when dealing with me when I was at my lowest. I would recommend James time and time again, to any future clients.

Evelyn Plum

I would like to take this opportunity of offering my most sincere thanks to you and your Team for handling my Personal Injury Claim. The outcome was very satisfactory and way beyond my expectations which I can only attribute to your expertise and knowledge in these matters. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your practice partners.

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Many thanks for all your support and hard work through a torrid 2 ½ years. We both appreciate it could have ended very differently without your dedication and attention to detail.”

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You have been very good thank you. Always prompt to respond to queries and have explained everything thoroughly.”

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I thank you so much for your excellent service and will recommend you strongly to anyone needing help.

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I feel that TS&P and your team have been extremely good and I could not have wished for anything more.

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The sensitivity and dedication has assisted and assured me greatly in my recovery…there has been an emotional benefit that you and the team have provided by all of your actions. Thank you and the team for winning this case and securing a victory which, to me, is more than just about financial compensation.

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Thank you so much for the huge amount of effort and work put in by all concerned with this case. You were a very kind man and handled the case sympathetically and with integrity

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Couldn’t have wished for a nicer person. What more can I say other than a BIG thank you.

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Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant from the time I walked in the door.

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I feel that TS&P do take time to understand me personally. I am not just a folder, I am a person

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Dominique has been very supportive - and patient - throughout the process. I have often found it difficult, and because of stress and other circumstances in my life I have often taken a long time to face up to the situation and complete things that need to be done.

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Overall a very good and responsive service - I wasn't anticipating this. The process of claiming under this area of law is more complicated than I thought it would be but it was translated very efficiently to me.

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I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.

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