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Car Accident Injury Claims.
If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident, you need to find the best car accident claims solicitor to act for you.
At MG Legal, our road traffic accident solicitors have acted for thousands of injured clients, over the last 10 years, and settled car accident compensation claims from soft tissue whiplash injuries, to serious life changing head and brain injuries, where our clients have required care and assistance around the clock.
If you have been injured and need a no nonsense, down to earth solicitor, get in touch with MG Legal, and we will respond the same day, and get your claim for personal injury compensation started.
No Win No Fee accident compensation solicitors
Despite being demonised by the government and press, road traffic accidents occur every day, and those injured, deserve to receive personal injury compensation.
In 2019 alone there were 125,592 slightly injured casualties in reported road traffic accidents reported to the police. In total, there were 153,315 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents. A total of 1,748 people were killed in reported road traffic accidents in Great Britain in 2019, a similar number to the 1,784 deaths reported in 2018. This figure is also similar to the level of fatalities seen since 2012, which followed a period of substantial reduction in fatalities from 2006 to 2010.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, then MG Legal’s expert team of personal injury solicitors believe our clients should have access to justice, on a no win no fee basis, with no upfront costs, or legal jargon. Our personal injury solicitors have a success rate in excess of 99% and settle thousands of personal injury claims on a yearly basis. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, MG Legal’s trusted personal injury experts are here to help.
When you instruct MG Legal's personal injury claims specialists, you do so with the confidence that all personal injury claims we accept are subject to a no win no fee agreement, meaning we only get paid if your claim is successful. Our team of road traffic accident claim solicitors have acted for injured clients in any type of traffic accident you can possibly imagine, and specialise in everything from motorcycle accidents, to horse traffic accidents, to electric scooter road traffic accidents, and we have the confidence to know that if we accept your personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis, we will end up winning your case.
How do I Claim Compensation after a Car Accident?
Road traffic accidents can often leave you with long-term injuries. At MG Legal, we have seen all types of injuries, from spinal injuries, to knee injuries, to burns and scars, and if you have been injured, it may not always be that clear where to start, if you are looking to pursue a claim for compensation.
Yes, we know that every other advert on daytime television is asking you to phone some injury lawyer or other, but what do you do to claim compensation from a leading, local, qualified personal injury solicitor, who has trained for years to obtain a proper qualification? Some people, especially those who are seriously injured in a road traffic accident, do not have a clue where to start. Obviously, there will be paperwork to fill in. But where do you get this from? And do you have to use the personal injury solicitors recommended by your own motor insurers?
Let's simplify matters. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident the first thing you should do is contact MG Legal’s local personal injury solicitors. MG Legal's solicitors have over 30 years' experience of handling serious road traffic accident claims. We are experts in winning compensation for those injured in road traffic accidents, and the advice we give you will be impartial, easy to understand, and with no obligation to instruct our personal injury solicitors, after you have discussed your potential injury claim with our solicitors, and we have put your mind at rest, and you on the right track to making a succesful claim for personal injury compensation.
When you have been in a road traffic accident, more often than not, some motor insurance companies will contact you, and attempt to settle your claim for compensation directly, often making a low offer, to settle your claim there and then. If you are injured in a car accident, it is important for you to seek the best legal advice, rather than just accept a low offer, as once settled, you cannot request further personal injury compensation, no matter what injuries come to light later.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, we have set out a guide to the claims process, below, and if you have any questions or queries, or want to instruct our car accident claims solicitors to act for you, on a no win no fee basis, then get in touch for an immediate decision.
Another point to remember is that, you are entitled to instruct any solicitor you choose to pursue your claim for compensation- MG Legal do not pay referral fees to claims management companies, or those people who call you out of the blue, and pester you about having a claim in the last 3 years. If you choose to instruct MG Legal’s team of road traffic accident solicitors, you will benefit of the wealth of knowledge our experts have in all things relating to road traffic accidents, and personal injury compensation.
What should I do if I have a Car Accident?
It’s never the best position to be in. Your car is damaged, you're not able to get to where you were supposed to be going, and to make matters worse, you’ve suffered a personal injury and may well require time off work to recover, or even a trip to the local hospital.
To assist, MG Legal’s traffic accident claims team have made a guide to help you in this distressing time.
If safe to do so, and not too injured, exit your vehicle, and ask the driver at fault for the accident for their details. It’s best to get their name, address, details of their vehicle, including the registration number, make, model, colour and so forth. Take insurance details of the other person involved.
Take pictures on your camera or mobile phone, of the cars in the position they are in post collision, and of any road markings. Unless it is absolutely necessary, do not allow the driver at fault to move their vehicle, especially prior to you taking photographic evidence of the position of their car. Often people who admit liability at the scene of a road traffic accident are keen to tell their insurer a different version of events, meaning the evidence you have collected at the scene of the accident becomes very important when settling your injury claim in your favour.
Obtain the name and address of any witness to the incident, including their telephone number and if need be, Facebook account details. Witnesses are often keen to assist, and our solicitors often use witness evidence to settle claims in our clients' favour. Upon receipt of any witness details, our personal injury team obtain a statement from the witness as soon as possible- often witnesses who are keen to assist at first, become less interested in assisting an injured claimant, so best to strike whilst the iron is hot, as they say.
If the driver of the other vehicle is not willing to give you their name, address and insurance details, or you believe that they are acting suspicious, then it may be necessary to report the accident to the police, and ask that they attend the accident location. If the police prepare a report of the incident, it may assist your claim for personal injury compensation. If the police arrest the other driver, or charge them with a driving offence, such as driving without due care and attention, or dangerous driving, this will assist you with your claim for personal injury compensation.
If the accident is a hit and run try and get the car registration details of the vehicle involved. If the vehicle was hit and run, or in the hands of a thief at the time of the incident, then the vehicles insurers still may act as insurers subject to the Road Traffic Act 1990, and settle your claim for personal injury damages, and vehicle damage. If the vehicle was uninsured, then MG Legal’s car accident claims solicitors would ask the Motor Insurers’ Bureau to settle your claim for compensation.
Report the car accident to your own insurance company. Remember that, legally, you can choose any solicitor you like to pursue your claim for personal injury compensation, so do not just accept any solicitor your insurance company has a referral deal with. It is always best to choose a solicitor of your choice, and not a huge solicitors’ firm, where you are just a number, and not a valued client.
Contact MG Legal’s car accident claims solicitors for a no obligation chat about how we can assist you to claim personal injury compensation, on a no win no fee basis. If we accept your claim for personal injury compensation, we will get one of our Claim Forms to you the same day. Our aim is to settle your claim on the best terms for you, and obtain compensation for you, including the total loss value of your car, or cost of repair, as quickly as possible.
What type of Injury can I claim for in my car accident claim?
Fortunately, the most common injuries sustained as a result of a road traffic accident, are whiplash injuries to the neck, back, shoulders, and upper body. However, our personal injury solicitors at MG Legal are experienced at dealing with everything from the most minor aches and sprains, to catastrophic, lifechanging injuries, affecting the head, spine, and legs. Our experts have recently settled a claim for personal injury compensation, in excess of £400,000, in addition to a claim for our injured clients claim for lost earnings, medical treatment, and expenses. A full list of all the areas of personal injury our personal injury solicitors can assist you with, is found here. Remember, we accept all claims for personal injury arising out of non-fault road traffic accidents, on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to our clients.
How long have I got to make a car accident personal injury claim?
If you are considering claiming compensation for medical negligence or personal injury, it is important to be aware of the time limit for making a claim. This time limit is known as the ‘limitation period’. Subject to the Limitation Act 1980, if you have been injured as a result of a road traffic accident, you have three years from the date of the accident, to pursue a claim for personal injury. This means that Court proceedings must be started by way of issuing a Claim Form at Court within 3 years.
There are circumstances where the 3 year time limit will not start to run until later.
The most common of these are, for those under 18 years old at time of the injury, in that minors have three years from their 18th birthday within which to make a personal injury claim. Time limits may differ if you are acting on behalf of someone with limited mental capacity, if you are acting as guardian or subject a lasting power of attorney. If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact one of MG Legal’s personal injury experts, for a friendly, informative, no obligation chat.
Who pays my legal fees if I am injured in a road traffic accident?
If you have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident, and the accident was not your fault, and the accident was in the last 3 years, MG Legal’s personal injury claims solicitors will help you bring a claim for compensation, on a no win no fee basis.
Our experts believe that if the injury is not your fault, then you shouldn’t have to pay upfront costs to have access to justice. At MG Legal, our personal injury department consists of a small, dedicated team of solicitors, all of whom specialise in personal injury; from road traffic accidents, to medical negligence- each solicitor has their speciality, and we believe the advice and assistance we offer our injured clients, is the best available.
What is the car accident claims process?
If you instruct MG Legal in relation to your car accident claim, then we make the whole process as simple, quick and stress-free as possible.
When you first contact our offices, you will speak to one of our personal injury team, probably our Philip Cranage, or Mark Gregory. We will listen to the incident circumstances, and advise you immediately if we feel we can help you, on a no win no fee basis. If we can assist, we will send you a Claim Form to complete, that same day, by first class post, or if you prefer, a Word copy of our Claim Form you can complete online, and return to our offices, that day.
As soon as you return your completed claim form to our offices, we and start work on your claim. The first thing we do is to write out to the insurers of the driver at fault. The driver’s insurance have an initial period of 21 days to respond to our offices, confirming if they are to accept or deny liability.
if liability is accepted, then, if you have sustained minor soft tissue, whiplash injuries to the neck, back, shoulders and upper body, we obtain a medical report from one of our choice of medical experts. Our personal injury solicitors have access to the best medical practitioners in their field in order to ensure that any medical report prepared on your behalf, fully details your injuries. If you are happy with the content of your medical report, our personal injury team will negotiation settlement of your claim for personal injury.
If you are more severely injured, then our personal injury team will request your medical records, and, depending on the injuries you have sustained, from cuts, bruises, or broken bones, we will obtain a medical report from an orthopaedic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or if you are psychologically injured, a consultant psychologist will be asked to prepare a report, too. Our personal injury team are driven by making sure our injured clients get the compensation they deserve.
The way we think of the matter is like this: You didn’t ask to be injured, so you need to be compensated well for the inconvenience.
Can I claim for the damage to my car?
Yes, you can. If the traffic accident wasn’t your fault, then you can claim for the cost of having your vehicle repaired, or the total loss value of your vehicle. MG Legal’s personal injury team work closely with engineers all over the UK, and can offer a service, where our engineers will attend your home address, or place of work, in order to prepare a report on your vehicle, and assess the cost of the repair, or total loss value of your car.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, MG Legal will instruct a specialist engineer, with the appropriate Industry of Motor Insurers' qualification, to assess your vehicle, at no cost to yourself. When we receive the engineer’s report, we will send the report to you for your agreement, and if you are happy to release the report to the negligent driver’s insurance, then send them the report, that day, and request payment for the cost of the repairs, or for the price of a replacement vehicle. At MG Legal, the aim of our road traffic accident solicitors, is to get you back on the road as soon as possible.
How much can I claim for my car accident injury claim?
As you can imagine, every claim for personal injury is different, and everybody recovers at a different rate. subject to this, the response to the question, ‘how much can I claim’ simply must be answered subject to the guidelines that all personal injury solicitors, and judges, from county court judges, to the Supreme Court; these presently being the 15th Edition of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines. A few of the many awards for personal injury compensation are given below.
Head Injuries (injuries alone can be valued at £354,260)
Neck and Shoulder Injuries (injuries alone can be valued at £130,060)
Back and spine injuries (injuries alone can be valued at £247,280.00)
Pelvis and hip injuries (injuries alone can be valued at £114,810.00)
Knee and leg injuries (injuries alone can be valued at £247,280.00)
Foot injuries (injuries alone can be valued at £176,660.00)
Why choose MG Legal as my personal injury solicitors?
At MG Legal, we aren’t here to offer false promises, or pay you lip service. When you speak to a solicitor at our offices, and they say they are going to do something, they do it. Quite simply, if we don’t settle your personal injury claim, then we do not get paid; and we certainly can’t accept that. So, if you are looking for a hungry team of solicitors, who want to settle your personal injury claim as much as you, then look no further; and welcome to MG Legal.