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Making A Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claim

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a road traffic accident (RTA), then you could be entitled to compensation.

Road traffic accidents can have a huge impact on the lives of those involved and leave victims in both physical and psychological pain, trying to recover from their accident and in some cases having to deal with permanent, long term or life changing injuries.

Road traffic accident claims can vary depending on the cause and circumstances of the incident and the injuries that happened as a result of it. If you are unsure of how to proceed or what to do next, then Sarah Waddington Solicitors are here to provide professional road traffic accident claims advice.

Simply get in touch or call – 01924 601 111 to arrange a free, no obligation initial consultation to discuss your case and our expert team will happily answer any questions you may have.

Types Of Road Traffic Accidents

A road traffic accident is deemed to be any form of crash or damaging road incident that occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal or stationary obstructions such as trees, buildings or poles.

There are a number of different ways in which accidents occur on the road including;

  • Motorway incidents
  • Head on collisions
  • Accidents involving motorbikes
  • Passenger claims
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Cyclist accidents
  • Bus or coach transportation
  • Public transport

The person or party that can be held liable for the compensation will depend on the circumstances surrounding it and who was at fault or the cause of the accident, such as;

Another Driver – The motorist responsible will be the one who the claim is actioned against and if successful then their insurer will pay the compensation.

Road Conditions – If poorly maintained roads were the cause of your incident then a claim could potentially be made against the relevant body such as the local authority or Highways England.

An Uninsured Driver – Just because the person at fault didn’t have insurance doesn’t mean that you can’t claim, you may still be able to via the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) who covers these types of accidents.

An Unknown Driver – If you were injured in a hit and run incident and the person responsible has not been identified then not to worry, the MIB can also pay out compensation for unknown driver accidents too.

Our team of road traffic accident solicitors have a wealth of knowledge in this area and will be able to quickly determine whether you have a valid claim and will be on hand every step of the way to ensure that you get the best support and legal representation you need.

How Much Compensation Could I Be Entitled To?

Road traffic injury claims are all unique and generally aim to help you recover compensation for your injuries and for a variety of expenses which may be incurred during recovery or rehabilitation.

The amount that victims are entitled to for road traffic accident compensation claims will depend on the nature and severity of the injuries and any additional physical, mental or financial impact including;

  • Personal injury – whiplash, broken bones and more serious injuries
  • Loss of earnings from time off
  • Future lost income or negative effects on job prospects
  • Being unable to work at all
  • Adaptations needing to be made to your home or vehicle as a result of your injuries
  • Medical, specialist and additional treatment costs not available on the NHS
  • Travel costs from travelling for hospital, doctors and treatment appointments
  • Mental or emotional trauma / pain and suffering / PTSD

What Does The Claims Process Entail?

For those looking to pursue road traffic accident injury claims we offer a free, no obligation consultation in which we will talk through the basis of your case, taking on board relevant details and information to help us ascertain whether you have grounds for compensation.

Once our solicitors have agreed to take on your road accident personal injury claim, we will gather detailed information on the incident in question to determine the specifics of the incident.

This can include your recollection of the events and evidence such as medical reports, photographs, video footage, eye witness statements, proof of lost earnings, medical invoices and receipts.

We will establish who is responsible for your injuries and aim to get an admission of fault from that party. Usually, the compensation amount you receive will be agreed with your opponent. However, when this is not possible, or an agreement cannot be made, we will take your case to court and continue to support you every step of the way.

How Soon Should You Make A Claim?

The limitation date for road traffic accidents, like personal injury claims is 3 years. Meaning if your road traffic accident was in the last three years from today’s date you can make a claim. However, there are many benefits of contacting your chosen law firm as soon as possible. For example, the accident investigation can take several months, and the memories of the incidents are much fresher in the minds of you and any witnesses to the accident.

Exceptions to the three-year limitation date:

  • Mental Capacity – if a friend or relative lacks the mental capacity to make a claim themselves, you care able to make a claim on their behalf and there is no limitation date in this instance.
  • Children – where a child is concerned, you can make an RTA claim at any point up until they are 18 years old, at which point your child can make a claim up until they turn 21.

Criminal Injuries – injuries sustained as a result of a deliberate act can be made through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority. In this instance, a limitation of two years would apply from the date of the incident

Why Choose Sarah Waddington Solicitors?

At Sarah Waddington solicitors we have a dedicated team of knowledgeable personal injury solicitors who are on hand to help with your case and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

We have experience dealing with a variety of road traffic accident personal injury claims that have included: whiplash accident claims, young driver accident claims, passenger accident claims and taxi accident claims.

We will also seek to recover the maximum possible compensation for you, your injuries and your personal circumstances. As an SRA regulated firm of Solicitors, we will fight on your behalf no matter who we are up against and are capable of taking on multi-million-pound companies and their extensive legal teams and winning. We have seen in some of the most serious cases compensation of over one million pounds be awarded.

How soon should you make a claim?

The limitation date for road traffic accidents, like personal injury claims is 3 years. Meaning if your road traffic accident was in the last three years from today’s date you can make a claim. However, there are many benefits of contacting your chosen law firm as soon as possible. For example, the accident investigation can take several months, and the memories of the incidents are much fresher in the minds of you and any witnesses to the accident.

Exceptions to the three-year limitation date:

  • Mental Capacity – if a friend or relative lacks the mental capacity to make a claim themselves, you care able to make a claim on their behalf and there is no limitation date in this instance.
  • Children – where a child is concerned, you can make an RTA claim at any point up until they are 18 years old, at which point your child can make a claim up until they turn 21.
  • Criminal Injuries – injuries sustained as a result of a deliberate act can be made through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority. In this instance, a limitation of two years would apply from the date of the incident.

Will I Need To Have A Medical Examination?

As part of the road traffic accident claims process, we will arrange for you to have a medical examination which will help us to determine the extent and impact of your injuries and work out how much compensation you deserve.

It is important you seek your own medical assistance as early as possible, as this will not only ensure you receive any treatment you need, but also will be useful as extra medical evidence which could support your case.

Remember, even if you think you only have minor injuries, these injuries could be more serious than first imagined so it is always important to consult a doctor as soon as possible.

Will I Have To Go To Court?

When pursuing any type of claim, you should always be prepared that your case could end up going to court. However, at Sarah Waddington solicitors we will always try to establish who was responsible for the road traffic accident and pursue an admission of liability from that person. If this is successful, your case can be settled outside of court meaning that there is no need to issue court proceedings. The majority of claims we look after are successfully settled this way.

If your case does need to go to court, we will be with you every step of the way providing support and guidance as well as court advice and tips to help prepare you for what to expect.

A Metcalf May 2021

It’s finally over and we are out of the timeshare.

When I called in October last year and you answered the phone I was in a very bad place, having just realised I was being scammed again by J Foster Associates. You managed to calm me down and get my money back. I will not forget your calming voice that day and I will always be crateful to you for that. All the staff at Sara Waddington Solicitors have been excellent and the whole process has been smooth.

Mr B Davey

On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to say a big thank you all at Sarah Waddington Solicitors who have helped us resolve our timeshare problem, you have put our minds at ease. I will not hesitate to recommend you should anybody who has a similar problem ask me in the future. Thanks again. Best Regards Mr B J Davey, Mrs J A Davey

Mr Terrence Webb

Former owner at Fortina Spa Resort, receiving over £14,000 in compensation. - "I was much relieved to be put in touch with you and I am just too impressed for words at the professionalism of the company."

P.A. Hobson

Thank you for your letter confirming the relinquishment of my timeshare. I was very pleased to receive it. I would like to thank you and your team for all your hard work, you made it very easy for me. All I had to do was be patient. So thank you very much and should anyone ask I will definitely recommend you.

Gary Semley

On a personal note today, after hearing the European Claim Centre (on the phone) call your company a 'scammer', today's conference came as further reassurance that we were absolutely with the right company. You may not realise it but your direct, and matter-of-fact 'bedside manner' left us in no doubt that we were under the care of very professional people (not that we should have needed any more reassurance).

Chris Roberton

Sarah gave excellent service and kept us informed in releasing us from Diamond Resorts points timeshare. Quite a relief to not have to pay those ever increasing maintenance fees. Thank you Sarah.

Mr and Mrs Andrews

When we got that final letter indicating that our membership with Diamond Resorts was now at an end it was such a relief. Financially it would have crippled us if we'd had to carry on paying the maintenance fees that were rising every year. When we took out our membership it was fine but everything went downhill after Diamond Resorts took over the business. It became a very expensive luxury which we could not afford and age and health became a problem. Diamond were very unhelpful when we tried to relinquish our membership and that was the reason why we turned to you for help. We would like to thank you for your help in this matter and we are more than happy with the representation and advice which you gave us.

Alan Clark

Sarah Waddington Solicitors has recently contested, and successfully won a flight compensation claim for me. I found them to be very friendly, helpful and extremely professional. The contact was minimal throughout with no hassle, and I was kept up to date with proceedings as things progressed. I received the full amount of compensation (although when I initially challenged the Airline myself they told me I wasn't entitled to anything!!) for which I am delighted. I would have no hesitation contacting Sarah Waddington again or recommending her to family, friends and colleagues.

Arman Mazlum

A first class service from an approachable yet highly professional practice. Dealt with my flight delay claim extremely swiftly and with minimal hassle. Much recommended.

Carol Walker

When the maintenance fees for our time share soared in price we decided to try and " get out of our contract" after much discussions we were told that it would be very difficult if not impossible eventually we were put in touch with Sarah and she said she could help. After many months of contact with the timeshare company Sarah was successful and our contract was cancelled. Sarah kept us informed every step of the way. So if you are looking to cancel your timeshare give Sarah a call I am sure she will give you excellent advice.

Colette Walton

When we were first told that Sarah Waddington Solicitors could terminate our contract with a points style timeshare company, we were concerned that it wasn't a legitimate claim, as we had been told by the timeshare company that it wasn't possible. However, Sarah Waddington's have managed to terminate our contract for us, for which we are very grateful. We were kept informed throughout the case, very politely and professionally. We would certainly recommend Sarah Waddington Solicitors to anyone who is having the same problems.

David Williams

I am very happy with the service and support Sarah has provide to me, in dealing with a complex case over the last 12 months. I would have no problems recommending Sarah to any of my friends. I have contacted other law firms in Leeds and found them pompous and arrogant, Sarah is not and works well those who have less or no legal knowledge. I would advise any new clients, Sarah is user friendly.

Paul Goodhall

Just received my cheque for over £600 for my Flight Delay claim which was handled by Sarah Waddington Solicitors. I had a flight delay with my family a few years ago and after coming across their website submitted my claim which was simple and stress free. They were able to get my compensation within a few months on a No Win No Fee basis, was well worth the wait and the fee and would highly recommend them to my friends and family which I have already done. The money will now go towards a much needed holiday for my family again and as much as the delay caused us to miss 3 hours of our holiday, to receive this money it goes a long way towards compensating us for the loss of the time and inconvenience. I now happily await the next 3 hour delay!!

Dr Pilkington

Thank you very much for your help on the Timeshare matter. I cannot tell you how relieved I am!

S Gerscher

It is indeed great news, my wife is highly delighted as there was the worry of anything had happened to me she would have struggled financially yo pay these fees. May I take this opportunity o thank you and your colleagues for making this possible.

Mr & Mrs Betchley

Thank you for all the work that you ad the team carried out for our Timeshare relinquishment.

Mrs & Mrs Laughton

Thanks to all the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors for their expert assistance & work in bringing this Timeshare matter y a successful conclusion. I would recommend your Solicitors practice without reservation to others who may now have reached a stage in their life where circumstances are changing.

Mr & Mrs Allen

Many thank once again for all the work you have done to draw this Timeshare issue to a close. It is very much appreciated and a great relief.

Mr & Mrs Cumberauld

After seeking to free ourselves from the trauma of timeshare, pestered by organisations who wanted to “help”, but it felt like timeshare selling all over again! We then found the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors. An incredible team that communicates frequently and they successfully steered us through to our relinquishment. What a result SWS has our deepest thanks.

Mr & Mrs Sides

Thank you so much for getting me out of my Timeshare contract and getting all my money back. Please accept my very sincere thanks for all your help and hard work on my behalf. I cannot begin to say how grateful I am.

Ms G Cope-Brown. 3/06/2019

“Thank you to the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors for getting me out of my Timeshare. We were impressed with just how quick and easy it was”.

Ms Aerts, Berkshire. 13/6/2019

“I would like to thank Sarah Waddington Solicitors for dealing with my Holiday Sickness Claim on my behalf. I have now received the compensation that I was rightfully owed and I’m very grateful for all of their help”

Mr Rowley. 13/6/2019

“On behalf of Mrs Evans & I. We both thank you so very very much, for your determination & persistence in managing to resolve our claim against, Vuelling Airlines. Lisa, you have shown so much empathy & understanding to us both in this long fought battle & I hope your superiors appreciate that your a great asset to their firm!!!You have made to over 70s very happy & we shall recommend your firm to others, who have had similar unfortunate & stressful dealing with Airline Companies regarding similar flight cancellations. We shall now book another holiday but no flights with, Vuelling Airlines!!!'”.

Mr & Mrs Scullion, 14/6/2019

“Hello to all, just received the excellent news regarding our claim against Fuelling Airlines and would like to thank you for all your hard work and perseverance regards our claim excellent result”

Mrs Evans. 14/6/2019

I would like to thank everyone at Sarah Waddington especially John Hurley for Issuing proceedings and getting me out of the contract I had with Club la Costa. It's a relief to have that weight taken off me. I would recommend this business to anyone in my situation.

Ms Vail. 19/6/2019

Thank you for your call today letting us know we are out of our Timeshare, we are both so grateful for this piece of news. At this point, we are both looking forwards to finally thinking about 'living' again after the last four years or so of feeling like we'd completely wrecked the financial lives of our children as well as our own. Thanks to the persistence and sheer hard work of Sarah Waddington Solicitors it is now dawning on us that we can move on with our lives and we are eternally grateful to them for this.

Mr & Mrs Semley, Barnsley. 24/5/2019

Thank you to Sarah Waddingtons for their help terminating my timeshare contract- it is a great relief to have this finalised so that my daughter does not have to be bothered with it in the future

Ms Yellop. 29/7/2019

Thank you to Sarah Waddingtons for their help terminating my timeshare contract- it is a great relief to have this finalised so that my daughter does not have to be bothered with it in the future

Mr & Mrs Pask. 07/8/2019

We have today received a letter from Lena Karisson of Palm Oasis confirming our contract is cancelled. Hallelujah it has taken a lot of time and work to achieve. So thank you.

Ms Toone, Leicestershire. 28/8/2019

Thank you for getting me my compensation for my holiday sickness claim, such a relief. Please extend my thanks to Ornella and Alfie for bringing this to such a satisfactory conclusion.

Mr & Mrs Ramage 4/9/2019

We are delighted at the work carried out on our behalf, and our successful relinquishment of our timeshare by Sarah Waddington solicitors, and all so quick and pleasant. Mr Robert Adam was a joy to talk to and kept us informed throughout the process.

Mr & Mrs Jervis 10/9/2019

A big thank you to Sarah Waddington and her team for the hard work and unflappable, steady and reassuring professionalism throughout. Thanks to the team’s efforts and expertise we are finally released from our timeshare contract

Z Chaieb 21/10/2019

Richard Ricks is a knowledgeable, helpful, professional, understanding, and calm Barrister. He dealt with my case incredibly well, and got me the result I needed and wanted. I would highly recommend him to anybody in need of legal support.

T.G. & R.A. Booth. 21/10/2019

We are extremely grateful that Sarah Waddington Solicitors have managed to cancel our contract with Club la Costa. It has been like an albatross around our necks and it hasn't helped the health issues that we both have been suffering from for the last few years. It feels like a great weight has been lifted.

Mr and Mrs Byrne 27/9/2019

We have received today 27/9/2019 a letter from V C Lawson Legal Dept Diamond Resorts confirming our contract with them has been cancelled, it has taken 2 years and money to do it but we are finely FREE hooray!!!.Thank You for all the work you have done to get us and our family out of all this situation.

What details will we need from you?

The following information will initially be used to establish if you have a valid claim. This will also allow our team of experts to work out how much compensation you might be entitled to. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information to hand when you first speak to us as this can be provided at a later date.

  • Accident date and location
  • How the accident occurred
  • Contact details of any witnesses
  • Injuries suffered and any medical reports you have already obtained
  • Third party details such as name, registration and insurance details
  • Proof of any expenses or loss of earnings you may have encountered
  • Any other supporting evidence that you think could help in your claim for example, photographs of the scene.

To book a free consultation or if you have any further questions about our road traffic accident legal advice then please do not hesitate to get in touch and one of our friendly advisors will be happy to assist you.

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