Being involved in a road traffic accident (RTA) isn’t just frightening and unpleasant, whether as a driver, passenger or pedestrian,  it can also change your life in lots of ways. It is important you choose the right experts to deal with your case and help you get the best result.

Road Accident Claims Specialists

At Tollers, we’re highly experienced in handling road accident claims, and provide an efficient, reassuring and high quality service. You’ll find our approach friendly and honest.We will always explain the legal process clearly and in plain English. As well as helping you secure compensation, we can also put you in touch with experts to help you recover from physical or emotional trauma. We’ve claimed successfully for numerous clients in a wide range of RTA compensation cases, including:

  • brain and spinal cord injuries including paraplegia or tetraplegia
  • neck and back injuries
  • accidents causing death
  • amputation and other life changing injuries
  • accidents abroad
  • hit and run incidents
  • uninsured drivers
  • pedestrians
  • motorcycles and bicycles

You can still make a claim even if you were not wearing a seat-belt. If another driver was to blame for the collision then you can claim against them. The fact that you were not wearing a seatbelt does not change that.  This is called ‘primary liability’.

Unless you are exempt, the law says you should have been wearing a seat-belt. Failure to do so can sometimes be considered contributory negligent i.e. you having to accept some responsibility for your injuries (rather than the accident itself). This will reduce the amount of compensation you get. The deduction will not exceed 25% and in some cases there is no deduction at all. The law has been clear for many years:

  • If medical evidence suggests that you would have escaped injury completely if you had been wearing a seat-belt then you lose 25% of the full value of your claim.
  • If you would still have been injured not as severe, the deduction would be 15%.
  • If failing to wear a seat-belt has made no difference to the injuries then you still receive 100% compensation.

Road Accident Claims

Whether as a driver, a passenger, a cyclist, a biker or as a pedestrian Talk to Tollers about making a compensation claim for a road traffic accident. We are not personal injury solicitors by accident!

Uninsured Driver RTA Compensation Claims

If you’ve been involved in a road accident with an uninsured driver, you can still make a compensation claim to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). It’s a non-profit organisation funded by insurance companies that ensure innocent victims of accidents involving drivers without insurance still receive compensation.

Uninsured Driver Claim

Claims through the MIB can be complex, so we can offer expert advice and handle things on your behalf. We’ve handled thousands of successful MIB claims, and we’re happy to discuss your claim to see if it meets the MIB’s criteria.

Hit and run RTA compensation claims

If you’ve been involved in a hit and run incident, you may be able to claim compensation through the MIB, even if you didn’t note the registration number of the offending vehicle. Provided you reported the incident to the police within 14 days if claiming for personal injuries, you can start the claims process.

Again, road accident claims can be complex and there are tight time constraints, so we recommend talking to our MIB claim specialists to make sure you get the best possible result.

To talk to Tollers about Road Accident Claims, get in touch.

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Tristan Holdom
Head of Personal Injury Department
Heading up the Personal Injury Department Tristan is a brain, spinal and catastrophic injury specialist with over 20 years’ experience...
Stephanie Jervis
Associate
Stephanie has worked in Personal Injury since 1999 and been with Tollers since 2009...
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Roger Reed, Personal Injury Lawyer, has focused purely on personal injury cases for 25 years. Roger has an interest in cases of unusual complexity...
Nina Chivers
Associate - Chartered Legal Executive
ina is a personal injury lawyer with over 18 years’ experience within the field...
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Welcome Team Member
Lauren Hamper works in the welcome team in the personal injury department. Her role involves taking initial details from new clients for potential claims...
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Solictor
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David Boobyer
Partner – Spinal Cord Injury Specialist
David Boobyer is a Partner within the firm and Member of the Multi-Track (Serious Injury) Team. He has 25 years’ experience of running injury claims...
Amanda Marlow
Associate – Chartered Legal Executive
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Head of Personal Injury Department
Stephanie Jervis
Associate
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Nina Chivers
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Solictor
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Partner – Spinal Cord Injury Specialist
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Associate – Chartered Legal Executive
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