Road Traffic Accidents
As a result of car accidents, injuries and loss of property often occur, for which high accident compensation is due.
Road traffic accidents involve the risk of serious injury and damage to the vehicle you are driving. Victims of this type of events are often forced to stop work and their previous lifestyle and undergo post-accident rehabilitation.
In addition, British insurers often try to challenge the victim’s right to compensation or reduce the compensation payout as much as possible, for example by showing that the injured person does not require a complicated treatment or rehabilitation process. When cooperating with ABS Lawyers, you do not have to worry about this turn of events. Our lawyers are perfectly familiar with the strategies used by British insurers and are able to counteract them effectively.
What to do after an accident?
If you have been involved in a road accident, the first step you should take is to check your own health and that of the other car passengers. If it is disturbing, seek medical attention immediately.
If you have performed all the actions aimed at saving health and life, then the next step is to save the registration numbers of the vehicles involved in the accident. It is also worth saving the personal data (at least the name and surname) of people who drove the vehicles during the collision.
The next step is to make photo documentation. If you have such a possibility, it is absolutely necessary to take photos from the scene of the accident. They should include damage to vehicles and "shots" that generally demonstrate what the situation after a collision looks like (car placement, tire tracks after braking, etc.). Such evidence is very helpful when it is necessary to prove the fault of the perpetrator for the accident to their insurer.
Finally, you should let your insurer know that you have been involved in the accident. Please remember that notification to your insurer does not mean that you are claiming compensation on their terms or through your own policy. After contacting ABS Lawyers, our lawyers will take over the process and fight for your compensation.
How it’s working?
We strongly advise against all participants in accidents in the UK from accepting any offers made directly by the insurer of the person responsible for the collision. Of course, this is your choice, but we know from experience that the amounts paid by insurers are in most cases much lower than the level of compensation what our lawyers are able to achieve for you. Furthermore, by accepting money from the defendants insurer, you automatically waive any future claim. This means that if it turns out that your injuries are more serious than initially appeared and you require long-term rehabilitation or access to treatment, then you will have to provide yourself with the funds to cover the treatment.
ABS Lawyers have many years of experience in the field of compensation law in Great Britain. Thanks to this, they are able to recover the highest possible compensation from the insurers of the opposing party and secure funds for the client for treatment, rehabilitation, compensation for the lack of job opportunities, finance a replacement car, or pay for the repair of damage to the car that was involved in the accident. Additionally, at each stage of the case, you are kept informed about its progress by our specialists.
Over the years of professional practice, our lawyers have successfully completed thousands of cases – from the lightest ones, concerning only minor injuries and damage to the car, to the most serious ones, including obtaining compensation for very serious injuries. We are well aware of how mentally exhausting the recovery period after an accident can be, so we can provide you with support throughout your claim. Our goal is also to shift the entire burden of running the case onto our lawyers. Your only obligation is to take care of your own health.
The limitation period for road traffic accident compensation claims is three years. This means that you have 3 years from the date of the accident to start the process of obtaining compensation from the perpetrator’s insurer. However, we know from experience that completing the documents needed to open this type of case – especially after a long time from the event – may be time-consuming, so it is not worth waiting with action. The sooner you decide to apply for compensation, the greater the chance that you will obtain satisfactory results.
You may apply for compensation even if the perpetrator of the collision was not insured. In these cases, we bring you the MIB (Motor Insurers Bureau), which starts its own investigation and ultimately pays you compensation from its own resources. Of course, at every stage of the MIB investigation, our law firm makes sure that the materials provided to their lawyers and specialists increase your chances of receiving the highest possible financial compensation.
ABS Lawyers is a NO WIN NO FEE law firm. We do not charge you any fees for the conduct of the case and the work of our lawyers. Lawyers’ remuneration is 25% of the client’s compensation obtained. All other components of the compensation, e.g. compensation for damage to the car, compensation for damaged property, etc. are 100% returned to you.
Consultation of your case with our specialists is and will always be free of charge. If you want to find out if your case qualifies for compensation, all you need to do is contact ABS Lawyers (phone, send a contact form, visit one of our offices or contact us via chat or on FB). Our specialists will give you completely free advice.
Thanks to the work of our lawyers and specialists, you receive as much compensation as possible. The money for your rehabilitation and treatment is secured and you do not have to worry about the fact that, as a result of insufficient funds, you will not be able to recover.