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Road Traffic Accidents

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in the last three years that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, Ramsdens Solicitors can help you claim compensation. We have helped thousands of people to make a road traffic accident claim, guiding them every step of the way throughout the legal process.

Our award-winning solicitors are proud to serve the people of Yorkshire and have been offering legal advice for more than a century. We understand the distress that a car accident can cause, and will work tirelessly to ensure you are able to secure the maximum compensation amount for your injuries.

Start your claim with Ramsdens Solicitors today by contacting our friendly and experienced team. Contact us by calling 01484 821 500 or complete our online contact form, and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you.

How our road traffic accident solicitors can help

Those injured in road traffic accidents may be facing costly medical bills and a lengthy recovery process, and may also be forced to make significant changes to their life and career. The solicitors at Ramsdens will do our utmost to ensure that you are in the best possible position to claim compensation.

We have a great deal of experience in making road traffic accident claims of all kinds. Our clients have included those hurt in motorbike accidents or where they were a passenger in a car, and we have also claimed compensation for pedestrians and those hurt on public transport.

We can help if you have been involved in an accident:

  • In a car
  • On a bus or train
  • On a motorcycle
  • As a pedestrian
  • On a bicycle
  • In a taxi

What types of injuries can I claim compensation for?

There are many ways that a car crash or another road traffic accident can leave a victim injured. These include:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck injuries
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal trauma

We have successfully claimed for accidents involving a wide range of vehicles and can claim for you regardless of whether you were a passenger, driver or pedestrian.

Am I eligible to make a road accident claim?

To be able to make a claim for road traffic accident injuries, you must be able to prove the following:

  1. That you suffered physical injury and/or mental trauma in a road traffic accident
  2. That the accident was the fault of another person
  3. That your injuries and/or trauma have caused you losses, due to pain and suffering or financially

You must also be able to provide evidence that supports your claim.

This may include witness statements, photos or videos of the accident or your injuries, accident reports, financial records, and crucially, medical reports. We will help you to identify, gather and organise this evidence to build a strong case as to why you deserve compensation.

What is the process of making a claim for road traffic accident compensation?

Navigating road traffic accident claims can seem like a daunting process. However, with the right guidance, the process can be made manageable. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you understand what's involved:

  • Initial consultation: when you first contact us, we will hold an initial consultation to understand your situation, and outline what you can expect from the claims process.
  • Gathering evidence: collecting medical records, photographs, witness statements and police reports is an essential part of proving that you deserve compensation. We will carry out most of this for you, but you may need to assist us by undergoing a medical assessment.
  • Making the claim: we will formally submit the claim to the other party or their insurance company. They must then either accept or dispute their liability. We will handle all of the communications with the relevant parties so you can focus on your recovery.
  • Negotiation and settlement: if the other party admits fault, we will begin to negotiate your compensation amount, aiming to settle the case out of court.
  • Court proceedings: if a settlement can't be reached or liability is disputed, the case may go to court. In most cases, it is possible to negotiate, but should court proceedings be necessary, our expert solicitors will stand ready to present your evidence and represent your interests.
  • Receiving compensation: once a settlement or verdict is reached, you will receive your compensation. Legal fees are deducted if you're under a 'no win, no fee' agreement with Ramsdens.

How much compensation can I claim for a road traffic accident?

Each road accident we have claimed for has its own effect on a victim - those with very serious injuries may be left needing comprehensive medical care and may be forced to leave their job. Victims with minor injuries will still face a recovery period, pain and inconvenience.

Compensation for a personal injury is separated into two categories:

  • General damages cover the physical and psychological suffering you have endured due to your injury. The more severe these aspects are, the higher value your compensation will be.
  • Special damages cover the financial losses you have incurred due to your injuries, including medical bills, support costs, loss of earnings and any other costs that can be linked to your injury.

Due to the various factors involved in calculating compensation, it may not be possible for us to state here how much you could claim. Instead, call us today for a no-obligation consultation and we will assess your situation and if possible, provide you with an estimate on your compensation claim amount.

Is there a time limit for making a road traffic accident claim?

The time limit for making a car accident claim is three years from the date of the accident, or three years from when your injury is diagnosed and can be proven as a result of the car accident. There are some exceptions:

  • If you are claiming on behalf of a child, you will have until their 18th birthday to do so. Then, they will have until the age of 21 to claim for themselves.
  • If you are claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to do so for themself, you may not be subject to a time limit.

How long do road traffic accident claims take to resolve?

The duration it takes to resolve a road traffic accident compensation claim can vary significantly depending on various factors. These can include the complexity of the case, the severity of the injuries, and whether liability is straightforward or contested.

For straightforward cases where the other party admits liability and the injuries are relatively minor, the process can often be concluded within several months. These are typically cases where there is clear evidence of negligence in road traffic accidents, and both parties are keen to resolve the matter swiftly.

For more complex cases involving severe injuries, multiple parties or disputes, the process can take considerably longer - sometimes even years. Medical assessments may be ongoing, and it may take time to gather all the necessary evidence to support your road traffic accident compensation claim.

When you call us, we will help you to understand how long your road accident claim might take by assessing the various factors unique to your situation. With our team, you can be confident that the compensation you receive at the end is worth the wait, and that we will take the bulk of the legal responsibility from you so you can focus on your recovery.

Why choose us?

Our experienced solicitors are accredited by The Law Society for our personal injury services, and also feature in the Legal 500 as a recommended firm, which means we are widely regarded for our high standard of client service.

By choosing to make a road traffic accident claim with Ramsdens Solicitors, you can guarantee:

  • A free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case
  • No win, no fee representation
  • Early home visits
  • A friendly, confidential service
  • Rehabilitation assistance
  • Quick responses to all communication

Ramsdens Solicitors is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, meaning we are a reputable and well-respected firm in the field of accident claims.

Find out more about our awards and accreditations here.

Contact Us

To find out more about making a claim with Ramsdens Solicitors, contact us today by calling 01484 821 500, email us at or complete our online contact form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you.