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Being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence is a serious matter. It can have huge implications for you and your family. Our legal experts have a wealth of experience in handling personal injury cases.
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Many of us, regrettably, are involved in a road traffic accident at some time in our lives, but not everyone receives the most appropriate legal advice.
At Browell Smith and Co Solicitors, our dedicated road traffic accident team delivers expert legal advice on all types of claims, whether you’re a:
Browell Smith & Co Solicitors’ specialist road traffic accident team understands your problems and can help you recover compensation for the following:
As well as recovering the driver compensation, Browell Smith & Co Solicitors can also offer, where applicable:
Contact our expert team today to arrange a free initial consultation at any of our offices, in Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington and Sunderland, or alternatively at your home, to discuss your particular requirements.
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If as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian you sustain an injury as a result of a road traffic accident, it is important that you receive appropriate medical treatment to help you make the best recovery possible. Delays in receiving treatment can often lead to an incomplete recovery. The NHS have limited resources and it is not always possible to obtain treatment or rehabilitation as quickly as you would like. At Browell Smith & Co we work closely with a network of physiotherapists to provide free treatment in appropriate cases.
It is still possible to pursue a claim for compensation where you are involved in an accident where the driver of the vehicle is not insured or alternatively the driver is untraced via the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. As with all other claims for compensation arising from a road traffic accident, a valid claim must be lodged within three years of the date of the accident.
Special rules apply when dealing with the MIB. It is important that you seek expert legal advice immediately.
Insurance companies regularly use the media to suggest that many claims brought following Road Traffic Accidents have no merit and in some cases are fraudulent. Whilst on rare occasions this is true, the existence of such claims is greatly exaggerated by Insurers for their own ends. Insurance companies are not charities but businesses who increase their profits by minimising the amount of compensation they have to pay out to those injured.
At Browell Smith & Co we work closely with expert witnesses to establish the validity of complex claims and to pursue compensation on behalf of the injured client. We ensure that victims of road traffic accidents are not also victims of insurance industry tactics.
It is not unknown for the Insurer representing the negligent driver to approach the victim of a road traffic accident direct in an attempt to obtain settlement before the injured person instructs a solicitor. In many cases the compensation offered will be considerably lower than that which the injured person should recover. As a consequence it is most important to obtain expert advice from a solicitor specialising in road traffic accidents to ensure that you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
As with all claims for personal injury compensation there are time limits within which a road traffic related accident must be pursued. For the majority of road traffic related accidents court proceedings must be started within three years from the date of the accident. In the event that court proceedings are not started within three years from the relevant date, the negligent party may be able to escape paying compensation on the basis that your claim is out of time.
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