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Personal Injury Claims

Car accident compensation claims

We accept car accidents as a fact of daily life. Improved vehicle safety has gone a long way to protect the occupants of vehicles, which means many people escape road traffic accidents unhurt.

Despite that, an astonishing 165,000 people were injured on British roads in 2018. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Browell Smith & Co has a team of dedicated personal injury specialist solicitors with a proven track record of securing the best possible compensation settlements for our clients following injuries in car accidents.

Dawn Bagley

Solicitor - Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Kathryn Shingles

Solicitor - Personal Injury

Hayley Watson

Legal Clerk - Personal Injury

Joseph Dowey

Solicitor- Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

John Muxworthy

Costs Lawyer and Solicitor

Kirsty Dockerty

Legal Clerk - Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Emma Charlton

Legal Clerk - Personal Injury

Jenny Green

Legal Clerk - Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Don’t take an early settlement offer from an insurer!

After your accident, the insurer representing the driver who caused the accident is likely to contact you to offer you an early settlement. While it might be appealing to accept this offer and bring the matter to a close, we strongly recommend that you speak to a specialist, independent solicitor first.

This offer will be made at a very early stage – possibly before the full extent of your injuries have been established and diagnosed. You will be selling yourself short and could potentially end up out of pocket if the early offered settlement does not cover rehabilitation charges that you incur at a later date.

Why use Browell Smith & Co?

Browell Smith & Co’s experts are perfectly placed to get you the full compensation amount that you are entitled to. Our experienced solicitors understand what you are going through and will help you every step of the way, making sure you can get your life back on track as quickly as possible.

Our client-first approach will treat your rehabilitation as an absolute priority, concentrating on restoring you as closely as possible to the condition you were in before the accident.

We always recommend speaking to a solicitor as soon as possible after an injury has been sustained as successful physical rehabilitation can depend on rapid action.

What do you need to do?

It can be difficult to keep a cool head in the event of a car accident, but you should try to remember to do all of the following:

  • Report the accident to the police and ensure that no one leaves the scene
  • Take details of the police officers who attend the scene
  • Obtain the names and address all people involved in the accident and any witnesses
  • Obtain the make and registration number of all vehicles involved in the accident
  • Take photographs of the collision
  • Take photographs of the damage to each vehicle and any damage to property
  • Keep a record of all losses and expenses that you incur and retain all receiptsIf you fail to do any of the above, try not to worry – we may still be able to help.

Time is of the essence. If you speak today to Browell Smith & Co, one of our specialist personal injury team will be able to take you through the information-gathering process and focus on you, your needs and the claims assessment procedure.

Speak to us and we will provide you with a checklist of information you may need. DO NOT WORRY if you do not have everything to hand as we will be able to assist you where needed.

What can I be compensated for?

The aim of any compensation claim is to seek to restore, in a monetary way, the injured person to the condition they were in prior to the accident. This, as anyone who has suffered an injury will know, is not the same as not having been injured in the first place.

However necessary medical, therapeutic, or psychological treatments to help recover from injuries, as well as financial compensation for past and future losses incurred as a result of the accident may be recoverable in more modest injuries as well as housing and care costs for more serious injuries.

To discuss such concerns in more detail request a call-back from our specialist team today

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