Unfortunately many of us are involved in a road traffic accident at some time in our lives, but not everyone gets the best legal advice.
Our dedicated road traffic accident team delivers expert legal advice on all types of claims, from the most straightforward of collisions to multi-car pile ups. Whether you’re a driver, cyclist or pedestrian, we understand the individual problems that can arise, such as recovery from injuries, loss of a vehicle, time off work and travel inconvenience.
As well as recovering the compensation you deserve, we can also offer the following where applicable:
• Collection and repair of your damaged vehicle
• Immediate replacement vehicle (on a like for like basis), using the national service of our business partner Enterprise
• Free physiotherapy, (where required)
• Expert Legal Advice
In addition to providing expert legal advice, Browell Smith & Co can also arrange for your vehicle to be repaired and provide you with a replacement vehicle while your own car is off the road. Unlike the vehicles provided by most insurance companies, we can organise a replacement which is the same or of the same standard as your own car.
If 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 as quickly as you would like. At Browell Smith & Co we work closely with a network of nationwide physiotherapists to provide free treatment in appropriate cases. This can often be arranged within 48 hours of referral.
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 unknown. Such claims are brought through 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 from the date of the accident.
Special rules apply when dealing with the MIB and, as such, it is important that you seek expert legal advice.
Insurance companies regularly use the media to suggest that many claims are brought following road traffic accidents which have no merit and which in some cases are even fraudulent. Whilst on occasions this is undoubtedly the case, the existence of such claims has been greatly exaggerated by insurance companies for their own ends. Insurance companies are not charities but businesses. They increase their profits by minimising the amount of compensation they have to pay.
At Browell Smith & Co we work closely with recognised experts to establish the validity of such claims and to identify the correct level of compensation. We ensure that victims of road traffic accidents are not also victims of the insurance industry’s tactics.
The insurers representing the negligent driver will often approach a victim of a road traffic accident direct in an attempt to obtain settlement before they instruct solicitors. In many cases the compensation offered will be considerably lower than that which the victim should be entitled to recover. As a consequence it is most important that you 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 your 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.
Should you instruct Browell Smith & Co Solicitors we shall advise you as to the appropriate time limits applicable to your case.
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