Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident that was not your fault?
Free Legal Justice has a dedicated team of car accident claims experts who are available to discuss your claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our friendly car accident claims team in Scotland is happy to give you an obligation-free assessment of the merits of your case, and if you decide to continue with a compensation claim, we will support you through every step of the claim process.
What Is a Car Accident Claim?
Car accidents are one of the main causes of personal injury in Scotland, and in the United Kingdom as a whole. According to the statistics released by the Department of Transport, there were 157 630 reported personal injury car accidents in the United Kingdom for the year ending June 2019.
In simple terms, a car accident is any type of incident that involves a car. Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons and can lead to a variety of accident claims. A car accident could involve a situation where two cars collide with one another, or where a car collides with a motorbike or bicycle, and also include incidents where a pedestrian is injured by a car.
Being in any form of car accident is a traumatic experience for everyone involved. Besides the emotional stress and shock, damage to the cars and possessions, a car accident often results in injuries to one or more parties. Injuries caused by car accidents can range from whiplash, to serious head injuries, broken limbs, and in extreme cases, death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may have a valid car accident claim, and be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable car accident claims experts are here to help you institute a compensation claim if you have suffered any injuries and financial loss as a result of another person’s actions. At Free Legal Justice, we know that being injured in any type of car accident is scary, and our Free Legal Justice team in Scotland is here to lend a helping hand to guide you through the car accident claim process. Free Legal Justice will take over all the hard work from you during the claims process, leaving you with less paperwork and minimal stress.
If you think you have a valid car accident claim, you really have nothing to lose by contacting us to discuss your case- the first consultation with Free Legal Justice costs absolutely nothing and places no obligations on you. No matter what type of accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, we want to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
To get in touch with one of Free Legal Justice’s car accident claims solicitors in Scotland, simply fill out short online query form and wait for us to call you back for free, or call us today on 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. Our car accident claims team in Scotland is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week and is here to give you free legal advice on your potential car accident claim. We are also happy to consult with you in the comfort of your home, so please request a home visit from one of our Free Legal Justice legal experts in Scotland, so that together we can start your car accident claim.
Who Can Make A Car Accident Claim?
It isn’t just drivers who can claim for injuries sustained on the road – car accidents can cause injuries to all sorts of people, including passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders. All of these people may have been affected by the car accident in some way, and may have a potential compensation claim. Our car accident claims team in Scotland is available at all times to discuss your potential car accident claim, and advise you on the merits of your compensation claim, without any obligation or charge.
Can I Make A Car Accident Claim On Behalf of Someone Else?
If the person who suffered injuries in a car accident was younger than 18 years old, or if they are considered a ‘protected party’ who is mentally incapable of making their own decisions, then a parent, guardian or close family member may make a compensation claim on their behalf. One of our friendly car accident claims team will be able to give you more guidance on the process of making a car accident claim on someone’s behalf.
What Should I Do If I Have Been In A Car Accident in scotland?
Our car accident claims team knows that being involved in any type of car accident is a very serious matter. We understand that a car accident is a stressful and traumatic experience for all parties involved, but it is important to try to think clearly when you’ve been involved in a car accident, to make sure that the correct procedures are followed to deal with the incident. If the correct procedures are followed, it will help our team of car accident claim solicitors to formulate your claim and get you the full compensation you deserve.
Our experienced panel of solicitors in Scotland have dealt with hundreds of different car accident claims. Our solicitors recommend that if you are involved in a car accident, the first thing that to do is look for any injuries. If anyone involved in the car accident has been badly injured, it is important that emergency services are called to the scene as soon as possible.
When it is safe to do so, you should speak with all the people involved in the car accident. It is important that you take down the names, contact numbers, and any registration numbers of those involved. If there are serious injuries or the cars are blocking oncoming traffic, then we advise that you call the police to the scene.
If you are not seriously injured, it is still important that you have a full medical check-up as soon as possible. Even minor injuries are important to monitor and treat. This is also important because you will need medical evidence of the injuries should you choose to make a car accident claim at some time in the future.
It is important that you keep records and receipts of any expenses that you incur at all times after the car accident. This includes travel costs, prescription costs, property repair and replacement costs, and remedial/therapy expenses, as these expenses will form part of your compensation claim. Your designated car accident claim solicitor will discuss which of these items you can include as part of your car accident compensation claim.
To speak to one of our expert car accident claim solicitors in Scotland, simply fill in the online form and wait for a team member to call you back for free, or give the Free Legal Justice team a call on 0800 567 7074 today for a free consultation.
How Do I Make A Compensation Claim for my scotland car accident?
If you think you or a loved one have a potential car accident claim, you should speak to one of our car accident claims experts as soon as possible. Our car accident claims team in Scotland is available 24/7 and will happily provide you with free legal advice on how best to make your car accident claim. Our panel of solicitors have the right knowledge and skills to efficiently manage your compensation case, and have a proven track record of successful car accident claims and overall client satisfaction.
What Information Do I need to Make a Car Accident Claim?
To be able to advise you properly on the merits and possible value of your car accident claim, our accident claim solicitors will need as much detail as possible about the car accident. Please have as much information as possible ready for your free consultation with our car accident claim team, including details such as:
- How the car accident happened, and nature of the injuries you have suffered or other damages suffered because of the car accident;
- Location of where the car accident happened;
- Your car and license registration details;
- The full names and contact numbers of the individuals involved in the car accident;
- The car and license registration details of all other parties involved in the accident;
- Details of any police dockets or emergency services reports; and
- Details of the insurance providers for the other parties involved in the car accident.
It is also important that you keep a full record of all relevant information, reports, and receipts for expenses incurred from the date of your car accident, as this information could be used in support of your claim. The more information you can provide, the more accurately and quickly our car accident claims team can assess and value your claim.
Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the necessary information right away. Our knowledgeable accident claims team will still be able to explain to you the merits of your car accident claim based on the information that you can provide. Free Legal Justice will do what we can to help you obtain any other information that you might need in order to make a successful compensation claim. The important thing is that you get in touch with our car accident claims team as soon as possible- the sooner we have the details of your car accident, the sooner we can get started on your case and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve, in the shortest possible time.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive For My Car Accident Claim?
There is a long list of personal injuries that can be included in a car accident claim. That being said, some of the common injuries that our car accident claims solicitors in Scotland deal with on a daily basis include whiplash, head and brain injuries, loss of limbs, breaks, fractures, and loss of life.
As a victim of a car accident where your injuries were caused by another person, you can potentially claim for the costs of any medical bills, past and future loss of income due to your injuries, and the cost of repairs for the damage caused to your car. There are many different elements that can form part of your claim, and the compensation amount will vary based on the seriousness of the injuries and the overall impact that the injury has had on your life. No matter how minor or how serious your injuries, our car accident claim solicitors are specialists in claiming for everything from fairly minor to serious injuries.
To give you a better idea of what can be included in your compensation claim, there are two types of damages that car accident claims involve, namely general and special damages.
General Damages in a car accident claim
Our car accident claim solicitors will work closely with you to set out the value of general damages which can be included in your car accident claim. General damages include compensation for the personal injuries that you have suffered as a result of the car accident, and this includes compensation for any pain and suffering experienced due to your injuries. Your dedicated solicitor will take you through the calculation of compensation for general damages by looking at the medical report of your injuries which was drawn up by an independent medical officer, together with the amounts set out in the official Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. This prescribed general damages guideline sets out how much can be claimed as general damages for different types of injuries in claims of this nature.
The amount of general damages that you are entitled to will depend on various aspects, such as how serious your injury was, whether there were any complicating factors surrounding the injury, as well as the length of the recovery period, alternatively the level of permanence of the injury. Your assigned solicitor will need full and accurate descriptions and diagnoses of the injuries you have suffered due to the car accident before they help you to calculate your general damages claim. This is why it is so important that you see a medical professional as soon as you have been injured in a car accident.
Special Damages in a Car Accident Claim
Special damages forming part of your car accident claim will include compensation for any additional expenses that you’ve incurred as a result of the accident. This is a broad category of damages, and can range from loss of past and future income, to costs of counselling and therapy sessions, to traveling expenses, additional childcare expenses, as well as nursing and household adaptations that you have made to help you live with your injuries. Keep a record of any additional expenses you have incurred that are connected in some way to the car accident, and your solicitor will explain to you which of these amounts will form part of your claim.
It is important to know that special damages can only be claimed if you can show proof of the expenses that you have already incurred or will incur in future, for example by presenting receipts, reports, payslips and other documentation relevant to the damages. Our car accident claims team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions you have about the calculation of your general and special damages.
If you have any questions about the calculation of your general and special damages, please get in touch with us by filling out the online form or by calling us on 0800 567 7074. Our car accident claims team in Scotland is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are happy to answer any questions you might have about your potential car accident claim, without any cost or obligation on your part. If you are in Scotland and are unable to get to one of the Free Legal Justice offices, one of our friendly car accident claims experts in Scotland will be able to do a complimentary home visit, so that you can discuss your case freely from the comfort of your own home.
How Much Will It Cost Me To Make A Car Accident Claim in scotland?
Our car accident claims solicitors in Scotland are happy to conduct all of our client’s car accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you will not pay a thing unless your claim is successful. Free Legal Justice will carry all the upfront costs necessary to run your case, meaning that you will only be charged if we help you to win your compensation case. No Win No Fee agreements are a great funding option to allow victims of car accidents to pursue compensation claims without the risk of being out of pocket.
No Win No Fee Agreements For Victims In Scotland
A No Win No Fee agreement lets you continue with a compensation claim on the condition that if the claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us any money. Put simply, it is a way for you to take legal steps necessary to claim compensation for your injuries, without any financial risk weighing over your head. Our highly skilled panel of solicitors in Scotland are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation for car accident claims, because they are extremely confident in their legal abilities and they have a track record of successful claims behind them.
A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-savvy way for victims of car accidents to claim compensation for personal injuries and other damages. Once you have discussed the details of your case with a member of our car accident claims team, and given us the go-ahead to continue with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, your work is basically done. You can then sit back, relax, and let your dedicated accident claim solicitor do all the hard work for you!
How Much Will I Pay in Legal Fees If My scotland Claim Is Successful?
The good news is that you will never pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that we only get paid if your claim is successful.
Our car accident claims solicitors in Scotland work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received. Your assigned car accident claim solicitor will make sure to discuss the success fee upfront, and this will be agreed in writing between the parties before you make your claim. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your claim, we will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that we have provided. Your solicitor will be able to answer any other questions that you might have in relation to the success fee.
What Happens If My Claim Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your claim being unsuccessful. If your car accident claim is not successful, Free Legal Justice will not charge you any legal fees for the work done on your case. That means that you will not need to pay us a thing if your claim is unsuccessful.
To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over your financial risks, our car accident team will help you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance. This insurance covers you in the event that you are unsuccessful with your claim, and in case the court rules that you need to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
in scotland How Long Does a Car Accident Claim Take?
Every car accident is unique, as is the compensation claim process that follows the car accident. Some claims can be settled in a matter of months, while others are more complicated and will take longer to resolve. The length of time to resolve a matter will depend on the facts specific to your case. Our experienced car accident claims solicitors have handled many of these types of cases before, and will be able to give you good idea of how long your claim is likely to take once they have assessed your case.
In general, the length of time it takes for your claim to complete will depend on how complicated it is. Car accident claims can become more complicated if your injuries are extremely serious, if there is a dispute over the facts, or if you were involved in a ‘hit and run’ accident, as this may make it more difficult to prove legal responsibility.
No matter how your car accident happened or who you think is to blame for the accident, it is important that you speak to a legal professional from Free Legal Justice as soon as possible to determine whether you have a valid car accident claim. Our experienced accident claim team members handle every car accident claim through a fast-track assessment and allocation process; so that we can help our clients get the compensation they deserve as soon as possible.
Our team of accident claims solicitors will be able to let you know how long they expect your claim to take once they have been through the details of your case with you. The sooner you get started on your car accident claim, the sooner you will get the justice that you deserve. Contact the Free Legal Justice team in Scotland today for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our accident claims solicitors.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Car Accident that happened in scotland?
Generally, you need to make a claim for compensation within three years of the date of the car accident, or of the date of diagnosis of your injuries. There are some exceptions to this rule, for example you may be allowed a longer time period if you are claiming on behalf of a child or protected person that was injured in a car accident. On the other hand, if the car accident was the result of criminal activity such as a hit and run, time limits may vary if the claim is instituted through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
If you have any questions about the time period for making your car accident claim, our dedicated accident claims team in Scotland is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free and confidential discussion.
Can I Make A Car Accident Claim If I Was Injured In A Car Accident in scotland But i Was Not Wearing a Seatbelt?
If someone else is to blame for the injuries that you have suffered because of a car accident, you most likely have a valid claim for compensation. You are not disqualified from claiming simply because you were not wearing your seatbelt. That being said, if the evidence shows that by not wearing your seatbelt, you effectively made your injuries worse, you will receive less compensation for your car accident claim. You will be found partially to blame for the car accident and your compensation payment will be reduced by your percentage of your blame.
Can I Claim If The Car Accident in scotland Was Partly My Fault?
Many car accidents are caused by a combination of errors, and by the collective actions of different people. Even if you believe you were at fault, this may not be the case in purely legal terms. If you are found to be partially to blame for the car accident, your compensation amount will be reduced by the percentage of your blame.
It is always worth talking to our knowledgeable and experienced team about your car accident claim, even if you may have been partially at fault. Contact the Free Legal Justice team in Scotland today for a free, discreet discussion about the merits of your car accident claim.
Why Choose Us our scotland car accident claims solicitors?
Our dedicated panel of accident claims solicitors have been dealing with car accident claims for a very long time. At Free Legal Justice, we know and appreciate that a car accident, whether minor or serious, can affect people in different ways. Our devoted solicitors take each car accident claim seriously and deal with each client on an individual basis, giving 100 percent of their efforts to ensure that clients receive the rightful compensation they deserve. At Free Legal Justice, we are extremely confident in our legal expertise and claim success rate, and for this reason we are happy to offer a No Win No Fee agreement for all clients with a lawful car accident claim.
Our accident claim solicitors will protect your privacy and safety, and ensure that your compensation claim is handled diligently, efficiently and discreetly. Free Legal Justice aims to make the whole compensation claim process as easy, effortless and stress free as possible for you. You can rest easy knowing that you have an expert team working hard on your car accident claim, to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
To get in touch with an expert car accident claims solicitor in Scotland, simply fill out the short online query form and wait for us to call you back for free, or call Free Legal Justice today on 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. The Free Legal Justice team in Scotland is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week to give you free legal advice on your car accident claim. No matter what type of car accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, we want to help you make your car accident claim to get the compensation that you deserve.