Road Traffic Accidents in Leeds Compensation Lawyers

Have you ever wondered whether you are entitled to financial compensation after a road traffic accident? If you were involved in a road traffic accident in the Leeds area that was someone elses fault, and it caused you injury, you may be entitled to a significant sum of money. Our team of accident claim solicitors for Leeds can tell you whether you are entitled to compensation, and will be able to handle every aspect of your claim. If you have been injured in a car crash, motorcycle accident, cycling injury or public transport accident, we can help.

At Accident Claims Leeds, we pursue a variety of claims for injuries ranging from relatively minor physical trauma to serious personal injury claims surrounding brain injury and mental illness. We set out here what you need to know about claiming for compensation for an injury sustained in a road traffic accident, and how we can help you do this.

In line with FCA Regulations, you are entitled – if you fulfil the necessary criteria – to make a claim for injury arising from a motor accident in Leeds to the Claims Portal. You do not need to instruct a solicitor and can submit a claim free of charge. Our panel solicitors will charge a fee for providing advice and submitting your claim. This fee may be up to 25% of the claim value plus VAT. We will be able to inform you in more detail when you enquire on 01132 234 466^.

Can I actually make a claim for my road traffic accident in Leeds?

Whether you as an individual can make a claim for financial compensation will depend on the circumstances of your accident. If the matter has been deemed sufficiently severe to warrant police involvement, then this will be a criminal matter and cannot be pursued in the civil courts.

However, if your injury has not been the subject of police involvement, it is very probable that it could be pursued as a personal injury claim. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you can seek to be awarded compensation for this. 

What does making a road traffic accident claim in Leeds involve?

Making a personal injury claim following a road traffic accident requires that a certain set of rules are followed. The Leeds-based team includes expert personal injury lawyers** that are regularly involved in pursuing claims under these rules. They will use their considerable expertise to pursue the maximum level of compensation for you.

Bringing a claim for compensation under personal injury laws requires that two things can be demonstrated:

1. First, you will need to be able to show that the individual that caused you to suffer your injury had an obligation not to take any form of action that could expose you to the risk of injury. This is otherwise known as their duty of care in law.

It doesnt matter whether you were involved in an accident involving a car, bus, taxi, or bicycle. All UK road users are expected to conduct themselves in such a way that does not expose other road users to the risk of harm. Another important point is that road users not only owe this obligation to other drivers, but also to other passengers in vehicles and pedestrians.

2. The arguably more significant point that needs to be proved is that in having suffered injury, the duty of care that you were owed had not been observed.

This is the most critical part of a compensation claim: you will need to be able to set out how a road user actually caused your injury. This involves you setting out how their negligence caused you to suffer harm.

The success or failure of a personal injury claim that develops out of a road traffic accident will almost always hinge on the quality of the evidence available. A court will not easily award compensation unless negligence is clearly demonstrated, and this negligence is proven to have caused your injury. In working with us, it is very important that you take the time to provide us with as much information surrounding your accident and injury as possible. At Accident Claims Leeds, we will pursue the maximum level of compensation that is available in the circumstances, but this is only likely to result in a successful claim if the quality of the evidence is convincing. 

Helpful evidence includes:

  • photographs of your road traffic accident;
  • statements from people who witnessed the accident;
  • details of the impact the road traffic accident has had on you; and
  • any paperwork that demonstrates the severity of your injury.

We will be able to use this information to enhance the strength of your claim, which will then increase the likelihood of a successful compensation claim.   

How much compensation will I be awarded?

It is very difficult to spell out exactly how much someone will be likely to be awarded in the event of a successful personal injury claim: the actual value will depend on the circumstances of your injury, and the severity of the injury that you suffered. Not only this, but where you suffered the injury can also play an important role in determining how much compensation you can expect.

UK law attaches different monetary value to different parts of the body. If you have suffered injury to a particularly critical part of the body, e.g., the head which houses our brain, then you may be able to pursue a particularly high sum of money. Alternatively, damage to the arms will also attract a certain sum, but this will again depend on the severity of the injury.  

It is also very essential to remember that there are different kinds of compensation that you can be entitled to. While in most instances your claim will include a claim that reflects the level of pain that you have suffered, your claim can also include the following:

  • the cost of any personal care that you have had to arrange as a result of your injury
  • any loss of income that your injury has caused you to endure
  • any costs incurred in having an injury treated by a healthcare professional

If you have ever wondered whether you could be entitled to compensation, contact our panel of solicitors covering Leeds. 

Contact our Specialist Road Traffic Accident Claims Lawyers for Leeds

Our team has a long history in handling complex personal injury claims for injuries suffered in road traffic accidents. We treat every claim as being different, and will offer assistance that reflects your circumstances. We are experts in this area of the law, and will handle your claim in its entirety. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.

Call our road traffic accident solicitors** on 01132 234 466^ or contact us online.

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