Road Traffic Accident Claims Glasgow
Claiming for injury and loss due to a road traffic accident
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. A road traffic accident can have a serious impact on your lives, and in the most serious cases can have life-altering consequences. Our team of personal injury lawyers in Glasgow can help you understand what's involved in making road traffic accident claims.
We understand what you are going through, and will strive to obtain maximum compensation for your injury and loss. L&M MediLaw is led by Elizabeth Rose, a highly experienced and accredited personal injury solicitor. We can guide you through the process of making road traffic accident claims on a no win, no fee basis.
To discuss how we can help you, call us today on 0141 307 2311 or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you right away.
Road safety is very important, particularly as travelling by road is often the most common way people travel. Public transport is not always reliable or available.
On the whole, Scotland’s roads are safe, but accidents do happen. Unfortunately, in some cases the results can be devastating. You can experience a road traffic accident as a pedestrian, passenger in a car or bus, motorcyclist, cyclist or driver. For many minor collisions, as a driver, damage can be limited to the car. In this case, your insurance should provide you advice and cover in respect to repair, access to a courtesy car and the effect, if any, it will have on your insurance premiums.
If you’re injured and you were not at fault, you may wish to pursue a claim for financial compensation. Your insurers will likely have nominated solicitors who can pursue your claim, but it’s preferable to have the choice over who your solicitor is. Making a road traffic accident claim can be personal and it’s important you have someone you feel you can trust and rely on. Often, you will be telling this individual your medical information and any financial losses and so you should choose the right solicitor for you.
L&M MediLaw are experts in delivering compassionate legal care and will provide advice in a straightforward accessible way.
L&M MediLaw will take an initial statement from you and will ask you when the accident took place, the time, road conditions and the location of the accident. If you have the car registration of the car or vehicle that caused the accident that, would be helpful also. Please remember you can only make a claim within three years of the accident date. If the injured person is a child they have until their 19th birthday to make a claim. Time limits are strictly applied and so it’s always better to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
L&M Medilaw Claims Process
Once L&M MediLaw identifies the ‘at fault’ driver or road user, they will intimate a road traffic accident claim to their insurers. L&M MediLaw will follow the procedures known as CPAP – the Compulsory Pre Action Protocol for personal injury claims. This procedure follows a particular timetable that personal injury solicitors and claims handlers require to follow in Scotland.
The insurance company of the at fault driver, will then provide their position on liability. In short, they will declare whether they are prepared to admit responsibility for the accident. If liability is admitted, a valuation is then prepared by L&M MediLaw and provided to them. To value the claim, it is often necessary to have you examined by an independent medical expert. To value your financial losses, we would gather any information needed to support this. For instance, if you lost wages as a result of your accident, we would recover your wage records from your employer.
If liability is denied and the ‘at fault’ driver’s insurance company wishes to defend their actions, L&M MediLaw will give you advice on whether it’s advisable to proceed with a court action.
L&M MediLaw are experienced court solicitors and will fully support you through the court process.
Whether your claim can be settled in or out of court, L&M MediLaw will provide expert legal care every step of the way.
To discuss your road traffic accident case with a lawyer you can trust, contact us today on 0141 307 2311 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.