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Car Accident Claims

Car Accident Compensation Claims

Our road traffic accident solicitors help people to get their lives back on track by getting them the help they need to recover following an accident on the road. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to get the answers you need surrounding the circumstances of your potential claim.

It is likely that if you have been involved in a car accident that – was not your fault or only partly your fault – you could be entitled to claim compensation.

You could receive compensation for the injuries you sustained from a car accident including common trauma’s such as whiplash or soft tissue damage, right through to more serious injuries such as brain and head or spinal trauma. A successful claim can cover the costs of treatment, rehabilitation, and any support you need while you recover, as well as loss of earnings incurred as a direct result of the accident.

Specialists in Car Accident Claims

Our car accident solicitors understand how distressing and traumatic it can be to have experienced a car crash, even if only minor. Their experience in supporting clients means that they can help to guide you through the process - from taking the first steps to making a claim through to helping you to receive the rehabilitative care and treatments you need to get your life back on track.

  • Our specialist road traffic accident solicitors can help you get access to rehabilitation and medical support as well as financial compensation for your injuries.
  • We offer a free no obligation consultation with one of our specialist team of solicitors dealing with car accidents, ranging from whiplash through to serious injury claims.
  • Our experienced lawyers can help you get compensation to cover any losses incurred due to the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and car repairs.
  • We’ll never rush or pressure you into starting a claim either, the choice is always yours and we're always here for you to talk to.



Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads.

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The way in which personal injury compensation claims for minor injuries resulting from road traffic accidents is changing. From  31 May 2021 Reforms are coming  into force which will significantly affect the value and conduct of these claims.

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Making a Car Accident Claim

Our specialist personal injury lawyers will cut through the complexities of making a claim, explaining matters in plain simple language and taking away the legal jargon that puts people off from making those all important first steps in their claims journey.

They will look to establish liability against the responsible party and then negotiate a final settlement for the injuries sustained. They will even be able to pursue a claim for you if you have been involved in an accident with an untraced or uninsured driver, giving you peace of mind and assurance at every step of the way.

Our Car Accident Claim Experts

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Life After Injury

Angela is an inspirational person and from the very beginning she has been determined to do her all to make the best possible recovery. She still has some major hurdles ahead but there is nobody more determined to overcome them than Angela herself.

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How much will my claim cost?

We will act for you on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if your case is unsuccessful you will not hvae to pay the Firm any costs, we shall simply close your file of papers.

If your claim is successful, a percentage of your compensation will be paid to this Firm as a contribution towards your legal costs. This percentage will be agreed with you at the outset of your claim, so there is complete transparency.

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How much can I claim?

Each car accident compensation case is different, and so the amount you can claim will vary depending on your circumstances. The final compensation figure will depend on the seriousness of the accident, the level of liability involved, and the short and long-term effects it has on you and the other parties.

Car accident compensation tends to be split into two categories: general damages and special damages:

  • General damages are awarded based on the pain you experienced because of your injuries and the changes you’ll have to adapt to and endure as a result of the accident (including how it may affect your career and your relationships).
  • Special damages are designed to cover the extra expenses you have had to pay because of the accident, and any related costs that might arise in the future. This can include loss of earnings, medical treatment, and damage to your car and other property.
  • Our car accident solicitors will be able to give you an idea of how much you may be entitled to, based on their experience and other cases that have similar circumstances.

    How do I start my claim for compensation?

    Call our team for free advice today or use our contact form to request a call back. One of our car accident lawyers will conduct a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your individual circumstances.

    If we believe you have a claim, we’ll handle every step of the process and help you achieve the result you deserve.

    Time limits do apply to road traffic accident claims – usually you have three years from the date of the accident to submit your claim, so get in touch with us as soon as possible to start the process.

    What's the cost of making an accident claim?

    There’s absolutely no financial risk involved, so it pays to speak with one of our experts.

    We run all cases on a No Win, No Fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay a penny to get the legal representation you need. Ultimately, the only time you’ll end up paying for legal costs is if your case is successful – and even then you will only ever pay an agreed percentage of damages, as a contribution to costs.

    Can I claim compensation for an accident that was my fault?

    The circumstances of each accident will vary, and you may be able to claim compensation if you were only partly to blame for the collision or if you caused an accident due to something outside of your control, such as poor road conditions. If you weren’t wearing a seatbelt during an accident that someone else caused and this resulted in injuries, you may also be entitled to some compensation.

    Keep in mind that the amount you receive will take liability into consideration, and so if you’re partly to blame you will likely only be able to claim a lower amount, compared to instances where you were not at all at fault. Our expert car accident lawyers will review your individual situation and advise on the best steps to take next.

    How Hudgell Solicitors Will Help You Make Your Claim

    Our car accident solicitors will take the time to fully understand the circumstances of the incident, the extent of the injuries suffered, and their impact they have on your life.

    From this, we’ll create a Personal Support Package that’s tailored to you, ensuring you are taken care of by an assigned, specialist solicitor who will be available to you at all times.

    You can be assured we’ll act in your best interests, investigating the full circumstances of your accident, supporting you through the treatment you need while independently assessing the physical, emotional, and financial impact it has had on your life.

    We place client care at the core of everything we do and are completely dedicated to helping people recover compensation following an accident on the road.

    In cases involving serious injuries, we can obtain interim payments or arrange for some of your compensation to be paid early if you require things to aid your recovery, such as physiotherapy or specialist equipment.

    "Everything It Takes: Continued specialist support helping woman regain freedom and walk again after horror crash."

    Samuel McFadyen, Associate, Personal Injury

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