Talk to Tallans
If You’ve Had a Road Traffic Accident
Being involved in a road traffic accident is scary. There’s no doubt about it. No matter what your role – whether a passenger, a motorist, a cyclist, a motorcyclist, a pedestrian or on an escooter, it’s not a good place to be.
Being injured in a road traffic accident can be the scariest thing in the world. We know. We see it at all time.
And accidents happen all the time.
The law is there to support you. There is much written about compensation levels and compensation fraud but the simple truth is that the law is there to support you. If you have been injured through no fault of your own, then you may be entitled to compensation.
We’ll talk to you about your individual circumstance and advise you. We have been advising our clients on road traffic accidents for decades. Our solicitors have well over 70 years experience in this area. We’re here to support you.
LATEST UPDATE ON CLAIMING
The law is changing so if you plan to seek compensation, then there is one very essential piece of information that you MUST get.
Get the address of the other person at the scene of the accident.
It is not enough to simply get the phone number. You need an address to send a letter with your intent to pursue a case. If you don’t get an address at the scene, it could take months to get the address.
Ideally, you should make a claim within a month.
Give us a call immediately if you plan to seek compensation and take a case.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost?
When you talk to Tallans, your first consultation is free. You tell us all about your case and we advise you on your individual circumstances.
How long does a claim take?
A difficult question to answer. The best way to answer is to get started as soon as you can. Ideally you should make a claim within a month of a injury happening following a road traffic accident.
How much compensation will I get?
How long is a piece of string. This is too difficult a question to answer initially as we need to know your individual circumstances. There is a lot of factors to take into account.
However, there is the Personal Injuries Board Book of Quantum which will give general idea of compensation amounts. It’s broken down into body parts. They give General Guidelines as to the amounts that may be awarded. Click here for the guidelines.
Do I need a solicitor when going direct to the Personal Injuries Board?
The answer is no – however – solicitors, like Tallans Solicitors have been dealing with personal injury claims for decades. We have a lot of experience in this area and know what to accept and what to reject.
Read our post on ‘5 Reasons to Use a Solicitor when Using the Injuries Board’ for more information.