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CLAIMING COMPENSATION AFTER A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Unfortunately road traffic accidents are a frequent occurrence and a part of life, they are usually caused as a result of another drivers negligence, distraction, drink driving, or any other reason that causes them to collide into your vehicle, in some cases it could be due to bad weather and/or road conditions.
Road traffic accidents can cause severe injuries to anyone involved in the accident, that could be the driver, a passenger, pedestrians, or even a cyclist.
Claiming compensation for car accident injury will help you get back on the road to recovery faster, as we can help with private physiotherapy, recovery of your vehicle, safe storage of your vehicle, arranging all the vehicle repairs including furnishing you with a free like for like hire vehicle delivered to your door.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, Contact us today to make a No Win No Fee claim.
SIMPLE CLAIMS PROCESS
CAR ACCIDENT CLAIMS PROCESS
After speaking to one of our road traffic and car accident injury claims specialists in Scotland we will put you through to one of our expert solicitors, they will discuss the claim further with you and will answer any questions you may have, the No Win No fee agreement will be explained to you in simple terms and your claim will then be set up. Your solicitor will then make contact with the at fault insurance company and initiate the claim. The solicitor will keep you updated throughout the claim process until the claim has been settled and you are satisfied with the outcome.
Our expert and dedicated team will look into the evidence and every aspect of your road traffic accident claim, such as injuries to yourself or your passengers, damage to your vehicle, rehabilitation costs and much more. So even if you think you could be partially responsible for the accident, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM FOR A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT?
According to Scottish Law, you have 3 years in which to intimate a car accident claim with the at fault party, we advise the claim should be intimated as soon as possible.
If a child under the age of 16 is involved in a road traffic accident, they usually have 3 years to make claim following their 16th birthday.
So why wait? Contact us today to get the compensation you deserve.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY COMPENSATION?
Every case is different, there are a number of factors that affect the time it takes to settle a car accident and road accident injury claim, a few are mentioned below :
The circumstances of the accident
Whether the identity of the third party is known
How long it takes to gather all medical evidence
The type and length of injuries sustained
Whether the at fault party accepts liability
SHOULD I CLAIM THROUGH MY INSURANCE COMPANY?
After reporting the accident to your insurer they may refer you to a law firm of their choice, please note you are not under any legal obligation to use your own insurer and are free to make your own choice, it is your lawful right to make your own enquiries on who you wish to represent you. They may even charge you a voluntary and compulsory excess before identifying who was to blame for the accident, in some cases this could be as much as a thousand pounds! If you decide to claim with us we will not ask you to pay a penny towards your excess, we will deal with all insurance companies concerned on your behalf.
The law firm your insurance company refer you to will charge you a success fee and will on most cases fast track your claim, this can result in a poor compensation settlement, the success fee will also be deducted from the final value of the claim. In some cases insurers may even make you an offer of compensation without you even attending a medical examination! This saves them costs on professional fees, and in most cases what you receive in compensation is not an accurate valuation of your claim.
Unlike some other firms all our solicitors are actual solicitors and not legal executives, your expert solicitor representing you will be local to yourself, you can meet them, and ask any questions you like.
Ask your insurer if their nominated solicitors can do that!
CAN I CLAIM?
If your road traffic accident took place within the last three years, wasn’t your fault, and you suffered injury as a result of it, then get in touch right away, we can help you make a successful claim for compensation, whats more we can tell you if you can make a successful claim usually within 2 mins, so why wait? Claim today to see if you can make a claim for your injuries.
HOW MUCH IS MY CLAIM WORTH?
In general, the more severe your injury and length of suffering, the higher amount of compensation you can expect to receive, this is partly due to the affect it would have had on your lifestyle, social life, work, and in some cases personal relationships. But don’t worry, we are here to support and assist you, to get the right help at the right time, this would include private physiotherapists, and professional medical experts.
GENERAL DAMAGES / SOLATIUM
General damages is the amount awarded for the pain and suffering following an accident, in Scotland this is known as Solatium, interestingly the word Solatium is derived from Latin. Please refer to the Personal Injury Calculator below to see the level of compensation you could expect to receive for Solatium.
SPECIAL DAMAGES (OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES)
Following a road traffic accident, you may have incurred additional expenses as a result of the accident, this might include things like damage sustained to your property, clothing, along with transport costs for medical treatment. As all these expenses have incurred as a result of the accident, Hamilton Douglas Legal can recover these costs for you, we strongly advise you to keep all your receipts for your expenses, as these costs may be reimbursed by the third party.
LOSS OF EARNINGS
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and suffered injury, you may have to take time off work to help with your recovery, unfortunately in some cases this could lead to a loss or a reduction in wages and/or loss of overtime, in turn this could lead to financial hardship and have an affect on your quality of life, we can help you recover all your loss of earnings from the at fault party, as this is your legal right, even if the at fault party was your employer. Get in touch today to speak to our friendly advisors.
In the event of a non-fault road traffic accident, your insurer may peruse you to pay your excess, as you did not cause the accident, you are not required to pay this, claiming with Hamilton Douglas Legal, you will not be required to pay your excess, we will liaise with the at fault party and take care of that for you. Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly advisors.
At no cost to yourself, we can provide you with a like for like vehicle, what’s more we can deliver the car to you within 24 hours, we usually provide replacement vehicles within 4 hours. You may use the replacement vehicle while your vehicle is being repaired, in the event of your vehicle being a total loss, you will be offered the market value of your vehicle at that time, you can continue using the replacement vehicle until you have received full payment for your vehicle. All the costs associated above will be recovered directly from the at fault party.
As we have a national network of insurance approved repairers, we can arrange for your vehicle to be repaired by an insurance approved garage local to yourself, if you prefer to use your own garage then that is also possible. You can also request to receive a cash in lieu payment for the damage to your vehicle, and take care of the repairs yourself.
If you would like to speak to one of our road traffic and car accident injury claims specialists please give us a call, we would love to speak to you, or alternatively you can request a call back at a time convenient to yourself, using our online call back service, or why not chat to us via the live chat feature on the website.
WHY USE HAMILTON DOUGLAS LEGAL?
We understand what you are going through, which is why we have expert solicitors on our panel, to secure you the maximum amount of compensation, in the shortest possible time, along with all private treatment.
We have one of the largest panel of solicitors, covering the whole of Scotland, and ready to assist you in making a No Win No Fee claim, if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t pay us a penny.
Get in touch today on 0141 2801112 to speak to one of our friendly legal advisors, who will be happy to assist you in making a claim, alternatively fill out our short enquiry form, or “Make a Claim” section on the homepage.
HOW OUR SPECIALIST TEAM HELPS YOU
We have years of experience dealing with car accident claims, which has given us the knowledge that we need to successfully win your case. Our team will gather all of the evidence needed, provide you with best private medical experts for medical negligence claims, and secure the maximum amount of compensation, we will handle the process from the beginning to the end, keeping you informed every step of the way.
My experience with H.D Partnership was excellent. The process was straight forward trouble free. Thank you
A big thank you to all at Hamilton Douglas for your efforts. Thankfully I was awarded £3850.00 for my injuries sustained as a result of an accident at work. I am very pleased with the outcome and will highly recommend your firm.
Impeccable service and very friendly staff. I was awarded a figure more than I expected and I am very grateful to the staff that made it happen. Thank you
I was left with a broken arm after an accident at the Ice Rink. After the operation on my arm I should have been received physiotherapy within 10 days. Unfortunately this did not happen and as result I ended up with an extremely stiff shoulder. I am please to say after contacting H.D Partnership I was awarded £5650.00 for the medical negligence and I could not be more grateful. Thank you.