Motor Accident Compensation Claims

If you have had a motor accident that was not your fault, either as a driver or passenger, you may be in a position to pursue a compensation claim. The expert solicitors at JMW will deal with the entire process for you, offering an excellent legal service that lets you get on with what's really important - making a full recovery from your accident.

For comprehensive yet easy-to-understand advice on this area of law, and to get your claim started, don't hesitate to get in touch. Do so by calling 0800 054 6570 or by completing our online enquiry form and we will give you a call back.

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About Motor Accident Claims

Accidents on the road can be very serious, and injuries sustained can range from whiplash and slight bruising to serious, life-changing injuries, including injuries to the head and spine. If you suffer injury from a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation.

Your claim would be made against the insurance company of whoever was responsible for the collision. If you were a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash, this may or may not be the driver of your vehicle. If you were the driver, or if you were a cyclist, pedestrian or motorcyclist and were hit by a third party, it would be made against the insurance company of the individual driving the vehicle that hit you. 

What to Do Following a Road Traffic Accident

In the immediate aftermath of a collision and once you are safe and any immediate medical needs you have are seen to, there are certain steps you should take to support a potential compensation claim. These measures can help to prove that another person was responsible for the incident and help to ensure your claim is a success.

You should take down the following information from anyone who witnessed the incident:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Telephone number

If the witnesses consent to provide one, a statement of their version of events can be hugely supportive in any claim you make. 

Remember to also take photographs of the scene of the incident if you are able to. You should contact the police and report the incident immediately if the other driver:

  • Has no valid insurance
  • Flees the scene

Uninsured Drivers

You may still be able to claim compensation even if the driver of the other vehicle was not insured. This can be done through the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB), although certain conditions must be met in order for this to happen. These are:

  • Claims have to be registered with the MIB within nine months of the accident
  • The incident should be reported to the police within five days

Arranging a Vehicle Inspection

We pride ourselves on going above and beyond the call of duty for our clients. For example, if your own vehicle has been damaged, we can make the necessary arrangements for it to be inspected by a qualified vehicle engineer with a view to either getting the insurers to pay for your repairs, or pay you for the written-off value of the car.

Arranging a Like-for-Like Replacement Vehicle

We can also arrange for you to be provided with a like-for-like replacement courtesy car to ensure that while your own vehicle is off the road, your inconvenience is minimised.

Access to Physiotherapy

Accessing immediate physiotherapy is often an important part of the recovery following a road traffic accident. This is why at JMW we are able to offer such access to those who have been hurt in this type of accident and require physiotherapy treatment, helping to speed up the recovery process. For more information, click here.

Financial Losses You Can Claim For

Our team will help identify other financial losses you've experienced as part of your accident and ensure they are included as part of your claim.  For example:

  • Loss of earnings/pension entitlement
  • Policy excess or the value of your vehicle
  • Hire car charges
  • Medical treatment, rehabilitation and medication costs
  • Property damage
  • Costs of care and nursing, and any necessary aids and appliances
  • Travel expenses


Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered following a road traffic accident. If you have suffered whiplash in an accident that was not your fault, or would like to find out more about claims of this type, click here.

Why Choose JMW?

Our team of experts will guide you through the whole procedure of making a road traffic accident compensation claim in a straightforward way.  We aim to make your claim as stress-free a process as possible. 

We are able to operate on a no win, no fee basis, meaning that making a claim with us is a risk-free process. Our experts are knowledgeable and highly experienced in motor accident claims, so you can rest assured that going with us will give you the very best chance of securing the outcome you are after.

Case Studies
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Talk to Us

To get in touch with our specialist team of solicitors, please don't hesitate to call us on 0800 054 6570. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we will give you a call back as soon as we can to discuss your situation in greater detail and provide more guidance on what happens next.

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