Car Accident Claims

Being in a car accident is not a pleasant experience; it can be disturbing, upsetting, painful and disruptive. If you’ve been injured and the accident was someone else’s fault, you are entitled to make a claim.

The personal injury team at JMW has a great deal of experience when it comes to car crash claims and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will take you through the entire process, providing comprehensive advice that is easy to understand.

If you have been involved in a car accident in the UK or overseas, contact us today to discuss making a claim. To get in touch, simply call us on 0800 054 6570 or fill in the contact form and we will get back to you.

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What Our Clients Say
  • If I need any further legal advice in the future, I will definitely be calling up JMW Solicitors!

    “I have worked as a paint sprayer for more than 26 years, when one day, the grinder in our workshop jammed and was forced out of my hands.  It caused a deep laceration to my left wrist and sliced my abdomen, leaving me in need of hospital treatment and a spell of time off work to recover. 

    “I decided to make a claim and was put in touch with JMW Solicitors, where Anna Ozarowska-Roberts handled my claim.  Anna was great to deal with and never left me in any doubt that I’d get a good result on my claim.  Anna kept in touch with me throughout the case, and was quick to let me know when she had any information about how my claim was progressing.  She always kept me informed with what the next steps were, what would be needed from me and what I could expect to happen. 

    “As well as claiming for my injuries, Anna Ozarowska-Roberts helped me claim back the wages I’d lost after needing to take time off for my injuries to heal, and the expenses I’d had as a result of having to seek treatment in a hospital.  I didn’t realise I’d be able to do this when I first made a claim, and it was really helpful to have that extra information from Anna, letting me know exactly what I could claim for. 

    “Anna negotiated a higher settlement for me than had originally been offered, one that we both felt was right.  I was delighted with all her hard work in resolving my claim.  She’s done me proud and if I need any further legal advice in the future, I will definitely be calling up JMW Solicitors!”  

     

     

  • "I spoke to Jemma Goldstone and from the word go, she was absolutely brilliant"

    “My wife and I had booked a holiday to Turkey that we’d been really looking forward to, but instead, it turned into the holiday from hell as I suffered food poisoning whilst we were away.  I found the hotel had very unsanitary conditions; one side of the restaurant was open, next to the pool, with all the food laid out next to trays, without any lids on them to cover them up.  We didn’t know how long the food had been out, and when we’d tried it, it was often lukewarm. 

    “I’d started to feel ill from the second day, but two days before the end of our trip, I ate a burger off an outdoor hot plate that formed part of the hotel’s outdoor catering facilities. It made me feel extremely ill and ultimately that night, I had to be taken to hospital and spent the night in hospital, on a morphine drip. 

    “I wasn’t able to enjoy the rest of our holiday at all, and felt ill the entire way home.  Two days after we returned to the UK, my wife and I discussed things and I decided to see if I was able to seek legal advice for my illness.  An online search revealed JMW Solicitors and I got in touch with them. 

    “I spoke to Jemma Goldstone and from the word go, she was absolutely brilliant.  All her correspondence to me throughout my claim was first class.  She was able to put both mine and my wife’s mind at rest whenever we had a question.  We were concerned we’d be charged, but Jemma’s letters explained everything, assuring us of the position and that there would be no up front costs. 

    “Jemma has guided us through every step of the case really well, in a way that felt very straightforward and made things easy to deal with.  She told me if I needed to fill in any forms, when I would need to go and be examined by an independent medical expert and made things very clear.  I was happy with how long it took her to settle my case for me, and she ultimately got me back the cost of the holiday and our spending money, with a little more besides.  I’m really happy with the service I had, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend JMW and Jemma to anyone who’s found themselves suffering from the symptoms of food poisoning abroad thanks to the poor facilities offered by their hotel.”  

  • “I suffered a neck injury whilst a passenger on a bus.  I wasn’t considering making a claim initially, but then my partner noticed I was still in pain and suffering from some residual problems, so did a little online research, and found JMW Solicitors. 

    “I dealt with three solicitors at the firm, with Sam McElroy bringing my case to a conclusion.  It was a pleasure to deal with Sam.  He always kept me up to date, passed me on information over the phone, or via email, about where my case was up to.  I’d never have to call or chase him. 

    “Sam was very friendly and helpful.  It felt as though he genuinely tried hard for me, and Sam’s attitude was that he really wanted to help me get as much as possible, and push for me.  If ever I needed to make a decision, things were always explained well.  I knew what my options were in a situation and could easily make a choice. 

    “I was really happy with the settlement Sam got for me, and I’ve actually already recommended Sam and JMW to other friends who’ve needed help.  It was really good to deal with Sam, and my general overall experience was very satisfactory.”  

  • Raana has been totally professional and helpful

    Raana has been totally professional and helpful throughout my fifteen month compensation claim against the defendant.  I received regular updates on how my case was progressing and always felt that she was always available at the end of the phone or by email if I had any questions. My compensation amount was much higher than I anticipated and I was extremely happy with my award. I would not hesitate recommending the services of JMW Solicitors to friends, family and anyone else.

  • "Raana has always been responsive and sympathetic"

    "After suffering from a trip and fall injury I was put in contact with JMW Solicitors via one of the legal portal websites. I received very professional and courteous advice so I engaged them to handle my case.

    My solicitor at JMW, Raana Afsarpour, has been very effective at handling the case and I have felt very confident in JMW as a result of her attention. Although the case was quite challenging at times Raana has always been responsive and sympathetic.

    My case has now been successfully resolved and I am very pleased with the result.

    I would definitely recommend JMW Solicitors in the future."

     

  • Thank you very much

    "Thank you very much for your help in settlement of my claim. Please also send my regards and thanks to Angela. Your friendly and professional advice has been much appreciated. Wishing you all the best."

    Ms C

  • I'm in awe of it all

    "Good morning.  This is to acknowledge your e-mail and letter by post, thank you. I 'm still quite in awe of it all. Thankyou so much for sticking with me for this past four years. The outcome was and still is amazing to say the least. I remain forever viglant and professional as always at work now. Bravo."

    Miss H, Torquay

     

Car Accident Claims In Depth

Whether you are a driver, a passenger, a cyclist or a pedestrian involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. Any compensation claim will be made up of two types of damages - funds you receive in settlement of your case - which are as follows:

  • General damages - this is a sum for the injuries you sustained during the car accident, the severity and your recovery time. The overall figure is determined using personal injury guidelines and previous similar cases. For an estimation of the compensation you could receive, take a look at our compensation calculator.
  • Special damages - this sum is for any financial losses that you have incurred as a result of the car accident. This can include:
  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical expenses, such as physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Care and assistance
  • Damage to a vehicle or bicycle

Special damages vary from claim to claim, simply as no two accidents are the same, and no two sets of individual circumstances are the same. We would advise that you retain any receipts and other documents for purchases made as a direct result of the accident. as these can be used as evidence to strengthen your case.

Common Injuries

There is a plethora of injuries that can be sustained as a result of a car accident, and JMW has years of experience in dealing with them. In our experience, some of the most common types of car accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash - caused by the sudden movement of the head and neck, which can result in muscle or ligament damage
  • Back injury - which can result in limited mobility and ongoing pain and discomfort
  • Brain and head injury - which can vary in severity and may require specialist attention
  • Broken bones - varying from minor fractures to full abrasions

For more information on claiming for whiplash, click here.

  1. What Should I Do If I Am in a Car Accident?

    If you are involved in a collision, your immediate priority should be to ensure you are not in further immediate danger. If your injuries allow you to, the next thing you should do is call the police, who will be able to make an official recording of the accident. This can later be used as evidence in your claim and will support any possible criminal claim that may arise as a result of the incident. If you are unable to do so at the time of the accident, you can contact the police after your accident to report it.

    If your injury and the circumstances allow, you should also try to collect as many of the following details as possible:

    • The contact details of any other people involved in the accident
    • Registration numbers of the vehicles involved
    • The contact details of any witnesses
    • Photographs of the car and the scene of the accident

    Once you have received any immediately required medical treatment, you should photograph your injuries, continuing to do so as they heal, to demonstrate the recovery process. Also, collect receipts for any prescriptions purchased or other expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

  2. What Should I Do If I Am in a Car Accident?

    If you are involved in a collision, your immediate priority should be to ensure you are not in further immediate danger. If your injuries allow you to, the next thing you should do is call the police, who will be able to make an official recording of the accident. This can later be used as evidence in your claim and will support any possible criminal claim that may arise as a result of the incident. If you are unable to do so at the time of the accident, you can contact the police after your accident to report it.

    If your injury and the circumstances allow, you should also try to collect as many of the following details as possible:

     

    • The contact details of any other people involved in the accident
    • Registration numbers of the vehicles involved
    • The contact details of any witnesses
    • Photographs of the car and the scene of the accident

     

    Once you have received any immediately required medical treatment, you should photograph your injuries, continuing to do so as they heal, to demonstrate the recovery process. Also, collect receipts for any prescriptions purchased or other expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

Why Choose JMW?

We understand that a car accident is a traumatic experience, more so if it has happened abroad, but our lawyers will explain the claims process clearly, providing specific help and straightforward advice to enable you to claim the compensation you deserve. The personal injury team has secured compensation for many car accident cases, so you can rest assured you have a solicitor on your side who knows their craft. 

Our solicitors will compile evidence into a case that shows how your injuries have had an impact on your day-to-day life and demonstrate why you should be awarded the highest possible amount of compensation.

Case Studies
  • Severe Brain Iinjuries After Being Knocked Over by a Car - £3.75 Million

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  • Cyclist Involved in Hit and Run - £19,000

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  • Limousine Accident Causing Whiplash - £6,625

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  • Neck and Back Problems and Anxiety Following Rear End Collision

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  • Whiplash After Car Was Hit by a Delivery Truck - £3,000

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Talk to Us

To discuss making a claim for a car accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, get in touch with our team today by calling 0800 054 6570. Alternatively, complete our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



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