Road traffic accident injuries

If you have suffered a personal injury, whether as the result of a road traffic accident, contact us directly to discuss your potential claim with a member of our team.

We have many years' experience in handling personal injury claims including:

  • Uninsured driver's claims
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus and pedestrian accidents

Unlike some lawyers we are willing to take on claims that are not straightforward or that may carry some risks.

We provide a free and informal initial consultation which can be held either over the phone or in person.  We'll ask you about the circumstances surrounding your accident and injury, will answer any questions you may have and will advise you as to whether, in our opinion, you have a legitimate personal injury claim with reasonable prospects of success.

Once we take on your case we will quickly start the personal injury process and will endeavour to expedite your claim, seeking maximum compensation for you.

We will also assist you in claiming for any financial losses as a result of your injury, which can include:

  • Lost earnings
  • Cost of treatment/rehabilitation/therapy
  • Medication
  • Travelling costs to medical appointments
  • Care (even if provided by family and friends)
  • Miscellaneous items such as damaged clothing

Below you will find some examples of people we have helped with road traffic injury claims.

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Uninsured driver

Uninsured driver

Child receives damages from MIB following road traffic accident.

Miss N was nine years old when she sustained a seatbelt injury to her chest as the result of a head on road traffic accident. Miss N sustained chest pain and bruising which resolved within four weeks.  She also suffered psychological injury which continued to trouble her for eight weeks in the form of nightmares and reluctance to travel in a car.

The defendant driver was subsequently convicted of driving without due care and attention and without insurance. In the circumstances the Motor Insurers Bureau agreed to deal with the claim. An offer of damages was put forward by the MIB which were considered too low. Proceedings were issued and the claim eventually settled for £900. This settlement was recently approved at an Infant Settlement Hearing.

Bicycle accident

Cyclist recovers damages after collision with car

Our client was knocked off his bike by the defendant, who was travelling by car in the opposite direction.  The driver took a sharp turn after failing to indicate, and collided with our client who was thrown onto the car's windscreen before landing heavily on the pavement.

Our client sustained a fracture of the right shoulder blade with multiple bruising as well as a graze to the forehead, and shock. After pursuing witnesses and obtaining medical evidence, we secured an early admission of liability and negotiated an award of over £6,000. This included a 'loss of enjoyment element' because the claimant was prevented from skiing during a subsequent family holiday.

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Bus and pedestrian accident

Compensation received by two brothers, both children, who were injured after being struck by a car at a bus stop.

Emmott Snell acted for two brothers who were waiting at a bus stop on their way to school when a driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with the bus stop striking both boys.

The defendant admitted they were at fault and supportive medical evidence was obtained. The brothers' claims were settled with each receiving in excess of £1,100.

Their mother commented, "I had an excellent service throughout and I am glad I chose this firm."

What to do next

Our team at Emmott Snell Solicitors have dealt with many cases of claims in the complex area of personal injury law ranging from low to high value.

You can rest assured that no matter how serious your injury or how difficult your claim, we will offer you the fullest advice and most personal service provided by our dedicated and sympathetic team. We will strive not only to win your case but to fight for the best possible settlement.

If you think that you may have a personal injury claim please contact us through one of the "Talk to Me" links below to arrange a free and informal initial consultation over the phone.

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Jacqui is known for her hardworking and careful approach to any legal problem, her excellent rapport with clients and professionals.

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Francesca Cirillo

Francesca is known for her willingness to assist, keen eye for detail and is an integral and valued member of the team. She is also fluent in Italian.

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Bernadette James

‘Barny’ is recognised for her sympathetic ear and good relationships with our clients. She possesses an ever-cheerful outlook, which clients really appreciate.

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Toslima Islam

As the youngest member of the team, Toslima is known for her willingness to take time to carefully listen to clients. She is fluent in Bengali.

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