Being involved in a road traffic accident can be a traumatic experience. The aftermath can leave you or a loved one dealing with injuries, emotional distress and questions about what to do next. The repercussions can affect your daily life, from dealing with physical pain and mental trauma to facing unexpected medical expenses or loss of income.
At Switalskis, we understand what you're going through. Specialising in road traffic accident claims, we can guide you during the process of making a compensation claim. Our expert team of road traffic accident solicitors is here to offer you compassionate, clear and concise advice, making sure you're well informed throughout.
Whether you've been in a car accident or any other road-related incident, we're here for you. We pride ourselves on cutting through the legal jargon and making every step of your claim transparent and understandable. When working with Switalskis by your side, you're partnering with a team invested in securing the best outcome for you.
Road traffic accidents are unfortunately common and can happen in the blink of an eye. From minor bumps to high-speed collisions, the consequences can vary widely but are often serious.
Some of the most common injuries sustained from road traffic accidents include:
Beyond the physical, the emotional toll of an accident shouldn't be underestimated. You may experience anxiety or (PTSD) following a serious accident. This can affect your ability to drive, as well as cause you distress elsewhere in your life.
Accidents can also cost you financially. Medical bills, therapy costs, vehicle repairs and lost wages due to time off work can quickly add up. Making a compensation claim can sometimes cover these losses, aiming to put you back in the financial position you were in before your accident.
At Switalskis, we care about understanding the full scope of how the accident has affected you, both physically and emotionally. Our approach is holistic, compassionate and clear. We're here to help you understand your rights and the potential compensation you could receive, and find the path forward.
Making a compensation claim might seem daunting at first, but with the help of our legal professionals, it becomes more straightforward. Here's a clear and concise guide to help you understand the process.
In most cases, you have three years from the date of the accident to start a claim. However, there are some exceptions:
If the accident involves a child, the three-year limit starts from their 18th birthday.
For people who lack the mental capacity to make a claim, there might be no time limit at all.
If you’re claiming on behalf of someone who has died due to a road traffic accident, the time limit may begin from the date of death, or from when you became aware that the cause of their death was as a result of a road traffic accident.
If the incident was caused by an intentional hit and run, you’ll need to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), which has different rules regarding personal injuries caused by criminal activity. We can help you navigate this process.
The MIB is a government-funded scheme to compensate victims of uninsured and untraced drivers. The claim should be submitted to the MIB within three years of the accident. The MIB will not accept a claim outside of this timescale without very good reason, but as long as it receives the claim within time, no limitation deadlines apply.
It’s essential that you start your claim as soon as possible to make sure you have the best chances of success. Contact our team as soon as you’re safe and able to, and we’ll help you to understand your options.
Compensation aims to put you back in the position you'd have been in had the accident not happened. The type of compensation you’ll receive is divided into two categories:
The exact amount of compensation you’ll be awarded for a successful claim varies based on the severity of the injury, the impact on your life, and specific financial losses.
The majority of our personal injury claims operate on a no win, no fee basis. If your claim isn't successful, you won't have to pay legal fees. If your claim is successful, your legal fees will be deducted from your compensation award. This will be agreed with you at the start of any claim..
Making a personal injury claim with Switalskis is safe and simple. We prioritise getting the best award for you without sacrificing your security.
Although you’re likely to be under a lot of stress following your accident, there are a number of steps you can and should take. These can help you to prepare for making a compensation claim:
Remember, a road traffic accident claim isn't just about securing compensation - it's about making sure that you have the resources and support to move forward and recover. With the right approach and guidance, you can navigate this journey with confidence.
Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:
Experiencing injury due to a road traffic accident can leave you feeling traumatised and worried about your future. With the right legal support, you can be confident that your future is secured.
Reach out to Switalskis today by calling 0800 1380 458 , or get in touch with us via our website to discuss your concerns confidentially with a legal specialist.