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Car accident claims

At Digby Brown, our lawyers help victims of car accidents every day claim the compensation they are entitled to.

Many people injured in car accidents, whether a driver or passenger, are not aware that it is important to seek independent legal advice. Only with the help of specialist solicitors in personal injury are clients able to secure fair compensation for their loss and any long-term implications of their injuries.

On average, we secure over 3 times the initial offer given to car accident victims - we fully investigate the circumstances to properly value your loss.

Three years to make a car accident claim

Like many other types of accidents, people have three years from the date of the car accident to claim compensation.

It is therefore vital that you get in touch with an expert lawyer as soon as possible to ensure you do not lose out on your right to claim.

The earlier you begin the claim process, the quicker we can start to try and put things right.

Car accident claim process

The first step is getting in touch via email, phone or text message. As soon as we have details of what happened, we can determine whether you have a potential car accident injury claim.

Once we have carried out some initial investigations, we like to follow up with a meeting, either face to face at our offices or your home, or via telephone.

We will then explain in more detail our no win no fee funding, the steps we will take to progress your claim and anything you may be able to do to help. We will never ask you to pay any money towards the costs of running your claim.

No win no fee personal injury solicitors

The expression “No Win – No Fee” is often used in personal injury cases.  It is used as a way of funding a compensation claim where the accident victim does not have the means to pay for the costs involved as the case progresses. 

A number of solicitors are prepared to handle personal injury cases on a “No Win – No Fee” basis but very few are able to offer their clients complete protection if the case is unsuccessful. 

In that event, the client could end up being liable for many thousands of pounds in legal expenses or the case won't be fully investigated and therefore likely to under-settle.

Compensate 'no win no fee' funding

Digby Brown has its own funding company, Compensate, which provides the funding to allow the case to be fully investigated, employ the best experts surrounding the circumstances of the accident and/or injuries sustained and where and if necessary go to court.

If for whatever reason the case is unsuccessful, Compensate pays all your legal expenses and those of your opponent – you pay nothing

On average our clients receive over 3 times the pre-litigation offer

Because of Compensate funding Digby Brown's success rate is extremely high and on average our clients receive three times the pre-litigation offer.

In the event the case is successful, a small percentage of your damages will be deducted with VAT to pay for this service. The percentage which Compensate will charge depends on the degree of risk involved. We believe that this is the fairest method of giving clients access to justice whilst ensuring their cases are fully investigated, prepared and funded.

Don’t take our word for it, just read many of the court decisions and case studies on our website, or watch Joanne's story.

Beware of compensation offers which may be too good

We know you will have seen many adverts offering 100% compensation or telling you that you will not lose any of your compensation, however we believe there are a number of problems with companies that do this.

  • How do they make their money if they don’t charge you anything?
  • If they aren’t taking any money from you, the client, what incentive do they have to ensure you receive the right level of compensation, appropriate to the injuries you have sustained?
  • Fully preparing a case, finding out exactly what happened and what the consequences of your injuries may mean in the long term, is expensive, how do they do this properly?
  • If they aren’t fully preparing these cases will they just accept the first offer they are given on your behalf by the Insurance company?
  • It makes simple business sense, the less work they do the higher their profit margin is - they simply have no incentive to work harder on your behalf.
  • These adverts in the main are from English firms on national television which operates in a different way and therefore wouldn’t apply to a Scottish person.

We know from the many client cases we mandate from other firms of solicitors (in the main at the request of the client who is extremely unsatisfied with the service received for the other firm) that many shortcuts are taken in preparation and that the first offer received is being recommended for acceptance, regardless of the value. 

Getting something for nothing is usually the first sign of poor service.

Correct level of compensation with Digby Brown

Our experience and statistics show time and time again we will achieve the correct level of compensation which will be substantially more than the insurer is initially prepared to offer.

Even after we have deducted our percentage as a success fee you will gain considerably more than you would have achieved using a 100% compensation model.

Contact Digby Brown's personal injury solicitors

We have offices across Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Inverness, Aberdeen and Ayr.

For further information about no win no fee, or anything else, call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form below and someone will get back in touch with you.

Contact our car accident lawyers today

At Digby Brown, we have the experienced lawyers who specialise in car accident claims. This means they understand this area of law completely and are able to achieve the best outcome for you.

If you would like to speak to a legal advisor today for some advice, or to begin a claim, please call us or fill in short enquiry form and we will be in touch.

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