Road traffic accident claims - It matters that you receive expert legal advice if you've been injured in a car crash
Every year, our lawyers at Digby Brown help over 1,000 road traffic accident victims in Scotland claim compensation after sustaining injuries caused by the fault of others.
Every car accident which happens on our roads whether on a motorway, side road or country road is a serious event. At Digby Brown, we understand that whether the injuries the driver or passengers receive are considerable or minor the fact is they are traumatic.
Right person doing the right job matters
It matters to Digby Brown that after the car accident every person who has sustained an injury and who has sought medical treatment should receive rightful and fair compensation. Digby Brown knows that without a firm of lawyers on your side it is exceedingly difficult to deal directly with a car insurance company or claims handling affiliate of the insurance company.
Our records show that on average Digby Brown gain three times the initial pre-litigation compensation offer for our clients - we have the case histories to prove it.
We handle the complete range of road traffic compensation claims, from accidents where there is a serious injury to the brain or spinal cord to uninsured loss recovery. In addition, we have a dedicated team of personal injury lawyers who are here to help those bereaved come to terms and deal with the aftermath of a death on the roads.
Entitled to claim road accident compensation
If you have been either the driver or passenger of a vehicle which has been involved in a road traffic accident and suffered a personal injury you are entitled to claim compensation. The circumstances of that accident can vary enormously from being hit by another car or vehicle when stationary, being a passenger in a vehicle whose driver's negligence causes the accident or even the negligent driver has no insurance.
What is important is to seek expert legal help and for anyone in Scotland you need the help of a Scottish firm of Solicitors. Digby Brown Solicitors are experts in this field, we deal with more accidents caused through road traffic accidents than any other. We have years of experience and the relevant expertise to fully understand your case and ensure it is has the best prospects of success. Our many case studies which you can view on the website can vouch for this.
Everyone driving a vehicle on the road should have insurance, but something like one in twenty do not. Where the driver does not have insurance, or where the vehicle is untraced, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau will take the place of the insurer to protect the rights of innocent parties.
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.
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
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.
Why choose Digby Brown personal injury lawyers?
Digby Brown has vast experience in dealing with road traffic accident claims and has established a number of specialist units across Scotland to deal with specific types of road traffic accidents claims including:
- Car accident claims
- Cycling accidents claims
- Motorcycle accidents claims
- Pedestrian accident claims
- Public transport accident claims
- Whiplash injury claims
- Uninsured driver claims
- Uninsured loss recovery claims
- Brain, spinal injury or fatal accident claims
Each of these units is staffed by lawyers who can bring to bear considerable experience and expertise on your behalf. We are recommended by not only our clients, but by the charities we support such as Child Brain Injury Trust and Headway.
Contact our specialist road traffic accident solicitors
If you would like to talk to someone about road traffic accident you have been involved in, please call us on 0333 200 5925 (local rate even from a mobile), text help to 83310 or fill in our brief enquiry form and someone will contact you.
What our clients say about us
We put our clients at the centre of everything we do and are committed to providing the very best service. The hundreds of five star reviews we have received on Trustpilot is a reflection of this approach.
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First time I’ve had to use a company like this and...Mr Craig Smith -
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