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Road Traffic Accidents

We are specialists in helping victims from a variety of road traffic accidents and will use our expertise to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve so you can concentrate on getting better.

About road traffic accidents

There are a number of reasons for an accident to take place on the road, such as negligence, criminal behaviour and conditions. Some of the most common causes we have handled cases for include:

  • Driver negligence, for example, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and using a mobile phone, eating or drinking while driving
  • Adverse weather conditions, such as snow, rain and ice
  • Reckless behaviour, including speeding, driving with undue care and attention and unnecessary distractions such as music
  • Poor road conditions, for example, roadworks, potholes and other road defects

Also, there are many different types of road users who can be involved in an accident, including:

  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Bicycles
  • Passengers
  • Pedestrians
  • HGV or lorries
  • Caravans

Injuries caused by road traffic accidents vary from minor cuts and bruises to serious conditions such as brain damage and amputations. To read more about serious road accidents, click here.

We are also aware that many people can find it difficult to travel in a car after an accident and will arrange the best possible treatment to help you recover, including physiotherapy and counselling.

Who is responsible?

If your accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, then they are responsible for your injuries and a claim will be made against their insurance company. If the weather or the conditions of the road were responsible for your accident, the local council responsible for that area will be held accountable if there has not been enough done to prevent an accident from happening.

For claims where the driver cannot be traced or they are uninsured, a claim may be able to be made with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). To make a claim with the MIB, you must show that you have made every effort to locate the driver by either:

  • Reporting the accident to the police
  • Reporting the accident to your insurance company
  • Making enquiries to find the registered owner of the vehicle

Our solicitors can help you make a claim no matter who was responsible for your accident or if you were involved in a hit and run or hit by a stolen car or uninsured driver.

What to do when you’ve been injured

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, there can be a lot of people and organisations to deal with, especially in the initial few weeks. Here are some tips that could help in certain situations:

1. Do not admit liability, even partial fault until you have sought independent legal advice.

2. Call the police and ask them to attend the accident scene.

3. Take down registration numbers and the make, model and colour of the vehicles involved in the accident.

4. If there are any witnesses, take their full names, contact telephone number, address and email address.

5. Take photographs of the accident scene with a camera or on your camera phone, including any skid marks.

6. Take photographs of the damage to the vehicles involved.

7. Check to see if there are any CCTV cameras that may have caught the accident. If so, ask for a copy of the recording.

8. Check that your vehicle is roadworthy before driving it away from the accident scene. If in doubt, seek guidance and arrange recovery of your vehicle.

9. If you or any other person involved in the accident is injured, consider calling an ambulance or seeking medical advice as soon as possible.

10. If you believe the accident was not your fault, seek advice from a specialist personal injury law firm, such as Aequitas Legal.

Please note that these tips do not constitute as legal advice and are for guidance only. If you would like to discuss an accident that you have been involved in, please contact us.

Making a claim for compensation

A road traffic accident claim must be made within three years of the incident unless it can be proven that injuries, which have only just become apparent, were caused by a previous accident. Next, if you were not responsible for the accident, you must be able to determine who was responsible for the accident. If the driver is untraceable or uninsured, we are able to pursue a claim with the MIB.

To make a successful claim, you must have received medical assistance for your injuries because the reports created by medical professionals will be able to prove the pain and suffering you have experienced. As well as your injuries, a claim can be made for damage to your vehicle – be it a car, motorcycle or bicycle. To ensure you receive the maximum amount, keep hold of any receipts or invoices of any repairs.

For more information on making a claim, take a look at our guide to the claims process.

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

The team at Aequitas Legal believes that recovering from your injury should be your focus following a road traffic accident and we understand the distress an injury can place on you and your family. That’s why we provide a service made up of comprehensive and easy-to-understand advice that aims to guide you through claims process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We will fight for your interests and needs to make sure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation to not only help you recover from your injuries, but provide support during and after your recovery.

How we have helped others

To read about how we have helped others in a similar situation, please take a look at our road traffic accident case studies.

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“A road traffic accident (RTA) can leave you in a great deal of pain and discomfort. Many people can find themselves nervous or anxious when travelling in a car after an accident.”

Call us for reliable, accessible and friendly advice:
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3 years ago

"Excellent company"

What an excellent company. Always answered the phone quickly. Explained everything in simple terms no legal jargon. Highly recommend this company. Got me the amount that we discussed. Every member who I spoke to was polite and very helpful. Overall an excellent experience. 5/5

Andy Turner

3 years ago

"Always professional"

Excellent team, always professional and guided me through my claim every step of the way.

Rakesh Mehta

3 years ago

"Settled for more than what I expected"

Many thanks to the team at Aequitas Legal. My claim was settled for more than what I expected. Kudos to them!

4 years ago

"No regrets "

Really friendly. Kept me up to date so far in my case and always receive regular updates. No regrets picking Aequitas Legal.

Daniel Royle

3 years ago

"No hesitation recommending Aequitas Legal"

Aequitas Legal were the solicitors responsible and Matthew Trusch handled my case, very professionally, but able to communicate with me in layman's terms over any worries I had. Everything was handled with empathy and friendliness, I can only thank him and his team for fetching everything to a satisfactory conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aequitas Legal to anyone who needed a professional service. Thank you again.

4 years ago

"Go above and beyond"

As a business we have an excellent working partnership with Aequitas. They are a proactive, genuine, responsible company who always go above and beyond for their clients and suppliers alike. Leemic are always willing to offer support to Aequitas because, fundamentally, they are a lovely and hardworking team who are always on the end of the phone should we require impartial advice! We wish them every success in the future because they deserve to do well!

Lizzy McDowell

3 years ago

"Very professional"

I received excellent from service and support from my solicitor Carl Jones and the other members of staff I spoke to Aequitas Legal. They are all very professional but also friendly and happy to help. I was always able to get in touch and any queries dealt with quickly. I would recommend Aequitas Legal to my friends and family.

3 years ago

"Highly recommend"

My experience with Aquitas Legal has been great. I was given no nonsense, realistic expectations and I am very happy with the outcome. Using their app made the experience even easier, however I always managed to speak to someone if I needed clarification on anything. I would highly recommend Aquitas Legal!

3 years ago

"Brilliant all the way through"

What can I say what a team ashleigh as been brilliant all the way through talking on whatsapp gets back to u really fast and always trys to help you out the all team been brilliant to get me the best outcome I will defo past aequitas Legal name on to anyone 5 out 5 keep up the hard work you all take care.

Dean Cotterill

3 years ago

"Always kept informed of everything"

I have been really happy with the quality of the advice and help I have received over the period of my claim. Always kept informed of everything and my claim has been won and settled in my favour. I would recommend Carl and the team to everyone.

3 years ago

"Outstanding service"

I would like to say a massive thank you to Aequitas Legal for such an outstanding service. The service received was very professional and very swift, I was kept up to date at al times through letters and emails. I would absolutely recommend Aequitas Legal to anyone looking to pursue a personal injury claim - Thank You Aequitas Legal

Ranj Lal

4 years ago

"The team were very helpful"

My case went on for just over 2 years. The team were very helpful and Matthew made sure i was kept up to date and always asked for my opinion. There was no pressure and he offered his own opinion to help along the way. Thank you very much aequitas legal!

3 years ago

"Process was made simple"

My experience with Aequitas Legal was excellent overall. The process was made very simple and took up very little time on my part, particularly with use of the 'InCase' App and emails. My caseworker, Jane Hargreaves, was very approachable and friendly, and responded to queries promptly. I was expecting my case to take the best part of 6 months to resolve but was settled with my cheque in the post within just a few months. Very impressed at such a stress free and innovative experience and would recommend to others.

Amy Fox

3 years ago

"Kept updated regularly "

Aequitas Legal, a very professional company from Katie who helped with my initial inquiry to Suzanne, the solicitor, who handled my case. I was kept updated regularly on all aspects and developments and given sound advice regarding my claim. I particularly liked using the App on my mobile which was full of useful information. Great customer service with prompt responses to questions and queries, I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Thank you for a quick and easy settlement.

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