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Truth Legal are specialists in road traffic accident compensation claims

Truth Legal are experts in road traffic accident compensation claims. Your case will always be handled by a specialist Personal Injury solicitor who will take you through every stage of the process, using their experience to guide you.

Road Traffic Accident Claims FAQ

Truth Legal Personal Injury team offers a free consultation to assess the strength of your road traffic accident claim and will discuss your options with you in clear, objective terms. Once we agree to take on your case, we will gather more information to find the person responsible for the accident and your injuries following them.

An important part of this process is addressing your rehabilitation needs and any help and support you will need both during and after your recovery. Truth Legal believe that no person should be left without the help they need following a road traffic accident, especially if it wasn’t their fault. We will work alongside medical experts to ensure you get the very best help.

Our Personal Injury solicitors will then look to obtain an admission of fault from those responsible. This could mean that you receive early compensation payments to cover initial and immediate costs incurred due to your injuries. 

Truth Legal works hard to obtain an outcome as quickly as possible, aiming to agree compensation without the need to go to court. However, where court is unavoidable, our team partners with expert Personal Injury barristers to get you the best result. We will be with you every step of the way.

Although insurance firms do have preferred law firms they work with, you are not obligated to instruct them. You are able to use any law firm you want, and insurers cannot make you pick their preferred firm.

You deserve to use the law firm that makes you the most comfortable and that you feel will support you from beginning to end.

If you were injured in an accident that you are responsible for, it is unlikely that you will be able to claim for compensation.

However, there is a possibility that you can claim compensation where an accident is only partially your fault. Such cases take into account what is called contributory negligence, and the amount you receive will be reduced to reflect the responsibility you bear for the accident.

If you need more information on whether you might be somewhat liable for a road traffic accident, we recommend you get in touch with one of our solicitors as soon as possible. 

If you are injured as the passenger, you are able to claim compensation for a road traffic accident from the driver, even if they were responsible.

However, if you were aware that the driver was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and still got into the car, this might mean that your compensation amount will be reduced. 

Learn more about road traffic accident passenger claims here.

If you were injured in a car accident when not wearing a seatbelt, you may still be able to claim for compensation.

However, you are required to wear a seatbelt by law, and so it is highly likely that if you were not wearing one at the time of the accident that your compensation will be reduced.

At Truth Legal, we understand that no two road traffic accidents are alike, and everyone recovers differently. That is why we do not offer compensation calculators because they do not accurately reflect your situation.

The value of your road traffic accident compensation claim will depend on:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • Your pain and suffering
  • The cost of medical care and travel expenses you have incurred
  • Your medical care and support needs both now and in the future
  • Any necessarily modifications to your home or vehicle
  • Any current and future loss of earnings if you have or are unable to work

Getting the best results for you

Because of our extensive experience with road traffic accident compensation cases, we understand the effects a car accident can have on you – our priority is your complete recovery, through access to rehabilitation and by getting the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible. We will never rush you to a settlement because we believe you are entitled to the maximum compensation, and because we listen to you and seek the result that is best for you.


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Above all, our team are dedicated to their clients – whether guiding them through legal complexities, securing compensation, or simply fighting for what’s right.

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