If you have been injured in a road traffic accident whether as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian we can assist you. As well as claiming compensation we can also assist in arranging services such as physiotherapy to aid your recovery.
If you were the driver or passenger in a vehicle you may have already been contacted by a solicitor instructed by your insurer. Many people believe that they have to use the solicitor instructed by their insurer but that is not the case. You are free to choose your own solicitor. If you are already represented by an insurer’s chosen solicitor but are not happy with the service you are receiving please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.
If you were involved in an accident with a driver that was not insured or you were unable to obtain the details of the driver or vehicle involved we can advise you with regards making a claim to the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB).
At Wolferstans we pride ourselves on the care and excellent service that we provide to our clients.
If you or a family member has sustained life changing injuries as a result of a road traffic accident our specialist Serious Injuries Team will be able to advise you. Further information about the team can be found here. Andrew Warlow is the Head of the Department and can be contacted on 01752 292267 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1. What will happen when I first contact Wolferstans?
We will take a few initial details, such as:
- The date and location of the accident;
- How the accident happened;
- Who else was involved;
- The injuries you suffered and how they have affected you;
- Whether there were any witnesses.
When we have this information, we will be able to consider whether we believe you have good prospects of winning your case. This advice will be part of your free initial consultation.
2. How long will my claim take to settle?
Each individual claim is different and will vary in length depending on the individual circumstances.
If the other party admits they were at fault, you could receive compensation within as little as 6 months. On the other hand, if liability is in dispute, or you are suffering from ongoing problems, your claim may take longer to resolve. In some cases, we can obtain interim payments from the other side to make sure you are not out of pocket.
3. Is there a time limit on when I can claim?
Personal injury claims must normally be made within 3 years of the date of an accident. However, in some circumstances we can apply on your behalf to get the deadline extended.
If you were not aware of your injuries immediately the relevant date for the purposes of making a claim is the date of knowledge (the date that you knew that you were injured).
4. I am a pedestrian/cyclist/passenger that has been injured can I still claim?
Yes, as long as the accident was not your fault.
5. The driver that caused the accident was not traced or identified. Do I still have a claim?
Yes, we can make a claim against the Motor Insurers Bureau under the Untraced Drivers Agreement on your behalf. You will need to inform the police of the accident within 14 days and contact us as soon as possible after the accident to ensure you comply with the strict time limits.
6. The driver that caused the accident was not insured. Do I still have a claim?
Yes, we can make a claim against the Motor Insurers Bureau under the Uninsured Drivers Agreement on your behalf.
Refusal to provide insurance information following an accident is a criminal offence (s.154 Road Traffic Act 1988) and should be reported to the police.