Road Traffic Accidents

Road Traffic Accidents are the most common type of incidents that cause personal injury.   Your personal injury lawyers located in our Walsall and Newport offices can pursue a claim for compensation following a Road Traffic Accident involving collisions between vehicles, pedestrians hit by vehicles, motorbike or bicycle incidents.

A claimant could have been seated in a hired vehicle, company car, bus or taxi and still make a claim following non-fault injuries suffered on the road. Call Fountain Solicitors to help you claim your compensation.

Your Duties

Under the rules of the Road Traffic Accident Protocol, the onus is on you to prove that your accident was caused as a consequence of the defendant’s actions or negligence.  It is therefore imperative that you provide Fountain Solicitors with as much information as possible to support your accident and injuries.  Please obtain the following:

  • Full details of the defendant and his/her vehicle
  • If the defendant is not co-operating, do not hesitate to contact the police;
  • If the police and ambulance do arrive at the scene, ensure you fully co-operate with all their queries. Make a note of the police reference number and the officer who attended the scene. This will enable your solicitors to obtain a full account of the ambulance records and police report;
  • Take full details of any witnesses involved;
  • Take a note of a description of the defendant and whether there were any passengers in their vehicle;
  • Take a full note of the incident location.  When you return to your home, try to do a ‘Google’ map search to be in a position to demonstrate exactly where the incident occurred.
  • Visit your GP as soon as possible.

Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB)

You may be in a position where you are hit by a vehicle but the defendant drives off from the scene, or you are provided with the defendant’s details but later discover that the defendant is uninsured. In those circumstances, you can still pursue a claim for personal injury.  Fountain Solicitors will submit your claim to the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB). The MIB is a government-funded body which offers compensation to such types of claimant.  The claimant is again to obtain as much details as possible, including a full description of the defendant, and to notify the police of the incident as soon as convenient.

Our Pledge

We will commence in proceeding with your claim as soon as we have all relevant information.

We will deal with your case on a “no win, no fee” pledge.

To assist you obtaining your compensation as soon as possible, we have systems in place to ensure that your claim is dealt with effectively and efficiently.  This also helps us meet the fixed deadlines set out in the ‘Ministry of Justice’ process.

We have an experienced team of solicitors who will endeavour to obtain both your general damages, consisting of injuries caused as a direct result of your accident, and special damages, which are all your financial losses incurred following your incident (though your financial losses must be found to be attributable to the incident in questions, and losses must be considered reasonable in the circumstances and accompanied by supporting evidence of your losses).  The aim of your personal injury solicitor is to ‘put you back in the position you would have enjoyed had this accident not taken place’.

Please contact one of our Personal Injury Solicitors on 01922 645 429, or email us on Alternatively, complete our short enquiry form and your designated lawyer will get back to you as soon as they can.  We will call you to discuss your claim in full and the procedures set out for road accidents.

Accidents occurring in Walsall, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Stoke, Coventry, Leicester, Worcester, Manchester, London, Bristol, Cardiff, Newport and any other part of England and Wales, are sincerely welcome to contact our no win, no fee lawyers to pursue their claim.

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