The Office for National Statistics has shown that nearly 30,000 people are killed or seriously injured on roads in the UK – with as many as 250,000 road accidents in total – each year. These figures would startle anyone into careful driving.
But no matter how careful we are on the road, accidents and injury, of varying severity and intensity can, and still do, happen.
And if it happens to you, or to someone close to you, you’ll need someone to help protect your ability to pay the bills and look after your family.
That is where we come in.
You are able to claim compensation for the physical and psychological injuries and losses sustained from a road traffic accident, if the accident was caused by the fault of another road user. Types of injured parties can include:
No win no fee
The majority of our cases are funded on a ‘No win no fee’ basis. This essentially means that you do not have to pay anything upfront and there are no fees in the event your case is unsuccessful.
Why choose us?
At Ashtons Legal, our personal injury lawyers offer the highest level of expertise combined with personal attention for each of our clients. Our aim is to get you the compensation and treatment you need to help you recover and get on with your life. We utilise the compensation process to help secure interim payments and treatment where practicably possible, whilst the case is ongoing.
Our extensive experience, knowledge and motivation helps us to achieve the best outcome for our clients. Ashtons adopts a client first approach.
Ashtons offices are all based in East Anglia, however we represent clients across the whole of England and Wales.
How long do you have to make a claim?
A claim can be made up to 3 years from the date of the accident. However, Ashtons Legal recommend you make a claim as early as possible. First and foremost, you should seek medical attention at the earliest possible opportunity.
If the injured person is child or lacks mental capacity, a claim for compensation can still be made by an appropriate adult on their behalf. For a child the 3 years will begin on their 18th birthday and for someone who lacks capacity there is no time limit for them to make a claim.
How much is my case worth?
As every injury and its effect is personal to each individual, the amount you are able to recover in compensation will vary from case to case. It will depend on your unique set of circumstances and your losses incurred as a direct result of the road accident.
What to do if contacted by an insurance company
Some insurers or their associates will try to make contact to persuade you to deal directly with them. The insurers do this in an attempt to save money and are likely to make a low offer in the hope that you will settle quickly and the claim can be closed. This may mean that you do not get the compensation you are entitled to.
Ashtons Legal are members of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and their research shows that claimants receive offers which are at least 42% lower when they are not legally represented.