Car Accident Claims Manchester

Car Crash Claims Manchester

There are days when we go on a routine drive, nipping to the shops or driving to work when disaster strikes. Unfortunately, road traffic accidents can occur at any one point, at no fault of your own. If you experience an accident, PR Scully can help with your car crash claims in Manchester, as well as the rest of England. 

Car accidents often catch us off guard, but being prepared for the aftermath can make all the difference. Whether an experienced driver or just starting, it’s crucial to know what to do in such situations. Understanding your responsibilities and the legal implications is vital.

Knowing your rights as a driver or passenger during a road traffic accident may mean you are entitled to compensation. 

At PR Scully, our experts are happy to answer your questions and provide expert advice about your circumstances.

To get information about how we can help you with your situation, contact us online, ring us on 0161 768 3174, or e-mail our team at info@prscully.com. 

Understanding car accident claims

When involved in a car accident in Manchester, the first step towards seeking compensation is understanding the legal process involved in making a claim. In the UK, personal injury claims resulting from car accidents typically fall under the jurisdiction of civil law. This means that individuals seeking compensation must demonstrate that the accident was due to negligence or errors made by another party. 

Gathering evidence

Evidence plays a crucial role in supporting a car accident claim. In Manchester – or other parts of the UK – it’s essential to gather as much evidence as possible at the scene of the accident. You can do this by taking photographs of the accident scene, vehicle damage, road conditions, and any relevant road signs or markings. Additionally, obtaining contact details from witnesses and seeking medical attention promptly can strengthen the validity of your claim.

As a result of an accident, if you had any care or treatment, keep the medical records. 

We highly advise getting in touch with us at PR Scully in Manchester. During our free consultation service, we will explain everything that you need to know. In addition, we will assist where possible to help get a positive outcome. 

Engaging with insurance companies

After a car accident in Manchester, individuals must notify their insurance company promptly, regardless of fault. Insurance companies play a significant role in the claims process, as they may provide compensation for damages covered under the policy. It’s essential to provide the insurance company with accurate and detailed information about the accident, including any injuries sustained and the extent of vehicle damage.

Make sure to exchange names and addresses, get a telephone number, and the insurance details of all parties involved. Do not forget to note down the other vehicle’s make, model, colour, and registration number. 

If someone saw the accident occur, ask for their contact details as they might be able to provide valuable information later as a witness.

Seeking legal representation

In cases where disputes arise or the claims process becomes complex, having access to our solicitors at PR Scully can be beneficial. Our Manchester solicitor’s expertise in personal injury claims, including those related to car accidents, will be invaluable to your case. We can provide expert advice, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and represent you in court if necessary. 

At PR Scully & Co., we represent our clients in the best way possible in accordance with the code of conduct set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). When handling the matter at hand, we aim for nothing less than what the severity of your suffering deserves. 

Phone us on 0161 768 3174, and see what your options are. 

What can I claim for? 

There are a range of things the victim of a car accident can claim compensation for. 

For example: 

  • Brain injury
  • Trauma, such as to the head
  • Whiplash
  • Loss of earnings

The purpose of a claim can vary. The majority of lawyers have an obligation to help a claimant identify the effects of a collision on them and see if a settlement is possible. 

With injuries, a medical report is needed from a doctor. Before the medical examination, you need to be clear about the impact your injuries have had on you and your family. 

What happens if my car needs repairs or is a write-off?

If there’s a chance that your car needs repairs or is written off, then we can help arrange a hire car for you. Whatever happens with your car, the fault insurer will cover the expenses. If your car is a write-off, then you will receive a payment from the fault insurer. The fee is calculated using the value of the car minus the salvage amount – determined by the engineer. 

Time limits and legal considerations

It’s essential to be aware of the time limits associated with making a car accident claim. In the UK, the standard time limit for filing a personal injury claim is three years from the date of the incident. However, there are exceptions to this rule, particularly in cases involving minors or individuals with diminished mental capacity. Additionally, legal considerations such as contributory negligence and the “no win, no fee” arrangement should be understood before proceeding with a claim.

What if I can’t afford to make a claim?

At PR Scully Manchester, we understand that our clients may not be able to pay legal fees and upfront costs for road accident claims. This is why we provide the option of a ‘no win no fee’ agreement for the compensation claim.

A ‘no win no fee’ compensation claim enables us to do all the necessary work to make a road traffic compensation claim on your behalf, knowing that we will only be paid if the case is successful. Naturally, this type of agreement reduces your financial risk and allows you to recover compensation following a road traffic accident. 

If we cannot recover all our legal costs despite winning the traffic accident claim, we ask clients to pay for some of our fees from the traffic accident compensation amount they received. 

Get in touch today to discuss the ‘no win no fee’ option for road traffic accident compensation claims. 

Why choose PR Scully? 

By choosing Manchester-based PR Scully, you are in the hands of our firm’s experienced attorneys. They can assess your case and pursue appropriate settlements, looking at all the factors that played a part in the car accident that you were involved in. 

Since 1999, we have helped each client with claims in different areas of the UK, recovering £6 million annually in compensation to be paid.

Contact us online, ring us on 0161 768 3174, or e-mail our team at info@prscully.com so that we can provide the support that you need dealing with the insurers. 

P R Scully & Co Solicitors Limited

166 Chaddock Lane,

Worsley,

Manchester,

M28 1DF

0161 768 3175

info@prscully.com

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