Road Traffic Accident Claims

Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors are experienced road traffic accident claim solicitors who have successfully settled thousands of road traffic accident compensation claims over the past 30 years.

If you have been a driver, passenger, motorcyclist or pedestrian and you have been involved in a road traffic accident then you need specialist road traffic accident solicitors like Mackrell & Thomas to assist you with your road traffic accident claim.

Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors will guarantee:-

  • We will recover the maximum level of compensation
  • An experienced solicitor will deal with your claim
  • Expert advice from our friendly team
  • Nothing to pay if your claim does not win

Road traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injury claims and despite insurance companies and many other interested bodies attempts to suggest such injury claims are always minor and perhaps even should not be brought, we believe that genuine innocent victims of injury deserve compensation for their pain and suffering as well as being reimbursed for their losses.

Experienced Road Traffic Accident Solicitors

At Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors we understand how a road traffic accident can affect your life and we use our expertise to ensure our clients obtain the maximum level of compensation as quickly as possible.

Minor whiplash claims take just a couple of months or so to deal with and claims involving more serious injuries will take longer, depending on the severity of the injuries.

Mackrell & Thomas deal with claims ranging from whiplash injuries lasting for a short time up to very serious injuries where accident victims may have suffered serious spinal or other catastrophic injuries. We are also experienced in dealing with the unfortunate consequences when someone dies in a fatal road traffic accident.

Over the years we have gained a reputation for providing our clients with a quality service and we always ensure that your claim is handled by a fully qualified solicitor throughout your claim. A great many firms of solicitors will allocate unqualified claims handlers for road traffic accident claims, however we recognise that innocent victims of road traffic accidents deserve an expert personal injury solicitor to succeed with their claim.

For a free claim assessment following a road traffic accident, call Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors for free on: 0800 0730160, or visit one of our Liverpool offices in Page Moss, Old Swan or Norris Green. Alternatively, you could email us at enquiries@mackrellandthomas.com and a specialist road traffic accident claim solicitor will contact you at a suitable time.

Why choose us to deal with your RTA claim

Your insurance company is likely to direct you to their appointed solicitor. Why, because those solicitors will typically “buy” your claim from the insurers for around £900 and your insurance company will do all they can to direct you and guarantee their payment.

You do not have to use the insurance company’s solicitor and have the right to instruct your own solicitor, whatever your insurers may suggest.

You must decide if you want to use a firm, usually based hundreds of miles away who has bought your claim or whether you would prefer to use locally based specialist personal injury lawyers who only have your interests at heart.

If you have already started your claim with your insurance company solicitors, you can move the claim to a solicitor of your choice. If you would like more information on moving your claim or if you would just like a second opinion please contact us.

You may have been a driver in an accident caused by another vehicle. Mackrell & Thomas can assist with obtaining compensation and getting you back on the road as soon as possible.

You can claim for your injuries, damage to your vehicle, storage and recovery charges, repair and hire charges, policy excess, damaged property and any other losses such as lost earnings.

Mackrell & Thomas can assist with the following

  • Recovering your vehicle
  • Providing you with a replacement vehicle
  • Dealing with repairs to your vehicle
  • Providing you with physiotherapy or any other rehab needed

Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors are specialised road traffic accident lawyers who are experienced with obtaining compensation for victims of accidents.

If you are a passenger 

You may have been a passenger in a vehicle, which was involved in a road traffic accident. As a passenger you are the innocent party and you are automatically entitled to make a claim for compensation. Even if a friend or family member was to blame, there is no barrier to you making a claim as the insurance policy is already being claimed.

If you were a car passenger, bus passenger or motorbike pillion passenger then Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors can help you claim compensation. You can claim for your injuries, damaged helmet and clothing and any other expenses caused by the accident.

If you are a motorcyclist

You may have been on a motorbike which has been in an accident caused by another vehicle.  Motorbike riders are vulnerable and in many cases their injuries can be very serious.

Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors are very experienced when it comes to handling serious motobike claims and we are aware that these claims have different considerations to other road traffic accidents.

We are equipped to deal with claims arising from catastrophic injuries that are often caused in motorbike accidents and this may often involve organising a team of doctors, nursing care/rehabilitation experts and any other professionals who can assist in helping an injured motorcyclist back to health.

Such accidents may have been caused by other motorists simply not seeing the motorbike but accidents can also be caused by defective road surfaces. In such cases there is a potential claim against the local authority for failing to keep the highway safe for public use.

You can claim compensation for your injuries, damaged bike, damaged gear and any other expenses such as lost earnings.

If you are a cyclist 

You may be a cyclist who has been hit or knocked from your bicycle and injured. In such cases you may have a claim against the driver who caused the accident. Bicycle accidents can also be caused by defective road surfaces.  In such cases there is a potential claim against the local authority for failing to keep the highway safe for public use.

You can claim for your injuries, damage to your bicycle, damaged clothing and any other expenses caused by the accident.

If you are a pedestrian 

You may have been a pedestrian who has been hit by a vehicle. Pedestrians are very vulnerable and over 23,000 casualties each year on Britain’s roads involve pedestrians.

Drivers owe a high duty of care to pedestrians and if a driver collides with a pedestrian then the driver may well have some difficulty escaping some degree of blame for the accident, with the result that the pedestrian is entitled to compensation.

You can claim for your injuries, damaged clothing and any other expenses caused by the accident.

Whiplash Injuries 

Whiplash injuries are commonly thought of as being trivial but anyone who has actually experienced the pain of suffering such an injury in a road traffic accident will know that their injuries were anything but trivial.

Many insurance companies are now denying accident victims’ whiplash compensation claims by claiming that the accident was not serious enough to have caused an injury.

Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors are experienced compensation lawyers and have the expertise to successfully fight any suggestions from an insurance company that you were not injured merely because modern vehicles are sometimes strong enough to avoid damage in an accident.

Many insurance companies are now denying accident victims’ whiplash compensation claims by claiming that the accident was not serious enough to have caused an injury.

Fatalities resulting from an RTA

If a member of your family has unfortunately died as a result of a road traffic accident then this may result in the loss not only of a loved on but the main breadwinner.

After such an accident a family needs the input of highly trained  Lawyers who have experience of fatal accident claims.

Following a fatal accident, there may be a potential claim for a bereavement award, funeral expenses and compensation if the family’s income has been affected following the accident (known as a dependency claim).

Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors are experienced road traffic accident lawyers who can assist you with such a claim following a fatal accident.

Start your Road Traffic Accident Claim today

For a free Road Traffic Accident Claim Assessment, call Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors for free on 0800 073 0160, complete our online form or visit one of our Liverpool offices in Page Moss, Old Swan or Norris Green. Alternatively, you could email us at enquiries@mackrellandthomas.com and a Road Traffic Accident Claim Solicitor will contact you at a suitable time.