Our expert road accident lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.

Expertise And Understanding Throughout Your Road Accident Claim

Being involved in a road traffic accident is a traumatic experience and could leave you with injuries from mild bruising or whiplash to serious, life-altering head and spinal injuries. If you have been injured in a road accident, you may be able to claim compensation.

At Irwin Mitchell we are dedicated to ensuring every client receives the appropriate level of compensation, to make certain their recovery and quality of life is assured. Our specialist road traffic accident claims team work quickly and sensitively to make sure you receive the right level of compensation and care.

Our experience in road accident compensation claims has led to a number of leading car insurers recommending us to their clients, while our expert solicitors regularly deliver training to police family liaison officers.

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“They kept us well informed and made us feel part of the process. They made me feel like they knew what they were doing. I had complete confidence in them.” Brian, London
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However serious your injuries are, our expert road accident solicitors have the experience needed to help you with your claim. Our team work exclusively on road accident compensation claims so we understand the issues that affect you and your loved ones following your accident.

Our lawyers will talk to you about your injuries and offer expert advice not only on how much compensation you can expect to receive, but also on rehabilitation and ongoing health issues. If you need physiotherapy or other medical support, we can put you in touch with our client support team who will help you access the necessary care. We can also help you get back to work if your injuries meant you needed time off or had to leave your job.

If your injuries left you with immediate care needs, such as specialist treatment or the installation of ramps at your home, we can apply to get some of your compensation paid early. That means you can start to recover and adjust to your new circumstances while the claim is ongoing.

We have helped thousands of clients to claim compensation after a range of road accidents, including:

  • Claims for whiplash
  • Multi-vehicle accidents
  • Head, brain and spinal injury claims
  • Accidents involving uninsured drivers and hit and run drivers
  • Accidents involving children
  • Public transport accidents (including buses, trams and taxis)
  • Fatal road accidents
  • Cycling accidents
  • Motorcycling accidents

If more evidence is needed to support your claim, we can involve our in-house road traffic accident investigation team. They will look at the scene of the accident and gather witness reports to build a picture of what happened. Even if you’re not sure if someone else was to blame, it’s worth contacting us for a free initial discussion about making a claim.

Featured Client Stories

David suffered serious head injuries when he was involved in a road accident in the North East of England. He spent 18 months in hospital and has long-term head injuries that mean he needs 24/7 help from a team of live-in carers. Our serious injury experts helped David to claim the compensation he needed to pay for his specialist care and live as independently as possible.

Find out more about how we helped David

Other Client Stories

Our Commitment To Helping Victims Of Road Accidents

We see the devastating effects of road accidents every day.

For example, over 5,500 people required rehabilitation in 2011/12 after being involved in a road accident. Unfortunately, 5,308 of these victims received a poor standard of rehabilitation and care.

Our infographic shows the specific body areas injured, and the percentage of people who required rehabilitation as a result of their injuries.

This is why our road traffic lawyers are dedicated to securing quality care and rehabilitation for victims of road traffic accidents across the UK. As corporate members of the road safety charities Brake and Roadpeace, we also campaign passionately for improvements in safety on the roads.

Road Safety Week, 18th - 24th November 2013

Road Safety Week aims to inspire communities to take action on road safety and provide a focal point for professionals working in road safety.

Jools Townsend, Deputy Chief Executive of national road charity, Brake, explains the importance of raising road safety awareness and the services that Brake provides for victims of road traffic accidents.

Contact Us To Talk About A Road Traffic Accident Claim

To talk to one of our experts about making a road traffic accident claim, contact us today.

For more information on making a road traffic accident claim, you can download our free brochure (PDF).


“Irwin Mitchell’s extremely impressive team handles the full range of high-profile, complex and high value cases, including RTA, industrial disease, and spinal and brain injury claims”

Legal 500 2012

“Highly professional, with the highest standards of service, care and quality”

Chambers & Partners 2013

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Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claims

  • Car Accident Claims
    If yourself or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, our expert team of lawyers may be able to help you claim compensation.
  • Coach Accident Claims
    If you’ve been injured, or you’ve suffered bereavement as a result of a coach crash, Irwin Mitchell can help you to find out exactly what happened.
  • Compensation Guide
    Find out about "no win no fee" and how making a compensation claim works.
  • Cycling Accident Claims
    As well as giving legal advice and assisting with your cycling accident claim, we can liaise with agencies offering rehabilitation to assist with recovery.
  • FAQs
    Many of our road traffic accident clients have similar concerns about making a compensation claim. Our experts have prepared answers to common questions to put your mind at rest.
  • Fatal Road Accidents
    Though it can never repair the full damage done, financial compensation can help to improve the quality of life of those who have suffered the tragedy of bereavement as a result of a road accident.
  • Motorbike Accident Claims
    Irwin Mitchell can help you if you’ve been injured as a result of a motorcycle, scooter or moped accident and wish to make a claim for compensation.
  • Motor Insurance Policy Claims
    Working with the majority of insurers and other leading financial organisations, we handle thousands of claims similar to yours every year.
  • Pedestrian Accident Claims
    If you or a loved one have been involved in a road accident as a pedestrian and someone else was at fault, Irwin Mitchell can help you to make claim for compensation.
  • Whiplash Compensation Claims
    Whiplash can be a debilitating condition. We could help you claim compensation if you've suffered whiplash in a road traffic accident.

The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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