Expertise And Understanding From Irwin Mitchell
It is an unfortunate fact that many claims involving road traffic accidents are, for whatever reasons, far from cut and dried. That’s when we enlist the help of our in-house accident investigation team – at no cost to you.
At Irwin Mitchell we fight fearlessly to achieve the best outcome for your claim. We’re renowned for our understanding of the issues affecting you and your family due to an accident and any resulting investigation, and we know what positive action to take to make a difference.
Our lawyers offer the highest level of professionalism and expertise, combined with dedication and sensitivity.
Above all, we put you first.
Handling Accident Investigations With Expertise End Sensitivity
Our fully qualified ex-police team comprises an expert accident investigator and an advanced driving instructor. They’ll reconstruct and analyse your accident, helping us to uncover any vital evidence that will support your compensation claim and increase your chances of success. Their remit includes:
- Interviewing witnesses
- Site inspections
- Preparing plans and photographs illustrating the scene of the accident
- Mathematical calculations of sightlines, reaction times and braking and stopping distances
- Making video recordings to illustrate accidents
- Examining vehicles involved in the accident
- Preparing accident reconstruction reports
- Checking and analysing reconstruction reports by court-appointed external experts
Proven Expertise In Accident Investigations
Irwin Mitchell is also one of the largest and most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.
Our team includes many of the country’s finest personal injury lawyers. They operate in highly specialised teams, offering the highest level of legal expertise in accident investigations.
When you first contact us, you’ll need to tell us about the location of your accident, the witnesses, the other vehicles involved, the weather conditions and so on.
The more detail you can remember, the more you’ll help our accident investigation team to get to the root cause of your accident and, ultimately, get you the compensation you deserve.
Irwin Mitchell’s Commitment To Accident Investigations
Irwin Mitchell’s first commitment is to you, and to achieving the best outcome for your claim.
We also have a long history of campaigning with leading organisations in numerous personal injury fields. Together with those organisations we seek improvements in health and safety, prevent accident and injury where possible, and improve the quality of life and levels of compensation for those who have suffered injury.
We have also pursued many leading legal cases in order to improve the prospects of success of claims for various forms of personal injury, and to obtain fairer compensation.
An 11-year-old girl was struck by a car on a pelican crossing on her way to school. She suffered very significant head injuries.
The child's mother instructed another firm of solicitors, who obtained a copy of the police accident report. The report detailed a number of independent witnesses, none of whom were contacted before a road traffic expert was brought in to prepare a reconstruction report.
This report was based purely on the police report and photographs. Only afterwards were the independent witnesses contacted, but merely to establish if they were willing to assist. Shockingly, the onus for contacting some of these witnesses was passed to the injured girl’s mother.
Not only that, but the solicitors involved were aware that there was a police reconstruction report, but they failed to obtain a copy before reaching a compromise and settling the claim at £10,000.
Unhappy with the result, the claimant’s mother approached us here at Irwin Mitchell. Our accident investigation team located some of the witnesses, interviewed them, conducted a site inspection and prepared a new reconstruction report.
The team also obtained additional police information and this, together with our in-house report, led to the grant of public funding to claim against the original legal advisers for professional negligence. We secured a settlement of £300,000 for the family.
For more information about Irwin Mitchell’s wider commitment to the issues affecting our clients, see here.
Talk To A Specialist Legal Advisor Today - Call 0800 056 4110
We understand that contacting a lawyer might seem like a big step - especially if you have not done so before.
The sooner you contact us, the greater your chances of a successful claim.
Finding out whether you have a claim could not be easier. Simply complete our online claim form or call us with details of your accident - and we will give you free initial advice on the chances of making a successful claim. You can then decide whether you wish to proceed.
If you decide to proceed, we can arrange to see you wherever possible at a time and place convenient to you.
The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.
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.