If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, it is vital that you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.
Whether you were the driver of a vehicle, riding a horse, a passenger or a pedestrian, our experienced legal team are here to support and advise you following a traffic accident.
The number of road accidents in the UK remains statistically high, with the Department of Transport reporting 160,597 casualties in reported road traffic accidents.
Injuries range from whiplash to serious spinal or head injuries, many of which can be life changing for those involved.
Many of those injured in road accidents are entitled to make a road accident claim for compensation.
The KLS Law road accident claims solicitors are specialist personal injury solicitors who will ensure that you receive the compensation, support, medical care and rehabilitation both you and your family deserve.
We have a fantastic reputation amongst new and previous clients, dealing with claims compassionately and effectively.
We invite you to contact our legal team for confidential, obligation-free advice on your road accident - please phone 0800 015 1470, submit an online enquiry form or request a call back below.
We acted for a client who sustained moderate brain damage following a road traffic collision. Whilst liability was not an issue, quantum and causation were, especially the impact of the accident on the Claimant’s future earning capacity.
The Claimant was a high earning individual who was likely to be progressing further up the career ladder, had he not been in the accident. The claim was presented on the Claimants behalf for amounts in excess of £4.5 million.
Several expert reports were commissioned by both parties; including (but not limited to) neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuro radiologists and employment consultants. Much of the expert evidence was conflicting (the Defendant’s evidence did not support the Claimant’s case that he sustained a brain injury) and proceedings were issued in Court.
Had the matter proceeded to trial, costs in excess of £500,000 for the Claimant alone were likely to be incurred. A 7-day trial was listed at the back-end of a full set of directions, however, the matter proceeded to Mediation. A settlement of £2.1 million was achieved with a cost saving of at least £200,000.
Our client was a radiologist in his early 50s. He suffered a minor accident when his vehicle was lightly impacted in the rear and it was accepted the damage was no more than a small scrape to the bumper. He had suffered pre accident with back and neck issues which resulted in regular visits to the pain clinic.
He managed to get out unaided and did not complain about pain for another few days, and so didn’t see his GP for a week. However, his symptoms worsened considerably post-accident.
Subsequently, he was partially confined to a wheelchair a few years later and could not go back to work. Conflicting expert medical evidence was obtained but the pain, psychiatric and orthopaedic evidence obtained on his behalf by KLS Law was more impressive and credible. A settlement resulted at a joint settlement meeting of £280,000.