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Road traffic accident claims

There are so many things to think about in the aftermath of road traffic accident. That’s where we come in. As one of the leading legal firms in Scotland, our award-winning team has a proven track record of achieving great settlements for our clients. We’ll work tirelessly to get you the best compensation possible after an accident, to help cover things like car repair costs and loss of earnings due to injury.

Plus, we work on a no win no fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

What we can help you with

As long as the road traffic accident wasn’t your fault, we can take on your claim no matter what type of vehicle was involved, or whether you were the driver, passenger, or a pedestrian. Here are just some of the no-cost benefits that we may be able to offer you:

  • No excess for you to pay.
  • Recovery and repair of your vehicle — and you get to pick who carries out the repairs.
  • Access to our panel of approved repairers throughout Scotland.
  • Potential compensation claim for personal injuries.
  • Like-for-like replacement vehicle while yours is getting fixed, including prestige cars, vans, lorries, taxis, motorcycles, and buses.
  • Compensation for loss of earnings or disruption to business.
  • Recovery of out-of-pocket expenses.

What you can claim for

You’ll only get one shot at compensation after an accident. As such, knowing what you can claim for is important, and having the backing of a personal injury expert like Watermans can make all the difference.

Here’s an overview of the main things to be aware of:

Solatium (damages)

Compensation for pain and suffering stemming from an accident. The amount you could receive will depend on the type of injury, and how severe it is.

Loss of earnings

Compensation for loss of earnings as a result of going on sick leave after an accident. If you can’t return to work at all, you might be able to claim for future loss of earnings too.

Other financial losses/out of pocket expenses

Sometimes it’s possible to claim back expenses resulting from an accident, including damage to property or clothing and the cost of attending medical appointments.

Vehicle repair

We can help you get your vehicle repaired to its pre-accident standard, or pursue a claim for the value of your vehicle if it’s written off.

Medical treatment

We can help with compensation for post-accident treatments that you might need, including physiotherapy and counselling.

Assistance from family members

You may be able to claim compensation for services provided by family members after an accident, such as helping you get washed/dressed, housework, and grocery shopping.

For more detailed information, have a look at our guide page on what you can claim for.

How much compensation could you get?

Compensation for traffic accidents in Scotland is awarded on a case-by-case basis. The amount you could get depends on the severity of your injuries, as well as other factors, like loss of wages.

We fully investigate each case we work on to make sure that we get the maximum amount of compensation possible for you.

Road traffic accident compensation calculator

Our road traffic compensation calculator has been created to estimate how much you may be able to claim for, based on the injuries you have sustained.

Use our compensation calculator to see how much you could get.

Questions? We’d love to hear from you

Get in touch with us if you have any questions or want to discuss a potential road traffic accident claim.