Road Traffic Accidents

Involvement in a road traffic accident can be a stressful and painful experience. If the accident wasn't your fault, you are entitled to claim for compensation from the negligent party.

The Help and Guidance I Required

"I was involved in a car accident and Waterman’s dealt with the claim from an injury I incurred as a result of the accident. I found them to be professional, informative and kept me up to date at every stage with help and guidance I required."

C Holmes, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • If you are involved in a road traffic accident that wasn't your fault as a pedestrian, a cyclist, or a driver,

    then you are entitled to claim for compensation.

  • It is possible to claim for personal injury, vehicle damage, loss of earnings,

    medical treatment and more after a road traffic accident.

  • At Watermans, our specialist solicitors are highly experienced in handling road traffic accident claims,

    to help you to seek the compensation that you deserve.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Road traffic accidents

    Road traffic accident claims

    Involvement in a road traffic accident can be a stressful, harrowing ordeal, especially if it wasn’t your fault. The injuries you can sustain can range from minor whiplash, to serious head and brain injuries and in some cases, even death. The victims of road accidents are not necessarily only involved in accidents with cars. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists can all be involved in a road traffic accident.

    If you or a loved one have been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the negligent party. It is possible to claim for the following

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • expenses resulting from an accident, including damage to property or clothing and the cost of attending medical appointments.
    • costs of repairing your vehicle, or pursuing a claim for the value of your vehicle if it’s written off.
    • compensation for post-accident treatments that you might need, including physiotherapy and counselling.
    • compensation for services provided by family members after an accident, such as helping you get washed/dressed, with housework, and with grocery shopping.

    At Watermans, our road traffic accident solicitors are here to offer straightforward legal advice, to help you to seek the compensation that you deserve.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a road traffic accident claim?

    All road users can claim for compensation after being involved in a road traffic accident, whether you are a driver, a passenger, a cyclist or a pedestrian injured by another car, a motorbike or even a horse. Anyone involved in a road traffic accident through no fault of their own has a right to be compensated for medical costs, loss of earnings and any other expenses incurred due to the accident.

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a road traffic accident within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you have the right to pursue a compensation claim against the responsible party.

    At Watermans, we understand that making a financial compensation claim can seem a daunting task, but that is where we come in. We are here to help you, and offer straightforward legal advice to guide you through the claims process. Plus, we work on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win, you won’t have to worry about any solicitors fees.

    Remember, we are here to take the hassle out of the legal side of things for you, and seek the compensation reward that you deserve for your suffering. Speak to one of our expert personal injury solicitors today.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a road traffic accident?

    Compensation for road traffic accidents in Scotland are awarded on a case-by-case basis. The amount you could receive 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.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

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    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “I enjoy the challenge of putting my clients back in a position they would have been in, had they not been unfortunate to suffer an accident through no fault of their own.”

    John Dillon, Head of Dispute Resolution