Compensation for Road Traffic Accidents

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Compensation for Road Traffic Accidents

Rupert Wood & Son

Rupert Wood & Son are associates of TrafficLawyer4u and handle the road traffic accident compensation side of our business. We at TrafficLawyer4u have complete faith in their abilities to gain fair compensation for their clients.

Have you been involved in a Road Traffic Accident?

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.

At Rupert Wood & Son we pride ourselves in giving honest and practical advice to our clients following an accident. We will consider the merits of your claim, and as long as the claim has reasonable prospects of success, then we will deal with the matter on your behalf under a No Win No Fee agreement.

This means that if you are successful, then the other side will pay our costs, and if you lose, we will not charge you. In addition, we guarantee that there will be no deductions from the compensation you are awarded.

For further information or for a free half hour interview please call 0161 330 9121

Road Traffic Compensation Elements to Consider

Once we have considered the merits of the claim, we will go on to consider exactly what amount of compensation you are entitled to. It is not just a question of being compensated for the injuries you have sustained. There are all manner of incidental expenses in respect of which you might be entitled to recover:-


  1. Damage to your vehicle
    If you have been involved in an accident your vehicle will have been damaged. If you are not insured fully comprehensively, we can arrange for your vehicle to be inspected in order to assess the likely cost of repair. We can then arrange with the Third Party insurers to have the vehicle repaired at no cost to you.
  2. Policy excess
    Even if you are insured fully comprehensively, when you insurers repair your vehicle, there is still the question of the policy excess which has to be paid to the garage. This also forms a part of your claim.
  3. Vehicle hire
    We can arrange for the hire of a comparable vehicle for the time yours is off the road, or until such time as you receive the funds to purchase an alternative vehicle. Again there would be no charge to you.
  4. Recovery and storage Charges
    If your vehicle had to be removed from the scene of the accident, there will have been charges associated with this, and similarly, it may have been stored at a garage pending inspection by your insurers. We can recover these expenses for you.
  5. Loss of Earnings
    Even with a relatively minor injury, you may have had to have time off work. Whilst most employers these days will continue to pay staff during absences following an accident, the longer the period of absence, the less likely they are to do so.

    Whether they are prepared to continue paying you or not, most employers these days include a clause in their contracts of employment that if absences are caused though the fault of another party in respect of which you make a claim, then you have to include wages payments made to you as part of your claim. If you do not do so, you may be penalised.
  6. Loss of overtime
    With many employees, even if the basic wage is being paid during the absence from work following an accident, you may have lost out in terms of overtime, bonuses, or attendance allowance. We will ensure that these will be recovered for you, so that you will be in the same position as you would have been had it not been for the accident.
  7. Travelling expenses
    Following an accident you may incur additional travelling expenses, for example attending medical examinations, physiotherapist appointments or out patients appointments. Although these may seem petty, depending upon the seriousness of the injury, they can soon mount up. It is out job to ensure that matters such as these are not overlooked.
  8. Care and assistance
    The more serious the injury, the more relevant this head of claim will be. The provision of care by friends or family, whether looking after you, or doing things for the family which you would otherwise have done forms a legitimate part of your claim, and in some cases, can exceed the value of the claim for the injuries themselves.

    We strive to ensure that these aspects of the claim are properly investigated to ensure that you are adequately compensated for the effect of the accident upon you and your family.
  9. Gardening and DIY
    The more active the Claimant, the wider the heads of damage he can recover.If your injuries prevent you from doing routine gardening, house decoration and maintenance, window cleaning or even the upkeep and servicing of your own car, these are things which can be recovered for you, and which the less experienced lawyer might overlook.
  10. Items lost in the accident
    Whether limited to the petrol in your tank, or the spoiled shopping in your boot, if you have lost property in the accident, you are entitled to recover for it, and it is our job to make sure that this is the case.
This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but an indication that when we deal with a claim, we ensure that every element of loss is properly considered.

Road Traffic Accident Claims

In most Road Traffic Claims, however, it is the value of the injury which will form the main part of your claim. The Courts use guidelines with regard to claims for Personal Injury which give a range of awards for each particular type of injury. These brackets can range from a couple of thousand pounds, up to ten thousand pounds.

We will ensure that all relevant matters are taken into consideration with a view to ensuring that your settlement is towards the top of the range for your type of injury. 

For further information or for a free half hour interview please call 0161 330 9121

Contact us about Compensation

For more information regarding Compensation for Road Traffic Accidents then please contact us on 0800 032 5930 or email us at .


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Careless Driving

The careless driving offence actually has a very wide definition.  The driver does not have to be driving a motor vehicle but any mechanically propelled vehicle and the careless driving offence can take place not only on public roads but any other place to which the public has access.  As dedicated traffic lawyers we will not shy away from questioning, exposing and exploiting any weakness in a prosecution case against any of our clients who face an allegation of careless driving.

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Drink Driving

Robert Bimpson is wildly acknowledged to be an expert in the defence of drink driving charges. He has been dedicated to the defence of clients since 1989 and his wealth of experience will be used to personally ensure you receive the best advice and the best possible outcome to your case.

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Driving Bans

Wherever, following a conviction under the Road Traffic Act, there is a penalty of an obligatory endorsement of penalty points or an obligatory disqualification we may be able to avoid this for you, if we can establish ‘special reasons’.

The law has very clearly stated what amounts to ‘special reasons’ and this often causes confusion in the mind of the lay person.  We advise that you contact us as soon as you are aware of a prosecution in order that the issue of ‘special reasons’ can be discussed.
In order to establish ‘special reasons’ for not endorsing a licence or not disqualifying it will usually be essential to call evidence to satisfy the court of this.

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Failing to Identify Driver

The Road Traffic Act imposes a strict duty upon defendants to disclose the identity of drivers in these situations.  If you face a prosecution for failure to disclose the identity of the driver, you should contact us immediately.  We recommend that you speak to us prior to signing any documents and you should do this as soon as you receive them.
Just because the law seems onerous and puts strict duties upon people, do not assume that there are no defences to failure to disclose the identity of the driver of a motor vehicle.  There are, and success may well depend upon the speed with which you act when you are prosecuted.  Contact us immediately.

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Failure To Stop

In a prosecution for failure to stop we advise that you contact us immediately.  There is a strict duty upon motorists to stop and provide information, to people who reasonably request it, after an accident involving damage to property or injury to a person.
It is important to note that you can be guilty of failure to stop even if the accident is no fault of yours.
As with lot of road traffic offences, failing to stop is widely defined.  It does not have to involve a motor vehicle as the Act refers to mechanically propelled vehicle.  The definition of ‘accident’ tends to be regarded in a common sense way.  Any ‘injury’ to a person does not have to be physical injury and can even include nervous shock.

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Speeding Ticket

Do not assume that photographic or police evidence cannot be challenged. It can. If you believe that any evidence is wrong, you should contact us immediately.  To secure a conviction, the court has to be sure as to the accuracy of any evidence, that you were speeding. If this evidence fails to meet the required standards, we will argue before the court that there should be no conviction. If the court agrees with the argument you may well avoid a driving ban.

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  • Free initial consultation with a solicitor. You will only ever be advised by a solicitor or barrister.

  • No hidden fees or increased costs. Cost is agreed in advance and will not change.

  • Expert traffic solicitor with over 20 years experience defending the motorist in England and Wales.

  • High success rate. We can get the best possible outcome for you.

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