Road Traffic Accident Solicitors

If you have been seriously injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault or not entirely your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation.

We understand how difficult it is to consider taking on a legal claim while you are coping with serious injuries after an accident. Our personal injury team are supportive and approachable and will ensure that the process is as stress-free as possible for you.

We offer a free initial consultation as well as No Win No Fee road traffic accident claim funding where necessary so that you will not have to pay anything upfront to commence your claim.

Our team have extensive experience in dealing with all types of road traffic accident claims, specialising in those involving serious injuries. We are often able to agree on compensation without the need for a court hearing, and we have a strong track record of obtaining maximum payouts for our clients.

We deal with a full range of claims for road traffic accident compensation, including the following:

  • Car accident claims
  • Motorbike accident claims
  • Cycling accident claims
  • Passenger claims
  • Pedestrian accident claims
  • Fatal road accident claims
  • Uninsured driver claims
  • Hit and run accident claims
  • Public transport accident claims

If you are unsure whether you can claim for your road traffic accident personal injury, we will be happy to discuss what happened with you and give you our advice. For more information about our services, see Personal Injury Claims.

Frequently Asked Questions about road traffic accident compensation claims

Why choose Griffith Smith’s road traffic accident claims lawyers?

Our personal injury team are highly experienced in the process of claiming accident compensation, and we also provide exceptional client care from our offices in Brighton and Hassocks. We understand that this will be a difficult and stressful time for you, and we will make sure that you have the guidance and support that you need.

We will stay in close contact with you, keeping you updated as to progress and talking through your options with you every step of the way. We will make sure that we are available to answer your questions as they arise.

Our team is led by partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution Jenny Ray, who is an accredited member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Jenny is also on the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel, recognising her as an expert in personal and criminal injury claims.

With extensive experience dealing with serious road traffic accident claims, we are able to secure maximum compensation for even the most high value and complex claims.

We offer a free initial meeting to discuss your claim and talk through your options with you. We offer flexible funding options, including No Win No Fee road traffic accident claim agreements.

For further information, please ring Jenny Ray on 01273 384001, email her at or complete our online enquiry form.

How much road traffic accident compensation can I claim?

You are entitled to make a claim that compensates you for the pain and suffering and loss of amenity (being unable to do the things you used to do) that you have experienced, both now and in the future. These are known as general damages.

You can also claim for losses that you can quantify, such as loss of earnings, the expense of travelling to medical appointments, therapy and care requirements, modifications to your home and other financial losses. These are referred to as special damages.

The amount you can claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and how long they will affect you. Our team are very experienced in dealing with personal injury claims and will be able to discuss in general terms with you how much you might expect to receive.

If you ask us to represent you in your claim, we will instruct medical experts to prepare reports on your injuries which will help us assess the amount that could be payable.

How long does a road traffic accident claim take?

This will depend on a number of factors, including how serious your accident was, whether the other party admits liability and how long your injuries are likely to last. If your injuries are ongoing, then you may be advised not to settle too quickly to see what your prognosis is likely to be.

Can I make a no win, no fee road traffic accident claim?

We can usually take your case on a no win, no fee basis also referred to as a conditional fee agreement. This would mean that you would not have to pay anything to bring your claim, and fees would only be payable if you are successful. We also offer no win, no fee fatal road traffic accident claims, which will be brought on behalf of the deceased’s estate.

What is the time limit for road traffic accident claims?

The time limit for bringing a claim in a road traffic accident case is generally three years from the date of the accident. Where your injuries were not initially apparent, you will have three years from the date on which you discovered them.

In respect of children who are injured in a road traffic accident, they can bring a claim for up to three years after their 18th birthday. Before they are 18 years of age, their parent or guardian can initiate a claim on their behalf.

It is generally advisable to commence a claim as soon as possible, so that evidence can be gathered while the incident is fresh in everyone’s minds and medical experts can examine your injuries and record their effect on you.

Can I make a road traffic accident claim if I was partly at fault?

If you believe that you may have been partly to blame for the accident, you may still be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Your part in the accident will be referred to as contributory negligence, and a deduction may be made from your compensation in respect of this. For example, if you were held to be 25% responsible, you could be entitled to receive 75% of what you might have received had you not been at fault.

Speak to our expert road traffic accident lawyers in Sussex

We offer a free first consultation with one of our specialist road traffic accident solicitors to explain your options to you and help you decide how to proceed.

To book your appointment, call Jenny Ray on 01273 384 001, email her at or fill in our simple online enquiry form for a quick response.

We have offices in Brighton and Hassocks.

For more information please contact a member of our team


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