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Moore Barlow’s car accident lawyers have vast experience helping those who have experienced serious car accidents to obtain the compensation they deserve.

Our solicitors are experts in handling the most severe car accident injury cases, offering a comprehensive support system that embraces both healing and compensation.

Recognising that a car accident claim demands not just legal expertise but also profound empathy, we give priority to those who’ve faced the most serious injuries and their families. With us, you’re assured of dedicated guidance and passionate advocacy every step of the way.

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Damian Horan

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Helen Goatley

Partner & Chair | Medical negligence, Personal injury

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Fadwa Errhioui

Partner | Personal injury

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Matthew Claxson

Partner | Personal injury

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Emma Potter

Partner | Personal injury

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Damian Horan
Helen Goatley
Fadwa Errhioui
Matthew Claxson
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What is a car accident claim?

A car accident claim is a process where an individual seeks compensation for injuries and damages sustained in a car accident. This claim can be directed against another driver, an insurance company, or another party, depending on the circumstances of the accident.

How long does a car accident claim take?

Every claim is a journey, and its duration can vary based on its complexity. While straightforward cases might conclude in months, intricate ones, especially those involving severe injuries, can be longer.

Through it all, our commitment to you remains unwavering.

Am I eligible to make a car accident claim?

Determining eligibility for a car accident claim is based on numerous factors. Each accident has its intricacies, and the severity of injuries can vary significantly. Moore Barlow primarily specialises in cases involving the most serious car accident injuries, ensuring that those with profound impacts receive the attention and expertise they require.

Common situations where you might be eligible to make a claim include:

  • Accidents where another driver is at fault.
  • Situations where you were a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident.
  • Incidents involving uninsured or underinsured drivers.
  • Accidents caused by defective vehicle components or road conditions.
  • Hit-and-run scenarios where the responsible party fled the scene.

If you’re uncertain about your eligibility or feel overwhelmed by the process, we’re here to assist. Our dedicated team at Moore Barlow will thoroughly assess your circumstances, ensuring that you receive the appropriate guidance tailored to your specific situation.

Can I make a car accident claim if it was my fault?

Car accidents are complex events, and sometimes fault isn’t black and white. It’s essential to remember that various factors can influence an incident. Engaging our experienced car accident lawyers can shed light on aspects of the accident you might not have considered, possibly altering the perceived fault.

Can I make a car accident claim if I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt?

Your wellbeing is our priority. While not wearing a seatbelt might influence your compensation, it’s important to understand your rights and the broader picture. With Moore Barlow, you’re not just getting legal representation; you’re gaining a compassionate partner dedicated to guiding you through every facet of your claim.

Can I make a car accident claim against a driver who is uninsured?

Claiming against an uninsured driver can feel like another hurdle. However, it’s not an insurmountable one. Our car accident claim solicitors are adept at navigating these complexities, having championed countless clients against uninsured drivers to secure deserved compensation.

Can I make a car accident claim as a passenger?

Yes you can. Passengers, though unintended victims in car accidents, have full legal rights. Whether caught in a two-car collision, a single-vehicle mishap, or an incident with a commercial entity, passengers are protected.

At Moore Barlow, our solicitors recognise the unique position passengers are in, navigating the intricacies of disputes to ensure their voices are heard and injuries addressed. During insurance complexities and driver disagreements, we stand by passengers, ensuring they receive the rightful compensation they deserve.

What are the common injuries from a car accident which leads to a claim?

Each injury, regardless of its severity, carries with it a unique story. At Moore Barlow, we have encountered and empathetically addressed a myriad of injury cases, each different from the last. We work with those who have experienced the most severe injuries, including:

Understanding the intricacies of these injuries allows us to advocate more effectively for our clients, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

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What are the time limits for making a car accident claim?

After a car accident, it’s crucial to be aware of timelines. Typically, there’s a three-year window from the accident date to bring forward a claim, but exceptions can extend or shorten this period. Reach out to our car accident lawyer team to ensure you’re acting within the necessary timeframes.

Exceptions to the three-year rule includes:

  • Children: If the injured party is a minor (under 18), the three-year limit typically starts from their 18th birthday.
  • Lack of mental capacity: For those who lack the mental capacity, there may be no time limit at all.
  • Fatal accidents: If the accident led to a fatality, the family typically has three years from the date of death or from the date the cause of death was discovered.
  • Foreign car accidents: Accidents that happen abroad might have different timeframes based on that country’s laws.

What’s the process for making a car accident compensation claim?

Dealing with a car accident is already a stressful situation, and the thought of diving into a legal process can further amplify this. But when it’s about seeking justice and the rightful compensation you deserve, knowing the steps involved can demystify the journey.

At Moore Barlow, we’re committed to guiding you every step of the way, making a potentially complex process straightforward and comprehensible. Here’s a breakdown of what the process typically involves:

  • Initial consultation: It’s about understanding your unique situation and evaluating the viability of your claim.
  • Information gathering: This involves collating all essential data, medical records, witness accounts, and any other pertinent evidence.
  • Claim initiation: At this stage, we kick off the official legal process, ensuring all paperwork is in order.
  • Negotiation: Our aim is always to secure a just settlement without the need for court involvement, saving you time and potential distress.
  • Settlement or court proceedings: Depending on the negotiations, this is the phase where we finalise your claim, either through an agreed settlement or, if necessary, court proceedings.

How much compensation could I get for a car accident claim?

One of the pressing questions following a car accident is the potential compensation amount. This figure fluctuates based on factors like the injury’s severity, long-term implications, and other associated costs. At Moore Barlow, our car accident injury solicitors are dedicated to offering personalised consultations, ensuring you receive a comprehensive understanding of what you may be entitled to.

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Can I make a no win, no fee claim after a car accident?

Yes. Your car accident compensation claim can be funded through various methods, including a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), commonly known as a “No Win, No Fee” arrangement. With a CFA, you won’t pay any legal fees upfront, and you’ll only be charged any applicable fees if your claim is successful.

Other funding options might include legal expense insurance, trade union funding, or private funding, depending on your individual circumstances. It’s essential to discuss your funding options with your solicitor to determine the best approach tailored to your situation.

What other support beyond compensation do our car accident lawyers help with?

We recognise that the journey of recovery after a car accident extends far beyond the boundaries of financial reparation. While compensation is crucial, the physical and emotional toll of an accident demands a more encompassing approach to healing and recovery. We are steadfast in our commitment to supporting our clients holistically, ensuring they can rebuild their lives with resilience and confidence. To achieve this, our lawyers:

  • Connect clients with top-tier rehabilitation services, ensuring they receive the best possible physical care and therapies.
  • Offer guidance on mental health support, recognising the deep emotional scars accidents can leave behind.
  • Link clients to a broad spectrum of resources, tools, and networks instrumental for a comprehensive and well-rounded recovery.

Why choose our car accident claims solicitors?

In the challenging times following a car accident, the importance of having an experienced and empathetic legal team by your side cannot be overstated. The recovery, both physical and financial, is filled with intricacies, requiring expert navigation and a deep understanding of your personal journey. Moore Barlow’s team, equipped with vast experience and a genuine compassion, stands ready to guide you through this process.

Beyond the legal battles and paperwork, our approach emphasises the human side of things. We believe in forging meaningful connections with our clients, ensuring we understand every facet of their unique story. With Moore Barlow, you don’t just get a legal representative—you gain a steadfast ally, committed to both your legal victory and personal healing.

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