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Can I claim compensation after a road traffic accident?

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident in the last 3 years and it was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and financial losses.

You can make a claim if you were a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist or cyclist and were injured. A claim could be made against the insurance company of the driver or third party who caused the accident.

We helped a client claim £160,000 in compensation following a high-speed traffic accident.

Our dedicated Road Traffic Accident Department deals with a vast amount of claims each year. We understand that your injuries greatly impact upon not only your life, but that of your family and friends. We are here to help you claim compensation for your injuries and any reasonable financial losses incurred as a result of the accident.

We appreciate every client has different requirements and needs and we are proud of the exceptional client care we provide to all of our clients, evidenced by our ‘Excellent’ rating on Trustpilot. Click on the link on this page to read our reviews.

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Who can make a road traffic accident claim?

If you were a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist, passenger or driver of a vehicle and you were injured in an accident through no fault of your own within the last 3 years you may be able to make a claim.

Equally, if the state of the road caused your injury, you are entitled to make a claim against the owner of the land as they have a duty to inspect and maintain the road. Examples include if you were riding your bicycle and you fell due to a pothole in the road.

I chose Oliver & Co because of the service they provided when first making contact with them. I had the option of using a different solicitor via an insurance scheme but I’m so glad I didn’t. I did wonder if their outstanding level of service would drop after I’d committed to them but it didn’t.

Allison Pepper and her assistant Rebecca Kilfoyle were outstanding at every juncture. No phone calls were missed, no letters delayed or conferences postponed. They really do set the working standard that every company should aspire to. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and will certainly be going back to them should I need any sort of legal service in the future.

Simply outstanding.

Mr P

How long do I have to make a road traffic accident claim?

It is very important you make your claim as soon as possible. If you wait, there may not be as much evidence available to support your claim.

By law, for the purposes of a road traffic accident you only have 3 years from the date of the accident to bring a claim. If you do not do this, then the claim will be ‘statute barred’ meaning you cannot bring your claim. It is then highly unlikely you will be able to receive any compensation for your injuries. We would encourage you to speak with one of our solicitors today on 01244 31230 or email to discuss your accident.

What to do if you are involved in a road traffic accident

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident this can be a very distressing and traumatic time. We have created a guide to help you through this. Please click here to read our helpful guide. If you require any additional information, please contact our Road Traffic Accident team on 01244 312306 or email

Why should I make a claim?

At Oliver & Co Solicitors we believe that if you have been injured due to the negligence of another party then you should make a claim to gain the compensation you deserve. You are certainly entitled to do so.

Road traffic accidents can devastate not only your life but that of your family and friends. You may require round the clock care from family & friends, you may be unable to work and incur a loss of earnings or you may even lose your job which will have an impact on paying for your home and bills.

The impact on innocent victims is tremendous. Fortunately, in most cases, the negligent party will be insured, and their insurers will deal with matters on their behalf. We deal with your case on a no win, no fee basis which means you do not pay any legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful. There is no reason why you should not make a claim to obtain what you deserve!

Why should I use a solicitor?

Often following a road traffic accident, insurers for the responsible party may contact you directly and offer you money to settle your claim. Our advice is NOT to accept these offers until you have received professional legal advice.

Unless you are a Specialist Personal Injury Solicitor you will not be able to fully value your injury and know what it is worth and you are likely to settle your claim for less than it is worth. Furthermore, if you accept an early offer from the Defendants Insurers, it will be in FULL and FINAL settlement, meaning that you will be unable to claim any further damages if your injuries do not resolve once the claim has settled. This would be devastating, for example, if your symptoms did continue and they prevented you from working in the future. It may have been possible to include a claim for future loss of earnings but once the claim is settled it is then too late to do this.

At Oliver & Co Solicitors our advice is always to speak with us if you receive an offer. We can provide you with clear and practical advice to make sure you are not being under compensated for your injuries. Give us a call on 01244 312306 or email

Why choose us?

There is nothing better than client recommendation. You can read our many 5* reviews on Trustpilot and see for yourself why we are rated as ‘Excellent’. Oliver & Co Solicitors have been in practice since the 1960s and our clients have been recommending us throughout this entire period. We specialise in personal injury and therefore you can be assured you will receive the best advice and attention at all times.

We deal with all types of accidents and injuries and have settled various cases including:

  • £50,000 for a client suffering TMJ disorder following a road traffic accident
  • £20,000 for a client suffering tinnitus following a car crash
  • £25,000 for a motorcyclist who broke his foot in an accident

For more details on claims we have settled, please visit our People We have Helped page

We have received recognition in the fields of Personal Injury, Industrial Disease and Clinical Negligence, being ranked in The Legal 500.


How much could my injury be worth?

Find out instantly what your claim could be worth by using our Claims Calculator.  Click here or on the link below to get started. The figures provided are for guidance only and are not necessarily what you will be awarded so please only use them as an indication of what your injury may be worth.

Contact a Solicitor in our Personal Injury team on 01244 312306 or by email at and we will advise if we can help you with a claim.

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The service I received was fantastic. To all who looked after me – thank you.

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Allison Pepper

Associate Director & Road Traffic Accident Solicitor

Maria Pilkington

Director & Personal Injury Solicitor

Kathryn Bull

Personal Injury Senior Litigator

Angela Cross

Personal Injury Solicitor Advocate