Compensation amounts for car accidents are based on the severity of your injuries, and the type of care you may need in the future. It also covers all of your out of pocket expenses you may have incurred.
Despite our heavy campaigning against their introduction, the whiplash reforms came into effect under the Civil Liability Act 2018 in May 2021, affecting people’s right to justice and having to accept lower compensation awards.
When you make a claim with Bott and Co, not only are you drawing on a combined 100 years of legal experience representing cyclists, you’re choosing a cyclist to represent you.
Been hit by a car or knocked off your bike? Worried about what to do in the event of a bike accident? Our guide will tell you everything you need to know and what to do next.
With almost 300 years in combined legal experience, we are experts in settling compensation claims for whiplash injuries. Our guide explains what you may be entitled to claim for.
Motorcycle accidents often involve serious injury and motorcyclists need specialist legal support and expertise to help them secure the maximum compensation and best possible rehabilitation after the accident.
Whiplash is the most common injury in road traffic accidents and if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault then you could be legally entitled to compensation for your pain and inconvenience.
Claims for compensation following a car accident can be made up to three years after the accident occurred or three years after you discovered the injury was linked to the accident – whichever date is later.
The new “whiplash reforms” means you can only claim whiplash if you have medical evidence to back up your claim.
Being involved in a car accident can be a very upsetting and frightening experience. Follow our guidelines on what to do and what information you need to collect.
Whiplash symptoms can last from a few days to many months and even longer, depending on the severity of the injury. Read our guide for further information or call our team for a free claim consultation.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in road traffic accidents and has been the subject of much debate. Our guide focuses on what symptoms you might have if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury.
Whether you’ve suffered a personal injury sustained from a road traffic accident, or an accident at work, or out and about, then it is likely that your solicitor will ask you to attend a medical appointment.
During the course of your personal injury claim your solicitor may receive a Part 36 offer from the other side.
This is an offer to settle the claim without having to go to court. It’s also possible (but not as common) to make a Part 36 offer to the third party to try and get them to settle the claim earlier.
If you are making an accident claim you may have heard the term ‘pre-med offer’.
You may find yourself in the position of having to decide whether or not to accept one.But what is a pre-med offer and when should you accept one?
A Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) is a written agreement that formalises the no-win no-fee arrangement between you and your solicitor. It is essentially a document designed to give the claimant peace of mind; legally stating that they won’t have to pay their solicitor a penny if their claim is unsuccessful.
After the event (ATE) legal expense insurance is taken out after an accident has happened in order to cover you for any legal costs you may incur when you pursue a compensation claim. This is how law firms are able to offer a no-win no-fee service as the costs are covered by the insurance policy if you lost the case.
Before the event insurance (BTE) is taken out by people who want to protect themselves just in case something happens. It is often sold as part of the overall package for car and household contents insurance policies, or as an extra ‘add on’ benefit which you can pay for with these types of policies.
In some compensation cases, the defendant (the person you are claiming against) may argue that you were partly to blame for the accident. In these instances a split liability agreement may be reviewed.
If you are making a claim for compensation and have been told you will need to have a medical report, it is understandable that you might be anxious about what this involves.
One of the most common questions we are asked by people who have a personal injury claim with us is how much compensation they are likely to receive. A medical valuation is one of many steps necessary to calculate the amount.