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As the number of vehicles on UK roads continues to grow year-on-year, so too does the risk of being involved in a road traffic accident.

What is a road traffic accident claim?

If a road traffic accident happens to you or a loved one and someone else is at fault, our road traffic accident solicitors can help you claim compensation for your injuries and financial losses.

Drivers, passengers, cyclists or pedestrians – there are many different types of road users who are injured in accidents every year and who we have represented. 

In the most serious accidents resulting in amputation, brain injury, spinal injury, psychological injury or multiple broken bones, the impact on a person can be life-changing. At Boyes Turner, our experts are here to support road traffic accident claims for those who need it most.


Starting your road traffic accident claim

To start the process, get in touch for a free, no-obligation consultation. The aim of this is for us to find out more about the accident in your own words. It is also important for us to understand how the injuries sustained have affected you and your family.

With this information, we can advise you on whether we believe you have a claim. If so, we can tell you more about funding your claim and what you can expect as your claim progresses. If you decide to proceed, our road traffic accident solicitors will gather evidence about your accident and injuries from any witnesses or organisations such as the police or hospital.  We will notify the party at fault of your compensation claim, and they will be allowed a period of time to investigate and advise whether they accept fault for your accident.

We will arrange early rehabilitation and support for you and your family where possible, and ensure you get the practical, legal and financial advice you need immediately after your accident. We will obtain medical evidence about the nature and extent of your injuries and any nonmedical evidence about the long term needs and financial implications of your injuries, such as care or equipment needs.

When we have all the necessary information and reports, we will advise you on the level of compensation you should expect to receive and contact the insurer of the party at fault to negotiate a settlement on your behalf.


Why choose Boyes Turner?

Our experience of supporting road traffic accident compensation claims goes back more than 30 years. In that time, our legal experts have gone the extra mile to secure compensation for those who both need and deserve it.

Road Traffic compensation should reflect not only the long-term impact of your injuries, but any rehabilitation and support you need going forward. Our team of solicitors are recognised for their skills and expertise within the industry. But we also have strong links with charities and support groups who can help you too.

  • We are all accredited members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
  • We work closely with groups such as Headway brain injury association, the Brain Injury Group, the Brain Injury Social Work Group and the Spinal Injuries Association
  • Our team demonstrates “particular strength in handling spinal and head injury cases, including those arising from… RTAs (road traffic accidents)”– Chambers
  • We are ranked as a leading law firm by legal rankings directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Why should a lawyer be my first port of call after being involved in an accident?

Road traffic accident claims & compensation frequently asked questions

What causes road traffic accidents in the UK?

Some accidents on UK roads are just that – an unfortunate set of circumstances that cannot be helped. But the sad truth is that most accidents are the result of someone doing (or not doing) something before a collision, quite often as a result of a momentary lapse in concentration.

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How can road traffic accidents affect you and your family?

Just as different factors can cause an accident in the first place, how it then affects you and your family can also vary, and no two claims are ever the same. Our specialist road traffic accident solicitors have substantial first-hand experience of how accidents can leave their mark – and it means that we can help you no matter how severe or life-changing that impact is.

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Who can make a road traffic accident compensation claim?

It is important to remember that drivers are not the only road users who can make a road traffic accident claim. Anyone who is involved in an accident involving a vehicle may be able to make a claim.

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Why make a road traffic accident claim?

The aftermath of a serious road traffic accident is always an emotional time and worrying time.  There are many things to think about and uncertainties about what the future holds. The aim of compensation is to put you back to the financial position you would have been in had your accident not occurred.

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How much compensation could you receive for a road accident?

The amount of road traffic accident compensation you could receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and any past or future financial losses and expenses you suffer. There are numerous factors that are considered, which are usually broken down into two categories: general damages and special damages.

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What if a road traffic accident is fatal?

Serious road accidents can have catastrophic consequences – especially for the most vulnerable road users. Sadly, those consequences can sometimes be fatal. The impact on those left behind is one of profound shock and distress.

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Who is road traffic accident compensation claimed from?

In most road traffic accident injury claims, your solicitor negotiates with the insurers of the other person or organisation that we believe to be at fault. It is the insurer who will be responsible for paying your compensation.

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Does making a claim involve a medical examination?


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Will your RTA claim go to court?

Most of the cases that we deal with settle amicably without the need to go to court, however if the other party does not accept fault or disputes the amount, then court proceedings will be commenced so that a Judge can decide on these issues.

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What if you are injured in a hit-and-run or by an uninsured driver?

While it is rare, accidents can be caused by an uninsured driver or a driver/rider who then leaves the scene. But it does not (and should not) mean you cannot claim road traffic accident compensation.

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How much does it cost to bring a road accident claim?

We believe that everyone should have the right to seek justice when injured in an accident that is not their fault. Our solicitors can support many road traffic accident injury claims on a no win no fee basis.

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

We strongly recommend starting a road traffic accident compensation claim as soon as possible. This will give us the best chance of collecting the information needed to build a strong case.But we know that, for some people, the focus is on coming to terms with the raw emotions that can follow an accident that was not your fault.

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Can we still help if your insurance provider recommends another law firm?

Yes. Some vehicle insurance providers have their own panel of solicitors who they prefer their customers to deal with. But we believe that making a claim is a personal decision – and one that only you can make.

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Meet your specialist team

Our specialist Road traffic accident claims & compensation team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
Kim Milan

Kim Milan

Senior Partner

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Claire Roantree


Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson

Associate Solicitor

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Beth Hatton


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Our medical negligence and personal injury teams have been nationally recognised for over 20 years because of their expertise, empathy and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients.

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What our clients say


Kim at Boyes Turner was recommended to me after I had received ineffective service from another company. From the outset, Kim has been professional, reassuring and supportive. I have always had faith in her ability to get the best outcome, not only financially, but also in helping my rehabilitation from a traumatic brain injury. She is friendly and empathetic, with unquestionable professional integrity. She was quick to grasp the important issues in my case, was meticulous in her investigating the details and analysing them, realistic in what the outcomes were likely to be and achieved a successful outcome.

I would not hesitate in recommending her and Boyes Turner.

Boyes Turner Client

"Amazing people"

Almost 5 years ago my sons suffered a life changing brain injury accident. A new life for everyone, so many unknowns so many difficult decisions. I met Claire and the team shortly after the accident. So many questions answered but more than that, amazing lovely people. Claire has been guiding me and the family throughout this ordeal with such compassion, there every time I needed her we couldn’t of asked for a nicer person. I have met many others with in Boyes Turner and all have been genuine lovely people, I’m now working with Ruth and Lindsay from the court of protection. Again, I can't say enough about them amazing lovely people. They truly do won't the best for my son and they did and continue to do so.

Barry Williams

"Personal Injury Claim"

Claire is exceptionally knowledgeable in the personal injury legal domain, especially in the specific area of my injury. From our very first conversation, she was clear in explaining the potential different routes that the process could take and provided me with expectations of what I could expect along the journey.

She ensured that all bases were covered, organising meetings, discussions and necessary specialist appointments, in order to bring together the case and take it forward. Claire was then able to use her extensive pool of contacts, to appoint an "area leading" barrister, to represent me.

Overall, I was very pleased with appointing Claire and Boyes Turner to act as my solicitor for the legal claim that I pursued. Thank you for all of your support.

Boyes Turner Client

"Boyes turner workplace injury claim"

I approached Claire Roantree of Boyes Turner in regards to making a claim about a workplace burns injury. It was something that had scarred me physically and mentally and taken a huge toll on the lives of me and my family. Claire wasted no time in finding out what happened and made sure I was treated by known experts and quickly finding an answer to my burns scarring and how I could be treated to help manage my pain. Claire also helped me by appointing a psychiatrist to understand my situation and help me cope with post traumatic stress disorder. As well as taking as much stress of the claim away, she was thorough in every situation, making sure I had the best possible claim, and handled it all expertly, I am so very grateful to her and her team. They have helped guide my life back into a positive direction and I can't thank her enough!

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Excellent service from Claire and her team at all times. We were kept up to date at each stage of our claim. The outcome was much better than we expected and we would not hesitate to recommend Boyes Turner to family and friends.

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