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Jersey road traffic accident claims

Warning Triangle By Two Cars Involved In Accident

Road Traffic Accidents | Personal Injury
24 April 2020


 

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, our Jersey personal injury lawyers could help you to get the compensation, treatment and support you need to get back on track.

How to make a claim for road traffic accidents in Jersey?

Had a road accident while driving around Jersey? It is vital that you contact our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible following your accident. Insurance companies often try to settle claims without legal intervention, which means you may receive inadequate compensation. Call or email us for an initial consultation — we’ll then let you know whether your claim is likely to succeed.

If you are happy for us to act on your behalf, we will endeavour to gather as much evidence as possible in support of your road accident claim. Evidence can include:

  • Witness statements
  • Cameras or CCTV footage
  • Forensic evidence such as speed and angle of collision.

We will then present this road accident evidence, and ask the person responsible for your accident (ordinarily via their insurer) to accept fault for your injuries.

If fault is accepted, we then enter into negotiations with the insurer regarding compensation. If fault is not accepted, we continue to supply evidence until all avenues are exhausted. This is rarely necessary, as we don’t waste our time, or yours, with car accident claims that are unlikely to result in a compensation payout. Insurance companies do not want a protracted legal battle, and will often accept fault without hassle.

Note that it is the liable driver’s insurance company that makes the final decision on fault, not the individual involved. If and when fault is accepted, we will have your injuries examined by an independent medical expert in order to assess how much compensation may be due to you.

What fees will I pay to make a claim for a road traffic accident in Jersey?

If your claim is successful, the person who caused your injury (commonly via an insurer) pays the majority of your legal fees, with any outstanding fees being met by yourself — ordinarily as a deduction from your compensation. Fees vary depending on the size of your Jersey road accident claim and the length of the time the legal action takes.

It’s important for us at Parslows that you always feel in control. We will keep you updated throughout your claim as to the level of compensation we believe you are likely to receive, and the level of fees accrued. To discuss your Jersey road accident claim in more detail, and to get an idea of figures more specific to your unique case, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How long do I have to make my Jersey road accident claim?

If you are aged 18 or over, as a general rule you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. If you intend to bring a claim on behalf of a child, you may do so and there is no time limit until the child turns 18. Once aged 18, they have three years within which to make their claim.

How long do road traffic accident claims in Jersey take?

This depends upon multiple factors, including the evidence available and the severity of your injuries. Some more minor claims can take several months to resolve, while others take a number of years. Again, we can provide you with an indication of timescale at your initial consultation, although it should be noted that we cannot predict insurers’ response rates.

Why choose Parslows Jersey for your road traffic accident claim?

We are a local Jersey firm with a vested interest in local people and local issues. We offer bespoke high-quality advice at reasonable rates, and pride ourselves on providing the best possible service to our local community. We will guide you through each stage of the process and take the time to provide advice tailored to your situation, as and when you need it.

Ready to start the process of claiming the compensation you deserve? Parslows Jersey are here to handle your road accident claim. Get in touch with our team of experts to begin your journey today.

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