Car + Road Traffic Accidents

Regardless of whether you were a pedestrian, cyclist, driver or passenger in a car or on a motorcycle, if you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for road accident compensation.

A car crash or road traffic accident can lead to you sustaining a range of injuries, from bruising and whiplash, through to serious trauma and catastrophic injuries to your brain and head or spine.

If your injuries are severe or life changing, you may need to pursue road traffic accident (RTA) compensation through a specialist solicitor in order to fund future care costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Client story | The benefits of legal advice over the insurer’s first offer

Access to support + rehabilitation

It’s important to us that your recovery and future quality of life are assured. So regardless of the severity of your injury, we can involve a specialist from the start of your claim to get you the support, treatment and rehabilitation you need to make the fullest possible recovery.

Client story | Compensation for brain injury following motorcycle accident

If you need help dealing with the consequences of your injury, we can also refer to you to external organisations outside the legal process.

Tragically, some road traffic accidents are fatal. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, you’ll need understanding advice from a solicitor who specialises in fatal injury claims to ascertain what compensation is recoverable.

Car + road traffic accidents FAQs

Yes, you can still make a claim if you’ve been injured by an uninsured driver, however your claim is likely to involve the Motors Insurance Bureau in addition to the uninsured driver. Our personal injury solicitors in Bristol have successfully represented clients in this situation and can talk to you about your options.

Why choose Barcan+Kirby?

Our personal injury solicitors act for clients all over the UK covering a wide range of personal injury compensation claims.

Our specialist team are members of the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway’s Personal Injury Solicitors list.

We’re highly ranked by Chambers and hold a band 3 ranking for our expertise and quality of our work. We’ve also received a tier 3 ranking for the South West by Legal 500.

Further information

We offer a free consultation with a specialist personal injury solicitor to talk about your options and how best to fund your claim.

To discuss a potential personal injury claim with a member of our team, call 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.




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  • "Approachable, realistic about case merits, practical and friendly."
    Legal 500 UK
  • "'A client focused team. Very approachable, very competent and puts you at ease."
    Legal 500 UK
  • "Senior Associate Myfanwy Buckeridge is one of the most effective solicitors I have ever known, really at the top end. She does a fantastic job for her clients."
    Legal 500 UK
  • "I would highly recommend this company. Very good communication, supportive and listened to our concerns and worries. We felt well represented throughout our claim."
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