Road Traffic Accidents

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Have you found yourself in one of these situations ?

Should you leave it to your insurer or seek independent legal advice ?

In any of the above situations, most people would leave it to the insurance companies to resolve payment for damage to vehicles and compensation for injuries to the driver or passengers.

However, did you know that accident victims who turn down an insurer’s initial offer and seek legal advice get on average 2 – 3 times more ? (The Law Society 2013).

If the defendent is a friend

If the driver who is at fault is known to you, perhaps a relative or friend, and you feel uncomfortable about pursuing a compensation claim, please remember that all legal action will be handled by their insurance company and not by them personally. We will be happy to advise you in these circumstances.

If you have been injured by a “hit and run” driver or the driver is uninsured, you may still be able to claim compensation. Please contact us for advice.

Do you use a hands-free mobile telephone ?

Please click here for an important article by the BBC on the use of hands-free mobile telephones in cars.

Reduction in damages for contributory negligence

Please click here for important information concerning contributory negligence.

Apportioning liability for a collision

Please click here for an article on apportioning blame.

What Thomas Dunton can do for you

At Thomas Dunton we have a specialist team headed by Robert Sardo who, with over 20 years’ experience, has Senior Litigator Approved Status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is an Approved Member of the Law Society’s Specialist Personal Injury Panel.

When you speak to us you will be talking to a qualified lawyer, not a legal advisor at a call centre.

Please click here to view 10 reasons why Thomas Dunton are ideally suited to represent you.

For more information, please call 01689 822554 or Freephone 0800 146340. Alternatively, please complete the enquiry form on this page and we will respond within 24 hours.

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What our clients say about us:

  • “He always made us feel like we were his most important clients. He provided a fast and professional service with a politeness and discretion that is second to none. We cannot recommend Mr Sardo more highly”.

  • “Thank you for all your hard work. You have been amazing. I will forever be thankful that you were my solicitor.”

  • “Vernon Hadida is by far the best solicitor I have ever dealt with.”

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service which I considered excellent value for money.”

  • “I was very happy with the service. I was always able to speak to somebody that could help me when I telephoned.”

  • “Consistently efficient and vigorous in his application, always acheiving excellent outcomes.”

  • “Extremely fast and professional service with a politeness and discretion that is second to none.”

  • “We will not hesitate to recommend Mr Sardo to anyone wishing to pursue a claim.”

  • “Thank you for all your work on my claim. I am extremely grateful for your assistance.”

  • “Thomas Dunton exceeded my expectations in terms of both service quality and value for money.”

  • I would like to thank Mr Sardo for his help and I would come back to Thomas Dunton if I need a solicitor’s advice again.      30th January 2014

  • Thank you very much for your endeavours for making this all happen and come together – I now feel I can carry on with my life. April 2016

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