Northern Ireland's Number 1 Road Traffic Claims Specialists

There’s no denying that the roads can be a very dangerous place, and accidents do happen. If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident in Northern Ireland and have suffered a loss or injury as a result, you might be entitled to claim road traffic accident compensation.

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Making a Road Accident Claim in NI

Road traffic accidents can come in many forms. They can happen to any road user—drivers, cyclists, bikers, pedestrians, passengers—and they can happen at any time. If you are any one of these people and you have been involved in an accident, you could be entitled to make a claim.

If, for example, you’re sat at a red light and you are rear-ended by a careless driver, and you’re injured, especially to the extent that you require hospital treatment and time off work to recover, you can make a road traffic accident compensation claim for your losses and potential future losses. These losses come in many forms, and they aren’t always immediately obvious.

While damage to your vehicle and initial injury is an obvious loss caused by a collision, there could be other long-term losses such as psychological trauma and recurring pain. So, while you may be able to claim to recover the cost of vehicle repair or replacement, you may also be entitled to claim for any other actual or potential future loss that have been caused by the accident, such as loss of earnings in the past, present, lost career progression due to injury, cost of  medical care, compensation for provision for future care in serious injury cases, including housing adaptation, vehicle and equipment needs, pain, and suffering, and more.

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JMK Solicitors have been the Number 1 Personal Injury Solicitors practice in Northern Ireland since 2015, assisting more injured people than any other solicitor in Northern Ireland.

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Even if you’ve only suffered minor injuries, you may still be able to make a claim for road traffic accident compensationand it costs nothing to find out!

We have assisted many drivers and indeed passengers with car accident claims to recover compensation for their injuries and losses as a result of road traffic accidents.  If any members of your family (including children) were injured in an accident through no fault of their own, we are happy to help and advise.

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Which road traffic accident injuries can I claim for?

You’re entitled to make a claim for any type of loss or injury that comes about as a result of a road traffic accident. Some of the most common injuries and losses claimed for include:

  •   Bruises, cuts, burns, and lesions
  •   Minor ‘soft-tissue’ injuries such as whiplash
  •   Fractures, and broken bones
  •   Trauma to the head or brain
  •   Psychological harm
  •   Cost of recovering damaged property
  •   Lost earnings and loss of future earnings potential
  •   Pain and suffering

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions clients have on claims and compensation.

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How are road traffic accident claims made?

Every road traffic accident is different, and no one claim is the same as another. This means that the claims process can differ according to the unique circumstances of each case.

At JMK, we have successfully assisted over 30,000 cases since 2003 and we are Northern Ireland’s number one personal injury specialist. To help us get the best possible result for your case, it helps if you have the following information ready to go:

  •   Details of the accident, such as where and when it occurred
  •   A police log or incident number plus any statements (if given)
  •   Details of your injuries
  •   Details and evidence of any treatment you’ve received
  •   Details of any known losses (e.g., wages and property)
  •   Details of your employment which may include income if you have been off work

Once you’ve provided us with all the necessary information, we can begin to bring your claim. The unique circumstances of your case will determine how quickly we can bring it to a conclusion.

If there are disputes over who is responsible, called ‘liability’, or any serious losses or injuries, for example, the case may end up in court which can prolong the process. We aim to have most injury cases concluded within 12-18 months depending on the nature and complexity of injuries. It may be in your best interests to defer the conclusion of your case to ensure that a full picture of your situation is obtained, especially in cases involving ongoing medical problems caused by the accident. This allows us to ensure you are completely and rightfully compensated.

For non-injury claims, we generally aim to have your case concluded and compensation paid out within six months.

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Do I need to be a driver to make a road traffic accident claim?

No—anyone who’s involved in an accident can make a claim.

Compensation is available for drivers and passengers in cars and other vehicles, including motorcycles. Cyclists and pedestrians, including children, may also be able to make their own claims if they were involved in a road traffic accident.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

Yes—it’s important to begin your claim as soon as possible. We would advise this even in the absence of a time limit.

Currently, in Northern Ireland, there’s a limitation period on claims of three years from the date of the injury or three years from the date of knowledge (depending on each case’s unique circumstances) as set out in The Limitation (Northern Ireland) Order 1989. However, the courts have a wide discretion to extend this if it’s equitable to do so.

Claims for anyone under the aged of 18, can be brought up to three years after they turn 18 but the sooner the claim is progressed the better.

Why choose JMK Solicitors to help with your road traffic accident claim?

Number One Firm

JMK Solicitors have been the Number 1 Personal Injury Solicitors practice in Northern Ireland since 2015, assisting more injured people than any other solicitor in Northern Ireland.

Client Recommendation

We are proud that 99.3% of clients recommend JMK Solicitors to assist them in claiming compensation after a road traffic accident or injury.

Experts

As number 1 personal injury specialist practice n Northern Ireland, our team of over 60 people, have extensive experience and understand the stress, upset, and inconvenience a road accident can cause.

Quality

JMK Solicitors is proud to be a practice which is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL). Our Managing Director, Maurece Hutchinson is an APIL Fellow, with Andrew MooreSinead Toal and Una O’Neill, who are accredited as Senior Litigators. JMK Solicitors have also been awarded the prestigious Lexcel Quality Mark for the legal profession, which recognises firms which achieve excellence in client care and legal practice management.

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How much road traffic accident compensation can I claim?

How much road accident compensation you can claim depends on your accident, the circumstances surrounding it, and the losses suffered.

Although some claims can stretch well into the hundreds of thousands and beyond, many factors influence the outcome, such as:

  •   Details of the accident, such as where and when it occurred
  •   A police log or incident number plus any statements (if given)
  •   Details of your injuries
  •   Details and evidence of any treatment you’ve received
  •   Details of any known losses (e.g., wages and property)
  •   Details of your employment which may include income if you have been off work

JMK Solicitors specialise in Personal Injury and Road Traffic / Car Accident claims and every case is different. We have processed over thirty thousand accident cases since 2003 and we are Northern Ireland’s Number 1 Personal Injury Solicitors. We may need to obtain expert evidence before providing advice on the value of your case.

If you’d like an idea of how much you might be able to claim, speak to the road traffic accident experts at JMK Solicitors to arrange a free consultation and we will give you our honest and expert opinion.

How long will it take to bring my case to a conclusion?

Every case is different and various factors will determine how quickly we can bring your case to a conclusion, such as if fault for your accident is disputed and if court proceedings are necessary to resolve the issues in your case. However, in a case which does not involve a claim for injury then we will aim to have your losses recovered and your case concluded within six months.

For cases involving personal injury, the nature and complexity of the injury will dictate how long a case takes. We aim to have the majority of our injury cases concluded within twelve to eighteen months. However, it can be in your best interests to prolong the conclusion of your case to ensure that a full and complete picture of your symptoms and prognosis is obtained, especially in cases involving worsening or ongoing medical conditions. This will enable us to ensure that you are fully and properly compensated for your injury, pain and suffering.

How much does it cost to make a claim, and who pays?

Our initial consultation is free and in fact, JMK Solicitors are the only solicitors in Northern Ireland who, as far as we are aware, are able to offer you an insurance policy which gives protection against the financial risks of bringing a claim for compensation for personal injury and other losses.

This policy covers not just your opponent’s costs, but also your own costs in the event that they cannot be recovered from another party. We believe that we are the only firm who offer any kind of legal costs cover on a complimentary basis – which means that, unlike other firms, when JMK Solicitors provide this to you, subject to following its terms and conditions, you will never be asked to pay for it from any compensation awarded.

Call JMK Solicitors now on 028 9032 0222 for eligibility criteria and to find out more about this product.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Watch our video below to find out answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Can you take my case over from my current solicitor?

It is natural particularly when dealing with something as sensitive as a personal injury that you want to ensure you have the best possible person dealing with your case. It will always be advisable to instruct a solicitor who is well experienced in dealing with personal injury litigation, to make sure you get the best possible outcome in your case.

If you have concerns about the way your case is being handled by your current solicitor, you should address this with them directly. Should you remain dissatisfied with their response to your concerns then you may wish to seek a second opinion.

We at JMK Solicitors are always happy to help, we will give you an honest assessment of your case and the progress made to date and then it is up to you to make the decision to stay with the solicitor you already have or to move.

Should you choose to move to JMK Solicitors we will take care of all aspects of the move, all you have to do is make the decision.

We make people our priority at JMK Solicitors and making sure you get a straightforward and honest service is our aim.

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