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Road Traffic Accident Solicitors Harrogate 

If you are involved in a Road Traffic Accident that was not your fault you may be able to claim compensation. Call Powell Eddison to discuss your road traffic accident claim. Our road traffic accident lawyers specialising in personal injury will help you fight your road traffic accident claims on a no win, no fee basis. 

What should you do if you are involved in a Road Traffic Accident? 

Take a note of what damage was done to the vehicle and any injuries to passengers.  
Take a note of the precise location of the accident. If you have a camera or phone handy, take some photos of the scene 
Don't discuss who is to blame for the accident and do not accept any blame 
Inform the Police 
Inform your Insurer immediately 
Go to see your GP or attend hospital if you are injured. 
Our road accident lawyers will pursue your claim on a NO WIN NO FEE scheme so that you will never be a penny out of pocket even if the claim is unsuccessful. 
As with all personal injury claims, there is a strict three year time limit in making a claim and therefore the sooner it is started the better. 
You should note, however, that the Government introduced a raft of changes to the way that whiplash claims are now handled, involving car accidents, occurring after 1 June 2021. 
The changes are aimed at encouraging Claimants to act, in person, and thus avoid solicitors instructed, on their behalf, being paid costs by the negligent drivers insurance company for representing them. The changes give significant benefit to the insurance companies. 
Essentially if your injury was purely whiplash, namely, a soft tissue injury, and likely to be valued at less than £5,000 your claim will be affected by these changes. 
Any claim of this type will mean that it has to be submitted through the official Claims Portal, where legal costs are not recoverable. To that end it will not be economically sensible for us to act on your behalf, in these circumstances. 
Having said that, we would still encourage you to contact us to represent you if the following circumstances exist, where the new reforms will not apply: 
• You are under 18 years of age. 
• You are a pedestrian. 
• You are a cyclist, motor cyclist or scooter rider. 
• You have suffered a significant injury such as a broken bone. 
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Call us on 01423 564551. Alternatively complete our online form and we will call you back. 
David Cartwright 
Personal Injury Solicitor 


Phone: 01423 564551 
Email: dc@powell-eddison.co.uk 
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