Personal Injury

Road Traffic Accident

Road traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injury, with injuries ranging from whiplash, broken bones, amputation, post-traumatic stress, catastrophic brain and spinal injuries.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident you may be entitled to compensation if the accident was not your fault. At Jiva Solicitors we will look after your interests and ensure you get as much compensation as possible. If you have been seriously injured in a road traffic accident and cannot work due to your injuries, we will do everything we can to ensure you get support and advice on issues such as employment, benefits and welfare as well as rehabilitation treatment.

Been in a road traffic accident?

We understand that each person’s injury and recovery is different. At Jiva Solicitors, our experienced team of specialists take time to understand your situation, clearly explain implications, actions and decisions, and are sympathetic and supportive of what you want to achieve. You may be entitled to compensation following a road traffic accident.

Take a look below for more information on the different types of road traffic accident claims.

If you were the driver of a vehicle involved in a road traffic accident which was not your fault, we can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.

We can assist whether or not the driver of the other vehicle was insured or not, and in situations where the driver of the other vehicle is unidentified.

Our team of specialists will work with you to recover the maximum amount of compensation.

I was a driver

I was a passenger

Whether you are a passenger in a privately owned vehicle such as a van, car or motorcycle, a passenger on public transport, in a taxi and if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

Road traffic accidents are very common and can cause injuries to passengers in exactly the same way as drivers are injured. The only difference is that it would be very unlikely that a passenger would ever be found to be anything other than an innocent party.

Motorcyclists can be vulnerable and exposed to injury on the roads, and can be left with serious injuries if they are involved in a road collision. Accidents can also involve serious personal injury. Our expert specialists can assist in recovering compensation on your behalf as well as recovering the cost of any damage to your motorcycle.

Our specialists have experience in helping riders and their families recover the maximum amount of compensation for the following injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • A loss of movement, pain and stiffness in the neck
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Serious head and spinal injuries
  • Fatal injuries

I was a motorcyclist

I was a cyclist

Road traffic injuries involving cyclists are becoming more and more prevalent with more people riding bicycles, including to and from work.

If you are a cyclist who has been injured in a road traffic accident, our team of specialists will provide expert advice and assistance in recovering compensation on your behalf.

Make a claim

What is the process for making a claim?

Initial Consultations

Here we will discuss your claim with you and the circumstances surrounding the claim. At this stage, we will assess whether we think that you have a case.

Information Gathering

We will send you to an Independent Medical advisor to assess your injuries. Our team of experienced lawyers will also investigate the circumstances around your case, and will gather information relevant to your claim.


We will work with you and our independent medical advisors to determine the best course of rehabilitation for your injuries.


Jiva Solicitors will work out how much compensation you are entitled to, taking into account the severity of your injuries, your pain, loss of earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses, any mobility aids / or mobility adaptations to your home.


If successful in the claim, this is where you will be awarded the compensation.

We provide a free initial advice and no obligation service.

Please contact us on 0207 290 0400 / 01204 589090 or alternatively, please click here to complete an enquiry form.

Book a consultation

Jiva Solicitors

Call us today on 020 7290 0400 or contact us via email at to arrange a free initial consultation about your claim.

We’ll advise on whether we think you have a case and discuss your options.

Please provide us with as much information as possible about your personal injury.
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