Road traffic accident claims

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Chambers UK
Personal Injury

Road traffic accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury claims. Injuries range from catastrophic – sometimes fatal – injuries to comparatively minor ones where physical and psychological symptoms may resolve in a relatively short time.

Penningtons Manches’ personal injury team advises on all types of road traffic accident claims, helping not only injured drivers or passengers in car accident claims, but also cyclists, pedestrians and other road users.

Every case is different and we always tailor our advice to each client’s specific needs and objectives. We seek to achieve the best possible outcome, not only in terms of financial compensation, but also to address medical and other needs resulting from the accident.

We believe that our clients should have the best assistance possible to maximise the speed and extent of their recovery and we encourage defendants to meet these needs at the earliest possible stage, securing interim payments to fund rehabilitation where appropriate. We will investigate all the implications of our client's injuries – ranging from loss of earnings to care, accommodation, transport, therapy and treatment needs.

Penningtons Manches' experienced personal injury team can advise in relation to a wide range of claims and has a particular reputation for dealing with high value cases where liability is disputed.

Recent work highlights

£1.1 million settlement for driver in fatal collision with skip lorry

Settling a claim for over £1.1 million for our client who suffered catastrophic spinal injuries in a road traffic accident in which a skip lorry collided with his vehicle killing three of his passengers.


Bereaved fiancée’s claim for hit and run victim

Settling a claim for a bereaved fiancée whose fiancé was killed by a hit and run driver who fled the scene. The insurers had argued that her relationship with the deceased did not meet the claim criteria.


Compensation for recovery patrolman

Securing a sum of £32,500 for a recovery patrolman who was injured by another car while attending a member breakdown on the hard shoulder of a motorway. His injuries included four broken metatarsals in his left foot.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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