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Some of the United Kingdoms worst accidents occur on our motorways causing serious multiple injuries and fatalities often to several victims of the same incident. Our motorway accident solicitors have the expertise and experience necessary to handle cases of catastrophic injury and deal with personal injury compensation claims using the risk free no win no fee* scheme. Proving liability for a multiple vehicle collision can pose particular problems for a lawyer especially when the question of uninsured drivers is also considered. If you have suffered injury and need representation our motorway accident solicitors are able to deal efficiently with these complex matters. Our road traffic accident lawyers are members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts whose case load consists entirely of RTA compensation claims. Our personal injury compensation claims are totally risk free and we operate the no win no fee* scheme.

Motorway Accident Statistics

Surveys of Britain's motorways indicate that over 3,000 serious collisions occur every year however The Department of Transport statistics reveal that motorways are our safest roads in terms of injury per mile travelled. More accidents happen on urban roads however a crash on an urban road is generally less serious and involves one or two vehicles, with damage to the vehicles and possibly some personal injury. Britain's worst crash on record happened in 1985, on the M6 near to Forton Services, when 13 people were killed and many others injured after a coach and ten other vehicles collided, bursting into flames. On March 10th 1997, in six separate incidents involving 160 vehicles on the M42, 3 people died and 21 people were seriously injured and a further 83 were hurt. There was extremely dense fog and many drivers were travelling far too fast for the conditions. A second accident occurred on the other side of the road when "rubber-necking" drivers slowed to gaze at the incident. This time over 30 vehicles where involved in what has been described as "twenty minutes of terror".


Motorway accident compensation claims can be particularly difficult so far as evidence is concerned especially if there are no independent witnesses. Our motorway accident solicitors regularly call upon the services of specialist forensic accident reconstruction experts who will present scientific evidence following detailed circumstantial analysis. Recent advances in computer technology have made it possible to recreate these incidents using the latest virtual reality programs which take into account physical evidence, road geometry, weather conditions, injury mechanism, ergonomics, technical data, tyre marks, reaction times, coefficient of friction values, vehicle mass, angles at impact and visibility which can be mathematically modelled to ascertain the possible sequence of events.

Personal Injury Compensation Awards

Compensation that can be claimed by a motorway accident solicitor includes :-

  • loss of past and future income
  • damage to your vehicle and property
  • diminution in the value of your vehicle
  • vehicle hire
  • medical expenses for the past and for the future
  • assistance for the future
  • pain and suffering (including psychological damage)
  • loss of amenities of life
  • prescriptions
  • insurance excess
  • reduced employment prospects
  • expenses in relation to the claim

Motorway Accident Solicitors

Our motorway accident solicitors operate the no win no fee* scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. If you would like free advice from accredited experts just use the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and a specialist member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts will speak to you on the telephone with no further obligation.



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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here