Road Traffic Accidents
If you have been injured in a vehicle collision or other type of road traffic accident anywhere in Moray or across Northern Scotland within the last three years which was not your fault, we can help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled.
Even sorting out the aftermath of a damaged vehicle means hassle and irritation for you. Add to that the pain and suffering of injury – and perhaps also time off work with loss of wages – it’s a miserable experience.
We can help you through the difficulties. We’ll take some of the pressure off you. This is all free of charge to you. (See further, below, for how “free of charge” is possible).
We recommend that you get in touch with us as soon as possible to discuss your claim while the details of the accident are still fresh in your mind.
If you prefer to read round the topic before deciding whether you want to make a claim at all, see the extensive list of article links at the foot of this page.
Don’t be taken in by insurers who wish to settle your claim with you direct
At such a challenging and stressful time you need expert, independent legal advice.
You are free to choose the solicitors you want to deal with your claim
If you have reported the accident to your own motor insurance company, remember that you do not have to use the lawyers the insurance company tries to divert you to for your claim.
This is the case even if you have legal expenses cover.
Common misconceptions about what might prevent you claiming successfully
Please be aware that you can make a claim even if the person at fault for the accident was a relative of yours – though, understandably, some people choose not to claim in that type of situation.
Also note that failure to wear a seat-belt is unlikely to prevent you having a claim arising from a road traffic accident, though it may reduce the level of compensation to which you are entitled.
Would you like help from road traffic accident claim experts?
Our aim is to be open, sympathetic and responsive to your needs and to make sure you understand all stages of the process fully.
Grigor & Young have specialist road traffic accident claims solicitors waiting to help you. We will provide free initial advice and, in virtually all cases, our whole service to you will be free of charge. See this article about how a “free of charge” service for personal injury claims is possible, on our Moray Claims website.
Our Elgin office is corporate accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Our solicitors, Marie Morrison and Peter Brash, are both accredited by APIL as Senior Litigators. Peter is also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Personal Injury Law.
What our clients say
I was driving my car in Forres when another vehicle turned right across my path though I had right of way. I was not able to avoid a collision. The combined speed of the vehicles was probably about 30mph. I suffered a whiplash injury and also had ongoing problems with my hip, ankle and foot. I was recommended to contact Grigor & Young by a friend, after I had tried to deal directly with the insurance company myself. I wasn’t happy with the medical appointment the insurers arranged or the report they obtained. I was very happy with my first phone call and then meeting with G&Y explaining the benefits to me of letting them take over my claim. G&Y showed a good level of knowledge and communication and it was a friendly service throughout. It took the stress out of the claim. Though it became necessary to raise a court action to get ‘sense’ out of the insurers, it was possible to negotiate a settlement with the insurers’ solicitors shortly after the action was served and I received 100% of the agreed compensation, without any deductions. Thank you.”
How we can help
For further information and a free initial discussion of the accident circumstances, prospects of success and funding possibilities, contact Peter Brash or Marie Morrison on 01343 544077 or complete and send us a Free, No-Obligation Online Enquiry.
Note that further details regarding our services for you in this type of case can be found on our Moray Claims website.
Links you might like
The following articles may be of help to you – some from this website and some from our Moray Claims website:
Road traffic accidents generally:
- Road Traffic Accidents (What to do when an accident occurs)
- What are your rights following a road traffic accident that was not your fault?
- Road traffic accident questions your solicitor needs answered.
- How to get all the crucial details after a road traffic accident.
Motor vehicle damage:
- How do you know if your vehicle is repairable or a write-off after an accident?
- How is your loss calculated if your vehicle is damaged in an accident?
- When can you claim for the loss in value of a repaired car?
- Why cyclists must get advice about a possible personal injury claim.
- If you were not wearing a cycle helmet, can you still claim for personal injury?
- Bicycle accident in Moray – How to claim for personal injury.
- How speed affects the outcome of pedestrian road accident collisions.
- Why walking on national speed limit roads during the hours of darkness is such a bad idea.
- Pedestrians struck by buses while on the pavement.
Single vehicle accidents:
Failure to wear a seat belt:
- You didn’t wear a seat belt: Can you still claim?
- When not wearing a seat belt will not reduce your personal injury compensation at all.