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Need help with a car accident claim?
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, JMK Solicitors can help you. Call us on 028 9032 0222 as soon as possible following your accident, to see what we can offer you.
If your vehicle was damaged as a result of someone else’s fault, we can recover the cost of repairs to your vehicle or the cost of replacement of your vehicle, along with hire car costs and any loss of value of your vehicle.
We can also recover other expenses such as the cost of any valuables damaged in the accident, for example child car seats, tools, electronic devices or any other items you routinely carry in your vehicle.
If you were injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, we can help you to recover any payment you are entitled to for your medical expenses as well as compensation for pain and suffering. We can also help you to recover compensation for loss of earnings in the past, present or future as well compensation for provision for future care in serious injury cases, including housing adaptation, vehicle and equipment needs.
We have assisted many drivers and indeed passengers to recover compensation for their injuries and losses as a result of road traffic accidents. If any members of your family (including children) were injured in an accident through no fault of their own, we are happy to help and advise.
What is my road traffic accident case worth?
JMK Solicitors specialise in Personal Injury and Road Traffic Accident claims and every case is different. We have processed over thirty thousand accident cases since 2003 and we are Northern Ireland’s Number 1 Personal Injury Solicitors. We may need to obtain expert evidence before providing advice on the value of your case. Call or email JMK Solicitors today to arrange a free consultation and we will give you our honest and expert opinion.
How long will it take to bring my case to a conclusion?
Every case is different and various factors will determine how quickly we can bring your case to a conclusion, such as if fault for your accident is disputed and if court proceedings are necessary to resolve the issues in your case. However, in a case which does not involve a claim for injury then we will aim to have your losses recovered and your case concluded within six months.
For cases involving personal injury, the nature and complexity of the injury will dictate how long a case takes. We aim to have the majority of our injury cases concluded within twelve to eighteen months. However, it can be in your best interests to prolong the conclusion of your case to ensure that a full and complete picture of your symptoms and prognosis is obtained, especially in cases involving worsening or ongoing medical conditions. This will enable us to ensure that you are fully and properly compensated for your injury, pain and suffering.
How much does it cost to make a claim, and who pays?
Our initial consultation is free and in fact, JMK Solicitors are the only solicitors in Northern Ireland who, as far as we are aware, are able to offer you an insurance policy which gives protection against the financial risks of bringing a claim for compensation for personal injury and other losses. This policy covers not just your opponent’s costs, but also your own costs in the event that they cannot be recovered from another party. We believe that we are the only firm who offer any kind of legal costs cover on a complimentary basis – which means that, unlike other firms, when JMK Solicitors provide this insurance to you, you will never be asked to pay for it from any compensation awarded.
Call JMK Solicitors now on 028 9032 0222 for eligibility criteria and to find out more about this product.
What is my next step?
”Our Client’s vehicle was damaged as a result of a road traffic accident which was not her fault. Our Client’s vehicle was a border line “write off” (i.e. the market value was less than the cost of repairs). However, our Client valued her car and had it repaired. The other driver’s insurers argued that because the pre-accident value of our client’s vehicle was lower than the cost of repairs, our Client was only entitled to recover the lower amount. The matter went to hearing and the District Judge agreed with the other side. We did not accept this decision and successfully appealed to the High Court. The High Court Judge found that the cost of repairs did not exceed the pre accident value of the vehicle, but the Judge indicated that even if the pre accident value of the vehicle had been below the cost of repairs, the modest financial difference between the two (approximately £450) would entitle our Client to have had her vehicle repaired in any event. This was a fantastic result for our Client and indeed for any future Clients who may find themselves in a similar position!Vehicle Damage Claim following a Road Traffic Accident
”Our Client was involved in a minor road traffic accident which occurred at the entrance to a car park. The drivers were travelling in opposite directions when their vehicles collided. Both drivers strongly disputed who was to blame. JMK Solicitors were instructed to recover our Client’s insurance policy excess of £250.00. Court proceedings were issued and the matter ran to a full hearing. The Judge decided the case in our Client’s favour and awarded the full amount claimed. Our Client was obviously delighted with the result and following the hearing wrote to us after his case concluded stating JMK Solicitors “were extremely helpful and friendly throughout my claim. Never once did they doubt my statement. They stood back and fought my corner to the end”.
It does not matter to us how big or small your claim is, we will always try to achieve the best outcome possibleLiability dispute in Road Traffic Accident Claim
”I found dealing with Andrew a very positive experience, he really put my mind at rest and ensured I was always kept up to date with information and appointments related to my claim. I found the whole process stress free. All professional staff and I am very pleased with the outcome of my claim. I would highly recommend JMK solicitors.Client TestimonialL Hills, Banbridge, County Down
”I would 100% recommend to Friends and Family as the people at JMK have been absolutely first class. Just want to say a big thank you to all who worked on my case and especially Cieran Marshall. You have been top drawer since the first time I rung JMK, I can't thank you enough.Client TestimonialD McDonald, Lurgan, County Armagh.
”The reason I would recommend you is simply because your solicitor took everything on board and left us knowing we were in capable hands. Andrew, you have been brilliant in the way you handled our case and we both thank you for the way you did everything to the highest degree.Client TestimonialB McCartan, Newcastle, Co.Down.
”Service was excellent! Communication was excellent! Any questions I asked were helpfully answered! Christine McElvanna was most helpful and when speaking with her I was made to feel like I was the only person mattered to her - which I feel is a characteristic that is overlooked these days! People in professional standings usually talk down to the general public but not JMK! I hope to never have another accident but if I do - then without a doubt - I will be calling JMK! Keep up the good work!Client TestimonialC McIlroy, Newtownards, Co.Down.