Understanding the Claims Process and what we can do for you.

Ryans is the north west only firm that deal exclusively with road traffic accident claims. Our aim is to ensure you recover as much compensation as possible from the responsible drivers insurance company.

All our staff have can talk you through each step of the claim and ensure it moves forward as quickly as possible. We aim to make sure that the insurance companies don’t get away with anything.

If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact us and we will help you understand your options.

What is No Win No Fee?

It’s in the title. We run all of our cases on a no win, no fee basis so if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t have to pay a penny. This is only different where the claims involve untraced drivers, please see the page on these kind of claims here for further information.

How much compensation will I get?

Every case is different but RYANS can assist with obtaining compensation and getting you back on the road as soon as possible.

You can claim for your injuries, damage to your vehicle, storage and recovery charges, repair and hire charges, policy excess, damaged property and any other losses such as lost earnings.

Unfortunately, the law in claims in road traffic accidents recently changed and this affects the amount of compensation a Claimant can keep as a result of the hard efforts of Solicitors in successfully winning their case. Even with this change in the law, we still run all of our cases on a no win, no fee basis so if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t have to pay a penny.

Please click here to read more about the change in law and how it affects the compensation received.

What are low velocity impacts?

These are more complicated claims, with insurance companies often arguing the impact in an accident was so minor it could not cause injury.

Whiplash is a common injury suffered after road traffic accidents. The impact of a collision causes a person’s body to jerk in a quick and sudden manner backwards and forwards, straining the neck and causing injury. Even low speed crashes can cause these symptoms to arise as the muscles in this area are so sensitive and react even in circumstances where the jolting impact is less severe.

I'm not sure if I have a genuine claim?

Contact us to find out if you do! Our expert team of Solicitors will provide you with free advice without obligation on whether you are entitled to compensation as a result of an accident. If you are entitled to claim, we can start the process for you as soon as you contact us!

Insurance cover is provided to ensure victims receive adequate compensation. Let us assist you and take the pain out of your claim!

How does RYANS get paid?

Unfortunately, the law in claims in road traffic accidents recently changed and this affects the amount of compensation a Claimant can keep as a result of the hard efforts of Solicitors in successfully winning their case. Even with this change in the law, we still run all of our cases on a no win, no fee basis so if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t have to pay a penny.

Please click here to read more about the change in law and how it affects the compensation received.

Will I have to attend a medical?

In order to ensure that you can claim compensation for personal injury, it is essential that you prove the full extent of your injuries.  Personal Injury claims have to be supported by expert medical evidence. This is why  we will normally arrange for you to be examined by a medical expert. This Doctor will provide a report that supports your claim for compensation, not just for your injuries but for other losses you have suffered. The Doctor will also provide recommendations for treatment, such as physiotherapy. We will then be able to proceed to arrange this for you. 

Is there a penalty if I withdraw early?

Where a claimant has been fundamentally dishonest or has failed to co-operate with their claim and dropped it we will review and give consideration to charging any client for our wasted time. 

What if my injury occurred a while ago?

British law generally allows a period of three years from the date of an accident for any compensation claim to be made. Failure to commence a court action within that three-year period means that the claim for personal injury compensation becomes time-barred, or statute barred, preventing you from claiming the compensation you deserve.

However, in exceptional circumstances depending on the nature of the accident, injury and the circumstances of the injured person a claim can be brought after the three year period.

The rules surrounding this is complex. It is vital that if you think you may be entitled to claim accident compensation you contact us as soon as possible to prevent your claim becoming time-barred and to ensure we can assist you.

How long will my claim take?

Unfortunately we do no have a crystal ball and equally will not make false promises or guarantees to clients that it will be settled in weeks nor will we comment on how much we will get you. We don’t make guarantees we cannot honour.

Every case is different. However, we can guarantee that no matter what we will work as diligently as possible to guarantee your claim is settled as quickly as possible whilst ensuring we get the best result and amount of financial compensation for you as quickly as possible whilst acting in your best interests and protecting them with the best possible advice.