Road Traffic Accidents

Barker Son & Isherwood - Andover, Hampshire

Road traffic accidents happen in an instant but can have lifelong consequences and be devastating to those who are injured and their families. Indeed, non-fatal injuries commonly suffered range from whiplash and seatbelt bruising to serious fractures, spinal injuries, and brain injuries. facial disfigurement and severe psychological symptoms.

At Barker Son & Isherwood LLP we are specialists in all types of Road Traffic Accident claims involving vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and animals.

How can we help?

If you or your child has been injured in a Road Traffic Accident for which someone else is to blame, you may well be entitled to compensation. Compensation comprises damages for the personal injuries you have suffered together with your out-of-pocket expenses and normally a sum for the gratuitous care which may have been provided to you by friends or family members during your period of recovery. Road Traffic Accident victims are also able to seek compensation for any anticipated future losses such as a future loss of earnings in the event of an expected long period out of work or the cost of a professional carer should this be necessary. Our team of specialists will guide you through the process from start to finish, advising you on the prospects of establishing liability against the other road user, assisting you to access any rehabilitation or treatment you may require to expedite your recovery, liaising with insurers and the other party’s legal advisors, arranging for you to be examined by a medical expert to prepare a medical report on the injuries you have sustained and advising you on the reasonableness of any settlement offers received.

Funding your claim

We are able to offer No Win No Fee type funding arrangements for all types of road traffic accident claims. We also have a relationship with a trusted insurance provider, Markel, who is able to provide you with a policy, with no upfront premium, to provide you with total peace of mind that you will not have any personal financial liability when commencing a personal injury claim.

Uninsured and untraced drivers

If you have been the victim of an accident with an uninsured driver, or experienced a hit and run, we are able to help you to access the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Compensation Scheme. We can advise on how to secure the highest possible settlement under the Scheme by identifying any long-term needs which may arise as a result of the injuries sustained.

Whiplash claims

As a result of recent legislation, we are unfortunately unable to accept instructions to seek compensation for whiplash injuries alone which last for less than 2 years. When making these types of claims, you are not entitled to seek legal costs from the other road user and therefore it would not be financially sensible to instruct a solicitor in these circumstances. However, the online process to make whiplash claims has been specifically designed for injured people to complete themselves. We would be very pleased to speak to you, at no charge, to ensure that your claim does indeed fall within the criteria for this online process and to direct you to the appropriate website for you to commence your claim.

Time limits

Personal Injury claims following a road traffic accident generally need to be made within 3 years of the accident date, or in the case of a child, before his or her 21st birthday. It is therefore important that you contact a specialist solicitor at the earliest opportunity after a road traffic accident to seek specialist legal advice.

Why choose Barker Son & Isherwood LLP?

At Barker Son & Isherwood LLP our specialist team of injury lawyers can provide you with a personal and highly bespoke service to ensure that your particular claim is dealt with promptly and thoroughly. We are able to visit injured victims in hospitals and meet new clients either at home or at our offices in Andover.

Our Personal Injury team is headed by Deborah Lewis who has 24 years of experience in road traffic accident claims. She has secured settlements for hundreds of thousands of pounds for road traffic accident victims during her career and is an Accredited Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

We fully appreciate that after suffering the trauma of a road traffic accident, contacting a solicitor regarding a potential personal injury claim can seem a daunting process. However, we are here to help and you can be assured of a friendly and approachable team to help you every step of the way to securing the compensation you deserve.

Contact Us Today

You can get in touch with us in a number of ways. You can call us on 01264 353411 to talk to our team of experts.

If you would rather contact us online, you can complete our Online Enquiry Form or email us at and one of our experienced team will be in touch with you soon to discuss your claim.