Road Traffic Accidents

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Road traffic accidents happen in an instant but can have lifelong consequences and be devastating to those who are injured and their families.

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Your local specialist road traffic accident team

Non-fatal injuries commonly suffered range from whiplash to serious fractures, spinal injuries, 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 we can help

Our Team Will Guide You Through the Litigation Process


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 can include 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.

Additionally, we will arrange for you to be examined by a medical expert to prepare a medical report on the injuries you have sustained and advise you on the reasonableness of any settlement offers received.

Funding your claim

Funding Solutions for Road Traffic Accident Claims


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 an After The Event insurance policy, with no upfront premium.

This policy will provide you with cover for any Defendant's costs and your litigation expenses such as medical report fees, providing total peace of mind that you will not have any personal financial liability when commencing a personal injury claim.

Uninsured and untraced drivers

Specialist Legal Advice if You Have Suffered a Hit and Run


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 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

The Official Injury Claim Scheme for Whiplash Injuries


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

Three Years to Make Your Claim


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.

Expert Personal Injury Legal Services

A Local, Friendly and Professional Service


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.

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.

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Why choose us

We Transform Legal Challenges Into Your Personal Success

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Client testimonials

  • We decided to use a local solicitor for our recent house sale and purchase. Despite it becoming a much more complex and pro longed matter. Christopher Taylor provided excellent service throughout his advice was clear and concise and he always found time to talk through options and next steps. He dealt very well with the less than helpful solicitors used by the other parties too. Highly recommend.

    Gareth Brown
  • I was looking for a firm to assist my mother, my sister and myself with the drafting of new wills. I am so pleased we chose this firm. Tom Maxted-Pettman put us all at ease, talked through our options in language we understood and arranged it all with the minimum of inconvenience to us. We got a highly professional service for a reasonable fee. I would recommend this firm to anybody needing legal assistance.

    Theresa Jackson
  • Thank you for all your support and advice over the last 24 months. It has been truly appreciated and you have all worked hard to make things as simple and painless as possible whilst maintaining my intention to keep things civil in order to preserve the best relationship for our daughter. Your support and guidance has been truly invaluable.

  • I instructed Julian Cole at short notice for some legal advice on a Settlement Agreement which was carried out swiftly, helpfully and efficiently. I was recommended you by a family friend and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone else enquiring.

    G Dible

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Contact Us to Find Out How We Can Help You Secure the Compensation You Deserve.

If you've suffered from a road traffic accident then contact our team by calling 01264 353411, emailing us at or complete our online enquiry form.