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The Legal Process

If you have lost a loved one or have been injured or affected as the result of a road traffic accident, it can be very difficult to deal with legal matters at such an emotionally distressing time. A specialist solicitor can guide and support you through the process.

There are three legal aspects that cover a death in sudden circumstances. These are:

It is vitally important that you always employ a solicitor that is appropriate to your needs. Always make sure that any firm you approach is accomplished in dealing with personal injury claims and specifically those involving serious or fatal injuries – this may also be referred to as a ‘PI solicitor’. Do not be afraid to ask for references and examples of work they have successfully presented.

Although SCARD does not recommend solicitors, we have extensive experience of working closely with Emsleys Solicitors and Andrew Greenwood, an expert in fatal and serious injuries.


No Win, No Fee arrangements

No Win, No Fee agreements (which are more accurately called Conditional Fee Arrangements) ensure that if you do not win your accident claim, you would not normally have to pay your solicitor a fee.  If you win your case, your compensation will now be reduced to take account of changes brought in by the Government in April 2013, as not all of your solicitor's costs will be paid by the other side.

Emsleys’ Promise: As a result of its ongoing relationship, Emsleys does not take any additional monies from clients referred by SCARD, allowing them to retain 100% of their compensation.

If you need ANY legal help and advice, we can arrange a free consultation with SCARD’s specialist road traffic solicitors. For further information, please call us on 0845 123 5542 or email us at:

Further solicitors can be found at or