What makes ASD better than the rest?
We guarantee a home visit by a solicitor within 3 hours of your call. Our commitment to providing a face to face service by a Solicitor means we can only act for people within our region, who live in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Humberside.
Our team consists of dedicated solicitors who specialise in personal injury claims - and we do nothing else! We're all members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and we are an Accredited Practice. We are not claims handlers and do not refer claims to anyone else. We have been acting for local accident victims since we were established in 1984 and in that time we have recovered millions of pounds of compensation for thousands of local people.
You can trust us. Unfortunately you cannot trust many of the companies you see advertise on the TV or the Internet. Claims Management Companies are NOT Solicitors they simply sell claims to the highest bidder. What they care is unclear and many people are left out of pocket. We are very clear as to what we will charge you.
NO. We provide a 'No Win - No Fee' service, which means if you lose you pay nothing. If we incur any expenses on your behalf such as the cost of obtaining a medical report you will not be asked to pay for these.
YES. You pay a success fee, but only in the event that you win your case. The level of the success fee will depend on the type and value of your claim. There is nothing else for you to pay. No Loans, No Interest, No Hidden Charges and No Insurance Premiums
NO. We will protect you in the event that your claim fails. This means, unlike many other Solicitors, we will not ask you to pay an expensive insurance premium at the end of the case. You therefore get to keep more of the compensation you deserve.;
No. We will fund all the costs such as medical reports and court fees during the life of your case. If the claim succeeds these costs will be recoverable from your opponent, if the case fails we will pay these expenses on your behalf.
If you want to obtain the appropriate amount of compensation, it is important your solicitor has expert knowledge in the area of law involved in your individual case. Our team only specialise in personal injury litigation and we are here to help you.
Am I free to instruct a Solicitor of my own choice, rather than one my insurance company has recommended?
Yes. European Union Legislation guarantees your right as a client to instruct a Solicitor of your own choice. We would always recommend choosing a specialist firm with a dedicated road accident team who have the necessary experience to handle your claim.
Yes. We believe that personal injury claims should not be dealt with on the telephone or through form filling. For that reason we guarantee a home visit by one of our experienced solicitors - not an unqualified claims investigator. Because we deal with clients face-to-face we can usually only assist people who live in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Humberside.
It's hard to accurately predict, without knowing the details of your case but many straightforward cases are settled within 12 months. Complex, high value and serious injury cases may take two to three years, depending on the ability of medical experts to provide a definitive prognosis. We always settle our claims as rapidly as we can and will keep you informed every step of the way.
Without expert medical evidence it is very difficult to assess the potential value of your claim. You will be entitled to compensation for pain suffering and loss of amenity, in addition to any financial losses. A minor whiplash type injury to the neck, with full recovery within 3 months, may attract an award in the region of £1250. A moderate whiplash injury, where full recovery is achieved over a period of 12 months, may have a value of £2850.
Yes. We can pursue a claim for future and past loss of earnings, the cost of medical care, the additional time that friends of members of your family are required to spend caring or carrying out household chores for the injured person, along with any other financial losses or expenditure directly linked to an accident.
By law, you must begin your claim within three years of your accident. We would recommend seeking expert advice sooner rather than later. Claims for children and those incapable of managing their own affairs can be started outside the three year period, and the Court can allow for certain other exceptions outside the three year limit.
We only can assist where there are reasonable prospects of success. In order for us to assess what the prospect of success are please give one of our Solicitors a call on 0800 163 622.
In most cases no, as they are settled out of court. However, if the other driver's insurer denies responsibility it may be necessary for you to appear in court. Our expert team would support you and arrange for you to be represented in court if this need arises.
Yes. We will arrange for you to seen by a medical expert. It will be someone who we have used before because we normally only accept instructions from local people.
I have been contacted by Insurance Company and they have made an offer to settle my claim. Should I accept it?
Insurance companies have increasingly been using the practice 'third party capture'. This where the insurer contacts a person direct to make an offer to settle a claim, often without medical evidence, in order to 'buy' off the injured person. It is entirely a matter for the injured person whether they accept the offer made provided that person is not a child or not of capacity. However the insurance companies primary duty is to its shareholders not to the person they are compensating, in practice this often means injury victims are offered only a fraction of what their claim could be worth. Our advice is clear; instruct a local Solicitor with expertise in personal injury claims, only then will you get independent advice as to how much your claim could be worth.
YES. We work closely with The Injury Care Clinic who retain a national network of physiotherapists. We can arrange at least 8 sessions of physiotherapy at no charge to you.
Yes. We work closely with the Psychology Service who retain a national network of psychologists. We may be able to arrange Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or EMDR at no charge to you.
Possibly! If you have not sustained any physical injured but have suffered a recognised psychological injury as a result of the fault of another you are likely to be entitled to compensation. We would arrange for you to be seen by a Psychologist who would be able to assess you in order to determine whether you are entitled to be compensated. If you have it is likely you would also be entitled to recover the cost of therapy.
Possibly! To instruct a Solicitor the value of your claim normally has to exceed a £1000. To determine whether this is likely please give one of our Solicitors a call on 0800 163 622.
* Subject to you having a ‘No Win, No Fee' agreement with us and complying with its terms.
** Does not apply to group actions or accidents and illnesses outside England and Wales and is subject to compliance with the terms of your funding arrangements.