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Road traffic accident solicitors in Scotland

Everyone deserves to feel safe when using our roads, but unfortunately, accidents do happen, and the consequences can be life changing. Our industry-leading experts are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Meet our road traffic accident and serious injury experts

Many of our road traffic accident solicitors are considered leaders in the field with a significant amount of expertise.

Shuiken Chan

Shuiken Chan

Associate and Head of RTA Scotland

Adil Saeed

Adil Saeed


Laura Frzzel

Laura Frizzel

Senior Litigation Executive

David Cunningham

David Cunningham

Senior Litigation Executive

One of the UK’s leading specialist law firms.

We are proud to have partnerships with national charities and be recognised in the latest legal directories.

The times best law firms 2023
Brake The Road Safety Charity
The legal 500

What types of cases do our road traffic solicitors in Scotland handle?

However you use the roads in the UK, whether you’re a pedestrian, passenger, driver or cyclist, no one should have to deal with the consequences of an accident due to someone else’s negligence. Our team in Scotland have a wealth of experience handling a wide range of cases, including:

Whiplash claims in Scotland

The laws that dictate how you can claim compensation for whiplash injuries are different in Scotland, after recent changes to legislation for England and Wales.

In Scotland, there are currently no restrictions for pursuing whiplash claims, which means the insurers of the vehicle at fault will have to contribute to the legal costs you incur during the claim. It is strongly recommended that you speak to a specialist road traffic accident solicitor. To help you with your claim, we’ll need the following information:

  • both your insurance information, and the insurance information of the other parties involved
  • photographs of the scene (if possible)
  • an injury report from your doctor, noting all injuries from the accident

You will also need to contact your insurance company and inform them about the accident . Once you have this information, the claims process can begin, but depending on the nature of your injuries and the traffic accident, more information may be needed throughout the process.

At Slater and Gordon, the whiplash claims we pursue in Scotland are done so on a no win, no fee basis, which means there is no financial risk to you should you lose your case.

Learn more about whiplash claims

Why choose our road traffic accident solicitors in Scotland?

Experiencing an accident on the road can be a harrowing experience and, in the aftermath, you need to know that you have a trusted and experienced road traffic solicitor by your side.

Consistently ranked highly in reputable independent legal directories such as Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, we’re accredited by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and The Law Society’s Lexcel program, while many of our solicitors also hold Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) accreditation.

We’re committed to providing our clients with a holistic and empathetic approach to their cases, which is why we work closely with medical experts to assess your injuries and determine the future care and rehabilitation you may require. As part of this process, we have an in-house rehabilitation co-ordinator, allowing us to provide immediate support to ensure you get the best start to your recovery.

We also work with several charities that support victims of road traffic accidents and those who’ve suffered from serious injuries, including Brake, Road Peace, Aftermath, After Matters, Headway, Spinal Injuries Association, The Limbless Association and more.

How to find our Scotland (Edinburgh) office

Our high-ranking solicitors in Edinburgh offer specialist and affordable legal services for those in the capital and across Scotland. Our office is located on One Lochrin Square, 92 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA, just off Lothian Road, with great connections around the city.

Talk to us about your case

Call us now on:   0330 041 5869

Why choose Slater and Gordon?


We are an award winning law firm and have a dedicated team of road traffic accident solicitors in Scotland to advise and guide you – no matter how complex your situation may be.

Affordability and advice

We're able to offer affordable expert legal advice and can provide guidance on all aspects of road traffic accident claims. Our Initial Consultation provides tailored advice on your situation giving you clear guidance and options regarding next steps.

Tailored advice

We understand that every claim is different – so we are able to provide tailored advice and guidance to suit your individual needs.

Local access

We are a national law firm, with legal experts available across Scotland. Meetings can be arranged via telephone or video call, to suit your requirements.

Speak to one of our road traffic accident solicitors today

Call us now on:   0330 041 5869

Frequently asked questions

Is parking available at the Edinburgh office?

While there is no on-site parking, there are a few nearby car parks that provide easy access to our Edinburgh office.

The nearest multi-storey car park is Thistle Parking, which can be accessed via Semple Street and is less than a three-minute walk from the office. There is also a paid-for street car park available on Semple Street.

What are the opening hours for the Edinburgh office?

Our Edinburgh office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. To arrange an appointment, contact our solicitors on 0330 041 5869.

Alternatively, if it is outside of hours and you’d still like to get in touch, you can submit a contact form online and a member of our team will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Do I need to book an appointment to visit the Edinburgh office?

We’d be happy to arrange a face-to-face appointment with a member of our Edinburgh team to discuss your circumstances and help you take the first steps to claiming the compensation you deserve. To do this, get in touch by calling us on 0330 041 5869 or contact us online, and we’ll be in touch to arrange a time that works for you.

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