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Transport Litigation

At Collins we believe in justice for all but we also fully appreciate how intimidating it can be to suddenly find yourself thrown into the legal system, toe to toe with opponents such as insurers, multinational companies and state bodies. We can lead you through the ins and outs of the legal process so you will always know exactly what’s going on. At the same time we’ll advise and guide you in your decisions, so you make the correct ones at the right time.

Litigation and Plain English

We provide you with the tools to challenge opponents of whatever size and affluence. We use innovative legal techniques to help you in your claim but promise always to speak to you in plain English as opposed to ‘legalese’. From the beginning we make sure you know that no question is ever too silly to ask, because we fully appreciate what may seem crystal clear to us, isn’t always to you. Clarity of communication and comfortable client relationships are what we rest our case on.

At every stage we keep you fully updated as to the costs incurred so that all choices made in pursuing your claim are informed ones. We undertake cases on Conditional Fee Agreements (no win, no fee agreements) or on a privately paying basis.

Litigation at Collins Solicitors has included Southall and Ladbroke Grove Train Crashes

We’re very proud of the reputation gained by our Dispute Resolution Team in relation to passenger transport. We have acted on a number of high-profile, highly complex road, rail, aviation and shipping disputes involving both individual and class actions. As a consequence we regularly receive instructions following major incidents with implications for public safety. We also deal with personal injury resulting from road traffic and other transport related accidents.

We have successfully represented clients at the public enquiries into the Southall and Ladbroke Grove train crashes, obtaining compensation for victims of those two crashes, as well as for victims of the Hatfield, Watford and Potters Bar train disasters.

We were also the lead Solicitors in the Deep Vein Thrombosis action that came before the House of Lords in 2005. This involved international liaison with our counterparts undertaking similar actions in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.