Britain’s highways are a busy place these days. With so much congestion on the roads and people usually rushing to get to workplaces, appointments and meetings, it is no wonder that the numbers of road traffic accident claims are on the rise every year.
Every day we handle cases involving injuries that have occurred whilst on the road, from minor head and neck injuries, to more serious complaints.
By seeking compensation for the victims of these accidents, the Accident Advice Helpline hopes to bring some justice to the situation, as well as giving the injured party the cash they need to help speed their recovery.
What types of injuries can be claimed for?
Thanks to advances in car safety technologies, many of these accidents are not serious any more. Typical shunts, and even some high speed accidents which would previously have caused serious injuries, now often only result in cuts and bruises for the driver and passengers. However, with this decrease in serious injuries, the injuries we deal with that have been caused by the seatbelt are on the rise. These can include broken ribs, bruising and, most commonly, whiplash.
Whiplash is caused by the snapping back and forth of the head at the point of impact, and is more common these days than ever because the seatbelt holds the body in place but leaves the head free to move around. The results of this can have a major impact on peoples lives, as it can cause serious damage to the neck, back and shoulders, and people who have suffered even minor whiplash should always seek to make road traffic accident claims to protect themselves in the future, in case the injury starts to develop into something more serious.
Who can make road traffic accident claims?
If you have been involved in an accident where you got hurt, and someone else has admitted responsibility, then chances are you will be able to make a claim. This doesn’t just include the drivers of the vehicles; any passengers travelling in the cars with them can also make a claim. Even if you were a passenger in the vehicle that was at fault for the accident, you can still claim. Don’t worry if the ‘at fault’ driver is your friend or spouse, as their insurance will cover the cost of your claim, so they wont be paying out of their own pocket.
Of course, road traffic accidents aren’t limited to just people in cars. If you have been involved in an accident on the road but were on your bike, walking, using public transport, or for any other reason were in the vicinity, you can still make a claim. Still unsure if you can claim? Call us today and take our 30-second test to see whether you are likely to be successful.
How the claims process works?
From making your initial call to the Accident Advice Helpline, we will assess your situation and see how we can help. We will instruct a solicitor who has experience and expertise in dealing with road traffic accident claims, who will take charge of all the paperwork and complicated legal processes involved in your case. We understand that the most important thing is for you to get better, so at every step of the way we will endeavour to take the hassle out of making a claim. Contact us today and see how we can help you.