When you first learn how to drive you never imagine you will ever be involved in an accident. Driving gives you a great amount of freedom, as you can go anywhere you want quite easily indeed. You will also become more experienced the longer you spend driving over the years.
You will never be free of the potential to be involved in a car accident though. This is an unlikely prospect but there are cases where people who are very good drivers have been involved in accidents. However good you are at driving, there will always be other drivers who make mistakes and could involve you in an accident.
Are you entitled to get any injured driver compensation?
Injuries suffered in a car accident can range from whiplash, occurring when a car stops suddenly, to serious injuries that could potentially be life-threatening. In this latter case there could be situations where the injuries are life-changing and result in significant alterations to the way the injured person will live their life from that moment on.
Injured driver compensation may be paid to someone when their injuries can be proven to have occurred because of the negligence of another driver or individual. For example, if you are driving through a junction because the light is green, and another driver goes through a red light and smashes into your car, they would be at fault.
Finding out the facts in your case
When you are in a car accident your immediate thoughts will be of your own safety and that of the people around you. You might find it very difficult to come to terms with your accident if you have been injured, regardless of the severity of those injuries. It can have an effect emotionally and mentally as well.
This is why many people seek the help and advice offered by Accident Advice Helpline. Our advice is always given on a no-obligation basis, so you can always get information with no requirement to take things further if you don’t wish to. If you call on 0800 689 0500 you can speak to a member of our team. If they feel you do have a good chance to win compensation, they can match you with an experienced lawyer who has dealt with many similar cases before. Seek the help and advice you need today to go further.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead