Motorway pile-up injuries occur when several vehicles collide, and you may also hear this referred to as a multi-vehicle accident or multi-vehicle crash. Despite what you might think, you don’t have to be driving fast on a motorway to be involved in a pile-up, in fact, many accidents occur when motorways are congested and cars are crawling along at under 20mph. Whilst this does mean that motorway pile-up injuries sustained are often less severe, the impact can still cause injuries including whiplash, cuts and bruises and other minor injuries.
If you have been involved in a crash on a motorway and have sustained motorway pile-up injuries, you may be wondering whether you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation for your pain and suffering. The answer is yes, usually if somebody else is responsible for your injuries, you could make a claim, but it’s always best to speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, to find out if you have a viable claim. Whether you have sustained minor or life-changing motorway pile-up injuries, a three-year time limit applies to make a claim.
How much compensation will you receive?
There is no hard and fast rule for working out how much compensation you could receive, and that’s because the circumstances of your accident are unique. Your personal injury lawyer will take into account your pain and suffering, the extent of your injuries and any financial losses incurred in relation to your accident, using case law to work out how much compensation you are entitled to. Bear in mind that an individual who has sustained serious injuries, such as a brain injury, is likely to receive more compensation than somebody who has suffered from whiplash.
Don’t delay, you might miss out
Don’t miss the three-year deadline in place to make a claim – it’s there for a reason. Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you deserve, provided you’re still within the three year deadline. We’re here to offer all our customers confidential, no-obligation advice, however you have been injured. Because we’re endorsed by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, and have been in the personal injury industry since 2000, you know you can trust us to handle your claim professionally and efficiently. We even offer a 100% no win, no fee* service, so that’s one less thing for you to worry about. Whether you have sustained whiplash or more serious injuries in a motorway pile-up, call our 24/7 freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for expert advice from a member of our team.
Date Published: January 22, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims