Road traffic accidents are one of the biggest causes of fatalities in the UK – and most of us don’t even think about our own safety, whether we’re driving, travelling as passengers in a car or crossing the road. You could be injured as a passenger in a vehicle or whilst driving, hit by a car whilst crossing the road or even injured whilst standing on the pavement waiting for a bus. Injuries can range from the minor – such as cuts and bruises – to serious injuries like head injuries and brain injuries.
You could make a claim for personal injury compensation if you’ve been injured and somebody else, such as another driver, is to blame. Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience helping customers claim compensation and our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so anybody can afford to make a claim.
How have you been injured?
When it comes to injuries you could sustain on the road, there are a few injuries that are more common than others. Whiplash is amongst the most common injury sustained in road traffic accidents – being hit by another vehicle from behind could cause this injury, which can be incredibly painful, but will usually heal without medical treatment. Other common injuries from a collision include facial injuries, broken bones, crush injuries, cuts and bruises. But you don’t need to be in a vehicle to be injured on the roads. You could be hit by a car whilst crossing the road, injured by a parked vehicle reversing or even struck by a car whilst waiting at a bus stop. It could be that the driver of the other car ignored a red light, or that they were distracted by their mobile phone whilst driving. They could be held liable for your injuries and ordered to pay you compensation – but there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim.
Why should you claim personal injury compensation?
Many people avoid making a claim for personal injury compensation as they don’t want the hassle of going to court, or they simply feel that their injuries weren’t serious enough. Even if you’ve suffered minor injuries, you could be entitled to compensation, and because most claims are handled over the phone, it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you could find out if you’re eligible to make a claim. Our team of expert advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice, and it’s free to call.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton