We at Accident Advice Helpline are here to assist you to make a loose car wheel bolts injury claim. Loose wheel bolts are extremely dangerous, not only to the driver of the vehicle, but also to other road users. This includes cyclists, pedestrians and other motorists.
In many cases, loose wheel bolts result in faulty handling and difficulties in steering. If left unchecked, the loose bolts might lead to a complete loss of the wheel, which can have potentially devastating consequences. Unfortunately, there have been numerous cases of pedestrians who have been hit by runaway wheels from cars and trucks.
Other motorists have not been spared either and detached wheels, especially from trucks; can go through the windscreen of an oncoming or following vehicle, causing grievous harm to its occupants. The resulting injuries can include internal bleeding, head injuries, brain trauma and in extreme cases, death.
What expenses can I claim in the compensation case?
We at Accident Advice Helpline have helped many of our clients to receive compensation for expenses arising from loose car wheel bolts accidents. The bolts might be loose due to a manufacturing defect in the vehicle or due to poor repair work by a mechanic.
If you are the owner of the vehicle, we can help you claim compensation for any medical and hospital fees, in addition to the cost of repairing the vehicle.
If you are a third party and have been injured; for example as a pedestrian or cyclist, we can assist you to recover any costs directly related to the accident. This includes the cost of medical care and treatment, the cost of rehabilitation and the loss of income due to your inability to work.
The process of making a loose car wheel bolts injury claim
The following are the steps we advise our clients to take when filing a claim:
- Call the police and an ambulance, if necessary, to the scene of the accident. If you are not injured you should remain at the scene until the police say you are cleared to leave.
- If you have been injured you should receive appropriate medical attention as soon as possible. It is advisable to go for a medical check, even if you have no visible injuries. This is because some injuries may not be apparent at the onset. You will also need the medical report for your claim.
- Gather as much evidence as you can on the accident. This typically includes photos of the scene of the accident and of the damage to your vehicle. You are also advised to take photos of your injuries. If possible, get the contact details of any witnesses to the accident.
- Retain any paperwork pertaining to the vehicle and the accident. This includes copies of prescriptions and treatment reports, service records for work done on the vehicle and receipts of any relevant expenses.
- Speak to us. We are experienced in dealing with personal injury cases and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum possible compensation for your suffering.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: December 29, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Car accident claims