Selby is probably one of the better-known areas in North Yorkshire. This town is only about 14 miles away from York, and in some cases locals may travel here for work opportunities. Accident claims in Selby are not very common at all, mainly because most of us take every care to try and avoid accidents if we possibly can. However, since Selby has a population of some 13,000 people, it is not unreasonable to think that one or two of these people may find themselves in an accident at some point in their lives.
Suffering an accident can be a real shock. You never know it is going to happen, obviously – otherwise you could take appropriate action to avoid it. Take car accidents, for instance – even if you are observant and you take every care to read the road ahead, it only takes another driver to do something suddenly you don’t expect. This could bring them into your path and you’re in an accident before you even have time to react.
Can you automatically claim after a car accident?
Not automatically, no – it all depends on what happened. If you know the other party was at fault – for example, in the situation described above it is very likely the other driver caused the crash – then yes, you have every reason to try and claim something even if your injuries were minor.
Bruising from wearing a seatbelt is a common injury to suffer upon impact in this sort of accident. Similarly, you may end up being hurt if you suffer an impact significant enough to cause you whiplash injuries. These are painful and you may well be unaware you have whiplash until the following day.
How can you work out whether your claim is a good one?
The best way to proceed after any accident in which you believe the other party was to blame is to contact a personal injury solicitor who deals with accident claims in Selby and all other locations in this part of the country. Finding someone in your local area isn’t necessary though, because Accident Advice Helpline could handle everything for you.
There is only one phone number to remember, and that’s 0800 689 0500. It’s free to use and the first advice we provide you with is free too. Any claims will be undertaken on a no win, no fee basis, which means you’ve got no solicitors’ fees to meet if you don’t win.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown