A delightful place in Somerset, Blagdon is a small town but served well by bus routes into surrounding major towns and cities. Whilst travelling by bus is one of the safest ways to get around – an estimated 0.2 deaths per billion miles travelled – it would seem that you may not need the services of an accident lawyer in Blagdon.
Accidents do happen though, it is an almost inevitable facts of life. Someone somewhere will be hurt today and when it is not their fault, they may be able to claim compensation.
How to claim compensation
Firstly, you need to make sure you have an eligible claim and a trusted, reputable company like Accident Advice helpline will be able to help.
Was the accident your fault?
This is the basis of all compensation claims and depending on your answer to this will be whether your accident lawyer in Blagdon will be able to proceed with your case. The bus, for example, may not have crashed but on standing from your seat in order to get off the bus, the driver may not have been driving in a way that was helpful to people being able to make this move from sitting to standing safely. Falling can result in many injuries from severe bruising to broken limbs, especially in the case of an older person.
Did you receive medical attention for your injuries?
It may be that once you got off the bus, you realised your knee was bleeding, your elbow was throbbing and you had banged our head. You have a headache and you feel shaken, unhappy and shocked. The best course of action in this instance is to either go and see your GP or go to the local Accident & Emergency department. You may find the bleeding knee needs stitching or the elbow needs strapping, the headache needs medication. Your accident lawyer in Blagdon will need all these details.
Was the accident in the last 3 years?
The fall on the bus could have been last week or it may have been 2 years ago – providing it was within the last three years and, depending on your answers to the above, your accident lawyer in Blagdon may be able to take your claim for compensation to a successful conclusion!
Here at AAH we find that many customers initially trivialise their injuries. Only on talking to one of our professional advisers do they realise that actually, they were hurt in the accident and that the injuries (as well as the shock) did affect them.
Don’t trivialise your injuries! Call AAH and get the help of an expert accident lawyer in Blagdon to take your claim further – call today on freephone 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 10th November 2013
Author: David Brown