Been involved in a car crash in Cornwall?
If you have been involved in a car crash in Cornwall, you may like to consider whether you have grounds to make a claim for compensation. In general terms, the accident must have happened within the last three years. You must have had to see a medical professional such as a GP or the A&E department of a hospital because of your injuries. And someone else must have been responsible for causing your accident.
Seek medical attention
If the accident was serious enough, you may have received medical treatment at the scene. But often, the most common injury sustained in a road traffic accident is whiplash. The nature of this injury is such that you may not know that you have sustained it until a few days later. But if you find that, one to two days after the accident,
- You are suffering from pain and stiffness or have restricted movement in the neck area;
- You have headaches, muscle spasms or pain across your shoulders and in your arms;
…then it is likely that you have suffered whiplash, and you should seek medical help.
Seek legal advice
It’s also advisable to get legal help after a car crash in Cornwall. Once you know your rights, you can make an informed decision about whether you should make a claim. You will also then know what supporting evidence you might need to make a strong case. For this, you can call Accident Advice Helpline. We will give you free legal advice. With a few details about your car crash in Cornwall, we’ll advise you whether it’s worth your while claiming.
We’ll also be able to tell you what you need to do to help your claim along, such as keeping receipts for expenses incurred as a result of your accident. For example, you may be able to make a case for receiving a sum of money for your travel expenses and prescription charges. You may also be able to claim for loss of earnings. And you could secure costs for things like help around the home and childcare if you’ve been unable to manage yourself as a result of your injuries.
- Ring our helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more.
- You can also text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or try the 30 second test
If you decide to bring a personal injury claim as a result of your accident, we’ll appoint you a specialist solicitor with expertise in road traffic accidents. It won’t even cost you to get your claim started.
Nobody wants to be involved in an accident. But if you’ve sustained injuries in a car crash in Cornwall, you may at least be able to claim compensation to help you with your recovery. Call Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more.
Date Published: 22nd July 2014
Author: David Brown