What do I do if I’ve had a car crash in Cumbria?
If you’ve suffered injuries in a car crash in Cumbria, then you may be legally entitled to make a claim for compensation. As with all personal injury claims, you will need to be able to prove that someone else was responsible for causing the accident. To ensure your claim runs as smoothly as possible and stands the best chances of success, we’d recommend that you take legal advice before proceeding.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you
We offer free legal advice via our 24/7 helpline to anyone who thinks they may be entitled to claim after an accident. We’ll ask a few details about how and when it happened, what injuries you suffered and who was to blame. This will enable us to give you an idea of whether you have a legal right to ask for compensation from the responsible party’s insurance company. We can tell you how likely we think it is that your claim will succeed. And we’ll give you a general idea of the amount you could be eligible to receive, based on how severe your injuries were.
There is no obligation to proceed. But if you decide to do so, we can find you a solicitor with experience in road traffic accidents and the resulting compensation claims. We make no charge for setting your claim in motion. And our solicitors all work on a no win, no fee basis, so there’s no need to worry about paying a bill for legal services if your claim is unsuccessful.
What could I claim for?
One of the most common injuries sustained in a car crash in Cumbria is whiplash. This is a condition which can cause pain, stiffness and restricted movement in the neck, shoulders and arms. You may not know right away whether you’ve received whiplash – often, the condition only manifests itself a few days after the accident. However, the after-effects can last for weeks, months and even years into the future.
It’s likely, therefore, that you will need medical treatment on an ongoing basis after your car crash in Cumbria. It’s a good idea to keep a record of these appointments, as well as any receipts for items you have to pay out for, such as prescriptions and taxi fares – because you could claim some or all of these costs back if your compensation claim is successful.
You will also be entitled to ask for reimbursement for any loss of earnings if you have been unable to work for any period of time after your accident. Again, keep records of this so that your solicitor can claim on your behalf.
To find out more about claiming after a car crash in Cumbria, get in touch today:
- Ring our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
- Text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or
- Try the 30 second test.