Suffered an injury in a road traffic accident that was not your fault that took place at a low speed and think that your injuries might not qualify you for personal injury compensation? Well, think again. Just because the car you were travelling in when you had your accident was not bombing along at 100MPH, it won’t mean that you will disquieted from claiming an Ealing car accident pay-out if you’ve been injured.
In fact, some very nasty injuries indeed can be sustained at low speeds. Just ask anybody who has suffered from a whiplash injury in these circumstances. You might even be able to make a claim if the vehicle you were in was stationary at the time of any impact.
Low-speed vehicle collisions and Ealing car accident solicitors
Imagine you were out for a drive in your car. You’ve decided to head out of town to take in some countryside views, but must first negotiate the streets of the city you live in. It’s a busy day and there are plenty of cars on the road, but thoughts of being involved in an incident that might lead to you being injured in an accident that was not your fault and then being put in a position where Ealing car accident action might be a possibility are very far from your mind indeed.
You approach a junction and stop at a red light. Suddenly, a car goes right into the back of you. The other vehicle obviously wasn’t going that fast, but you really felt the impact nevertheless. You get out of the vehicle to exchange insurance details with the person who hit you, who is very apologetic and readily accepts that the incident was his fault. Not much damage has been done to your car – it will only require a little body work – so you let the incident pass without too much of a kerfuffle.
However, a few hours later when you’re back at home, you start to develop a strange discomfort in your neck. This gets progressively worse overnight, so you make an emergency appointment to see you GP first thing the next morning. “Surely I can’t have sustained a whiplash injury in a collision at such a low speed,” you think to yourself.
After examining you and listening to your symptoms, your GP advises that you have indeed suffered a whiplash injury. If at this juncture you wanted to take some form of Ealing car accident action against the individual who was responsible for your whiplash worries, you would be well advised to call Accident Advice Helpline on one of the numbers above to find out if you might be in a position to launch an Ealing car accident claim.
Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown