Have you been hurt in a Horsham accident?
Although many of us use cars, vans, buses and taxis to get from one place to another, roads traffic accidents can be one of the most common ways to suffer injuries. Whilst people tend to worry more about ferry or plane accidents, statistics show that you are more likely to be involved in an accident when travelling in an everyday vehicle, such as a car or a bus.
Fortunately, not every Horsham accident results in serious injuries. If you’re lucky, a Horsham accident may simply result in a dented bumper or a scratched vehicle, rather than anyone being hurt. However, due to the severity of some road traffic accidents, people can suffer very serious injuries on occasion.
Even if your injury isn’t too severe, you could find that it affects you for weeks or months after the actual Horsham accident. If, for example, you damage tendons or ligaments in a Horsham accident, it could take months for the injury to heal. Whilst more minor cases may involve rehabilitative treatment, such as physiotherapy, more serious injuries may require surgery which could prolong your recovery time.
When an incident, such as a Horsham accident, occurs, it can be important to identify who was responsible. If they were doing something wrong, such as driving over the alcohol limit, or talking on the phone whilst driving, they could be charged with a criminal offence and be held liable in a court. Even if their conduct doesn’t amount to a criminal offence, holing them publicly responsible may encourage them to take more care when using the roads in future.
One way to hold someone accountable for their actions is to make a compensation claim against them. If they caused the Horsham accident, it’s likely that they will be forced to pay you compensation for your injuries. Of course, it isn’t just you that could make a claim against them. Anyone hurt in the Horsham accident could potentially make a claim against them, including any passengers who were in your vehicle at the time of the Horsham accident.
If you’ve never made a compensation claim before you may be wondering what to do next or who you need to contact in order to get your claim started. If you’d like to know more about how to obtain compensation for your injuries, we can help.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re always happy to help new claimants and we even offer free no obligation advice so that claimants can find out anything they need to know without spending money on expensive legal fees. To find out more now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone and we’ll do everything we can to help.
Alternatively, why not visit Accident Advice Helpline online and take our 30-second test to find out how much compensation you could obtain when you make a claim?
Date Published: 5th July 2014