Have you been hurt in a car accident in South Yorkshire?
Unfortunately, road traffic accidents occur all to frequently and people are often injured because of crashes and collisions. Injuries that results from road traffic accidents can be minor or severe depending on the speed at which the car was travelling. The most common injuries that you could suffer in a car accident may include:
- Facial injuries –physical trauma to the face involving soft tissues such as burns, lacerations, nasal and jaw fractures and eye injuries
- Dislocations, fractures and broken bones
- Fatal injuries
What should you do immediately after an accident?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to access help as quickly as possible. If you, or anyone else, has been seriously injured, you may need to contact the emergency services for assistance.
Whilst paramedics can provide urgent medical care, the police may also attend the scene. They can help to ensure the scene of the incident is secure and may also direct other traffic away from the area.
If the police did attend, it’s important to request a copy of their report as it could be used as evidence if you decide to make a compensation claim at a later date.
Should you make a claim for compensation?
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in South Yorkshire but you weren’t responsible for the incident, you could be eligible to take legal action. If you’re able to show that another road user caused the incident, there’s a good chance that you will be awarded compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.
Of course, experiencing a road traffic accident can be upsetting and traumatic. If you’re in shock following the incident, you may not feel able to make a claim straightaway. Luckily, most claimants have up to three years to make a claim after an accident has occurred so you shouldn’t have to rush into anything.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
If you’ve been hurt or injured through no fault of your own, don’t suffer in silence. Instead, why not contact our friendly personal injury team and find out more about making a claim for compensation?
We’ll be able to provide free no obligation advice so you’ll be able to access all the help and information you need before you decide whether or not to make a claim.
To find out more now, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Don’t miss out – call us now and we’ll get your claim started as quickly as possible!
Date Published: 14th November 2015
Author: David Brown