If you have been hurt in a car accident in Broxbourne then you are probably coping with some pretty unpleasant symptoms. Here we look at some common car accident injuries and tell you how you could claim compensation for them.
Have you been hurt in a car accident in Broxbourne?
If you have been hurt in a car accident in Broxbourne, the most likely injury you have is whiplash. This is the single most common injury that people get when they have been in any sort of road traffic accident. It is an injury to the neck that causes pain, stiffness and headaches. It can be very unpleasant but it is not life threatening and most people get better within a few weeks.
It is also common to suffer a lower back injury in a car accident. The lower back can get jolted during the impact and this can cause a lot of pain. You may need a course of physiotherapy treatment to get this situation resolved.
Other people suffer lower limb injuries – foot, knee ankle or thigh problems. These can affect your ability to get around – especially if you have to use crutches or a wheelchair for a while.
You can easily hurt your arms and wrists in a car accident, especially if you are the driver and you struck this part of your body on the steering wheel. Finally, you can suffer head injuries in a car accident. Despite the introduction of seat belts and airbags, you can still be thrown around inside a car during a crash. A head injury is one of the more serious injuries that you can suffer.
Starting a claim
Whatever your injuries, as long as you received medical attention for them, you may be able to start a personal injury claim. You have to start the claim within three years of the car accident – this is the legal time limit. It is vital that the accident was caused by someone else – not you!
You can claim for the injuries themselves and for the money that you have lost because you are injured. This can be for things like lost wages, extra child care costs and travel costs. You can use this money to get your life back on track after the car accident.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Take the first step yourself by picking up the phone and calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Take steps to win your claim today.