Innocent victims are more aware these days of their right to make a personal injury claim in Oxfordshire if they have been injured in an accident that was not their own fault. But in spite of the TV advertising and campaigns telling them this, only 3 out of 10 of them actually claim the compensation they are legally entitled to.
Innocent victims suffering in silence rather than make a personal injury claim in Oxfordshire
Lets look at a possible scenario for someone injured in an accident that was not his or her fault.
We will use the example of a young father on his way home from work on a motorbike. He uses this for commuting because it is a lot cheaper to run than the car, and it leaves the car free for his wife to ferry the children to and from school.
This particular night, he hits a pothole and is thrown from his bike. He slides along the ground and the bike follows him. Eventually they both come to stop, the bike on top of his left arm, and the hot engine on his leg.
A motorbike is very heavy and he is unable to get from underneath it, but luckily for him within a few minutes a car passes by and comes to his aid. The car driver very carefully lifts the bike, and tells the rider not to move in case he causes himself more damage. The car driver calls an ambulance and the rider is taken to hospital.
There it is found he has bikers arm, which is where the bike has crushed it, road rash, which is where flesh is torn from the body as a rider slides down the road, and a very bad engine burn on his leg. He is very lucky he had invested in the right protective clothing to ride his bike, otherwise his injuries could have been a lot worse.
The rider will not be able to work for several months, and the income of his family will drop dramatically. They will also have to find the cost of the extra medication he will need to help with his recovery, and while he was in hospital his wife had to pay childcare to be able to visit him. Worse than all this though, until he is much further down the line to recovery, he cannot play with or cuddle his young children, and this upsets him more than anything else.
The financial implications of his accident, and the way it has affected his life, all because the local council had not repaired a pothole, should not just be ignored. He should make a personal injury claim in Oxfordshire, and make them pay for the situation they have caused.
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The biker should call Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number, and let our expert claim advisors take the stress of the claim out of his hands. We have been helping innocent victims of all types of accident for over 14 years, and there have been many motorbikers among the thousand of claimants we have already helped get the compensation they deserved.