Some of the most common claims with which an injury solicitor in Glossop at the law firm Accident Advice Helpline would deal are road traffic accident claims. The roads in the UK are generally getting safer, and serious injuries and fatalities are now less common than they were 10 years ago. However, road traffic accidents still occur, people still get injured and compensation claims are still pursued.
Despite this sort of claim being so common, there is a lot of incorrect information about personal injury compensation cases. You may have been given some information by friends and family that is not actually correct. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about making a claim with an injury claim solicitor in Glossop.
If you are hurt in a road a traffic accident, won’t you know about it right away?
No, that is not necessarily the case. Some injuries, such as whiplash, actually start several hours after the accident that caused them. It is typical to wake up the next day with a stiff neck, pain and a headache. For this reason, it is important to collect vital information at the scene of a road traffic accident even if you don’t think that you have an injury.
What sort of information is needed for a claim?
You will need to describe the road conditions and weather conditions at the time of the accident. Then, you will need to report where all of the vehicles that were involved were positioned. Photographs and sketches/diagrams are a good method of doing this. If you can get some contact details from people who saw the accident, they can then be contacted at a later stage and asked to provide witness statements.
Is it true that you can only make a claim for physical injuries in a personal injury case?
The injuries suffered in road traffic accidents can be both physical and psychological. It is not unusual to suffer psychological injuries after a traumatic event, including road traffic accidents. Some people find that they suffer from severe anxiety and/or depression after an accident. This can affect their ability to work and lead a normal life. Sometimes the anxiety is related to travelling in vehicles and sometimes it is more general. Psychological symptoms can take time to resolve and cause sleep disturbances and other problems.
How can you find an injury claim solicitor in Glossop with a road traffic accident claim?
Personal injury claims are a highly specialised area of law that should only be handled by legal experts. The personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline are highly qualified and experienced legal professionals who can provide you with a first class legal service. They are very accomplished at negotiating hard on behalf of their clients and securing high compensation payouts. All of this is provided on a no win no fee basis.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to make your claim.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown