Do you need to make an injury claim in Stanton Drew for a cycle accident?
If you are riding your cycle in the lovely countryside around Stanton Drew, you may come across the Stanton Drew stone circles, a henge monument which has the second largest stone circle in Britain. Once you have had a good look at the stones, you may ride on into the village and realise just how old a lot of the buildings are, many of them dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. After you have admired the buildings while having a coffee, you may ride out the other side of the village, along one of the beautiful country lanes, and hit a pothole, be thrown off your bike into the path of a car, which manages to stop just as it hits your shoulder.
Why you may want to make a cycle injury claim in Stanton Drew
The shock of being thrown from your bike will be traumatic enough, but to be hit by the car makes it even worse. And the poor car driver, she is so upset, wouldn’t purposely hurt a fly, and now she has hurt you. Once you have assured her that it was not her fault, she calms a little and phones the police. After all, there you are lying on the floor injured. The police arrive, takes notes from you both and a picture of the pothole that caused this mess. They send you off to hospital in an ambulance to get checked out and thankfully none of your injuries are life threatening. You may need to make an injury claim in Stanton Drew against the local council for not maintaining the road.
What happens next?
After hanging around in A & E for a few hours, you are sent home with your arm in plaster, your shoulder bruised, whiplash and road rash on your leg. You are in a lot of pain in several parts of your body, so they give you painkillers and tell you to go home and rest, probably for 4 – 6 weeks they tell you, and go back to the trauma clinic in two weeks to make sure everything is healing, as it should.
So you go home, have a cuppa and sit and watch telly or read a good book. After a few days, your leg is beginning to heal but your shoulder and neck seem to be getting worse. Typical of whiplash, it often gets worse before it gets better. Your neck has gone stiff, you keep getting headaches, feeling a bit sick – all symptoms of the whiplash, and it could be a lot worse.
When you are at home not doing much, pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline. Yours is a typical injury claim in Stanton Drew to be made against the local council for not maintaining the road. Our advisors who you can contact on 0800 180 4123, will tell you all the ins and outs of making your claim, will guide you in the right direction and even give you an indication of the amount you may receive for your experience.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown