Consulting an injury claims forum is a great idea to find someone to help you with the following:
Road traffic accidents
If you have been involved in any type of road traffic accident, you could claim compensation. There are many different ways that you could have sustained an injury that was not your fault. You may have been the driver of a vehicle such as a car, van, bus, or lorry involved in a road accident caused by another driver.
You could have been the rider of a motorbike, or a passenger involved in a motorbike accident. You might even have been a passenger in a vehicle involved in a road traffic accident caused by either the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in, or by another driver, e.g. passenger in a taxi, passenger on a bus or travelling in a friend’s car.
Injuries you may have sustained in a road traffic accident
A common injury suffered from a road traffic accident is whiplash, which you can find on any injury claims forum. It can be caused by a sudden and unforeseen jolt, for example from your car being hit from behind.
Some common symptoms for whiplash include:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Loss of feeling in arms or hands
You should always seek medical advice from your GP or local hospital as soon as possible following any injury, as you could do more damage. In addition, you need to log your injury with a medical professional. You can also claim if you had an injury and a friend or family member was to blame; you would be claiming from their insurance company and not them personally. Look this up on an injury claims forum.
What can you claim for?
- Compensation for personal injuries to you or your passengers
- Loss of income
- Damage to your car and personal property
- Cost of a replacement / hire vehicle
- Expenses incurred as a result of the road traffic accident (e.g. medication, taxis fares, physiotherapy etc)
You can find out if you can claim with a simple phone call or quick online test.
Another common injury suffered by drivers and passengers in a road traffic accident is a brain injury, caused by the head being hit with force. Symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain and the area effected. Even when there is no visible sign of trauma, the brain may have been jostled inside the skull due to the force of impact causing bruising, bleeding and swelling of the brain.
Don’t rely on an injury claims forum for help. Chat to the experts at Accident Advice Helpline
If you think we may be able to help you with an injury claim, please contact us. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 15th October 2013
Author: Louise Thacker