Road traffic accidents
If you have been involved in any type of road traffic accident you could claim compensation. You might consider contacting an injury lawyer in Abbotsley.
There are many different ways that you could have had your injury that was not your fault. You may have been the driver of a vehicle such as a car, van, bus, lorry involved in a road accident caused by another driver. You could have been the rider of a motorbike or as a passenger involved in a motorbike accident.
You may 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. Or maybe you were a pedestrian or a cyclist hit by a vehicle.
Injuries you may have suffered from road traffic accidents
A common injury suffered from a road traffic accident is whiplash, which can be caused by a sudden and unforeseen jolt, for example from your car being hit from behind. If you have whiplash you should definitely contact an injury lawyer in Abbotsley.
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 plus 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 on their insurance company not them personally.
What can I 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)
Accident Advice Helpline has more than a decade of experience in dealing with personal injury cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you think you need an injury lawyer in Abbotsley, give us a call today.
You can find out if you can claim by a simple phone call or quick online test
Other common injury suffered by drivers and passengers in a road traffic accident is a brain injury caused by the head being hit or even hitting an object violently. This is called a traumatic brain injury. Symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain and the area affected. Even when there is no visible sign of trauma you just see cuts or bruises, the brain may have been jostled inside the skull due to the force of impact causing bruising, bleeding and swelling of the brain.
Contact us today
Whatever injury you have suffered, in any type of accident that was not your fault, call our helpline and chat to our advisors. The call will be free of any obligation, pressure or charge. Ring 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st October 2013
Author: David Brown