Many road traffic accidents will result in using an injury lawyer in Minehead
Minehead is a coastal town in Somerset. The parish of Minehead has a population of approximately 15,872 making it most populous town in the West Somerset local government district. There is evidence of human occupation in the area since the Bronze and Iron Ages. There are some major roads in the Minehead area, and particularly in the summer months these are very busy and accidents will happen. If you are injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may want to use an injury lawyer in Minehead.
There are too many accidents that need the services of an injury lawyer in Minehead
5 people lose their lives every day in accidents on UK roads in accidents. The roads are so busy, there are bound to be lots of accidents, in fact a ROSPA report shows that in 2012 there were 195,723 casualties in road traffic accidents, of which 1,754 lost there lives and 23,039 were seriously injured.
These figures are horrific really, so many lives changed and we suspect many of them through no fault of their own.
The type of injuries that can happen in a road traffic accident
There are many different types of injuries that are incurred because of a road traffic accident, whether it is a car crash, a motorbike accident or a cycle accident. Just some of them are:
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
- Eye injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
Any of these injuries , caused in an accident that was not your fault, may mean you want to make use of an injury lawyer in Minehead.
Tell me about making a personal injury compensation claim
There are three main criteria you have to fit to make a claim resulting from a road traffic accident:
- The accident must have happened within the last three years.
- The fault must have been someone else’s.
- You must have sought medical treatment for your injuries.
Even as the passenger in a vehicle, you may still fit the above criteria and be able to make a personal accident compensation claim. Not all injuries are immediately apparent; some problems can develop over time, hence the three-year time limit.
If you fit the criteria, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline who have over 13 years’ experience in dealing with road traffic accident personal injury compensation claims. In that time, we have helped many thousands of claimants receive the compensation they were entitled to.
Our freephone helpline, 0800 180 4123, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can phone and speak to one of our friendly advisors whenever you wish. They will discuss the ins and outs of your accident and resulting injuries, and then, only if you want to, start the processes of your claim.
We also have a compensation calculator, called the 30-second test, on our website that will tell you if you qualify, and give you some guidance as to the amount of compensation you can expect to receive.
Date Published: 8th October 2013
Author: David Brown