Car accident cases for the Athelstaneford area are dealt with by car accident injury lawyers in Athelsstaneford at Accident Advice Helpline. We are a personal injury law firm with a long established reputation for handling car accident claims, among others.
What type of accidents are car accident cases?
These are a very particular sort of car accident. They involve someone being injured in a car accident that was not their own fault. The car may have collided with another car, a fixed structure (such as a lamppost), a cyclist or a pedestrian.
What sort of injuries do car accident cases include?
They include a wide range of injuries. If you have visited a doctor about your injuries, then it is likely that it can be included in the case. Some injuries are so serious that you will need to be taken directly to an accident and emergency department from the scene by an ambulance. You may also have received emergency first aid at the scene from a paramedic. Some people are given pain relief to make them more comfortable.
Other people are taken to the accident and emergency department by a friend or member of their family. They may have gone home thinking that they felt alright and then realised that an injury was worse than they thought. Some broken wrists, sprained ankles and concussions are dealt with like this.
Other injuries do not actually become apparent until the following day. Whiplash is a typical example. This is a very common injury of the neck – it affects the soft tissues, not the bones. The soft tissues of the neck are muscles, ligaments and tendons. These structures become stretched beyond their usual range of movement during the impact. However, they may not start hurting right away. It is often the next day that the discomfort starts. Whiplash symptoms often involve pain and stiffness in the neck, pins and needles down the arms and headaches.
How do you make a claim with injury lawyers in Athelstaneford?
You can start by ringing Accident Advice Helpline and explaining that you have been involved in a car accident in the Athelstaneford area, then have a go at our 30-second test. It will give you an idea about whether your claim is likely to be successful and is really easy to complete. Just answer some simple questions about your injuries and about who was at fault for the accident.
All of the legal aspects of the claim will be handled by an Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer who has expertise in car accidents. They will try to complete as much of the paperwork as they can for you and handle you case over the telephone.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.