Located just 10 miles south of the Scottish border, Carlisle is a city steeped in history. Carlisle Castle, which was once used as a prison for Mary Queen of Scots, now houses a very popular regimental museum. Carlisle is the only city in Cumbria and its centre is now largely pedestrianised, providing easy access to the multiple retail outlets for visitors from far and wide.
With so many people browsing the local shops, travelling on the roads and enjoying all Carlisle has to offer, it’s not unheard of for the odd accident to take place. If you were hurt in such an accident, and believe it was the fault of someone else, a personal injury solicitor in Carlisle could be just what you need.
Road traffic accidents in Carlisle
The Carlisle Northern Develop Route (CNDR) has made a significant difference to the other roads in the city, notably by causing a reduction in the amount of HGV’s using them. It has quickly become the main route from the south west of the city to the industrial north, which has made the area even better for commercial developments.
Although taking traffic away from the roads running through the city has helped to reduce congestion and accidents here, incidents still occur with surprising regularity. Road traffic accidents in Carlisle city account for around 26 per cent of the total number of reported incident across Cumbria each year which involved personal injuries.
Outside of the city, the A595 has been named as one of the most dangerous roads in all of the UK. Running from Carlisle to west Cumbria, the road saw a total of 81 collisions last year which resulted in either fatalities or serious injuries. The A66 and A6 have also been cited as accident black spots, with 63 and 55 serious car crashes respectively during the same period. The Cumbria Road Safety Partnership has launched a number of initiatives aimed at improving the safety on the county’s roads, and has advice on the website about safer travel in the area.
Whether you’re in town or out and about in Cumbria, if you’ve been involved in a car crash that wasn’t your fault, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. Accident Advice Helpline are specialists in road traffic accident compensation claims, and can help you seek recompense for both your injuries and financial losses incurred as a result of the accident.
Our friendly and efficient advisors are waiting to talk to you, so whether you are ready to contact a solicitor, need to know if you’re eligible to claim or simply want to ask some questions, we’re here to help. No matter if you were a pedestrian, cyclist, driver or passenger, if someone else caused your car accident, we can help you claim. Call now for expert advice and support.
Whiplash accidents in Carlisle
Whiplash can be a common problem following a crash in a vehicle. This type of injury can be suffered even at low speeds, such as in a rear end shunt to your car. They can be caused by falls and bumps to the head too, such as taking a tumble from your bike or being hit by a falling object.
In a whiplash injury, the soft tissues in your neck become damaged. In other parts of the body this would be called a sprain, but this sprain in your neck can cause excessive pain and discomfort, as well as loss of movement. Usually whiplash will heal within a couple of months, but it can last a lot longer. If it lasts longer than 6 months it is considered to be chronic whiplash.
Often victims walk away from an accident feeling fine, and it is some hours later before they start to feel the whiplash affects. Pain and stiffness in the neck are well known symptoms of this injury, but sometimes victims experience other things as well, such as:
- Pins and needles in the hands and arms that turn to aches
- Lower back pain
- Blurred vision
Not all victims will suffer all symptoms, but whatever you are suffering from, if it was the fault of someone else, you should be considering making a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline provide expert solicitors to victims of whiplash accidents in Carlisle, helping them to get back on their feet and enjoy life again. We’ve already helped thousands of people just like you to bring justice to your accident, and have won hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation.
This cash windfall could help you replace lost earnings while you take time off work to recover. It could help you pay for pain relief prescriptions, to use taxis while you cannot drive, and to get help around the house so you can rest and recover. Don’t suffer in silence; if you’ve been diagnosed with whiplash and it wasn’t your fault, call us today.
Injured in a public place in Carlisle
Accidents can happen anywhere, and often when you least expect them; at parks, museums, and in the street. In fact, anywhere with large numbers of people holds a risk of an accident happening. The people or businesses responsible for public places have a legal duty to make sure they are safe, and if they fail in this duty, they should be held accountable. If you have found yourself injured in a public place in Carlisle, we are here to help.
Most injuries in public places are not life threatening, but that is not always the case. Your life could be changed forever due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, and if this has happened to you, Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you make a personal injury claim.
Claiming compensation with us is easy. Our expert solicitors are on hand to help you through every stage of the process, and will handle as much of the paperwork and stress as possible. This will leave you to focus on your recovery, while we fight your case and win you the maximum compensation possible. Call us today for support and advice.
Accident at work in Carlisle
Carlisle has a comparatively young age profile compared to the rest of Cumbria, with a working age population of around 66,000. Many of these work in the retail, health and manufacturing trades, with around a quarter of the local jobs provided by these industries. Tourism, agriculture and construction are also relatively important employment sectors in Carlisle, with a higher proportion of employment than the national average.
HSE, the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, cites the worst industries for accidents at work as being construction, agriculture and human health. With many of these industries over-represented in the city, the chances of an accident at work in Carlisle are relatively high.
If you have suffered an injury at work, and feel your employer could have done more to keep you safe, we are here to help. Rather than searching for a personal injury solicitor in Carlisle, we’ll link you up with some of the best workplace accident solicitors in the whole country. No matter how complex your case, choosing legal representation from Accident Advice Helpline will give you the very best chance of success possible.
Call our advisors today for a confidential chat about your situation, and see if claiming compensation is the right route for you.
Slips, trips and falls in Carlisle
Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere and at any time, usually when you least expect it. They are often minor accidents, with pride becoming more injured than anywhere on the body, but occasionally they can be much more serious.
Tripping down a stairway that is not properly lit, or has no handrail can have serious consequences, as can slipping over and landing awkwardly, or falling over an obstacle that should not have been in the way. All these situations could have been prevented if someone else was doing their job right, so it’s important that you make them take responsibility for their actions.
All too many slips, trips and falls in Carlisle were the fault of someone else, and can leave the victim with their life turned upside down until they recover. If you have suffered in this way, you can and should be compensated for the pain and suffering you have been forced to endure, as well as for any costs and losses that are related to your accident.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’re ready to help you make that claim. Our expert solicitors are on hand to pursue a claim for compensation, and to ensure you win back everything you deserve. Talk to our friendly, expert advisors today, and find out if you’re eligible to claim.
No-win, no-fee claims with Accident Advice Helpline
Don’t become one of the 66 per cent of accident victims who fail to claim compensation because they are worried about the costs of a personal injury solicitor in Carlisle. At Accident Advice Helpline we operate on a no-win, no-fee basis to take away all your concerns about financing your claim.
We want all innocent victims to have an equal chance of getting access to the expert, legal advice they need in order to ensure justice is served. We are your stress-free route to securing the compensation you are legally entitled to. No-win, no-fee allows this to happen.
For more information about how we can help you with your claim, call us for a no-obligation chat today. Contact us on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Cumbria
Accident at Work stats for Carlisle
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Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: Clare P
Accident Advice Helpline: Carlisle
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