If you have been involved in a car accident, you will know how frightening it can be. You will also know the potential for harm that can be caused by such an accident. What you might not know is that you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury, which if successful could result in financial compensation being awarded to you.
For more information, contact Accident Advice Helpline to speak with an injury solicitor in Chipping Norton today.
Car accidents and injuries
A car accident (or road traffic collision, as they are more commonly known) can occur under a variety of circumstances. At Accident Advice Helpline, our fully qualified injury solicitor in Chipping Norton has vast experience of dealing with road traffic collisions and the injuries sustained to victims as a result.
Individuals who drive whilst under the influence are inherently dangerous to themselves, any passengers they may have in their vehicles, and obviously other road users. This is why certain substances are considered to be illegal and others are tolerated in certain amounts. When driving under the influence of either excessive alcohol or other drugs (including prescribed medication), drivers are not driving with due care and attention because their ability to react and respond appropriately can be severely compromised.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident which caused by a drunk or otherwise intoxicated third party driver, then you should speak to an injury solicitor in Chipping Norton about the possibility of making a compensation claim.
Of course, it’s not only drivers and passengers inside vehicles who are potentially at risk from road traffic collisions — pedestrians are also potential victims. Arguably the injuries sustained to pedestrians can be more serious, as they do not have the benefit of a vehicle surrounding them to offer any form of protection.
If you have been hit by a car, then there is a significantly increased chance that you will sustain broken bones and potentially other more serious injuries, including spinal or head injuries which require extensive treatment.
An example of some of the cases that an injury solicitor in Chipping Norton might deal with when it comes to pedestrian versus vehicle accidents could be when a driver fails to stop at a zebra crossing, thereby running the pedestrian over.
Many people automatically assume that it is only drivers of vehicles who can make a compensation claim if they have been involved in a road traffic collision, and do not realise until they speak to an injury solicitor in Chipping Norton that actually passengers are just as entitled to make a claim. Arguably there is a greater chance of a passenger’s claim being successful, as it is very rare for them to be regarded as at fault for an accident.
Injury solicitor in Chipping Norton
Speak to an injury solicitor in Chipping Norton today by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and taking our 30-second test.
Date Published: 3rd January 2014
Author: David Brown