Have you been searching for a personal injury solicitor in Harrogate without much success? Perhaps it is time to cast your net wider and consider a national law firm such as us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We were established in the year 2000 and since then we have helped thousands of people win the compensation they were due, following accidents that were not their fault.
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault over the last three years, and you received medical treatment for your injuries, you could well be our next Harrogate success story.
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire and has a population of approximately 75,260 residents. As a rural district, the area encompasses many other towns and villages, including the medieval city of Ripon and the market towns of Knaresborough, Boroughbridge and Masham. With plenty of opportunities for shopping, relaxation and dining out, Harrogate is a popular place to live, work and visit, and has been voted the happiest place to live for three years running.
In a busy town such as Harrogate, it’s no surprise that accidents happen from time to time. If you’ve been on the receiving end of injuries caused by someone else’s carelessness and you’re looking for a personal injury solicitor in Harrogate, let us help.
Road traffic accidents in Harrogate
There are many ways in which people can be injured on the roads in and around Harrogate. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have dealt with car accidents – for both drivers and their passengers, for public transport accidents, for accidents involving pedestrians, motorbike accidents, and of course cycling accidents.
The Yorkshire Evening Post recently uncovered data about the most dangerous roads for cyclists in Yorkshire, after finding out that over the last few years, there were 1,667 accidents involving cyclists, including four fatal, 282 serious and 1,381 slight accidents. Serious accidents include those where a person has to go to hospital and is admitted as an in-patient, or includes fractures, concussion, internal injuries, crushing, burns, severe cuts, severe general shock requiring medical treatment, as well as injuries causing death, thirty days or more after the incident.
The most dangerous road for cyclists was identified as the A660, a ten mile stretch through Leeds, from Headingley and up to Otley, while the third most dangerous road was the A61, which includes the city centre loop and Scott Hall Road out towards Harrogate, with 73 incidents.
If you have been involved in road traffic accidents in Harrogate as either a cyclist or as another road user, get in touch with us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can discuss your accidents, injuries and treatment plan with a friendly adviser, who will be able to inform you whether there is a claim to make, and estimate what sort of compensation pay-out you could potentially receive if you go ahead. Call us today for an informal chat.
Whiplash accidents in Harrogate
Harrogate’s congestion has been described as severe by the council in charge of the roads in the area. In fact, many consider that Harrogate’s traffic problems are the worst in Yorkshire. Technical issues at various junctions can lead to tailbacks although new investment in the automatic traffic monitoring software in Harrogate town centre aims to put an end to the stop-start traffic which snarls up the town’s roads.
While the council is keen to investigate electrification of public transport, and double tracking of the railway, they are also looking at the road infrastructure, relief roads, or a bypass to prevent traffic having to go all the way through the town centre in order to relieve excess congestion.
Congestion is the cause of many accidents, as drivers become frustrated and bored. Short tempers inevitably lead to carelessness. While whiplash can be caused by a variety of factors, most of the cases we see at Accident Advice Helpline have been caused by road traffic accidents. It is often the case that whiplash accidents in Harrogate occur in slow-moving traffic, and in fact research has shown that even a speed difference of just five mph between two vehicles, can result in a whiplash injury.
Inevitably, many people are put off from making a claim for whiplash injuries as a result of road accidents because of adverse publicity. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we believe that if you have been involved in any accident that was not your fault and you received injuries, you should make a claim.
If you have received medical treatment for your whiplash injury after an accident that was not your fault, call us today and ask about making a no-win, no-fee* claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Harrogate
Slips, trips and falls in Harrogate doesn’t sound overly serious, does it? However, we see a large number of clients with injuries arising from slips, trip and falls around the UK, and we’re more than happy to help them pursue claims for their injuries where those accidents were not their own fault.
We quite often see injuries after someone has slipped on liquid that hasn’t been mopped up in supermarkets for example, or where ice and snow has created a hazard on public paths. Trips and falls tend to occur in retail areas where boxes or goods have been left lying around, or where steps and stairs aren’t clearly demarcated, or there is insufficient lighting.
If you’ve been the victim of injuries thanks to someone else’s carelessness of negligence, you should assert your rights and make a claim for compensation. Call us today and tell us about your injuries and how they happened. We can then help you decide whether pursuing a claim is in your best interests.
Work accident in Harrogate
Harrogate has a healthy economy with low unemployment and a growing number of small to medium sized businesses. Agriculture is an important industry in the surrounds, as are mineral extraction and power generation. These traditional basic industries are part of a wider story, however because the county is increasingly attracting high technology companies, as well as the service and tourism sectors.
If you’ve been involved in a work accident in Harrogate and would like some advice about making a claim from your employer, you can talk to us confidentially. We’re well aware that making a claim from your employer can sometimes leave you feeling intimidated, so we suggest that when you’re looking for a personal injury solicitor in Harrogate, you establish what they know about employment law, and whether they can pursue such a case for you, while maintaining your rights.
Accident Advice Helpline have a range of specialists who can help you make a claim following a work accident, so call us today.
All the expertise you need and no-win, no-fee*
No-win, no-fee* means that there’s no financial risk to you when you pursue a claim for compensation following your accident. For more information, call our team today on 0800 689 0500, free from your landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.