Injury solicitors in Gilsland and the need to concentrate
The reason given most often for road traffic accidents is a lack of concentration, the driver doing something else instead of watching the road. Just over half of drivers that have caused an accident say it was because they were doing something else such as tuning their radio, changing a CD or just looking at something on the roadside.
If you are unlucky enough to be in a road traffic accident that was caused by someone else, and you sustain injuries that need medical attention, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim using the services of injury solicitors in Gilsland, providing the accident has happen in the last three years.
Injury solicitors in Gilsland tell of the deaths on our roads
Injuries sustained in road traffic accidents can be very serious, even fatal injuries happen all too often. On average 5 people a day lose their lives on UK roads. Cars, vans, lorries, motorbikes even pedestrians all help make up the figure of over 500,000 accidents last year with nearly 190,000 of them involving serious injury or death. The sorts of injuries that happen all the time are:
- Damage to the joints
- Internal injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Bikers arm
- Road rash
- Facial injuries
If you sustain any injury, from any accident that was not your fault, you should call injury solicitors in Gilsland about making a personal injury claim.
The items your claim could include
All aspects of how the accident and injuries have affected your life need to be accounted for, as do any extra costs, and losses, you have incurred, such as:
- Loss of earnings
- Replacement of damaged goods
- Care costs if you can no longer look after yourself or carry out every day tasks
- Travel expenses to and from medical appointments
- Medical expenses
- Cost of completing jobs you would have done yourself, like cleaning and decorating
- Home adaption costs if necessary
- Home moving costs if your home is no longer suitable
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the injuries caused by your accident
Using Accident Advice Helpline for your personal injury claim
Over the last 13 years we have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled, and with over 25,000 new enquiries each month, it looks like we are going to help many thousands more victims.
Contact our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak to one of our friendly advisors. They will give you free legal advice regarding your claim, but will not pressure you to continue with the claim unless you want to. They are professional yet compassionate and will treat your personal injury compensation claim with the respect it deserves.
Or you could complete the 30-second test on our website which will let you know if you qualify to make a claim and will give you an estimate of the amount you might be awarded.
Date Published: 24th December 2013
Author: David Brown