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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    King’s Lynn and West Norfolk law firm


    Victim of a road traffic accident? Injured and hospitalised through no fault of your own?

    Road traffic accidents are an inevitable part of daily life, irrespective of where you live and whether or not you are a driver or a passenger. However, injuries caused as a direct result of a collision, rear-end shunt, or multiple vehicle accident can be serious, and may even require long-term treatment with lifelong consequences.

    If your accident was caused through no fault of your own and occurred within the last three years, then you may be left aggrieved at the loss of control with which you have been left. Suddenly, you may be unable to move unaided, be left bedridden whilst you recover, and be left unable to work, all through no fault of your own.

    If you are the main breadwinner in your household, then this lack of employment may have serious financial consequences for your immediate future, leaving you unable to pay essential bills.

    However, the law clearly states that if you have been injured through no fault of your own within the last three years as a result of an accident or incident, then you are legally entitled to pursue personal injury compensation for your injury.

    Accidents caused by vehicles

    Road traffic accidents may be caused by:

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    • A failure to obey road signs or road markings;
    • A failure to stop in good time;
    • Driving too fast for the road and weather conditions;
    • Driving without lights in poor weather or poor light conditions, such as dawn or dusk;
    • Driving recklessly without due care and attention;
    • Driving dangerously;
    • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
    • Driving a vehicle with a mechanical failure such as poor brakes or steering; and
    • Driving without consideration for other road users.

    Injuries caused by road traffic accidents

    Many victims of road traffic accidents may become seriously injured, and require hospitalisation to ensure that their injuries are diagnosed and treated effectively.

    Typical injuries may include:

    • Soft tissue injury, such as sprains or strains;
    • Broken joints, such as ankles or wrists;
    • Broken limbs, i.e. arms or legs;
    • Broken ribs in the impact of a collision;
    • Broken pelvis in a side-on shunt;
    • Neck injuries, such as whiplash through a rear-end shunt;
    • Head injuries caused by multiple collisions;
    • Brain injury caused by bleeding between the skull and lining of the brain tissue, causing swelling.

    Claiming for your road traffic accident with a King’s Lynn and West Norfolk law firm

    To establish if you and your circumstances are appropriate to pursue a personal injury compensation claim, just call Accident Advice Helpline’s telephone helpline.

    Our dedicated helpline is always available to answer your call and provide you with no-obligation advice and information about making a personal injury compensation claim.

    Our team of friendly advisers can ensure that you are offered up-to-date and relevant information about your entitlement to pursue a no win no fee personal injury compensation claim. If you want to discuss your claim in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 17th July 2014

    Author: nickykeynton

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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