Athelstaneford is a village in East Lothian, Scotland. It is near the town of Haddington and lies about 20 miles east of Edinburgh.
There are many places of interests for Historians and tourists alike including memorabilia museums and architecture dating back to the 14th century. Tourists can follow the “Saltire Trail”, a road route which passes by various local landmarks and places of historical interest. This is a highly popular tour but with the roads dating so far back they were not designed with coaches or any transport in mind, this is why road traffic accidents are not unheard of in this area.
Injury lawyer Athelstaneford specialists work with victims of road traffic accidents (RTA) to help bring them the financial compensation that they deserve.
If you have suffered a road traffic accident your first port of call must be your medical team, closely followed by Accident Advice Helpline where you will receive totally free, no obligation advice on not only if you are indeed eligible to claim compensation but also what the sum is likely to be.
What sort of injuries do lawyer Athelstaneford specialists see?
They include a wide range of injuries. If you have visited a doctor about your injuries, and the accident was not your fault, then you may have a legitimate claim to file. Some injuries are so serious that you will need to be taken directly to an Accident and Emergency Department from the scene by ambulance. You may also have received emergency first aid at the scene from a paramedic on board the ambulance. Some people are given pain relief to make them more comfortable.
Other people are taken to the Accident and Emergency Department by a friend or member of the family. Or they may have gone home thinking that they felt all right and then realised that an injury was worse than they thought. Some broken wrists, sprained ankles and concussions are dealt with like this.
Other injuries do not actually become apparent until the following day! Whiplash is a typical example. This is a very common injury of the neck – it affects the soft tissues and not the bones. The soft tissues of the neck are muscles, ligaments and tendons. These structures become stretched beyond their usual range of movement during the impact. However, they may not start hurting right away. It is often the next day that the discomfort starts. Whiplash symptoms often involve pain and stiffness in the neck, pins and needles down the arms and headaches.
How do you make a claim with an injury lawyer Athelstaneford?
You can start by calling Accident Advice Helpline and explaining that you have been involved in a car accident in the Athelstaneford area. Then have a go at the 30 second test. It will give you an idea about whether your claim is likely to be successful or not and is really easy to complete. Just answer some simple questions about your injuries and about who was at fault for the accident.
All of the legal aspects of the claim will be handled by an Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer who has expertise in car accidents. They will try and compete as much of the paperwork as they can for you and will handle you case over the telephone.