The car driver injury claim process can be a stressful experience for some people. If you have been seriously injured in a road traffic accident in the Cinderford area then the main thing that you want to do is recover and get your life back to normal as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, for a small proportion of injured people this is not possible because they have suffered permanent disabilities. Even people with less serious injuries soon realise that they are causing a huge financial impact and start to think about consulting a road traffic injury lawyer in Cinderford, or one based elsewhere.
This is the time to call a law firm to get some sound legal advice. Many people hunting out a road traffic injury lawyer choose to call Accident Advice Helpline. This legal firm have been established for over ten years and are recommended by consumer rights campaigner Esther Rantzen.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local personal injury lawyer in Cinderford they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Cinderford look no further than this expert service.
Here are some more details about the car driver injury claim process that your personal injury lawyer will lead you through.
Case handling by a personal injury lawyer – physical injuries
Car accidents can cause a whole range of injuries – the most common is whiplash and thousands of people suffer from this every year. It is caused by a violent movement of the neck which stretches the soft tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments) further than they would usually be stretched.
Rather than a sudden pain in the neck, there are often no symptoms at all immediately following the crash and so the driver leaves the scene thinking that they are unhurt. Then, the following day, the symptoms begin. Whiplash causes neck pain, restricted movement, pins and needles in the arms and headaches. It can last for a few weeks.
Other car accident injuries are:
- Head injuries
- Limb fractures
- Chest injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
Injuries are caused because energy is lost during the rapid slowing down of a moving car. This energy is transferred to the occupants, including the driver. Airbags, seats belts, anti-locking breaks and headrests are all fitted to modern cars to try and reduce the severity of car driver injuries.
Case handling by a personal injury lawyer – Psychological injuries
The psychological injuries that can be suffered after a car accident are not recognised so often. Yet, thousands of people are left suffering some sort of psychological trauma following a car crash and this includes the driver. Psychological symptoms following a car crash have included:
- Travel anxiety
- General anxiety
- Intrusion/avoidance symptoms
- Emotional distress
- Obsessive compulsive symptoms
- Impaired enjoyment of driving
- Impaired enjoyment of being a passenger
Some people recover quickly whilst others have on-going symptoms that last for several weeks and even months. Some require professional psychological help in order to make a complete recovery.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Sharon Parry