M25 accident compensation claim
When a mother who was driving her two sons back from holiday was involved in an M25 accident that was not her fault, she wanted to make a claim for compensation for the trauma of the crash and the injuries she and her sons had experienced. At the scene she managed to call the police and with the support of witnesses get her boys to a place of safety. The mother was able to take photographs at the scene and collect the contact details of the people who witnessed the accident. In addition, she was able to converse with the man who was responsible for the accident and took down his phone number, email and home address. After the accident the mother went online and looked into how to make a claim for compensation.
What next after an M25 accident
If you experience an accident on the M25, like the mother in the story, you might want to make a claim for compensation. One of the most common consequences of a road traffic accident is whiplash.
Whiplash is a neck injury, which comes about after an unexpected jolt of the head frontwards, backwards or sideways. The forceful movement of the head harms the tendons and ligaments in the neck. Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain and tautness
- Soreness of the neck muscles
- Reduced and painful neck movements
Once an accident has taken place, the symptoms of whiplash often take (6-12 hours) to disclose themselves. The neck’s tenderness and sensitivity is frequently worse on the day after the injury and may get worse for several days afterwards. Take our 30-second test to see if you can make a claim for whiplash compensation.
Making a claim for compensation
It is an uncomplicated process to make a claim for compensation. Remember the more verification you have the better it will be for your claim. So for instance write down in detail what happened at the time of your accident and in the subsequent days or weeks. Make a note of any witnesses; they may be very beneficial in helping to establish who is at fault in the case of whiplash compensation. Take photographs of the accident at the time it happened, if you don’t have a phone with you or your phone doesn’t have a camera the probability is that there will be someone around who has a phone and they will be content to help collect evidence to your injury. Visit your doctor and make sure a medical record is made of your injury and any consequent treatment you may have had to undergo. Remember to keep receipts for medical costs such as prescription changes and any other therapies you have had to help you recover from your injury. Accident Advice Helpline can help you put a claim together.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Category: Car accident claims