Have you suffered because of a personal injury auto accident?
Often, claimants who make a claim following a personal injury auto accident will have been travelling in a car or van when the incident occurred. Unfortunately, it’s common for those travelling within the vehicles involved to suffer injuries following an impact or collision so it’s these people who subsequently make a personal injury auto accident compensation claim.
However, you may be able to make a personal injury auto accident claim, even if you weren’t travelling in a vehicle at the time of the incident. If, for example, you were a pedestrian who was walking near the vehicles at the time of the collision, you could have suffered injuries as a result. In such instances, you could make a successful personal injury auto accident claim, providing the incident wasn’t your fault.
Similarly, you may have been travelling by bicycle or on a motorbike when you suffered a personal injury auto accident. If you were struck by another vehicle, you may find that you can pursue them for compensation by making a personal injury auto accident claim.
Whilst many people assume that they are merely shaken after a personal injury auto accident, often they simply have hidden injuries which don’t appear straightaway. For example, people who are involved in collisions often experience whiplash. Immediately after the impact they may assume that they’ve suffered bruising or jarring and only realise that they need medical help a few hours or days after the incident itself.
If you didn’t obtain medical treatment straightaway, you may still be able to make a personal injury auto accident claim for your injuries. Although it’s often best to get checked over by a medical professional following a car crash or road traffic accident, don’t worry if you didn’t. Many successful claimants have obtained medical help from their GP or at an NHS Walk-In centre sometime after the incident so this doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be able to make a personal injury auto accident claim.
If you’ve been hurt in a road traffic incident which wasn’t your fault, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to make a personal injury auto accident claim. However, don’t forget that it’s not just the driver who can make a claim following an incident. If your passengers also suffered injuries, they too could make a personal injury auto accident claim and obtain compensation.
If you’d like to know more about making a personal injury auto accident compensation claim, why not contact us today? At Accident Advice Helpline, our dedicated team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so we can help whenever you need us and we even offer free no obligation advice.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more about claiming or to start your personal injury auto accident claim today.
Date Published: 9th March 2014
Author: Louise Thacker
Category: Personal injury claims