Have you been hurt whilst on the motorway?
Whilst any car accidents can cause injuries, if you’re involved in an accident whilst travelling on a motorway, the consequences may be particularly serious. As people are generally travelling at high speeds on the motorway, any collision can be worsened and can result in serious injuries or even fatalities.
Although we do have a good network of emergency services, it can take them a few minutes at least to get to an accident on the motorway which can mean that people are forced to wait until they can receive the emergency help they require.
However, once emergency vehicles and personnel have been dispatched, they are normally quick to assess the damage and ensure that those who need medical help receive it. If you do need emergency medical treatment, you may find that paramedics administer it on the scene before transferring you to a hospital via an ambulance.
If an ambulance can’t reach you or it would take too long, you may even find that an air ambulance is called and that you travel by air to your nearest hospital.
As crash investigators are normally keen to determine exactly what caused a motorway collision, they can spend hours or even days assessing the scene. Although this can mean that road closures increase traffic in the area, this work can be vital in determining what caused a collision and how it could be avoided in the future.
If you’ve been hurt because of a collision or incident on the motorway, you may have suffered serious injuries and you may want to claim for compensation.
Could a personal injury lawyer in Barnes help?
If you know that you weren’t responsible for the incident, a personal injury lawyer in Barnes could help you to make a claim for compensation. Although you may not be able to inform a personal injury lawyer in Barnes of who was responsible, the crash investigators may be able to confirm this at a later date, in which case a personal injury lawyer in Barnes could help you to move forward with your claim.
If you think you might be eligible to make a claim for compensation with a personal injury lawyer in Barnes and you’d like to know more, why not contact us? At Accident Advice Helpline we’re happy to provide free no obligation advice so you can find out everything you want to know about making a claim with a personal injury lawyer in Barnes without having to pay a penny.
To find out more today, or to make a claim, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do our best to help. Our dedicated team are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can contact us at a time that’s convenient for you and we’ll always be available to help.
Date Published: 30th March 2014
Author: David Brown