Road traffic accidents are often caused by a lack of concentration by drivers
If you are involved in a road traffic accident, then this can have devastating consequences. The majority of road traffic accidents are caused by a lack of concentration, for example by the driver using their mobile phone, changing the radio station or applying make-up.
Whatever the cause of their lack of concentration, if they cause an accident in which you are injured then you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Puddletown.
The injuries that can occur
There are numerous ways in which an injury can occur, not just in road traffic accidents but in all types of accidents. Just some of them are:
- Biker’s arm;
- Road rash;
- Facial injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Back and spinal injuries;
- Head and brain injuries;
- Burns and scalds;
- Joint injuries; and
- Eye injuries.
Road traffic accidents injuries can be very serious, and fatal injuries happen all too often. Cars are not the only source of accidents — lorries, motorbikes and vans all contribute to the figures, and if you have a pileup of vehicles the outcome can be horrific.
If you sustain any of these injuries, or any other type of injury from an accident that was not your fault, then you should make a personal injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Puddletown.
Other items for which you can claim
When your personal injury claim is being prepared, many things need looking at to ensure that you do not lose out on any costs and losses you have incurred because of the accident. Claims can also include the following:
- Pain and suffering;
- Anxiety and stress;
- Care costs if you can no longer look after yourself;
- Travel expenses;
- Medical expenses;
- Cost of completing jobs you would have done yourself;
- Home adaption costs if necessary;
- Home moving costs if your home is no longer suitable;
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the injuries caused by your accident;
- Loss of earnings; and
- Replacement of damaged goods.
Our roads seem to be busier than ever, and cars seem to be going more quickly than ever. Accidents are currently killing an average of five people a day on our roads, in spite of the millions of pounds that have been spent to improve road safety.
Accident Advice Helpline will help you to make your personal injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline are experts in the field of personal injury claims. We have over 15 years of experience in dealing with road traffic accident claims, and have helped many thousands of claimants to get the compensation they deserved.
Contact our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak to one of our friendly advisors. They will give you free legal advice regarding your claim, but will not pressure you to continue with the claim if you do not want to. They are professional yet compassionate, and will treat your personal injury compensation claim with the respect it deserves.
Alternatively, try the 30-second test on our website. It will give you some indication of the amount of compensation you may receive.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown