The town of Guildford in southern England had a population of 137,200 in 2011. Lying 27 miles from London, this is a thriving commercial town that’s home to many tech companies and factories, as well as being a centre for video game production. With the M25 lying just to the north-east of the town, many people commute to work in the surrounding area or into London itself. Even if you are the safest driver in the world, there is still the potential that somebody else’s negligence could cause an accident that could leave you injured. But if you have been injured in a road accident in Guildford then you don’t have to suffer in silence. You could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim, provided it has been three years or less since your accident happened.
How have you been injured in a road accident in Guildford?
Of course, you don’t have to have been driving to be injured in a road accident in Guildford. You could be injured as a pedestrian, if you are knocked over whilst crossing the road (or in a carpark, for example) or you could be injured whilst riding a bike or motorcycle. With so much traffic on the M25 moving at high speed, serious injuries are unfortunately quite likely during motorway pile-ups. However, even if you are crawling along at low speeds during a congested time of day you could still be injured if another driver runs into the back of your vehicle. In fact, whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in low-speed road accidents. Whilst it is considered a minor injury, it could still mean taking a few weeks off work to recover and in some cases it can persist for months, leaving you in pain and unable to work. More serious injuries sustained in road accidents could include:
- Head injuries such as a skull fracture or brain injury
- Facial or eye injuries
- Crush injuries
- Spinal injuries which could cause permanent disability
- Burns (if your vehicle catches fire)
- Complex fractures
If you’ve been injured then it is important to seek medical attention so that you can have your injuries properly assessed and get the treatment you need to begin recovering. Depending on the severity of your injuries this could range from rest and taking painkillers at home to surgery and physiotherapy to recover from your injuries, and in some cases you may need to take an extended period of time off work.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to find out about claiming
The good news is that if you had a road accident in Guildford you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim and you can call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our personal injury advisors are on hand offering advice and we’ll be able to tell you if you have a viable claim. If you do, we can get to work right away gathering evidence in support of your claim.