Are the roads getting safer?
According to statistics from a variety of sources, including Police Forces across the country and Government figures, our roads are getting safer. Despite being busier than ever, there are reported to be less injuries and serious accidents today, than there were reported decades ago. You could still be the victim of road accidents in Darlingscott.
The safety features of modern cars and vehicles, as well as improvements and advances in medical technology and understanding, all contribute to a better response to road traffic collisions and accidents than ever before.
But, accidents still happen and if you are involved in a traffic accident – whether you are a driver, passenger, cyclist, pedestrian etc. – providing the accident was NOT your fault, you could have a claim for compensation.
In 2008, there were 176,814 reported personal injury accidents in the UK, 66% of which were on roads with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour.
Accident Advice Helpline will tell you, a road accident does not have to be at high speed to cause significant damage.
Whiplash from road accidents in Darlingscott
A common injury associated with road traffic accidents is whiplash; an injury with a notorious reputation for being ‘easy to fake’. However, the quick snapping forward and back of the head, neck and shoulders can cause real pain.
At its worst, it causes tingling and numbness in the fingers, hands, arms and shoulders, as well as pain and discomfort in both a standing, sitting and sleeping position. It can also cause headaches and whiplash injury can also see vertebrae in the spine damaged.
Less severe whiplash can means a level of discomfort that makes everyday tasks difficult to complete. Claimants often need time off work and other activities, to rest and allow the inflamed, sore muscles and ligaments to heal.
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, Accident Advice Helpline have the experience to claim for road accidents in Darlingscott.
Talk to Accident Advice Helpline
This is what you need to do:
- Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and talk to one of our friendly, professional and knowledgeable advisers. To call from a mobile, use 0333 500 0993.
- They will talk you through a series of questions and, depending on your answers, they may wish to refer you to an experienced solicitor.
- You can decide that you do want to take action or you may also decide that you do not wish to continue.
- You are able to do this with Accident Advice Helpline as we are a law firm with the highest standards of practice; we believe you should be able to talk to a company without feeling pressured. We offer a no-obligation approach to advice giving.
Date Published: 25th January 2014
Author: David Brown