Making a road traffic accident claim in Knowle
Road traffic accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that occur every day. The injuries that are sustained as the result of road traffic accidents are the major reason for admissions to accident and emergency departments around the UK.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not always the driver of a vehicle who may suffer the most severe types of injury in a road traffic accident. Often it is the passengers, and even the pedestrians and other road users, who may be the worst affected through no fault of their own.
If you have been the victim of an accident in the last three years, and you suffered injuries as a result, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a road traffic accident claim in Knowle.
Common causes of road traffic accidents
- Failing to stop in good time;
- Failing to adhere to road markings and road signs;
- Failing to give way to other road users;
- Driving recklessly or dangerously;
- Driving whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Driving at excessive speed for the road, weather or traffic conditions; and
- Mechanical failure of a vehicle — brakes or steering.
Common injuries caused by road traffic accidents
Injuries caused by road traffic accidents may include:
- Cuts and lacerations;
- Internal bleeding;
- Soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains;
- Neck injury such as whiplash;
- Head injury;
- Facial injury;
- Broken, fractured or dislocated bones;
- Spinal injury;
- Brain injury;
- Paralysis; and
- Fatal injury.
Effects of a road traffic injury on the victim
- Inability to work due to recovery and rehabilitation period;
- Stress and worry due to financial responsibilities;
- Anxiety and depression about prolonged and long-term consequences of injury;
- Extensive period of hospitalisation in cases of paralysis or brain/head injury;
- May involve a long period of convalescence involving physiotherapy; and
- May require additional surgical intervention or reconstructive surgery in case of facial injury or broken bones.
Making your compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline
In order to establish your legal entitlement to make a road traffic accident claim in Knowle, contact Accident Advice Helpline. We provide telephone support with advisers who are always available to answer your call and provide no-obligation advice.
Once your eligibility has been established, you may wish to proceed with the services of our personal injury solicitors, who can process your compensation claim on a no win no fee basis.
Call Accident Advice Helpline and get your personal injury compensation claim moving! Just dial 0800 689 0500 or 0800 689 0500 if you’re calling from a mobile to speak to an adviser.
Date Published: 14th April 2014
Author: David Brown