The most distressing moments of an accident in which you break one of the bones in your leg is often the period immediately after the accident. This is magnified if the accident was not your fault – it may have been a car accident, a workplace accident or a slip, trip or fall in a public place. It may even have been a sporting injury.
The first people to give you some support and help will probably be the ambulance crew who attend the accident scene and transport you in an ambulance to the local Accident and Emergency Department. Prior to the journey it is normal practice to stabilise the injured leg with a splint – this is done to reduce the pain and minimise the risk of the bones moving further out of place. You will probably be offered some pain relief as well.
This is hardly an occasion when you are going to be able to collect details about the accident at the scene so try and ask a responsible person to do it on your behalf.
Later on, when you contact Accident Advice Helpline to find a personal injury lawyer in Burton on Trent, this information will be very useful.
Personal injury solicitor in Burton on Trent – questions at the hospital
At the hospital you will be asked some questions about how the accident happened and about your previous medical history – this may influence how you are treated. You will obviously have plenty questions that you want to ask as well.
Questions for your doctor in Burton on Trent
Most people ask their doctors the following questions:
- Will I need any tests or x-rays?
- What are the different treatment options for my leg?
- Will I need to have an operation?
- Will I need to stay in hospital?
- When can I go home?
- When will I be able to walk around again?
Questions for your personal injury solicitor in Burton on Trent
Once Accident Advice Helpline has allocated you a personal injury lawyer you will probably have plenty of questions to ask them as well such as:
- Will I have to pay up front legal fees?
- Will I have to attend a lot of lawyers meetings?
- What sort of information do I need to provide?
- Will my case be handled over the telephone?
- Will I have to attend court?
At Accident Advice Helpline the answers are simple. Your case will be handled on a no win no fee basis so that’s NO upfront legal fees. Your case will probably be handled on the phone and you will need to provide some details about how the accident happened. It is very unlikely that your case will end up in court but a small number of cases do.
Date Published: 21st April 2014
Author: David Brown