What to do when you’ve had an accident
When you’ve had an accident and suffered an injury, you’re understandably shaken and your whole life can be disrupted. Your mind will be on receiving treatment and recovering as quickly as possible. But if the accident was not your fault, it is important to understand that you are very likely to be entitled to compensation for the injury, inconvenience and additional expense that you will have suffered as a result of your accident. We advise you to get in contact with someone who can help you make a claim as soon as possible.
Part of the recovery process
It is easy to forget the details of your accident as time goes on. And we know you will be concentrating on recovering. But getting the compensation you deserve can be part of the recovery process too. Compensation can help you to meet the expenses you have suffered, in terms of lost wages, transport to hospital or to the doctor and perhaps extra childcare while you were injured. Compensation can also help you to feel that justice has been done. It means that the person to blame for your accident knows the impact of their actions on you. Accident Advice Helpline has over ten years of experience in helping people just like you in securing the compensation they are entitled to.
When finding a solicitor personal injury expertise is essential
For your usual local solicitor personal injury may not be an everyday job, but each of the 200 or more legal partners we work with have years of specialised experience in personal injury cases. Our huge network of partners means that we can match you with a solicitor personal injury specialist in your area that has dealt with cases similar to your own individual circumstances, making things easier for you and making a good compensation outcome more likely.
What kind of cases do we deal with?
We deal with all kinds of personal injury cases, covering road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, slips, trips and falls, medical negligence and many more. Here is just one example of the kind of case a personal injury solicitor expert would deal with:
Road traffic accident
One of the most common causes of personal injury is a car accident. Our roads are busier than ever and this leads to around 40,000 serious road accidents in the UK each year. But many people are injured, sometimes seriously, in minor car accidents that never become part of this statistic. The most common injury in a minor car accident is whiplash, often caused by a car being struck from behind or the side, perhaps by a driver who was not paying attention or driving responsibly.
Whiplash can be a deceptively severe injury, with the symptoms not becoming apparent until hours or days after the accident. Whiplash injuries can last many months and seriously restrict every day activities such as driving.
An experienced solicitor personal injury specialist can help you understand the extent of the impact a whiplash injury is having on you and your lifestyle and start the process to securing the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 6th September 2012
Author: David Brown