Injured in a car accident that was not your fault? An injury solicitor in Wye can help
Over the past decade, the number of car and other road traffic accidents has fallen. This is due to a number of reasons, including increased awareness of wearing seatbelts and adhering to the speed limit. Police are also tougher on implementing fines on those who do break the law, which acts as a deterrent to others. Cars also have better safety features, which reduce the risk of being injured in an accident.
Despite this, every day in the UK there are many car accidents that cause injury, and in some cases even death.
Accident Advice Helpline handle all types of personal injury claims, but one of the most common causes of injury across which our solicitor in Wye comes are those caused as a result of car accidents. Often, the accident in question could have been avoided.
Unfortunately, we live in a time in which most people are in a hurry to get to work or school, often not paying attention to their driving or other road users. A lapse in concentration, even for a few seconds, can have disastrous consequences.
Common causes of car accidents
- Being distracted while driving e.g. using a mobile phone;
- Reckless driving;
- Poor car maintenance; and
- Failure to check mirrors.
Injuries suffered due to a car accident
The most common injury suffered due to a car accident is whiplash. This affects the neck and back. Other common injuries include head injuries, fractures and sprains. Psychological issues such as flashbacks and anxiety are also seen in some victims.
Report the accident
You should call the police if you are involved in a car accident. You will be given an incident number, which you should keep safe as your injury solicitor in Wye will need it. The police will also make a report of what happened, and may also take action against the negligent party.
Keep a record
It will be extremely useful for your claim if you take down the details of the negligent party, including their name and contact details. Also take their car registration, make, model and colour. If there were are witnesses, also take their contact details.
If you are able to take any photographs, this would also be very helpful. While the incident is still fresh in your mind, you should write an account of exactly what happened. Try to be as detailed as possible, and include the road conditions and your speed.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
To get the process started, call us for free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Our friendly and helpful advisers are waiting to help you on your way to winning the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 15th April 2014
Author: David Brown