Stafford is a town in Staffordshire, as you might reasonably work out from the name. It is known as the county town and more than 68,000 people live here. It has some elements in common with all other towns across the country, namely that traffic can be very busy at times, and this may potentially result in the occasional but rare Stafford car accident happening.
A car accident could be nothing more than a minor bump while cars are crawling along in traffic. On the other hand, it could occur at a significant speed. The greater the speed involved – in terms of the combined speed of two or more vehicles – the more likely it is one or more people might be left with injuries.
Typical injuries that can result from a car accident
Whiplash is probably the most familiar to most of us, whether we’ve had an accident or not. However, there are other injuries that can also occur. Seatbelt bruising can be very painful and some people end up with almost an imprint of the seatbelt on their bodies afterwards. This can be quite deep bruising and may take a couple of weeks or longer to fully subside.
Concussion might also occur if the driver strikes their head on the steering wheel, or if the car is hit from the side and the driver or passenger strikes their head on the window. Back injuries might also occur, as could injuries to the hands and feet if they get in the way or are caught up in the impact in some way.
How likely is it an individual could claim for their injuries?
If you were the driver who caused the accident, then you would not be able to make a claim, as it is put in against the responsible party. However, if you were a passenger or a driver in another vehicle and you were injured, then yes, there is a good chance a claim might be a possibility.
Seeking advice from a legal expert is the best course of action initially. Contacting Accident Advice Helpline means you can get advice without obligation regarding a Stafford car accident you may have been involved in. This may lead to the process of a no win, no fee* claim, which could be handled by one of our expert solicitors. Make sure you call us on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 28th June 2014