Official estimates are that there are over 200,000 road traffic accidents each year in the UK, resulting in a complexity of injuries. About 10 per cent of these accidents cause serious injuries or even prove fatal.
Fortunately, while the majority of traffic incident injuries are only minor, the effects of others can be long-term. They can last for months or even a lifetime. One of the most common traffic incident injuries is whiplash, but the outcome of this particular injury for the victim concerned can vary greatly. In certain cases, the healing process can take a painfully long time. There can also be recurrent health problems, particularly with neck and spine conditions resulting from traffic incident injuries.
Cost to both victims and families
The financial cost of road traffic accident injuries can affect not only the victims, but their families also. Family members can find themselves providing both physical and emotional care and support for an injured mother, father, son or daughter. If you have been injured in an accident on the road, and it was not your fault, call Accident Advice Helpline now on our free, 0800 number. In a 30-second test, one of our expert advisers can quickly inform if you can claim compensation for your injury. That being the case, we can refer you to one of our several hundred nationwide solicitors who will be able to handle your case from start to finish, leaving you free to get on with the healing process brought about by traffic accident injuries.
Dealing with traffic incident injuries
Our free-phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we deal with viable cases of traffic accident injuries all the time. We are regulated by the Ministry of Justice and have been in the accident claims business for over a decade. Our patron is TV consumer and public rights campaigner Esther Rantzen. Says Esther: “It is important to claim, not only for your own benefit, but also so that the person responsible is brought to justice and realises the gravity of their situation. By taking them to court for your injuries, they will realise how their actions could have resulted in much more serious consequences for you or someone else, and will hopefully encourage them to drive more carefully in future.”
Accident Advice Helpline lawyers are engaged on a no win, no fee* basis, so the whole process of chasing claims for road traffic accident injuries is at no financial cost to the victims and their families.
Effects of whiplash injuries
The effects of, for example, whiplash in road traffic accident injuries are not always obvious from the start. A hospital doctor or your GP could treat them initially as simple neck strains. Only later medics may discover that they need months or even years of therapy and recovery. The sooner victims start the process of making a claim for road traffic accident injuries, the sooner the advisers at Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the assistance you need, give you advice on what you should do next and keep tabs on the progress of your injuries for any possible adverse developments in your condition. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims