Van accident claims in Burnley
If you have been injured in a van accident that was not your fault then we may be able to help you start a claim. We understand that you, as a van driver, cover hundreds of miles around city streets every day and so you spend a long time on the road. The longer you spend on the road, the more likely you are to be involved in an accident that was not your own fault. This is just the law of averages and van accident claims in Burnley are more common than you might imagine.
Burnley has its fair share of shops, restaurants and cafes. Long before most of us are out of bed, a whole fleet of vans is loading up to supply all these outlets with the stock that they need for the working day. The familiar site of a van parked up outside our corner shop would not happen without the teams of van drivers who cover hundreds of miles every day. If you are a van driver who has been injured in an accident in the Burnley area that was not your fault then you need to check if you are entitled to compensation.
You may be injured on one of the many roundabouts around Burnley or at a junction. As you travel around scores of commercial premises just think about all the junctions and roundabouts that you must pass in one day. Each one is a potential road traffic accident scene and a potential road traffic accident claim in Burnley!
What to watch out for in a road traffic accident claim in Burnley
Not all road traffic accident claims are the same. You need to watch for some common pitfalls if your claim is going to stand more chance of success. You should watch out for:
- Leaving the scene without getting the information that you need. Van drivers are always under pressure to get to their next drop-off but stop and think about yourself for once! Even if you feel fine now, this may not be the case tomorrow morning. Whiplash symptoms can take several hours to appear. Always take the registration number and contact details of the driver who caused the accident and some witness contact details if you can
- Ignoring your symptoms. Don’t just put up with the pain. Instead, visit your doctor and get some good advice on how to manage your injury – you may even need x-rays or scans.
- Choosing the wrong personal injury lawyer. Make sure that you engage a firm who has plenty of experience in van accidents
Accident Advice Helpline and van claims
We have been helping van drivers to make compensation claims for the last decade. We can help you to avoid the pitfalls in making a claim so give us a call and then leave the rest to us. Dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We know what to watch out for!
Date Published: 29th March 2015
Author: David Brown