Wakefield has a population of approaching 350,000 and well over 950 road miles, with around 1,634 million vehicle miles travelled in 2012, so it’s perhaps not surprising that road traffic accidents can and do happen in the West Yorkshire city.
In 2012, slight injury accidents in the area were down to 898 from 972 the previous year. Fortunately, fatalities also decreased – from 15 in 2011 to 10 in 2012, although, it goes without saying, that’s still 10 deaths too many. In the same period, serious Wakefield van crash accidents actually rose, from 126 in 2011 to 153 in 2012 – representing a serious incident nearly every other day in the city. That is, of course, a worrying trend.
If you’re unlucky enough to be involved in a Wakefield van crash, the consequences could be as easy to deal with as minor whiplash, or as life-changing as a head injury, or permanent disability.
At a stressful time, you may also face extra outgoings, such as having to miss time at work, and therefore earnings, or you may need to pay for travel for medical treatment.
Personal injury compensation, for which you are legally entitled to claim if the Wakefield van crash happened no longer than three years ago and was due to someone else’s negligence, can help cover some of these additional costs.
To help you pursue your claim, look for the best personal injury law firm you can find.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help after a Wakefield van crash
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been in the business of helping people pursue their claims for personal injury compensation in Wakefield and across the UK since the year 2000. We have extensive experience in helping the aftermath of a wide range of accidents, including those which happen at work or in public places – not just those related to road traffic.
We work on a no-win, no-fee* arrangement, which basically means that you can start your claim without paying a penny upfront.
If you’re worried about making a court appearance, don’t be. Since most of our claims are settled by phone, you almost certainly won’t need to go to court in person.
Contact us now
Call us now and get expert legal advice from one of our advisors. Our phone lines are always open, although you may have to leave a message so that we can call you back, if there is no one free to take your call.
Call us today, in complete confidence to start the ball rolling on your claim or take the 30-second test with our online injury compensation calculator. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Please note that you have to pay for calls from mobile phones.
Why not call us now and let us help and advise you?
Date Published: 10th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell