Have you been involved in a road traffic accident?
When a traffic collision occurs at high speed, drivers and passengers often suffer serious injuries. Whilst a low impact collision may be less severe, this isn’t always the case. Even a relatively minor accident can have serious consequences.
For example, a whiplash injury in Chalfont St Peter can occur at any speed. Whilst the injury may be worse if the accident occurred on a fast road, any type of whiplash injury can be painful and debilitating.
Claiming for a whiplash injury in Chalfont St Peter
If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in Chalfont St Peter, in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to take legal action. If another driver wasn’t following the Highway Code or was driving recklessly, for example, they should be held responsible for any injuries they caused you.
However, a whiplash injury in Chalfont St Peter may be caused by other types of accidents too. If an incident occurs on public transport, passengers could sustain whiplash or other types of injuries. If a train comes to a sudden and abrupt stop, for example, this could cause passengers to fall or stumble and they may suffer whiplash as a result.
In such instances, you should still be able to make a claim for compensation. If the driver or transport company are at fault, it may be worth pursuing a claim against them.
Did you receive medical treatment?
Obtaining medical help after an incident is vital if you want to make a personal injury claim. However, you should always seek medical assistance after an accident as you’ll need to obtain treatment for your injuries.
Although whiplash isn’t normally serious, you may need treatment advice and painkillers. In addition to this, doctors will want to rule out the possibility you sustaining other types of injuries.
Unfortunately, whiplash can take quite some time to heal and, as a result, it can have a significant impact. You may be in pain for weeks or months after the incident and, due to this, you may be unable to work or perform your usual activities.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve experienced a whiplash injury in Chalfont St Peter and you want to make a claim, we may be able to help. At Accident Advice Helpline we have plenty of experience when it comes to assisting claimants and our personal injury team will be happy to provide the help you need.
To find out more now, call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd May 2014