Being involved in a car accident, either as a driver or a passenger, can be incredibly traumatic. You may be affected both physically and mentally after your accident, and, depending on the severity of your injuries, may be faced with a long recovery. A serious accident can have life-changing consequences for those involved, with even injuries such as whiplash having the potential to lower a person’s quality of life for months, even years, after an accident.
Your recovery following an accident should be as peaceful and stress-free as possible. However, it is likely that you are still reliving what happened in your head, and are struggling to come to terms with your injury. Your recovery may be made even more difficult if your accident was caused by the negligence of the driver of another vehicle, and could have been avoided had that person been driving with care and attention. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and believe your injury could have been avoided had it not been for the carelessness or negligence of another driver, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation.
What are the Common Injuries Sustained From a Car Accident?
The injuries sustained from a car accident can range from mild to severe, depending on a number of factors, such as how fast your vehicle and the other vehicle were traveling, the angle at which your vehicles collided, and which parts of your vehicles collided. The most common accidents we have helped our clients claim compensation for are caused by other drivers making dangerous manoeuvres, speeding, failing to pay attention to the road or driving under the influence of alcohol. The types of injuries sustained from these accidents are the following:
- Back injuries
- Head injuries
- Internal damage
- Muscle & ligament damage
- Chest injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
If you have been injured following a car accident, in order to make a successful personal injury claim, you must be able to demonstrate that your accident was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another driver. In order to do this, you should gather evidence from your accident to prove not only that you had been injured, but also that the accident could have been avoided. Examples of such evidence are photographs, CCTV footage and doctors or hospital notes.
We understand that in more complex cases, such as if the driver failed to stop or wasn’t insured, it may be more difficult to gather the evidence required to be successful in your claim. If you are struggling to sustain information to help you with your claim, please get in touch with us. We may be able to help you retrieve evidence that is inaccessible to you.
How can I make a Bus or Coach Accident Claim?
No matter what your situation may be, and whether you’re sure you’re eligible for compensation or not, the best first step is to get in touch with Attwood Solicitors. We will ask you for a detailed account of your claim in order to assess your likelihood of being successful in your case. Getting in touch with us won’t cost you anything, as we operate under a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. This is our promise not to take any earnings from you unless you are successful in your case.
How can Attwood Solicitors help me with my claim?
After you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s understandable that your main objective will be to recover from your experience and put it behind you. Claiming compensation for your accident is often a good way of doing this, as it not only provides financial support at a time you need it the most, but should also help you feel that justice has been served.
Depending on the severity of your accident and your injuries suffered, if you are successful in your claim, you will receive compensation for one or more of the below costs that arise as a cause of your accident:
- Loss of current & future earnings
- Private care and treatment you receive
- Loss of amenity
- Pain & suffering on your behalf
- Any alterations to your home/car etc. as a result of your injury
- Additional costs, such as transport to and from appointments & treatments
If you would like to know how much compensation you will be eligible to receive, you should know that the amount of compensation varies from claim to claim. The best approach to getting an accurate assessment for your injuries is to speak with one of our personal injury solicitors regarding your case.
With decades of experience in personal injury claims, our solicitors are experts in No Win No Fee claims. We’re here to support you during the claims process, from answering any question you may have, to offering additional support in order to help you to recover as quickly as possible.
If you are interested to learn more about making a car accident claim, please contact us today on 0800 145 5105. We’re happy to help with any enquiries you may have.