Road Traffic Accident Claims
Have you been involved in a road traffic accident that can include any one of these situations:
- You are the driver of a vehicle involved in a road accident not caused by you but by another driver.
- The rider or a passenger of a motorcycle/motorbike involved in a motorbike collision.
- A passenger in any vehicle involved in a road traffic accident. It may have been caused by either the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in or by another driver, e.g. taxi, a bus or even travelling in a friend's car.
- A pedestrian or a cyclist hit by a vehicle.
Injuries from road traffic accidents
One of the most common injuries after a collision is Whiplash. This is caused by a sudden movement of the head in any direction, which can happen if the vehicle has been hit. The harsh impact on the tendons and ligaments in the neck causes them to be overstretched and therefore damaged.
The most common symptoms for whiplash include neck pain or stiffness of the neck, headaches, shoulder pain, back pain and reduced/painful upper body movements. It is advisable to seek medical advice from your GP or local hospital as soon as possible following any injury as symptoms of whiplash can take up to 12 hours to develop.
Even if the driver at fault is a family member or friend you can still make a personal injury claim. Any claim is directed to the insurance company and not the driver personally. Your personal injury lawyer will be able to give you further advice on this to make the situation as comfortable as possible.
If you have been the victim of a ‘hit and run’ or injured by an uninsured driver, it can be a daunting time but you may still be able to claim compensation. It is important to call one of our experienced lawyers based in London, who will be able guide you through the process.