When you are involved in a road traffic accident you are likely to feel shocked. You may be injured, you may be without a car and it may not have been your fault. If you have had an accident that was not your fault you are legally entitled to compensation from the negligent driver. For this reason you should get the support of a solicitor who understands what you are going through. Car accident claims lawyers help people who have been struggling with going through the same experience as you day in day out. They will lend an understanding ear whilst also knowing how to efficiently complete the legal aspect of your claim in the most appropriate fashion.
Not every road traffic accident will lead to a personal injury compensation claim, thankfully. However, the most common injury to be incurred from a road accident is whiplash. This is because the tissues and bones in the neck and spine are extremely delicate. When a collision occurs the head jolts backwards then forwards very rapidly. This damages the tendons and ligaments in the neck. Following a collision, the symptoms of whiplash will present themselves over the following days. This may consist of feelings of dizziness, stiffness and tenderness of the neck, headaches and reduced movement. You should see a doctor as soon as possible if you are suffering the symptoms of whiplash.
Once you feel able, and you have received medical treatment for your injuries – whether a whiplash injury or any other injury – you should think about talking to a solicitor. Sometimes you will be automatically referred to a solicitor via your insurance firm. This does not mean that you necessarily have to instruct them, you should instruct a solicitor whom you feel comfortable with – do what is right for you. When you make a claim for injury compensation, you will also make a claim for costs such as travel to and from hospital appointments, prescriptions and loss of earnings. This means you will not only be compensated for the pain and suffering that you have been through due to another driver’s negligence but you will also receive compensation for your other, material, losses.
Making a car accident compensation claim is one of the first steps to closing the door on the stress of your experience. Although money does not erase the emotional trauma of being involved in a collision, it does take a huge weight off your mind so you can focus on moving forward without any monetary strains linked to the incident holding you back.