Being involved in a car crash can be extremely traumatic, and even relatively minor car accidents can cause both physical and psychological injuries. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an incident on the roads, you may be able to make a car accident claim for any injuries that you have suffered.
As with all road accident claims, in order to be eligible to make a car accident claim, somebody else must be at fault for your accident. If you are the person at fault for the car crash, you would not be entitled to claim any compensation for your injuries.
The majority of car accident claims arise through driver error, such as failing to look when pulling out of a junction or failing to keep the correct distance and crashing into the back of another car. However your crash happened, providing somebody else was at fault, you should be entitled to make a car accident compensation claim for your injuries.
All car drivers must be insured so that they are covered in the unfortunate event of road traffic accidents, and subsequent car accident claims being made against them. Therefore, if you are successful in making a car accident claim, the compensation awarded would be paid by the third party insurance company.
The most common personal injury that people suffer following a car accident is whiplash, an injury affecting the neck and back. This is caused by the sudden impact forcing the neck to be thrown backwards and forwards. However, car accidents can cause all kinds of injuries including broken bones, lacerations, head injuries and internal injuries. Unfortunately, car accidents also cause many deaths in the UK each year.
If you are injured following an accident it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. This will not only ensure that you receive the appropriate medical treatment straight away, but will also enable you to proceed with a personal injury claim. Without seeking medical attention for your injuries, it may prevent you from getting the compensation that you are rightfully entitled to.
If you have had a car accident and would like to make a car accident claim, we can help. Our car accident lawyers work on a no win no fee basis and provide expert advice. Contact us by filling out our online personal injury claim form. All our advice is provided with no obligation, and we will give you the clearest possible information about your situation.