Car accident claims range from cases involving complex and debilitating injuries to others which have had more minor effects.
How to begin your claim with First Personal Injury Lawyers
If you believe that you have a legitimate claim for a car accident then it is important to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. You have three years from the date the accident happened to begin the claims process.
You may feel your injuries are too minor to begin a claim or you may feel that the serious injuries you have suffered have been traumatic enough and you do not want any more distress. Our solicitors are both helpful and understanding. We realise coming to a decision to begin a claim is not easy and we aim to make the process as straight forward as possible. Please call us on 0800 808 9740.
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Causes of Car Accidents
Most car accidents, in fact about 90 – 95% are caused by human error. People are often distracted by mobile phones, children of even a spilt drink. Using a hand held mobile phone is now illegal and this legislation has been introduced because it was found that people using mobile phones whilst driving were four times more likely to have a car accident than those who were not. Studies have shown that even the use of a hands free mobile, even though legal, causes a substantial distraction. Road safety campaigners recommend that mobile phones are turned off altogether in the car.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents there have been approximately 550,000 car-related deaths recorded in the UK up to 2010 . The reasons for these accidents can vary, but there are a handful of causes that seem to be the most recurring. Being aware of these risks could help you to avoid being involved in a collision, preventing vehicle damage, personal injury and injury to others.
How Is Whiplash Treated?
A whiplash injury can be treated in a variety of ways but it is often a matter of resting and waiting for the body to repair itself over time.
What To Do After A Car Accident
Being involved in a car accident can be an extremely frightening experience. If you’re lucky and manage to escape without injury, you’re still likely to be shaken up and suffering from some form of shock. That’s perfectly normal. But you’ll need to be thinking clearly. Your own personal safety and that of the other people involved should of course be your main concern, but you’ll need to start thinking straight and doing a variety of things for insurance purposes. Here’s a check list of what you must do after a car accident.
What To do If You Are A Passenger In A Car Accident
When a road accident occurs it is not just the drivers of the vehicles involved that are injured and go on to make a compensation claim. If there are passengers in the car, chances are they too will suffer some form of injury. In 2006 alone around 55,000 vehicle passengers died or were injured in a road traffic accident. So what do you do if you are a passenger in a car collision? We take a look at your rights and how to claim compensation.