Car accidents can be very traumatic, even if your injury is not serious. The most common claims for car accident compensation are whiplash claims, but claims can be made for a variety of road accident injuries as detailed below. If you have suffered an injury in a car or road traffic accident as a driver, passenger or pedestrian due to the fault of another person, you could be entitled to claim accident compensation without paying a penny.
As personal injury experts, we know how to get you financial support, provide free medical treatment (if required) and a courtesy car (if you were the driver) quickly at no cost to you. We understand the impact that a road traffic accident injury can have on you physically, mentally and financially. Car accident compensation will not make you better, but it may help to cover your losses and ease your suffering. Anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident – whether they were the driver, passenger, a pedestrian or cyclist – should take professional advice about whether they would be eligible to make a car accident compensation claim.
Whiplash injury can consist any of the following: Neck pain and stiffness, upper and lower back pain, headache and dizziness. Pain that starts with stiffness and soreness in the neck spreads to the shoulders and often to the arms and hands. Headaches can also be a major problem. Whiplash injuries frequently lead to ongoing back pain and it is likely that injuries to the neck can cause long term pain.
Other road traffic accident injuries include:
– Head injuries and severe brain injuries;
– Fractures of the collar bone and other bones;
– Spinal cord injuries; and
– Accidents involving death
Here are 5 common Highway Authority failings:
* Failing to maintain or repair roads. Highway Authorities have a responsibility for the maintenance of their stretch of road. If you can show that the road paving was defective or there was a pot hole in the road, you may be able to prove that the Highway Authority failed to maintain or repair the road. If as a result of the accident you have suffered an injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
* Permitting the road to become dangerous and defective. Highway Authorities are required to have regular road inspections and to repair any cracked or damaged paving identified. However, sometimes they don’t do this, because they may be under staffed. If you can show that the Highway Authority failed to carry out regular inspections, you may be able to prove that they were at fault. If as a result of the accident you have suffered an injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
* Cutting cables in the process of repair work. Highway Authorities are required to light every street accessible to the public at night. If in the course of repair work, they cut a lighting cable and fail to repair it, you may be able to show that they were at fault. If as a result of the accident you have suffered an injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation
* Failing to safeguard manholes in the process of road repair. Highway authorities must take appropriate steps to ensure that persons using the road are safeguarded from hazards created by exposed manhole covers. If the Highway authority in the course of repair work has kept the road in a dangerous condition, you may be able to show that they were at fault. If as a result you have suffered an injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
* Failing to place a guard or fence or warning signs on or near the location of repair works. The Highway Authority is expected to place a guard or fence or warning sign where they are carrying out repair work. If they failed to give any warning or place a guard around the location of repair works, you may be able to show that they were at fault. If as a result of the accident you have suffered an injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
The type of scams carried out by the fraudsters often involve groups of drivers agreeing to stage ‘cash for crash’ accidents and then splitting the proceeds of any payout. One of the most common frauds involves personal injury claims, such as inventing whiplash injuries or exaggerating the effect of a minor car accident. Visit our Law Firm if you have more Questions