We offer comprehensive legal solutions for road traffic accident claims.With our extensive experience, we provide innovative and professional services and present your case on rock-solid framework. To all our valuable clients, we assist in personalized approach, properly guide for every step and deliver free consultation for every occasion. A friendly and amicable practice tailor made for your needs. Have you been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault? If yes, you could hold the negligent party liable for the injuries you have sustained and make a claim to recover the damages. Let us help you with the next step to get the rightful road traffic accident compensation.
Compensation for Road Traffic Accident Claims
A road traffic accident can be a life-changing and traumatic experience, not only for the injured, but their family members and loved ones as well. Road traffic accident claims are not just limited to car accidents; they can be made under a variety of circumstances. Whether it is a public transport user, motorcyclist, pedestrian, truck driver, bus driver or the passenger or driver of any other kind of vehicle, they are considered as road users and can be entitled to receive compensation depending on the accident and the injuries that occur. The injuries from a road traffic accident can be either relatively minor conditions or very serious, requiring extensive medical care. The latter may include injuries such as brain damage, broken bones and fractures, loss of limbs, sensory loss, head and spinal injuries, organ damage and others. With short or long term affects, there are different types of health outcomes as a result of road traffic accident. Most common road accident claims include whiplash, motorcycle accident, road accidents abroad, and public transport injury. A good road traffic accident law firm can help to bring out maximum compensation. But it all depends upon how well the case is prepared, what was the legal assistance you have received and how effectively the conditions are utilized. We are experts for maximizing your chances to win road traffic accident claims in Cardiff and other areas like Birmingham, London, Liverpool and Manchester.
WhiplashWhiplash injury claim is a typical type of personal injury that mostly occurs as a result of unexpected but very hard neck move. Sometimes it may have instant injury and sometimes appear after a certain time. Making a claim for whiplash and getting compensation really depends upon how well your claim is pursued.
Thousands of people in the UK suffer from road traffic accidents and sustain a whiplash injury every year. But most of them don't realise is that they can file a claim against the responsible party and receive compensation to recover any financial losses and make up for their suffering.
If you have been in a whiplash injury that was not your fault, there is a good chance that you may be able to get whiplash settlement and initiate whiplash injury claim in Cardiff and other areas. According to the National Health Service (NHS), the symptoms of a whiplash injury may take anywhere from a few hours to months and even years in severe cases to heal completely.
Symptoms for Whiplash Injury Claims
Whiplash is a term used for a neck related injury caused due to a jerk or sudden movement of the neck or head. If the head jolts suddenly sideways, forwards, or backwards during an accident, there is a high chance that the tendons and ligaments in the neck become damaged or stretched.
Common symptoms of a whiplash injury are:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Blurred vision
- Muscle spasms
- Pins and needles
- Restricted movement of the neck
- Shooting pains or numbness in the hands or arms
- Tenderness or swelling in the neck muscles
Cambria Chambers is specialist for making a claim for whiplash and leverage the maximum advantages for your damage. We have tremendous experience for personal injury claims and whiplash car accident settlement. Getting free case consultation and evaluation is only a call away.
Effects of Whiplash
Whiplash can be categorised as consequential disease reoccurred from main neck injury. It can be caused due to car road accident or a sudden unusual neck move. This is not the main disease but appears in the form of stiffness, headache or tenderness. Whiplash can be developed even after healing from the injury when entire medicinal curative period is completed. Most common form of this injury is road accident where other driver hits from backside that cause unexpected jolt and disrupt the neck muscle. Quite possible that pain doesn’t start immediately. You can feel it after few hours or days. Common whiplash symptoms are continuous or interval based pain in neck muscles, shoulders, arms and even back-pain. Fuzziness can also occur from time to time. Sometimes due to continuous pain, frustrated and annoyed attitudes are also witnessed.
Legal Proceedings for a Whiplash compensation claimWhiplash is generated from associated main injury can may have serious implications for day to day life. Even it can have big impact on your personality, performing lifestyle routines and social/economical activities. This sternness is actually eligible for compensation. All you have to do is initiate the process and prove it legally.
The following will greatly strengthen a compensation claim should you be able to show:
- Either it appeared after a major accident or as a result of jerk
- It was reported to the police.
- Enclose routine medical checkups and Doctor’s report
- Contact details of any eye witnesses
- CCTV camera evidence
In the recent past, UK government has taken it seriously to cap fraudulent whiplash compensation claims. This has caused a dramatic effect on the nature of the insurance industry. So before starting the claim, be sure to have to hand all available evidence and documentation.
It is better to consult any good whiplash compensation claim specialist as the claim falls under the category of a personal injury claim and all legal requirements should be followed accordingly.
Cambria Chambers can provide the experience you need to successfully process a compensation claim of this type. Whiplash is an injury which primarily affects the neck area. It is caused by the head suddenly moving forwards, backwards or sideways, often as a reaction to a collision on the road. It can also affect the spine, arms and head. Common symptoms are:
- Neck pain
- Stiffness around the neck/spine
- Painful neck/spine movements
- Tenderness around the neck, shoulders and top of the spine
Whiplash is a type of injury which is often a consequence of a road traffic accident. It affects the neck and back and tends to last from a few weeks to a couple of years. According to the NHS, whiplash symptoms can take six to 12 hours to develop.
This means that, immediately after a road traffic accident, you won’t know if you have whiplash or not. Whiplash can last anywhere between a few weeks to over a year for more severe cases.
If whiplash happens after a road traffic accident which wasn’t caused by you, the driver responsible can be claimed against if they have insurance. If the driver is uninsured, you have to go through the Motor Insurance Bureau to get compensation from them. In other instances where whiplash happens following an accident, such as sports injuries, the person who caused it should be claimed against. You have up to three years to make a whiplash compensation claim, starting from the incident where you first became injured.
It is generally advised that you claim as soon as you can to allow more time for your claim to be processed. Once you have received treatment, it’s worth making a compensation claim to help cover the costs.
Road Accidents AbroadIf you've had a road traffic accident in another country, then the prospect of making a claim may seem daunting. If driving in another country, you might have to do so differently to at home. However, there might only be so much you can prepare for, as quite a lot could go wrong due to the actions of other motorists. Remember, always report an accident if you want a car accident compensation! For your ease you can make claim online immediately here in our website with our claim form in the claims calculator or with the simple claim form at the top of the page.
Our specialists understand how to review your case and determine if you have a claim and give you a legal advice.
Car accidents, truck accidents or motor vehicle accidents abroad are basically collisions and accidents which happen while driving in a foreign country.
- Accidents caused by another driver
- Collisions involving motorcyclists
- Passengers being involved in accidents
- People falling victim to hit-and-run incidents
- Pedestrians being struck by negligent drivers
Injuries that could develop following accidents might include whiplash, broken bones or, in extreme cases, the loss of arms or legs.
If involved in an accident in another European Union (EU) country, you can trace the vehicle owner thanks to an EU directive where all cars in member countries can be found on the same database, along with the relevant insurers for each. As far as uninsured drivers are concerned, it’s possible to claim through the Motor Insurance Bureau to pursue compensation. If a passenger is involved in a collision on the road and they sustain injuries through no fault of their own, then they are entitled to make a claim for compensation I was hit by an uninsured driver.
If you were hit by an uninsured driver as, with the help of our panel of solicitors, you can claim through the government-backed Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB).You should find out if the other driver has insurance and note their registration number. Try to collect as much information as you can about the accident as well as your losses and injuries. Retain any police references too, local accident reports, insurance report, accident report and details of your medical appointments that you had for the injury that occured. Our experts can answer any of your legal questions. Car accidents reported today? We can help immediately!
What we will need to process a claim for a Road Accident
The date and location of the accident, both vehicle registations, our claimant's(your) insurance company, a description of the accident (i.e. rear-ended/pulling out from a parked space or side road/changing lanes/roundabout/other) Also a description of injurys have you have/had. If you received medical attention when and where was it? (its not required but it will strenghen your case.)