Being involved in a motorway accident can be a traumatic experience and for those involved, it often raises a mirror to their own mortality, raising the question of ‘What if?’. After a high-speed accident on a motorway you will understandably need the time and space to recover from what’s happened.
If you have severe injuries as a result of the accident and it’s been determined that it was someone else’s fault, it’s possible to claim compensation for any suffering pain or loss you may have endured. This can include any loss of earnings or rehabilitation costs which may have been incurred too.
The Department of Transport has revealed that in 2010, 10,369 casualties happened on motorways in Great Britain. Meanwhile 798 people were severely injured while travelling on motorways and 118 fatalities occurred. It’s no surprise given the billions of miles travelled across England and the rest of the United Kingdom, along with the increasing number of vehicles on the road that motorway accident claims are on the rise.
Whiplash is considered to be the most common injury endured from a motorway accident. This can happen when the neck is jolted suddenly during the impact of a car crash. The pain can be immediate and last for two days or longer, sometimes even weeks or months
It’s possible to receive injuries while wearing a seatbelt as while it’s designed to stop you moving forward, it can also cause chest injuries and bruise the chest, making it feel uncomfortable. If the crash you were in was high-impact then you may have suffered skeletal fractures, serious cuts or abrasions as a result of flying debris or crushing of limbs.
Call our personal injury solicitors for motorway accident claims advice
If you believe that your motorway accident is eligible for compensation due to the negligence of another driver, Personal Injury Solicitors can help. They can provide you with initial advice about your claim and provide you with the best course of action to take.
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