Every single day of the week thousands of people around the world are involved in a road accident of some type. Every year millions of people die or get injured in an automobile accident all over the world.
A road accident is the leading reason of causing spinal cord, back and brain injuries. Automobile accidents involve accidents between car, bus, truck and motorcycle.
Being involved in an accident is a very painful experience physically and mentally. If you have ever been involved in a car accident you must know how stressful it can be.
Accidents are caused by many different reasons, for example
- Lack of driving experience.
- Lack of awareness about the car size and its abilities.
- Lack of alertness to the surroundings.
- Bad weather; slippery roads due to rain or foggy conditions.
- Reckless driving.
- Driving at fast speeds.
- Driving at very slow speeds.
- Driving under influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Any physical disability like poor eyesight.
More accidents occur due to human factors rather than any other factor.
Whiplashes are the most common injuries caused by accidents on roads. Whiplash happens when somebody (a person) experiences a sudden shock to their body or head. Whiplash causes damage to muscles, soft tissues, tendons and ligaments in and around the neck.
Whiplash can cause pain and restriction of movement of the neck. Some people make recovery from whiplashes within days or weeks after the accident while some suffer the pain and symptoms even years after the accident.
If your whiplash has been caused by a road accident you can issue a claim seeking compensation for your trauma and injuries by contacting the law enforcement authorities.
Seeking Compensation From Insurance Companies
In most of the road accidents among vehicles one of the drivers is fully or partially responsible for the accident. In such cases the other person can make a claim for compensation.When an accident happens between two or more than two vehicles the people involved are entitled to make a claim seeking personal injury compensation.
Whether you are a passenger in a bus, van or your car which was involved in the accident your claim would be made to the insurance company of the person who caused the accident.
Just like this if you are a driver, a pedestrian or a cyclist who gets involved in a road accident your claim of personal injury compensation will be made to the insurance company of the person who vehicle collided with you.
Making An Insurance Claim
Just like any other personal injury benefit claim the person involved in the accident needs to prove that the other person was responsible for the injury caused to you in the accident.
If you have been involved in any such accident and you want to make a claim you should get the names, addresses and contact numbers of the witnesses that were present at the location of the accident. You should also take photographs of the location and the vehicles involved in the accident to further support your cause.
In a case where the other party that caused the accident has no valid insurance or flees from the scene it is advised to contact the police immediately to report the accident.
If the driver or any passenger suffers an injury due to the accident you need to contact a lawyer to get advice on how to make an accurate claim. There is a time limit in which you need to contact the responsible person for injuries claim otherwise your claim will be rendered invalid.
In case of an accident you need to contact a lawyer immediately so that he/she can get started on the paperwork and start working on the evidence to help you claim your personal injury insurance claim.
The accident compensation will surely help you ease the pain and suffering caused by the accident. You won’t need to worry about how much it will cost you to repair your car or how much money it will take to seek treatment for your personal injuries.
All your worries will be taken away by the compensation claim and in a very quick mind you will forget about the dent on your car and the dent in your memory. Your ordeal will be forgotten very quickly.
Therefore if you have been involved in a car accident and it was not your fault all you need to do is contact the right people to make your insurance claim.
Tom is a regular contributor of law-related articles on the web. He works for DJP Solicitors and specialises in cases related to road traffic accidents.