Car Accidents – Know your Rights

If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident or your car has been damaged as a result of the actions of another driver, you need to understand your rights against that driver and the Insurer concerned.

Even if the other driver has no insurance , you may be able to claim against a special Fund imposed by Government on the Insurance Industry and the motoring public.

Knowing your rights and entitlements is the service that expert Accident Claims Solicitors from Neil J. Butler & Co. can provide. We have been doing this type of work for over 30 years – we know our way through the issues and problems that you can face at a very difficult time.

Contacting our Accident Claims Solicitors is one of the easiest and wisest things you can do in the immediate aftermath of a Car Accident.

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Fatal Car Accidents

If the accident causes a fatality, there may also be an accident compensation claim that can be brought by the family of the victim. We at Neil J. Butler & Co. Solicitors understand that these are very difficult cases , requiring compassion but strong representation by expert Accident Claims Solicitors to seek justice and redress for the bereaved.

Car Accident injuries

Despite the safety features built into the modern car , the speed at which we drive our cars can cause catastrophic injuries in an accident.

Boney injuries can often be easier to treat and recovery time can be less than injuries involving what is referred to as soft tissue – that is, an injury not involving a physical break of a bone.

Whiplash is the perhaps the best known of these.

What is a Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash commonly occurs during a car crash, when your head suddenly jolts backwards and forwards on impact.

A Whiplash injury can be sustained to the spine, neck and surrounding soft tissues as they are forced into this ‘whipping’ motion. This sudden movement causes the muscles and ligaments of the neck to over stretch and become sprained – this is known as hyperextension. Being hit by a car from the back, side or front can all cause neck whiplash.

Is Whiplash serious?

All injuries that affect your daily activities are serious but some symptoms associated with whiplash actually indicate a more serious injury than whiplash, such as a spinal fracture. Therefore, if you have an accident and think that you may have whiplash injury, you must visit your GP or A&E for a diagnosis. They will confirm your injury, assess its severity and recommend the best course of treatment for you. Not only will this provide you peace of mind,  but the doctor’s reports can be used as part of an effort to prove the accident directly caused your injury.

A whiplash injury can affect your ability to work , to help with your young children, to enjoy your hobbies, or to function comfortably on a day to day basis. Financial compensation can help ease the burden – allow you pay for specialist treatment and help with the costs of time off work, travel costs and rehabilitation.

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