UK road traffic accident solicitor explains how to claim compensation for whiplash when your car is hit by a transit van on a country lane approaching a humpback bridge.
Country lane road traffic accident victim question
I was driving down the country lane in Cambridgeshire and approached a sharp bend leading to a humpback bridge. It was dark and I could see some headlights approaching from a car crossing the bridge, which was also very narrow so I stopped my car to wait for the other vehicle to pass before
proceeding onto the bridge.
I could see some lights approaching in my rear view mirror at speed, as it was not safe to drive onto the humpback bridge I had nowhere to go. My car was hit in the rear with great force and I was thrown forward.
The police were called by the passing vehicle as was the ambulance. The vehicle that hit me was a transit van- the driver admitted liability at the accident scene.
I was taken to hospital and diagnosed with severe whiplash to my neck and shoulders and in addition to the neck and shoulder pain I am experiencing headaches and tingling in my fingertips.
I am insured third party fire and theft.
How do I make a claim against the transit van driver for my injuries and vehicle damage?
Road traffic accident solicitor response
From your description it appears that the transit van driver accepted liability at the accident scene and this no doubt will be recorded in the police report. In any event you were hit from behind and you have an independent witness in the form of the driver of the passing vehicle.
I therefore do not believe liability will be an issue in your claim.
You require the assistance of a specialist road traffic accident solicitor to claim compensation for whiplash injuries, vehicle damage and any other financial expense you may have incurred as a result of the accident.
A specialist solicitor will obtain a medical report from an independent orthopaedic consultant who will examine you, look at your GP and hospital notes to determine the severity of your injuries and give an estimate of the duration of your likely whiplash symptoms into the future. It might be necessary to take an x ray to ensure that you have not damaged your cervical vertebra in the collision.
Based upon this medical report your solicitor will be able to determine how much compensation your whiplash neck injuries are worth.
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