Road Traffic Accidents

Many people believe that they will not be able to pursue a personal injury claim if they have not attended their GP or Hospital, this is not the case.

In order to make a claim for injuries sustained in a Road Traffic Accident you do not have to be the driver or even a passenger in the vehicle involved. The same right to claim for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident extends to pedestrians as well.

Road Traffic Accidents (RTA or RTI) are, unfortunately, extremely common and can cause injuries of varying degrees from “whiplash” through to paralysis and can sadly sometimes be fatal.

Many people do not even realise that the pain they are suffering is even the result of an injury caused by the accident, as it is not uncommon for a minor injury sustained in an RTA to present itself quite a few days after the accident.

The pain and discomfort of your injury can last for days or even months and is an entirely different experience for different people.
If you have had an accident we recommend that you seek medical advice if not simply for your own peace of mind.

Although many people believe that they will not be able to pursue a personal injury claim if they have not attended either their GP of Hospital this is not the case. Part of the process involved in making a personal injury claim for injuries caused in a road traffic accident is a medical examination by an independent doctor.

Your Medical Expert is independent. This means he or she is not there to judge you. We will arrange the appointment on your behalf and will provide you with a copy of your medical report when we receive it and will take the time to discuss the report or any concerns you may have about the examination with you prior to your appointment.

There is no need to be put off making a claim by the prospect of being examined. When making a personal injury claim the most important thing to remember is that you don’t have to be in pain when you start the claim or when you are examined.

Unlike some other types of claims you are usually entitled to recover your costs in pursuing a claim for personal injuries. Whilst we at Michael Leighton Jones Solicitors are able to provide advice and assistance under a Conditional Fee Agreement (sometimes called “No win, no fee” agreement) many insurance policies now have Legal Expense Insurance. If you are concerned about how to fund your claim you should contact us to discuss your options.

If you have suffered and injury as a result of a Road Traffic Accident we recommend that you speak to one of our personal injury solicitors. To book a free no obligation consultation, simply call us on the telephone number below or email us.

Remember our first consultation is free to all.

Contact Peter Fitzgerald.
Bargoed tel: 01443 830228.

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