According to the department of transport, more than 160,000 people were injured in road accidents in 2018, with 20% of those people sustaining serious injuries. Lincolnshire ranked second only to Kent in the total number of serious or fatal road accidents during this time.
The roads around Lincoln, Skegness, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Boston, Louth and Scunthorpe are renowned as being some of the most dangerous in the county, with the A15, A16, A17 and the A46 being particular accident hotspots.
Road accidents can be devastating
The effects of a personal injury in a road accident can be devastating and in some cases, life-changing. It’s not always obvious where to turn after a road accident, especially if you have sustained a serious injury as result. Nigel Askew Solicitors have many years experience in helping clients who have been injured in road accidents in Lincolnshire and across the UK.
Here we talk about some of the options available to people who have been involved in road accidents and how to cope with the aftermath.
Local support groups
Support groups like Road Peace offer accident victims and their families support after serious accidents and road deaths. They offer emotional support, reassurance and practical guidance to all those affected.
There are also many local support groups that can be found via Facebook, which arrange regular face to face meetings to help accident victims and their families cope and offer lots of practical advice.
There are many benefits to physiotherapy which include restoring movement and function to someone affected by injury, illness or disability. Physio can also help prevent further damage or injury on the previously affected area of the body.
Not all road accident victims benefit from physiotherapy and it’s always a good idea to speak with your GP or medical professional before starting any physio to ensure it is right for you.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
According to recent studies, over 10% of all Road Accident victims develop varying degrees of PTSD associated with their car accident. The feelings of anxiety for both drivers and passengers after a serious accident may last up to 12 months and cause a number of other symptoms including loss of sleep, nervousness and irritability.
There are several treatments available for PTSD which can help alleviate some of the symptoms, which include cognitive behavioural therapy, yoga and massage. Always seek professional help if you believe you are suffering from PTSD as a result of a recent road accident in Lincolnshire.
Financial compensation claim
If you are unable to work as a result of your accident, it will undoubtedly put severe financial pressure on you and your family. If you have been injured in a non-fault accident, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and for any lost wages as a result of not being able to work.
Speak to Nigel Askew Solicitors today
If you have been involved in a road accident in Lincolnshire or anywhere in the UK and would like to discuss the possibility of making a claim for compensation, contact us today by calling 01507 609027 or get in touch by submitting a free online enquiry using the form to the right of this page.
We offer all new clients a free and no obligation initial consultation and are usually able to give you an early indication of your claim prospects and what your claim might be worth.
We speak to all new clients on the phone and if we feel that your claim has good prospects of success we will arrange a convenient time to meet you at your home to take more detailed information from you.
Nigel Askew Solicitors offer no-win, no-fee advice without any hidden charges.
For further reading about road accident claims, read our frequently asked questions page by clicking here.