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Home > News > Whiplash compensation claim for driver injured in hit and run accident

5th December 2011

Whiplash compensation claim for driver injured in hit and run accident

Whilst waiting in queuing stationary traffic to make a right turn, our client’s vehicle was hit in the rear by another vehicle. Although the other driver initially made as if to stop, he actually drove off without exchanging information.

Fortunately, for our client, the police were able to trace the other driver and charged him with failing to stop at the scene of an accident. His insurance company quickly admitted liability and our specialist road accident compensation lawyers were able to negotiate over £2,000 in whiplash compensation.

Rear-end shunt

The junction where our client was waiting was a busy one, and the right turn filter was full, causing the queue to back onto the carriageway. The driver of the other vehicle came around a corner at speed and was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision. Even though our client had his foot on the brake, his car suffered a heavy impact and was jolted forward.

Injuries from the road traffic accident

As our client’s vehicle was hit off centre, the impact threw him around, causing him to hit his head on a window. The attending paramedic diagnosed his stiff neck, headache and slight blurriness in one eye as temporary shock, and he suffered dizziness for a few hours.

Following the road accident, our client experienced whiplash symptoms, including a stiff neck and pain from the base of his neck, through to the back of his skull. These symptoms persisted for a few weeks before dissipating.

Making a claim for road accident compensation

Our advisers will be happy to talk to you in plain English, explaining the claims process, and provide you with expert legal advice to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.

Clear Answers’ lawyers are specialists in all types of road accidents. We have teams of experts waiting to help you, should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your claim, whether you were in a work related accident, or on private business.

If you or a member of your family have been injured in a road accident through no fault of your own, contact Clear Answers' personal injury solicitors on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisors who will be able to assess whether or not you have a claim. Alternatively fill out one of our online compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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