On a cool autumn evening, Anna Thompson was riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle at night down the dark streets by the University of Hertfordshire. She’d been riding bikes for years and never had a fall. She also never wore a helmet at night. But this night she thumped over a fallen branch and skidded her Harley hard against a brick wall.
She injured her head but was lucky to be alive. “I never thought it would happen to me,” said Anna, 44, a pediatric nurse who has lived in the UK for over twenty years. She had grown up near Oxford and had been introduced to motorcycles by her father and uncle.
After being taken to the hospital emergency room she had to remain there for over a week. Her husband called an accident barrister. He decided to take her case as he had vast experience in these matters. He visited her in the hospital and started to tell her how to proceed with her case for personal injury compensation.
For many head injury victims the scenario is very similar. A barrister comes in after the physical and emotional damage is already done. The first step is to medicially document your claim. You need to gather up all the accident reports and the medical documentation and records pertinent to your case. Your claim requires evidence and this paperwork is essential to having a legitimate claim. First get well, of course, but don’t hesitate too long if you decide to proceed with rightful legal action. against the county government for failure to adequately clear the roads in this case.
Anna did eventually recover and went back to nursing. Her legal case wasn’t that drawn out because she also made sure to contact her insurance company. They helped her along with all the validation required. She told them the date of the accident and the time and place it happened. She also notified the insurance company that no other was involved in the crash. She made sure she had proper and adequate insurance coverage as soon as she purchased her Harley so she also did that step right.
If you follow this procedure your head inury claim will proceed smoothly. Should a head injury befall you it’s important to contact your insurance carrier at once. Many policies have it written into their fine print that if you don’t notify them after an accident or injury then that can substantially delay the assistance process to get your personal injury compensationby admin on 4 December 2010