Thread: Car accident and personal injury claim
Car accident and personal injury claim
Please can you all give me some advice.
About 2 weeks ago I was in a car accident. I was stationary at a roundabout and a truck rammed into the back of me. They have admitted liability and their insurers are having my car fixed. My cars rear underneath the bumper was caved in and the metal had a hole in it.
About half an hour after the accident I felt very shaken, was physically trembling and had a massive headache. I also had black spots in front of my eyes and felt sick. I was at the gym, i was on my way there when the accident happened and couldn't exercise. It took a good hour before I could bring myself to drive home.
I've not been to the gym since, nor have I been able to drive since. My baby died 3 months ago and I have been working to get my life back on
track, but since this I have found myself crying all the time, constantly having feelings that my family are going to be in accidents and die, and scared to drive. I'm having nightmares which are really disrupting my sleep.
The doctor has said I have bruising to my back which is getting progressively worse, but she said its too early to tell if this is going to be a long term problem. I need physio, and she has advised me to pursue a claim against the third party. She has also suggested counselling. The waiting lists for both are several months and she suggests I go private.
Has anyone got experience of this, I don't have the money to go private and this will affect a return to work if it continues.
How would I go about a personal injury claim and has anyone done it? I don't like the idea of the claims companies advertised on tv.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.