Road traffic accident (RTA) injury claims in West Dunbartonshire are one of the many categories of accidents and personal injuries that we help people with here at Accident Advice Helpline. RTAs are one of the major causes of injuries, and most of them happen due to some sort of driver error. In West Dunbartonshire, the specific type of driver error that causes a significant proportion of personal injures is driving without due care and attention. It’s something that happens because drivers (especially holidaymakers touring the area) are all too often distracted by the natural beauty of the countryside.
You only have to take your eyes off the road for a couple of seconds when you are driving, and sometimes that’s all it takes. When travelling at just 30mph, it takes the average driver 0.7 seconds to react to an incident in the road in front of them. 30mph is equivalent to 44 feet per second, so even if you do have your eyes on the road when something happens, you will have travelled 30 feet before any reaction sets in. It then takes a further 45 feet to stop. If however you’ve taken your eyes off the road for a mere 2 or 3 seconds – well, we’ll leave the rest to your imagination.
Compensation claims in West Dunbartonshire and who’s to blame
To be able to claim compensation for any sort of personal injury, the claimant must first be able to prove that the blame for the accident or incident lies with someone other than themselves. So, with claims in West Dunbartonshire, or anywhere else here in the UK come to that, sorting blame is the first concern.
Anyone considering launching a personal injury claim can take the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test to establish whether or not they have a valid claim, and if so, how much that claim could be worth. All it involves is answering 4 simple questions about the injury.
We even provide a set of drop-down boxes from which you can select the most appropriate answers. After then leaving a note of your name and a contact number, you’ll be given an estimate indicating the amount of compensation you could walk away with. To take this test simply locate the HOW MUCH compensation calculator here on this website and follow the on-screen instructions.
Use the Accident Advice Helpline free helpline service
Although our website carries a wealth of information about accidents, injuries and compensation (like the fact that all of the claims we handle are processed on a no win no fee basis), people still have concerns and queries, which is why we operate a free helpline service. By calling 0800 689 0500 from any UK based landline you can chat to one of our experienced advisors for free. If you use a mobile, the number to call is 0333 500 0993, but rather than being a free call, your call provider will probably charge you.
One last thing; it’s recommended that if you’re going to launch a claim for compensation you should launch it as soon as you can. The longer you delay the “fuzzier” things can become in peoples’ minds. Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today. Call us now.