Although Britain has some of the safest roads in the world, accidents do still occur with alarming regularity – there are thousands of car accident fatalities each year. The main reason for a road traffic accident occurring is dangerous driving, which can be the result of: speeding; not paying attention; being unaware of what other drivers are doing; pulling out of junctions too quickly; and so on. Unfortunately for all roads users, what makes driving particularly dangerous is that it only takes another person to make a mistake for an innocent party to suffer an injury.
Each road has its hazards, and statistically speaking motorways are the safest of all roads. Nevertheless, there are many car accidents on motorways too; with the speed the vehicles travel at drivers must be able to react immediately to avoid an accident. In addition, accidents can happen without involving other people, as was the case with a one-vehicle accident on the M23 in June of this year.
Travelling near Gatwick airport, the people carrier drove off the road, resulting in it being closed off to other traffic. Another accident occurred on the M23 near Gatwick in 2012, when two moving cars hit a vehicle stopped in traffic. It is important to know the accident spots on the M23 before starting your journey down this motorway. Car accidents can cause severe injuries, and road traffic accident claims can be filed by the party not responsible for the incident.
Car accidents can be devastating in many ways – it could mean losing the only means of getting to work; missing an important life event; taking a financial hit on insurance premiums; excesses and vehicle repairs; as well as the physical damage from being injured in a road traffic accident. Luckily, Accident Advice Helpline can help to secure car crash compensation if you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault.
You can even claim for untraced driver compensation if you were the victim of an accident like a hit and run. Finding out if your claim is eligible is simple: contact Accident Advice Helpline, one of the industry’s most established law firms. Committed to making the claims process as simple as possible, Accident Advice Helpline has a free advice line as well as a 30-second test on its website, both of which will inform you if you are able to proceed to seek compensation from your accident.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 10, 2013
Author: David Brown