Despite the fact that Britain has some of the safest roads in the world, driving is a dangerous activity and many people worry they will be involved in a road traffic accident or suffer an injury on the road. Although the chances are higher of not being in an accident than they are for being involved in one, the fact remains that thousands of people die on the roads each year.
Examples of accident spots on the M3
Like all motorways, there are accident spots on the M3 which has had its fair share of incidents, some of which are more famous than others. A coach crash in January of this year, for example, made headline news. A Dutch coach carrying 26 people veered down an embankment and flipped over. Five of the passengers were taken to hospital, but fortunately there were no serious passenger injuries, although two people had to be cut from the wreckage by fire crew.
Later in the year, in June, a motorway worker had to be airlifted to hospital with head injuries after what the Daily Echo called a “horror smash on the M3”. An articulated lorry travelling along the motorway crashed into three parked maintenance vehicles, injuring three people. Such injuries would entitle the workers to seek car crash compensation. Also in August 2012 there was an incident on the M3 when a van crashed into the central barrier of the motorway, but fortunately there were no serious injuries.
Eligibility in car accident claims
If you’re injured in a road traffic accident then your rights are the same as with any other accident: if you weren’t responsible for it taking place, you may be eligible to seek compensation. To strengthen your case it helps to make an immediate note of everything that happened, including photographs if possible. Also seek medical attention at the earliest possibility.
Filing a car crash claim is no different than filing a work accident claim. The simplest way to proceed is to firstly contact Accident Advice Helpline for no obligation advice on whether you are eligible to proceed or not. If you are, Accident Advice Helpline provides a no-win, no-fee policy, so there are no upfront costs – which is particularly comforting for those who have lost income, or spent a lot of money on medical expenses as a result of the incident.
Date Published: November 13, 2013
Author: David Brown