Being involved in a road traffic accident can be mild enough to just be inconvenient or serious enough to be fatal. It’s essential for all drivers to be aware at all times that they are behind the wheel; to be able to avoid being the cause of an accident and to react quickly should something happen out of your control. Any stretch of road can be as dangerous as another if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, so to minimise chances of needing to file a car crash claim, be the most sensible driver on the road you can be.
Despite this, there do seem to be certain areas on roads that have a higher incidence of accidents than other areas. A particularly tight bend on a country lane, for example, may have a high crash rate compared to the straight stretch further on. Motorways always have heavy traffic, which can make people worry they will be injured in a road traffic accident.
There are a range of accident spots on the M40 – the area between junctions 2 and 5 seems to be a place to watch out for. In November 2012 two male drivers were cut from their respective vehicles after colliding near Beaconsfield, by the junction 2 slip road, causing three of the four lanes to be closed. In February 2013 a man was on the wrong side of the motorway bridge, causing the motorway to be closed in both directions from junction 4B to 3. Another incident occurred in August 2013, more tragically involving two fatalities from a motorcycle crash. The victims were the rider and passenger of the vehicle, with no one else injured. The accident occurred between junctions 4 and 5 of the M40.
Compensation for car accident claims
Whether you’re involved in an accident with a lorry, car or motorcycle, you can seek compensation if it wasn’t your fault. Even if you weren’t driving, you can seek passenger injury compensation with the assistance of Accident Advice Helpline.
For over ten years, the law firm has been helping people win compensation for everything from car crash compensation to a repetitive strain injury claim. If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault and think you may be entitled to compensation, contact Accident Advice Helpline for no-obligation advice on whether you are eligible to proceed. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.Open Claim Calculator