The Shropshire town of Telford is located approximately 48 km (30 miles) west of Birmingham and 21 km (13 miles) east of Shrewsbury. A fairly new town, it was named after Thomas Telford, a civil engineer, when it was first ‘put together’ during the 1960s/70s.
The town, which was created by a merger of smaller towns and villages (in particular the towns of Dawley, Madeley, Oakengates and Wellington) now incorporates Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heitage Site and scenic tourist destination. Advertising itself as ‘Industry’s Birthplace’, partly because of its close proximity to Coalbrookdale and several other locations within the area around Ironbridge Gorge that are recognised internationally as being of importance to the ‘Industrial Revolution’.
Road traffic accidents in Telford
Located at the M54 (an M6 spur linking Telford to the West Midlands and Wolverhampton) terminus, the town is situated alongside the A5 between Cannock and Shrewsbury. With the M54 reducing through-traffic and the A442 Queensway acting as an artery road from north to south, the town suffers comparatively few traffic problems. In spite of this, road accidents do occasionally happen.
Traffic accidents in Telford, like those in other towns and cities, are often the result of drivers driving too fast, being inattentive, or for some reason losing control over their vehicles (wet, icy or otherwise slippery road surfaces, for example). Like elsewhere, such accidents on the road can result in varying personal injuries to drivers and/or passengers.
If you were injured by a motoring accident in Telford, you may have the right to claim for driver or passenger injury compensation. In order to be entitled to make a claim, the incident causing your injury must have been caused by another party, and you must have sustained the injury within the last 36 months. This naturally also applies to accidents involving motorcycles and pedestrian or cycling injuries.
Claiming for compensation
Accident Advice Helpline, a law firm specialising in car crash and other personal injury claims, has been providing advice and no win no fee* legal assistance to injured members of the public for many years. To find out more about how to claim compensation or get your claim started, give the friendly advisors manning the 24/7 freephone helpline of this company a call and discuss your accidental injury with them in an informal, confidential chat. Calling the line does not put you under any obligation to pursue a claim.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice