There is no such thing as a safe road, anywhere in the world. Despite concerted efforts, such as traffic calming measures and reductions in speed limits, roads will always be a naturally dangerous place.
This is certainly the case with a road like the A23 that runs between London and Brighton.
Accidents on the A23
Major roads such as the A23 are often the scene of road traffic accidents due to their unpredictable nature, which can mean it is extremely important that you know just what to expect when you use this heavily congested stretch of highway.
Nobody can be sure they will avoid a road accident when they are driving purely due to the unpredictable nature of motoring and the behaviour of other road users, but there are a few things that all road users should do to reduce their chances of being involved in a road traffic accident:
- Always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, in case they stop suddenly without warning
- When driving at night make sure you use your full headlights, and side lights
- Take into account changes in the weather which might make driving conditions difficult
- However tempting do not use your mobile phone while driving
- Reducing your speed when traffic is heavy will always give you more thinking time when it comes to avoiding accidents on the road.
Despite all this good advice, accidents on the road will always be a fact of life and if you have been hurt in a road accident, the medical treatment you require could be expensive, not to mention work tie that you may have to miss. This is why you may be entitled to make a claim for your injuries.
So who should you turn to?
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm, specialising in personal injury compensation, which has 15 years of experience when in dealing with road traffic accident claims.
Our friendly advisers are available 24 hours, seven days a week, and work purely on a no-win no-fee* basis. We will talk you through the whole claims process and advise you of whether your case is likely to be successful.
Because we compile all the information we need over the phone, before deciding if you have a case for compensation, there is usually no need for our claimants to attend court. Give us a call now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice