Wherever you live, work or travel to, there is always a risk of experiencing a road traffic accident. Road-related collisions are not exclusive to the Croydon area, however, with all London towns, the chance of sustaining a road-related injury are escalated due to high volumes of traffic and the hustle and bustle caused by commuting from the outskirts into central London.
Dangerous roads in Croydon
Brigstock Road in Croydon has been dubbed by pedestrians as one of the most dangerous roads in the area. Don’t be fooled into thinking that road-traffic accidents must involve a third-party vehicle. Many traffic accidents involve vehicles and pedestrians, especially in bustling shopping areas, as Brigstock Road is.
Transport for London (TfL) has also revealed that London Road in Norbury is statistically the most dangerous stretch for cyclists in Croydon. This information was reported after 140 road-related accidents occurred between June 2011 and April 2012. What’s more, these incidents only involved road accidents that were reported to the police, and did not include incidents where no one was injured.
In addition to typical road-traffic accidents, areas of Croydon have a high rate of anti-social behaviour. There are instances of drivers reporting car theft and individuals entering vehicles to perform acts of physical assault.
Who is to blame for your road traffic accident?
Depending on the details of your road-related accident, there may be a number of people responsible for any injuries you have sustained.
In the case that your road traffic accident was caused by poorly maintained roads or unsigned problematic areas, for example, a claim could be made against a local council. However, if a third-party driver caused the collision, the claim would have to be made through their insurance.
A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you to determine who is at fault and advise if your claim is likely to succeed if processed.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has over 14 years’ experience in assisting victims of personal injury with their compensation claims. With a nationwide team of specialist and legal professionals, you can be sure that your road accident claim is in expert hands.
Working around the clock to provide an efficient and convenient service, Accident Advice Helpline is available to contact 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, with no obligation to pursue your claim.