Like other areas across the UK, the Isle of Wight has a series of roads notorious for being accident hotspots. According to an article reporting about discussions between Conservative councillors and local residents in 2014, such road accident hotspots include, for instance:
- A dangerous bend on the road north of Rookley (Central Wight)
- The road near Chillerton School
- The road leading through Billingham village
- China Lane Junction on Military Road, Billingham
- The Strand and Monkton Street in Ryde
- Cowes High Street
- Cross Lane, Hallbery Lane and surrounding roads in Newport
Conditions on the latter roads are made worse by festival and commuter traffic, as well as parking disruptions and endless streams of heavy goods vehicles and other motorists trying to avoid Coppins Bridge.
Preventing unfortunate events
While local councils are considering measures to improve safety on roads like these, drivers can also do much to prevent being involved in a road traffic accident. Reducing speeds when driving through villages, even if there are no obvious speed limits, looking out for school children, pedestrians and other road users all go a long way towards preventing accidents on the road. In other words, just like anywhere else, driving responsibly and with due care and attention can do much to avoid injuring someone else or being injured by traffic accidents on the Isle of Wight.
When things go wrong
Even the best drivers in the world sometimes experience road-related accidents due to someone else’s mistake. In such cases, those injured by motoring accidents could be entitled to car accident compensation.
How to claim
Finding out if you are eligible to receive driver or passenger injury compensation and subsequently making a claim is made easy by Accident Advice Helpline.
You can establish your claim eligibility by simply completing the 30-second test, also referred to as the compensation calculator, on our official website or by calling our firm’s Freephone advice line. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, this line is totally confidential and you will be under no obligation to pursue a claim for compensation at any point.
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Our law firm’s in-house legal team operates under conditional fee agreements, meaning claimants do not have to worry about the financial implications of claiming for injury compensation. Any fees for solicitors, legal costs and so on incurred during the claim are deducted from the awarded compensation once the claim has been successfully settled.
There’s nothing to lose, and potentially a compensation claim to gain, so call us today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, for more information.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice