A road traffic accident can occur in any town or city. Wherever drivers are on the road, there is always a risk of a car collision occurring. No matter how careful you are, there are always other drivers who won’t drive with the same caution as you do. Roads in Nottingham are no exception to this finding.
Dangerous roads in Nottingham
Both the A52 and the A46 which lead through Nottinghamshire, have been named as two of the most dangerous roads in the UK by The Highways Agency and the Road Safety Foundation.
The 21-mile stretch of the A52 between Bingham and Grantham and a 19-mile stretch of the A46 between Bingham and Newark were each given two-star safety ratings by the Road Safety Foundation. These findings directly correlated with the number of accidents on the roads, considering the level of traffic that uses them.
What to do if you are injured in a road traffic accident
As many people know, the most important detail to note following a road traffic accident is the other car’s registration plate number. From this, usually without other details, insurance companies and compensation providers are able to trace the owner of the car to establish the basics for their case. That being said, there are still a number of other details you should gather to ensure your road traffic accident compensation or insurance claim process is as streamlined as possible.
Other useful details
Following a car crash, take time to speak to all involved and note down the following information:
- Third party driver details including name, address, telephone number
- Third party driver insurance details, including a policy number, where possible
- Witness details, including name, number and address
- Police report numbers and a completed collision pack
If required, call the emergency services on 999. If someone is badly injured they may require medical attention, however, many car collisions do require the additional intervention of both the fire and police service.
How else to support your claim
Following a road traffic accident, write down the events as you remember they occurred. This account may jog your memory in future, if needed should you decide to claim road accident compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Don’t suffer in silence. If you have suffered harm due to a car accident that wasn’t your fault, law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, may be able to help you. Their dedicated team are on hand 24/7 to talk through the basics of your case and advise whether you have a road accident claim worth pursuing.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice