Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands, is recognised as the second largest urban area in the UK. In such a big city, the busy roads and hectic city life does can lead to individuals experiencing a road traffic accident.
No matter how careful you are on the road, you cannot account for natural lapses in concentration or how other drivers behave on the roads. Whether you are in Wolverhampton or any other area of the UK, it is always advisable to be attentive, aware of other drivers, and be on the lookout for potential road accident dangers.
Black Country accident hotspots
In 2011, The West Midlands Casualty Reduction Scheme released a report, which revealed that 18 individuals lost their lives due to car crashes in accident blackspots in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.
A further 2,042 road traffic accidents in the area led to road-related injuries of varying severity.
Black Country New Road, which runs throughout the whole of the West Midlands, was found responsible for as many as ten road fatalities. This earned the stretch the privilege of being dubbed one of the most dangerous roads in the Black Country.
What to do in the event of a road accident
When you are involved in a road traffic accident, it is important that you stop and exit your vehicle, remain calm and make contact with any third-party drivers. While you may be shaken up and scared, try to keep a level head and not argue or place blame on any drivers involved in the road accident.
Collect information such as contact details of third-party drivers and witnesses, as well as registration plate numbers, policy numbers and police report details. These will be useful for insurance purposes but also handy should you wish to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.
Assistance with your road-related personal injury claim
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that occurred within the last three years, and you believe someone else was at fault, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you.
With years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims for victims of road-related accidents, Accident Advice Helpline works on a no win no fee* basis with the primary aim of recovering the compensation you are entitled to for the harm you have suffered.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile – for a free initial consultation with their specialist team, with no obligation to pursue your claim.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice