Regardless of how long you’ve been driving, and as experienced as you might think you are behind the wheel of a vehicle, different roads throw up different risks and dangers.
Driving along major A roads can be an unnerving experience and these types of roads are often the scene of road traffic accidents due to their unpredictable nature. The sheer volume of traffic you are likely to encounter when driving from London to Essex via the A13 can mean it is dangerous both in the daytime and at night.
The way this major thoroughfare between London and Essex is lit, the danger posed by other drivers, not to mention the risk brought about by changes in the weather, means any of these factors can increase your chances of an accident on the road.
You can never be sure of avoiding an accident when you are driving, but there are a few things you can do to reduce your chances of being involved in a road traffic accident, such as:
- Reducing your speed
- Keeping a safe distance from the car in front
- Maintaining concentration at all times
- Using your headlights to increase your visibility
- Check for any weather warnings prior to travel
However, accidents on the road are always a constant danger and if you have been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim for compensation.
Compensation can help you cover some of the costs mentioned previously as well as assisting you to rebuild your life and while you get on with the most important thing of all – recovering from your injuries.
How can I make a compensation claim if I’ve been hurt in a road accident that wasn’t my fault?
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in personal injury compensation and has over 15 years of experience when it comes to dealing with road traffic accident claims.
Our friendly, professional advisers are available on our freephone helpline, and we work purely on a no win, no fee* basis. We will be able to talk through the whole process with you and advise you whether or not we think you may have a case to claim for or not. And because of our expertise and experience there is usually no need to attend court as most of the information gathering is done over the telephone.
Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you can make a personal injury claim for a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice