Whenever you head out onto the roads in a vehicle, you are always at risk of a road traffic accident. No matter how carefully you drive, or how aware you are of others on the road, there is always the danger that you will be involved in an impact with another driver who isn’t as vigilant.
Just as with all areas of the UK, County Durham has been home to some horrific road traffic collisions. Located in the North East, whenever you take to the roads in the region, care should be taken.
Obtaining data from local governments, the following five stretches of tarmac in County Durham have been identified as the most problematic for drivers experiencing road traffic accidents:
- West Terrace
- Middlesbrough Road
- A177 Durham Road
- Lobster Road
How common are road accidents?
The most recent report by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) stated that, ‘It is estimated that the total number of road casualties in Great Britain is between 660,000 and 880,000 per year, with a best estimate of around 730,000. This includes an estimated 80,000 people who are seriously injured.’
While injuries and fatalities continue to fall, road traffic accidents are still common in the UK, with an average of five people per day dying due to road-related incidents.
Who is to blame for my road traffic accident?
It isn’t always immediately clear who is to blame for a road traffic accident. In some cases problems with road maintenance, poorly managed problem areas and faulty traffic lights, for example, could find the local council responsible for your collision.
In others, it may be that a third party driver was the cause behind your road-related accident and their poor driving or judgement could make them liable for any vehicle damage or injury you have sustained.
The best way to determine if you are eligible for personal injury compensation for your road-related accident is to seek advice from a reputable law firm.
Claiming for road-related accidents
Road accidents can be complicated and sometimes become heated. While you recover from the injury you have sustained, a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can help to streamline the compensation process, giving you peace of mind.
Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in helping victims of road accidents.
Wherever your road-related injury was sustained, our nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals are ready to provide you with an expert service, helping you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice