Every time you take a vehicle onto the road, you are at risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. The most skilled and careful drivers often find themselves involved in accidents on the road due to other factors including third-party driver error.
Road accidents in North Yorkshire
In North Yorkshire, the mix of desolate long roads and busy cities can lead to an increase in road traffic accidents.
The quaint towns, attractions and picturesque landscapes of North Yorkshire draw in plenty of tourism and holidaymakers to the area. Tourists driving in unknown areas can often increase the risk of road traffic accidents.
According to data from the EuroRAP and the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA), the following five roads in North Yorkshire are named as the most problematic for drivers experiencing road traffic accidents:
- A59 York
- A61 Barnsley to Wakefield
- M65 Long Preston
- A642 Wakefield
- A6135 Ecclesfield
What to do if you are involved in a road traffic accident
If you have been involved in an accident on the road, it is important you gather the following information to support any claim you may make:
- Where and when the accident happened
- Contact details for any other third party drivers involved in the accident
- The registration numbers of any vehicles involved
- If there are any witnesses, take statements or as much information as possible
- Where possible, a full description or photographs of any damage to the vehicles
It is important to try and remain calm after road traffic accidents. You should avoid pinning the blame on any individuals. If any injuries are sustained, the ambulance service should be contacted. If the accident has caused a road blockage, the local police need to be informed.
Accident Advice Helpline
With years of experience in dealing with road traffic accident claims, Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your claim.
If the accident that caused your injury occurred within the last three years, then you may be entitled to compensation for any harm you have suffered. Working on a no win no fee* basis, Accident Advice Helpline’s legal team work with the primary aim of ensuring you receive the personal injury compensation that you deserve.
Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call today on 0800 089 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile – to speak to an experienced member of our team who will give you specific advice based on the information in your claim, with no pressure to take things any further.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice