Whenever you choose to take a drive in your car, you are automatically at risk of experiencing a road traffic accident. Regardless of how good you are at driving or how assertive you are regarding road regulations and other drivers, there is always someone on the road who isn’t as cautious as you.
Just like every other city in the UK, Northumberland is a bustling city with busy roads. With a high number of residents, visitors and businesses, traffic volumes are higher and as such this can lead to a greater number of road traffic accidents.
Dangerous roads in Northumberland
Northumberland councils regularly report of the improvements scheduled for their roads, and developments for high-risk areas. Obtaining data from the Northumberland County Council and Northumbria police, the following five stretches of road in Northumberland have been identified as the most problematic for drivers experiencing road traffic accidents:
- A6136 Leeming Lane
Injured in a road traffic accident: The next steps
Being involved in a road traffic accident can be a terrifying experience, whether you are in Northumberland or any other area of the UK. A crash in a quiet town can cause just as much trauma as those in cities. In the case of a road traffic accident, it is important that you remain calm and gather the following information.
You will need to collate details of:
- Where and when the accident happened
- Contact details of any other third-party drivers involved in the accident
- Registration plate details of any other drivers involved in the road traffic accident
- Witness contact information
- Photographs of damage to all vehicles involved
Although emotions may be high, it is important not to argue or place blame for the accident. In the case of the collision causing injury, remember to call an ambulance as soon as possible. In the case of a fire or an obstruction, the fire and police services would also need to be contacted.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whether you were the driver, the passenger or a pedestrian at the time of the road traffic accident, if you believe you sustained an injury at the fault of someone else, you may be able to claim compensation for the pain and difficulties you have experienced.
Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in dealing with claims for victims of personal injury. With a nationwide legal team and specialist advisors, Accident Advice Helpline has all the tools on hand to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your road-related injury. Call 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice