Car accident YouTube 5

Introducing car accidents

Road traffic accidents are a very real and constant threat on Britain’s roads. Ever since Henry Ford conceptualised the Model T, the range, variety and sheer number of cars on the road has been on an inexorable rise. Despite numerous safety measures and laws brought into place, statistics surrounding car accidents still make for alarming reading.

A report from the Department for Transport  (DfT) shows that, following a steady year on year decrease, the number of reported road traffic incidents is unfortunately back on the rise. In 2011 there was a total of almost 23,000 serious injuries and 1900 fatalities.

Almost a quarter of these fatalities involved pedestrians. While the video above ends harmlessly, and indeed is somewhat comical, it showcases how and why pedestrian accidents happen.

Common road accidents

  • Motorways
    The DfT report shows that there were 106 fatalities and 740 serious motorway accidents in 2011. The problems are mainly caused by speed, 49 per cent of drivers admitted they break the 70mph speed limit meaning when a car accident occurs, they are serious.
  • Pedestrians
    The chief cause of pedestrian accidents is simply a lack of attention on behalf of drivers and those on foot. Many risky road crossings simply result in breathtaking near misses but a good number of others end in serious accidents. When car meets human, there tends to only be one outcome.

Potential claims in the YouTube video

Unfortunately, the video above only captures the consequences rather then the cause of the incident. The air bags have been deployed and driver may well have whiplash while the elderly lady seems to be fine, judging by the forceful swing of her bag.

  • Assessing fault
    Any claim for car accident injury compensation requires the incident to be the fault of others. As the video misses the start, it’s difficult to establish who is at fault. If the car was speeding and failed to allow sufficient stopping time having seen the woman at the crossing, then the driver is at fault. However, if she suddenly and unexpectedly stepped out, then the man may have a driver injury claim.
  • Claim potential
    If able to prove that it was the fault of the woman crossing the road dangerously, then the man’s traffic incident claim has a chance of success.

If you think you may be due road accident compensation following an incident that wasn’t your fault, use Accident Advice Helpline’s free-phone for professional and friendly advice.

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