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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Common causes of motorway accidents


    Motorway accidents can occur at any time, on any motorway, and if somebody else is to blame for your accident, you could find yourself in a position to make a personal injury claim. Perhaps somebody you know has been seriously injured in an accident on a motorway? Or maybe you yourself have sustained minor injuries after a collision that wasn’t your fault. Whatever has happened, you can make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline on a 100% no win, no fee basis. Some of the most common causes of motorway accidents are actually things which are due to driver error.

    What caused your accident on a motorway?

    We have been helping members of the public claim compensation for motorway accidents since 2000, and here are some of the most common causes of motorway accidents we have encountered during that time:

    • Overtaking when there is not space to do so safely
    • Tailgating, which could cause a rear-end collision or pileup
    • Speeding, particularly in poor weather conditions or when visibility is impaired by the weather
    • Stopping on the motorway (not the hard shoulder)
    • Debris on the road, such as something which has fallen off or out of a vehicle, or other hazards
    • Animals on the motorway
    • Damaged road surface
    • Drivers distracted at the wheel, for example by their mobile phone or MP3 player
    • Long-distance lorry drivers falling asleep at the wheel
    • Vehicles which are not fit to drive – for example, a car which has failed its MOT
    • Drivers who do not have a licence

    As you can see, there are a number of different things which could cause a motorways accident. Injuries sustained in a collision on a motorway have the potential to be more serious than in other types of road accidents, as cars are often moving at faster speeds. So you could sustain serious crush injuries, broken bones, head and facial injuries if you’re involved in a motorway crash or pile-up.

    Can we help you claim compensation after your accident?

    We have dealt with hundreds of claims relating to the common causes of motorway accidents, and if somebody else’s negligence has led to your accident, we can help you to claim too. Just call Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number on 0800 689 0500. We work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so anybody can afford to make a claim, and we come highly recommended by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, who you may recognise from television.

    Date Published: May 13, 2016

    Author: Paula Beaton

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