The most important thing to occur after a car accident of any kind happens is for those who have been injured to receive urgent medical attention. Sometimes their injuries may be minor but it is usually best to receive medical care to ensure nothing untoward is going on. If a car accident caused by another driver results in injuries of any kind though, it would also be prudent to get the facts to support this.
There is a good reason for this. If that driver is found to be negligent in their driving behaviour, it can lead to a compensation claim meeting with success for the injured party if they were innocent of causing any wrongdoing. You may have been in this position before. You may realise it is perfectly possible to do everything you should do as a responsible driver and still be injured through the actions of someone else.
Examples of a car accident caused by another driver
There are plenty of examples we could give you here. For example you may proceed at a green light at a set of traffic lights and a driver decides to go through a red light in the other direction, crashing into your car as they do so. In another example a driver might enter a roundabout without it being safe to do so, or they could try and change lanes on a motorway without first looking and indicating they mean to do so.
As you can see there are lots of ways in which they could potentially cause damage to another innocent driver. If there is indeed proof of negligence present when the situation is investigated, this could increase the chances of the injured driver receiving compensation.
How serious are car accidents like these?
We all know most accidents of this type are quite minor, even when someone is at fault. They can occur at a very low speed and not really incur much damage at all. However, they can also take place at high speed and in circumstances that result in a much more serious accident taking place.
If this has happened to you within the last three years we would encourage you to get in touch with our team now. When you call 0800 689 0500 you will be put through to Accident Advice Helpline for free no-obligation advice.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen