Driving can be dangerous, particularly because you can’t predict the actions of other drivers, no matter how safe you think you are behind the wheel. A car crash caused by another driver has the potential to happen on any road, at any time, but there is some good news.
Those who have been injured in a car crash caused by another driver could find that they’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation for their pain, suffering and financial losses (such as loss of earnings. The best way to find out if you’re eligible? Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
What caused your car crash?
In order to prove that the other driver is liable for your accident, we’ll need to know the circumstances of what happened. Here are a few of the most common causes for car accidents we have handled claims for:
- Failing to reduce speed in wet or icy weather, or low visibility conditions such as fog
- Running a red light
- Driving the wrong way down a one-way street
- Tailgating (driving too close to the car in front)
- Faulty vehicle – perhaps tyres are damaged or worn or the car hasn’t passed its MOT
- Pulling out onto a road or turning without looking
- Distracted by using a mobile phone at the wheel, eating, applying make-up etc.
In all of these cases, the other driver could be held liable if they are at fault. Another major cause of car crashes is fatigue and drivers falling asleep at the wheel could cause a serious accident which could lead to life-changing injuries or even fatalities.
Change your future
You can’t change your past or undo what has happened, but you have the power to change your future and make a claim for personal injury compensation that could help your family financially after your accident.
If you have sustained serious injuries in a car crash, such as a head injury or loss of a limb, which has affected your ability to live your life as you did before, then we can help you.
Get in touch with one of our expert advisers by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today – it’s free to call.
You can also take the 30-second test on our website for an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.
With 15 years’ experience specialising in personal injury claims, our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you can afford to make a claim, no matter what your financial circumstances.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton