Being involved in a road accident can be a traumatic experience, particularly if you are a safe driver. The issues which commonly cause road accidents are frequently discussed among road safety groups and campaigners, yet still people are involved in traffic accidents every day. Many people may not be aware of the common causes behind accidents and may even be guilty of committing these offences regularly. A simple poor decision on the road can result in serious injuries to a driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist or a cyclist.
Poor hazard perception and poor judgement of another car’s distance can easily result in an accident on the road. This could cause serious injuries to both drivers which is why it is so important to keep a good distance between you and the vehicle in front. Being rear-ended can be extremely frightening, particularly for the driver at the front as they may not have seen the accident coming. It can also cause extensive injuries to the front driver; a common one being whiplash. Although whiplash may sound minor, it can cause the driver significant pain and suffering. In the worst case scenario, being rear-ended could result in the front driver hitting their head on the dashboard or even on the window.
What to do in the event of an accident
The first thing to do is seek medical help. Thereafter, you may want to exchange details with the driver which caused the accident as your car may be damaged and in need of repair. You may also want to hold the driver liable for their actions as they may have been driving dangerously or they may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You may also be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the other driver’s insurance provider if there is evidence of the driver’s negligence. You may need some legal advice on this.
Where to seek advice
You may need to speak with a legal representative if you are thinking of pursuing personal injury compensation for being rear-ended. Where there is evidence that the other driver was at fault, you may be able to win a cash payout with the help of our team at Accident Advice Helpline. Contact us via our website or give us a call free on 0800 659 0500. Our advisors will provide you with some no-obligation advice regarding your situation when you ring us. If you decide to make your claim with us, we will provide you with the appropriate legal representation to support you through your claim.
Category: Car accident claims