Most of us would class ourselves as safe drivers, but no matter how safe a driver you think you are, there is still the risk of being involved in a UK road accident.
It could be that another driver was at fault and caused your accident, and if that’s the case, you definitely shouldn’t suffer in silence if you’ve been injured.
In fact, you could find you can make a claim for personal injury compensation – and that means you’ll need the services of a reputable personal injury lawyer.
Choose Accident Advice Helpline as our team has 15 years’ experience specialising in personal injury claims, and we offer a 100% no win, no fee service.
Common causes of road accidents
Driver error accounts for 90% of all road accidents – here are some of the most common causes of road accidents:
- Distracted driver eating or using their mobile phone at the wheel
- Fatigue – drivers falling asleep at the wheel
- Failing to pay attention to road signs and signals
- Failing to look at junctions or roundabouts
- Tailgating (driving too close to the vehicle in front)
- Driving a poorly maintained vehicle – for example one which is not roadworthy or has worn or damaged tyres
If you have been involved in a collision with a speeding driver or have suffered whiplash, cuts and bruises after another vehicle was tailgating you and rear-ended your vehicle, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation, not only for your pain and suffering but also for any financial losses you’ve incurred as a result of your accident.
What are we talking about? Well, loss of earnings, for a start, but also things like medical and travel expenses when attending hospital or a doctor’s surgery for treatment for your injuries. In the case of life-changing injuries such as a brain injury, your compensation could cover the cost of future treatment and care, including modifying your home to meet your needs.
How easy is the claims process?
Whilst most claims can be dealt with in full over the phone, there’s a small chance you will need to attend court if the other driver denies liability.
Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers will be there to support you every step of the way – we want you to get the compensation you deserve.
Whether a UK road accident has left you with cuts, bruises and broken bones or you have been left permanently disabled, we’re here to help.
Call our freephone 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 today, and find out more about how we can help you claim compensation.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton