However long you’ve been driving and as experienced as you might think you are behind the wheel, different roads throw up different risks and different dangers. Driving along country lanes, particularly in the dark, can be an unnerving experience and these types of roads are often the scene of road traffic accidents, due to their unpredictable nature.
What is dangerous about driving on country lanes?
The sheer nature of country lanes can make them dangerous. The way they are lit(if at all), bends in the road, and the width cars have to pass each other, not to mention animals, cyclists, and pedestrians. Any of these variables can lead to a sudden need to brake or veer off course and increase your chances of an accident on the road.
What can be the results of a road traffic accident on a country lane?
Due to the high speeds reached on country lanes, as most have a limit of 60mph, any accident can be very serious, leading to personal injuries and even death. If you suffer a road accident on a country lane you could be facing:
- Serious injury to you or a passenger
- Damage to your vehicle
- Loss of earnings if you are unable to work
- Expensive repairs to your car
- Costly medical bills and treatment
This is why you should consider making a claim for personal injury compensation if you’ve been injured in a car accident on a country lane.
Compensation can help you rebuild your life and cover some of the costs mentioned previously, while you get on with the most important thing of all – recovering from your injuries.
How to make a claim for personal injury compensation
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm for personal injury compensation and they have over ten years experience of dealing with road traffic accident claims.
Their friendly, professional advisers are available on their Freephone helpline, which is answered 24/7, and work purely on a no win no fee basis. They will be able to talk through the whole process with you and advise you whether they think you may have a case to claim for.
There is usually no need to attend court as most of the information gathering is done over the telephone.
Contact them today to see if you can make a personal injury claim.
Date Published: November 13, 2013
Author: David Brown