While the vast majority of drivers on our roads today are exceptionally good and are perfectly safe too, there are sadly a few drivers who are keen on driving dangerously. They may drive too fast, or do not read the road in front of them. They may drive on the pavement or weave in and out of traffic.
A dangerous driver is far more likely to be the cause of an accident than someone who takes good care on the roads. While we all make mistakes occasionally, they do not usually result in a serious accident taking place. A dangerous driver could take lives and forever change the lives of those who survive being in an accident with them.
How badly could you be hurt by a dangerous driver?
As some people will already know, the severity of injuries in cases like this can be significant. While you may be lucky and get away with minor injuries, you are still likely to suffer from some degree of emotional effects as well. For example, you may be nervous of getting into a car again if you have been in a car accident and were hurt by a dangerous driver.
Many people put in claims to seek compensation following accidents like these. It doesn’t matter whether you were a car driver, a passenger or a pedestrian – you have a right to find out whether you could make a claim if you were hurt.
What steps should you take next?
First and foremost, medical attention for any injuries you received is paramount. This should be done at the time you have the accident. It is always best to get checked out, even if your injuries seem non-urgent. It also helps to provide a record of what occurred and what injuries you suffered at the time. This may all be of use later on.
If you wish to find out whether you could make a claim to get some compensation, the best course of action is to call Accident Advice Helpline. We have set up a free enquiry line you can use at whatever time suits you best. Just remember to call within three years of the accident taking place. Call today on 0800 689 0500. It could be the first and most important step towards finding out if you could claim successfully.
Date Published: March 6, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead