There are many car accidents in the United Kingdom every year. There are also many causes of these car accidents. Below are some of the most common reasons behind car accidents in the United Kingdom and the things that people want to know about the time limits for claiming compensation.
Car accident claim time limit due to distracted driving
The first reason that people get in a car accident is because they are distracted. Distraction comes in many forms, such as talking on the phone or texting. However, there are also distractions such as children in the back seat and the passenger talking to the driver. Even changing the station on the radio can be a distraction.
Basically, anything that takes your eyes off of the road is a distraction. Some distractions are worse than others, but any kind of distraction can cause an accident. Distracted driving accidents are very preventable. Don’t talk or text while you’re driving and choose your radio station before you start on the road.
Car accident claim time limit due to driver fatigue
The second reason that people get in car accidents is because they drive while they are tired. Either they drive late at night after working all day, or they drive for hours on end so that they are tired and they are losing focus of the road. The best way to prevent this is to pull over to the side of the road if you are feeling yourself becoming tired. Another good idea is not to drive when you’re tired. If possible, spend the night where you are, rather than trying to drive home.
Car accident claim time limit due to drunk driving
The third reason that people can have a car accident is because they are driving while they are drunk. This is horrible, because often the people who are injured are the people who are not drunk. Many people are injured or killed during the year because of a drunk driver. It’s also one of the most preventable accidents. If you’re going out to drink, have a designated driver. If you didn’t expect to go out and drink, rather than trying to drive home, call a friend or a taxi.
These are three of the most common reasons that people get into accidents. Keep in mind that even though you may not have been injured due to being distracted on the road, driving while drunk, or driving while you’re tired, you may injure someone else. You may go to jail, and if you kill someone else, the consequences are going to be dire.
Ask Accident Advice Helpline about your accident claim time limit
Generally, the time limit for claiming compensation after any kind of non-fault accident is three years, unless there are special circumstances. If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t wait. Give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. We have expert solicitors who can help you with winning your case and we will work hard to ensure the claim process is as smooth and fast as possible.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to speak to one of our advisers today.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013