Barnsley is a big town with a population of 91,297 as of the recent census in 2011. It is in South Yorkshire, and benefits from its convenient position almost equidistant between Leeds and Sheffield. Accident claims in Barnsley are not very common, despite the size of the population. The area is safe and pleasant to live in, and others visit daily to work there. Barnsley is also the chief settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley.
Most people have little experience of accidents that are caused by other people. It’s common enough to suffer an accident because we are not attentive. For example, if you’ve ever chopped vegetables in your kitchen and failed to pay proper attention, you’ll know it is very easy to cut yourself. But even if you do take every care no matter where you are or what you are doing, it is still very difficult for you to avoid everything that could go wrong.
Most drivers take ample care no matter where they are or what type of road they are on. Very few would be classed as dangerous drivers. However, even those who are usually very safe and attentive can have a moment’s lack of clarity behind the wheel. And it takes just a split-second for someone to neglect the road or to be distracted, and to end up having an accident.
If you are in the immediate vicinity when this happens, you will end up being caught up in an accident that you were not the cause of. Sometimes, the other driver may immediately admit fault, but even if they do, take care to get their details and the details of any witnesses who saw what happened. It is not unheard of for the other driver to withdraw or deny their admission of liability later. Also, if you are hurt, do make sure you are checked over at a local casualty unit or a minor injuries unit if one is available nearby. This means there will be evidence of your attendance, and of your injuries.
Ask our team about making accident claims in Barnsley now
The sooner you get some no-obligation advice about your situation, the easier it will be to determine whether a compensation claim might be in your future. Accident claims in Barnsley can easily be dealt with by our experienced team of lawyers, and all it takes to get started is to ring our advisors via our free enquiry line. You can also complete the free 30-second test on our website for fast answers, if you prefer to begin that way.
Our free enquiry line is open now on 0800 689 0500, but you can also get through to Accident Advice Helpline via your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Whichever way you choose to start the ball rolling, it has never been easier to find out if you’re able to get some assistance from our team. We are always here to answer all your queries.
Date Published: 11th July 2017
Author: Rob Steen