Require expert accident claims solicitor in Auchtermuchty?
A car accident in Auchtermuchty is very different from car accident in Glasgow. An Auchtermuchty case is likely to involve a country road whereas a Glasgow case is more likely to involve an urban street. The characteristics of an accident on a country road are very different to those of an urban accident. At least both types of cases can be handled by Accident Advice Helpline and so people who have been injured in both types of accident are able to access a first rate personal injury legal service.
Accident claims solicitor in Auchtermuchty
Auchtermuchty country road accidents frequently involve collisions with animals and livestock. In other cases people swerve to avoid vehicles and livestock and actually end up colliding with another car. Livestock can include horses, cows and sheep. Wild animals such as foxes and deer may also stray across country roads. It is important to be on the lookout for animals when driving on country roads and to keep a safe distance between you and the car in front – they may have to stop suddenly to avoid hitting an animal!
Accident claims solicitor in Auchtermuchty regularly deal with cases that also involve collisions with agricultural vehicles. Tractors towing trailers and other machinery have to move slowly on country lanes and you never know when you are going to meet one as you negotiate a blind bend. They also tend to be stationary in the middle of the road as they prepare to turn into a farm yard or into a field. Country lanes are narrow and agricultural machinery is wide – they can end up taking up most of the road.
Accident solicitors in Glasgow deal with urban road accidents
Urban driving is characterised by lane changes, roundabouts and junctions. There are frequently lines of slowly moving traffic and this is where the classic ‘rear end shunt’ can occur. One driver has stopped suddenly and the driver behind has failed to notice this in time. Whiplash is a common symptom from this type of accident. Turning out of junctions also requires great care and attention. Cyclists and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable. The urban environment is the most dangerous environment for cyclists and many accidents happen. Cyclists can also get hit as cars are pulling in and out of parking places. A place to park is often at a premium in the city and people tend to dash into them and sometimes fail to check that there are no cyclists in the way.
Buses are also a unique feature of city driving. They stop frequently along city roads and so are continually moving in and out of the traffic stream. As a car driver you have to pull out and overtake the bus safely and this includes checking your mirror for motorcyclists.
There are more pedestrians in the city than on country roads and, of course, pedestrians get hurt in car accidents. The very young and the elderly are most commonly hurt. Children are not very good at estimating the speed of approaching cars and elderly people are not able to get out of their way.
If you’ve been injured through any type of road accident in Glasgow, Auchtermuchty or any other part of the country Accident Advice Helpline can help. They are a national personal injury firm so they can help you wherever you happen to live. Fill in the form on the right to get an estimation of how much you could claim or give the friendly advisors a call to talk through your accident.
Date Published: 30th June 2013
Author: Sharon Parry