Highland is the name of a council area in Scotland that sits within the Scottish Highlands. It is the biggest local government area in the whole of the UK, not just Scotland. Around 234,000 people live in the area, which encompasses a huge swathe of the northern and western reaches of the country. An accident in Highland is not common on the roads, but they can occur. If they do, they may potentially happen on busy main roads or on quiet roads stretching through stunning countryside.
Staying safe on the roads is something we should all take care to do. Driving at or below the maximum speed limit, being alert to possible obstacles and hazards around us, and being respectful of other drivers are all elements to be aware of.
Being hurt in a road accident
It is not necessary to be on a busy road filled with traffic to be caught up in a road accident. One road and two cars are all that is required for something to go wrong, if one driver fails to act in a responsible manner in line with the Highway Code. Indeed, if the road is of a poor standard, or has been covered in slippery mud that hasn’t been cleaned off by local farmers with tractors on the road, no other vehicles may be required for something to go wrong.
If you are hurt, it is of paramount importance to be seen by a medic as quickly as possible. If someone else was involved in the accident, exchanging details will be important, of course. If serious injuries are seen or suspected, calling an ambulance would be the best course of action. However, in some instances, people might think they are fine, only to realise later they are suffering pain and discomfort from injuries they were not aware of when the accident happened. Adrenaline can prevent you from realising you have been hurt to start with. Make sure you are seen by your GP or by a medic at the local hospital if you suspect one or more injuries have happened.
Have you experienced an accident in Highland recently?
By ‘recently’, we are referring to the past three years, since this is the length of time you have in which a personal injury claim must be made following an accident in Highland or elsewhere in the UK. This means you don’t need to make enquiries about the possibility of compensation immediately after your injury occurs. You can take the time you require to seek treatment and to begin your recovery before finding out more.
However, when you are ready to learn more, Accident Advice Helpline is ready and waiting to assist you. We operate a no-obligation advice line you can call on 0800 689 0500 (or on 0333 500 0993 for those using a mobile). When you do call, you can benefit from the best and most professional advice concerning no-win, no-fee claims. Isn’t it about time you discovered more today?
Date Published: 7th September 2017
Author: Rob Steen