Essex is seen and used by many as a commuter county, allowing people to travel in and out of the capital each day without having to live there. The likes of Canvey Island, Chelmsford and Castle Point are particularly popular; but that popularity brings its own risks. With people travelling in and out of London and Essex each day, accidents are likely to happen and it is these RTAs that make up a large proportion of the accident and injury claims in Castle Point each year.
Drivers running late for work or desperate to get home are likely to take their eyes off the ball as they start to worry about their plans. Sitting in a queue of traffic and being late isn’t going to please the boss, while getting home later than you would like isn’t going to make your long, hard day any better.
As a result they start to think about alternative routes to their destination and how they can overtake the slow moving vehicles up ahead. As such they make manoeuvres they might not normally perform and sometimes it’s such a spur of the moment decision that they don’t look thoroughly before making their moves.
Drivers can attempt to change lanes without looking to join a faster-moving lane on the motorway or they might try and overtake a car in front and misjudge the speed of an oncoming vehicle.
Either way, they cause the kind of accidents that leave innocent road users injured in a crash that they had no way of avoiding, needing urgent medical treatment and possibly leading to one of the accident and injury claims in Castle Point.
Driver errors prompt many of the accident and injury claims in Castle Point
Driver errors are by far the most common cause of road traffic accidents each year. While many put the blame firmly on the inexperienced motorists, they are not the only ones at fault when it comes to accidents out on the roads.
The more experienced motorists among us are also prone to making mistakes, partly because they have developed bad habits over the years and partly due to their more relaxed approach to motoring.
Many believe that, having approached the same junction near their home for years for example; they know that at certain times of day the road is much quieter. As such they might approach it too quickly believing that they will be able to pull straight out onto the main road the junction joins.
However, it only needs to have another road user on the road at this time and this experienced motorist can drive straight into the side of the other driver, causing damage to both cars and injuries to all involved.
Claiming for compensation
When you become the innocent victim of a road traffic accident it can be a particularly stressful time for you and your family. You may need a lengthy spell in hospital and physiotherapy afterwards, and also plenty of time away from work.
When you’re focussing on your recovery, the last thing you want to worry about is paying the bills and having your car repaired and that’s why a lot of injured motorists trust Accident Advice Helpline to handle their compensation claims.
We’ve worked in personal injury since 2000 and helped motorists from all over the UK to claim the compensation they deserve.
You can find out if you are eligible to make a no-win no-fee* claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, or you can give us a call now on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile).
Date Published: 10th June 2015
Author: David Brown