Road traffic accidents can happen anywhere – in a town, on winding country lanes, or on busy, fast-moving motorways. Wherever you may be involved in a car crash, it is a shocking and unsettling experience to go through.
If you have been injured in a car crash, such as an accident on M6 motorway or any UK motorway, you may have incurred minor or even very severe injuries. Whatever your experience, if the accident was someone else’s fault, resulted in a hospital or doctor’s visit and happened within the past three years, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Claiming for compensation is an important step to take following an accident. Of course, your immediate priority is the health of you and others who may have been in the vehicle at the time, ensuring you receive proper medical attention even if you feel you may have escaped unscathed. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not be immediately noticeable.
What can cause an accident on M6 motorway?
The M6 motorway is the longest and one of the busiest motorways in the UK. Running from Rugby in the Midlands, up North past Manchester to just short of the Scottish border near Glasgow, it is over 230 miles long. Such a big and busy stretch of motorways will have seen a large number of car crashes – an accident on M6 may range from a small bump whilst queuing in traffic to a high-speed crash, perhaps sadly involving fatalities.
An accident on M6 may be caused by one of the following:
- Lack of observation from another driver
- Illegal driving manoeuvres such as undertaking
- Adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow, fog, strong winds or ice
- Sudden breaking
Of course, the list of accident causes is numerous, but the above gives an idea of the types of hazards you may be facing when on a motorway such as the M6.
If you’ve been involved in an accident – what should you do?
If you have been involved in an accident, if you are able, you should try and take as much information at the scene as possible. This may include the contact details of the other driver and any witnesses, vehicle registrations, and photos of the crash site taken on your camera phone.
Once you have received the medical attention you need, you should check your eligibility to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline has a unique 30-second test allowing you to do just that, as well as giving an idea of how much money you may be entitled to in just half a minute. If you are eligible, then you should get in touch with us straight away.
If you have filled out our 30-second calculator, one of our highly trained advisors will be in touch to progress your claim. If you prefer, you can call our advice line. Either way, making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline is a stress-free process as our legal experts handle your case on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 now.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown