Compensation for an accident on the road in Wellingborough
What was the worst thing you could have thought would happen on the day you were injured in an accident? Perhaps you were looking forward to the weekend or spending time with family and friends? Maybe you were looking towards the summer and a holiday abroad? The chances are you weren’t thinking about being involved in an accident on the road in Wellingborough. At Accident Advice Helpline, we know that accidents happen and when they do they are a shock to those who have been injured in them.
In an ideal world there would be no such thing as an accident or road traffic accidents in Wellingborough. Unfortunately though, because of human intervention, accidents are always likely to happen regardless of how experienced or alert you are.
Annually in the United Kingdom, thousands of accidents happen through no fault of those injured in them. As a result there are many drivers and passengers alike who have been on the wrong end of another driver’s reckless behaviour or falling levels of concentration.
The other driver was falling asleep at the wheel
If you are the driver of a long distance lorry, then there are limits to the amount of time you should spend behind the wheel of your vehicle. These rules and regulations sadly do not apply to the drivers of cars and vans and every year, a number of individuals are injured in accidents where the other driver fell asleep behind the wheel.
As the victim of such an accident, it will have been impossible to avoid a vehicle that has lurched into your path. As a driver you are responsible for understanding your own limits and knowing when you should not be in charge of a motor vehicle.
If you have been without sleep for an overly long period of time it is not advisable to be behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Drowsiness can lead to the following:
- Falling asleep (even if only for a moment)
- Blurred vision
- Lack of concentration
- Slower than normal reflexes
Drowsiness can also be the result of medication prescribed by a physician. Again, the driver should be aware of the limitations brought about by the taking of such medication and should adjust their schedules accordingly.
Accident Advice Helpline: in your corner
We are here to fight your claim for you; it is what we were established for in June 2000. As one of the leading specialist law firms in the UK, our reputation for caring for our claimants precedes us and we get over 25,000 new enquiries every month.
It is because we deliver as good a service as we promise to, that Dame Esther Rantzen endorses and recommends our services to all innocent victims of accidents. Esther would not associate her name with any company she did not know for certain gave consumers a fair deal, and we all know we can trust what Esther says.
To find out if we can help you with your personal injury claim, give us a call today on our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or on your mobile call 0333 500 0993. We can help after your accident on the road in Wellingborough.
Date Published: 1st October 2014
Author: David Brown