It has recently been revealed that one of the most common causes for a road traffic accident in Preston occurring is distracted drivers.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in Preston and think that the driver of the other vehicle involved was to blame, then your can contact Accident Advice Helpline and find out if you can make a claim for compensation.
Distracted drivers account for a large number of the accidents that are caused in Lancashire. These days there are many reasons why a driver many be distracted and therefore cause an accident in Preston, for example:
- Smoking (or lighting a cigarette)
- Arguing with a friend or family member
- Trying to discipline children in the backseat
- Speaking on a mobile phone (not using hands free)
- Changing a CD or using an iPod or other music device
- Programming a SatNav or reading a map
Our solicitors have even helped a client claim compensation after they were involved in a road traffic accident in Preston where the driver of the other vehicle was knitting whilst behind the wheel.
No matter what the reason for your road traffic accident in Preston you can rest assured that if you were not to blame, and the accident occurred within the last three years, then our solicitors will be able to secure compensation for you.
Types of compensation
When it comes to thinking about compensation people often assume that the compensation awarded for an accident in Preston is made up of just the consideration of the type of injury you have sustained.
For example, £3,000 might be the “going rate” for a broken arm; therefore this is the amount that you will receive. However, this is not the case.
To get a general idea of how much you might be able to claim you can take our 30 second test, but bear in mind that this is only a generalised figure as there is a lot more that goes into deciding what you are likely to be awarded.
Your solicitor will arrange for you to be assessed by an independent medical expert who will determine whether you are likely to experience on going and long term effects of your injury. If you are likely to then you will receive more compensation to take into account your future pain and suffering. Your solicitor will also look into whether or not you have had to take any time off from work as a result of your accident and injuries, and the financial impact this has had on you. It may be that you will have to retire early as a result of your injuries, or take a less physically demanding, and potentially less well paid position.
Whatever the situation our solicitors will cover every angle for you to make sure you get exactly what you deserve.
For more information contact us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th May 2014
Author: David Brown