The economic downturn and high unemployment have hit the less affluent areas of the UK hardest. This is seen in places like Aberdare in the South Wales valleys where money is in short supply and jobs are hard to come by. As a result, many people travel out of Aberdare to work and a large proportion of these head south on the A470 to the Welsh capital, Cardiff.
Cardiff is still a centre for retail trade, business and tourism and the head offices of many Welsh organisations are located there. The Welsh Assembly Government itself is a large local employer and is located in Cardiff Bay.
If you live in Aberdare and commute to Cardiff to work in an office every day, then it is most likely that the majority of your days will be uneventful. For some unfortunate people, however, the day will not go well and they will be injured in an accident that was not their fault. Let’s take a look at the sorts of accidents this could entail and how to deal with them.
Accident solicitor in Aberdare – Train accident claim
The train is a convenient way to commute from Aberdare to Cardiff. There are two station stops in Cardiff and one in Aberdare giving you flexibility. The train allows you to do some work on the way into the office or to relax and read the morning paper. Either way, it is less stressful than driving a car. You also don’t need to worry about finding a parking place when you arrive at work. Train accidents are very rare, and so accident claims in Aberdare involving trains are also not common.
However, it is always a good idea to know what to do in case it happens to you. As soon as you feel up to it, you could call the law firm Accident Advice Helpline for some early advice. Our advisors can tell you how an accident claim works and put you in touch with an accident solicitor in Aberdare.
Accident solicitor in Aberdare – Car accidents
Many people chose to commute from Aberdare to Cardiff by car. This gives them the flexibility to travel whenever they want to as they are not restricted to a train timetable. They are also able to drive right to their workplace which is a bonus if they work outside of the city centre and away from the train station. Several people can travel in one car, and you can carry a lot of equipment in your boot. You may even be spared the hassle of finding a parking space if your employer provides reserved parking for you.
Road traffic accidents between Aberdare and Cardiff are not unusual, and accident cases for solicitors in Aberdare are a weekly occurrence. There is the dual carriageway, roundabouts and city streets to negotiate. Roundabouts are frequently the location of a rear-end shunt when one car runs into the back of another car. Accident Advice Helpline has a wealth of experience handling all types of car accidents and can advise you further.
You can call our 24-hour hotline 0800 689 0500 at any time of the day or night. If you are ringing from a mobile, please dial 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 16th June 2013
Author: Emma Matthews