If there’s one thing that every motorist dreads, it’s a car accident. Even a minor bump can cause a lot of damage to a vehicle – not to mention the driver, who might end up having to visit hospital or at least go to the GP the following morning to get checked out.
Major accidents, of course, are even worse. Pile-ups on motorways, involving many casualties and the attendance of all the emergency services, can be horrific.
If you’ve been in an accident, it could be the case that another driver caused it. RoSPA says that human error is behind 95% of all accidents on the road. If another driver did cause the accident in which you were injured, you could claim through an accident solicitor in West Dorset, and this could result in you being paid compensation.
What do you know about road accidents?
If you want to reduce your risk of causing an accident, then you need to know what lies behind them:
Alcohol use – your co-ordination, decision-making and sight, amongst other things, are all affected by alcohol. Don’t drink and drive.
Tiredness – this also affects your ability to cope with driving properly, so make sure you rest before you drive, and avoid driving at night if possible.
Impatience – if you’re in a hurry, you might make some reckless manoeuvres and cause an accident.
These are just three of the many factors that could contribute to an accident. Others include road design and mechanical faults, but by far the majority of factors are human – so it’s up to us all to ensure that we’re doing everything we can to avoid an accident.
Not just cars, so be careful
The roads aren’t used solely by cars, either. Accidents may involve other vehicles, such as lorries – and, of course, accident victims may be people who don’t even drive. Cyclists ride on the road and pedestrians cross the road, so you always need to be aware of their presence. Most road accidents happen in built-up areas, not on the motorways!
Find an accident solicitor in West Dorset
If you’re the victim of an accident that was caused by someone else, you could make a claim through an accident solicitor in West Dorset. All you need to do to get started is call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an advisor. They will take your details and, if you qualify to claim, pass them to one of our no win no fee* lawyers.
Your accident solicitor in Dorset will then work on your behalf, with the aim of securing you a payment of compensation. If you win your case, you will get your payout, which will take care of any expenses incurred as a result of the accident, and help you get back on track money-wise.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and speak to an advisor now. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010.
Our solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis and we have 14 years’ experience in the claims industry. Call us now.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown