Over the last few years, the number of cars on the road has increased massively. But does that necessarily mean you’re more likely to be involved in an accident?
Accidents involving cars and other motor vehicles are actually on the decline; even though the average mileage is going up every year, the number of people injured or killed has fallen. Of course, that doesn’t mean that going out on the road is completely free from risk – this is especially true if you’re a cyclist.
While car drivers still make up the largest proportion of road traffic accident victims, they are no longer the most likely to be killed or suffer a life-changing injury. That honour goes to other road users; namely cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. You may also be surprised to learn that motorways are not the place where most crashes occur, accounting for less than 5% of all road traffic accidents.
Getting advice after a car accident in Calderdale
If you’ve been involved in a car accident in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, have you considered making a claim for compensation? You may be entitled to a payout to cover any medical expenses, loss of earnings or other costs you incur as a result of your injuries – plus a lump sum for the injury itself. How much you receive will depend on your case.
There are several things you can do that will definitely increase the likelihood of your injury claim’s success. At the scene of the accident, you should take the full details of any other involved parties and witnesses if at all possible. You should also make a note of any road conditions that may have caused the accident, and take photos if you can. Then it’s time to make a call to Accident Advice Helpline.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK and specialises in handling personal injury claims, with more than a decade of experience in this field. If you need advice after a car accident in Calderdale, call us – there’s nothing we can’t handle! Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; call 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
If you’d prefer, you can take our 30-second online test to get an idea of how likely your claim is to result in a payout. It’s just a few simple questions about the nature of your injury and how your accident occurred.
There’s no obligation to proceed and all cases are agreed on a no-win, no-fee* basis. It couldn’t be simpler! Call today.
Date Published: 8th August 2015
Author: David Brown