Rural drivers must be aware of horses to prevent auto accident injury claim for head injuries
Whether drivers are regular rural drivers or sporadic rural drivers they must be aware of horses to prevent an auto accident injury claim for head injuries. The number of accidents in the countryside between the auto and the horse is set to rise, and with it the auto accident injury claim. Whiplash and head injuries commonly occur when a driver has to stop in an emergency.
The countryside can be such a beautiful place and yet it can be the scene for carnage when cars and horses collide. There are over 3000 accidents on the roads each year involving cars and horses this number is set to soar as most accidents are not reported. A campaign by the British Horse Society takes off to encourage the reporting of road accidents to the authorities.
To prevent the auto accident injury claim for head injuries and whiplash action must be taken to prevent the accident in the first place. The sad thing is that most people drive too fast when they are in rural areas and this is the one of the major causes of accidents in the countryside combined with poor visibility.
The twisting roads and sharp corners make driving in rural areas more hazardous. If a motorist is driving too fast and drive round a corner and is confronted by a horse they have little or no chance of stopping.
Those legal professionals who specialise in auto accident injury claim law are braced for an increase in the number of claims from injured parties involved in accidents between cars and horses. People falling from horses often suffer very serious injuries such as fractures of bones, head injuries and spinal damage. The fact is many accidents are not recorded because there is no legal requirement to do so, this is set to change.
However drivers need to become more aware of the consequences of dangerous driving in the countryside. When driving around horses drivers in cars need to slow down and give the horse a wide birth. Horses are a prey animal even though most of them are very large their natural instinct when confronted with danger is to run. Horses will try and get out of the way of danger no matter what is in their way, other road users need to be aware of this.
When the individuals are involved in an accident and an injury is sustained there is an inevitable auto accident injury claim for compensation that follows. Companies like Accident Advice Helpline are available to help along with over 200 specialist legal partners AAH has become a name synonymous with quality, compensation advice.
Every auto accident injury claim is assessed and clients are given the best advice available when claiming compensation for injuries they have received. Whether you are one of the 3000 parties injured in a vehicle and equine accident or someone who has been injured in a workplace accident a Freephone call to the team at Accident Advice Helpline could help start your compensation claim process.
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Date Published: 10th January 2013
Author: David Brown