If you have just been involved in a Birmingham car crash then at least you can take comfort from the fact that you are certainly not alone. Birmingham is a very large city with a complex network of roads and junctions and car crashes are happening at all hours of the day and night.
Accident Advice Helpline is well aware of this and so they have set up a hotline so that people who have been hurt in a Birmingham car crash that was not their fault can get hold of them very easily and make a start on a no-win, no-fee* personal injury claim for compensation.
What caused your Birmingham car crash?
It is very easy to focus on the minutes and hours following a Birmingham car crash because this is when you were probably in a lot of discomfort and getting quite stressed whilst trying to sort out the paper work at the same time. However, once Accident Advice Helpline has allocated you a personal injury lawyer they will probably want to spend some time focusing on the minutes (and seconds) leading up to the crash. This will be because they need to establish exactly who was at fault for your Birmingham car crash – this is the person that you will be making your claim against.
A Birmingham car crash can be caused by any of the following:
- A driver who was driving too fast for the road or weather conditions at the time of the crash. Snow, ice, hail and rain can make the road surfaces very slippery indeed and cars will not stop very quickly. They can slide along the road surface and become out of control.
- A driver who was distracted by something inside the car and so they lost concentration. In-car distractions can include a mobile phone going off, an insect flying around or a child needing attention.
- A driver who was trying to do something at the same time as driving. They may have been talking on a mobile phone or dialling a number, eating or drinking or un-wrapping a sweet. They may have been changing channel on the radio or reaching into the glove box.
- A driver who was distracted by something outside the car; this may have been something interesting on the street, another car crash, a sign or someone that they knew.
- A driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol – these are known to affect concentration levels and make reaction times slower.
- A driver that had fallen asleep at the wheel – this is especially likely during night time driving.
- A driver who made an error of judgement when driving because they were in a hurry or because they were inexperienced.
Start your compensation claim today
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then call the advisers at Accident Advice Helpline by dialing 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.