Have you been injured in a car crash in the Forest of Dean? Car crashes take place any where and for many reasons. In this short article we will tell you how to go about claiming compensation, no matter how the accident happened, as long at it wasn’t your fault.
A lot can happen in two seconds. It’s a shame that not everyone realises this – and that those who know this perfectly well, should choose not to drive in a way that demonstrates their knowledge of the “two second rule”. If you’re in front of one of these drivers, you could be involved in a road traffic accident through no fault of your own.
The two second rule
You need two seconds at least, to react, hit the brakes, and slow down or come to a halt after the car in front of you has done the same. This means that there needs to be a gap between your car and the one in front.
We say “at least” two seconds, by the way, because while two seconds may be sufficient under good driving conditions, the gap between two cars needs to be increased when the weather’s bad, or when it’s dark.
Calculating the two-second gap can be done as follows:
- Look ahead for a fixed object, such as a road sign
- When the car in front reaches the road sign, begin counting
- When you reach the same road sign, stop counting
- Slow down if you didn’t reach a count of two, then repeat with another fixed object
What to do if you’re injured in a car crash in the Forest of Dean that wasn’t your fault
If you do need to claim, having been injured in a car crash in the Forest of Dean, because a driver has rammed into the back of your car, you should get in touch with us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this by phone, or via out state-of-the-art website which you are currently on.
The first thing that most people do when they land on our website is to take our 30-second test. This is a short test that will indicate whether or not your claim is likely to be considered valid, and if it is, it will estimate how much it could be worth in terms of compensation.
If you then decide to go ahead with your claim, the solicitor assigned to your case will deal with every aspect of your claim– there’s usually no need to have to go to court. You may, however, need to attend an additional medical assessment for your claim to proceed.
The Accident Advice Helpline customer support team
For those who do not like sending personal information over the internet, there is the option of using our national helpline and chatting to a member of our customer support team. To access customer support, call:
- 0800 689 0500 from any landline
- 0333 500 0993 from any mobile
When you speak to an adviser, he/she will take your details and then, if you’re eligible to register a claim, he/she will help you to do so.
All claims that we help people to make are covered by our no win no fee guarantee, so why not call us today to check out your potential claim and get it registered?
Date Published: 19th December 2014