Within a city like Rotherham there are lots of links to neighbouring towns and cities and this can mean a lot of traffic. When traffic builds up there can be an increase in the number of accidents which occur. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault then you might be looking to make car injury claims in Rotherham.
A lot of people think that it’s motorways which cause the most accidents with so many drivers travelling at a high speed, but this isn’t always the case. A momentary lapse of concentration can cause an accident so they can occur on any type of road. However, accidents which do occur on motorways and dual carriageways do tend to be more serious as a result of the speed of the vehicles involved.
However, car injury claims in Rotherham are just as likely to result from an accident down a residential road or in the middle of town, than a high-speed collision.
What causes car injury claims in Rotherham?
However safe a driver you are, you can’t control how other people around you drive and there are a number of different reasons why accidents are caused. These can include:
- Using a mobile phone when driving. While some people may be safer and use a hands-free device, a lot of people still choose to text, browse social media and make calls whilst driving. This can mean your vehicle can wander and you could cause an accident due to a lack of concentration.
- Speeding can be a factor in accidents. There are some drivers who feel that the speed limits are there for guidance and not as a law and that they can go faster. When they have to slow down for traffic ahead of them, this can sometimes catch them out, causing them to go into the back of the car in front.
- Lane changes on dual carriageways and motorways can be another possibility for an accident. Whilst most drivers make sure they have room to manoeuvre when they change lanes, if they misjudge it, they could collide with another car.
Making a claim
If you want to make car injury claims in Rotherham then you need to make sure you fit these criteria:
- The accident must not have been your fault
- It happened in the last 3 years
- Your injuries needed medical treatment
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you are eligible to make a compensation claim, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline and find out how we can assist you? Simply call us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that you obtain compensation for your injuries.