Although cars are becoming safer thanks to new technology, the ever increasing number of cars on our roads means road traffic accidents are still happening every single day. Most of these are caused by driver negligence and error, or just a simple loss of concentration.
Unfortunately, this can result in some devastating and life changing injuries, even in low speed collisions. Often, it is the psychological scars that can take longer to recover from than the physical ones. It is not uncommon for victims of car accidents to suffer nightmares, anxiety or even post traumatic stress disorder afterwards.
Causes of car accidents
In December 2003, it became a criminal offence to use a mobile phone whilst driving. If caught, it carries three penalty points and a fine of up to £1000. However, even this does not deter some people, who still make and answer phone calls whilst driving, check their social media, or even take photos. They do not give the road their full concentration, and put other people in danger.
Other causes of accidents include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, vehicle malfunction, weather conditions or even environmental conditions, such as oil on the road. Whatever caused it, claiming after a car accident in Maidstone will mean you are duly compensated for the injuries and the suffering that you have experienced.
Are you thinking about claiming after a car accident in Maidstone?
Claiming after a car accident in Maidstone is something you may want to do if you have been injured and it was not your fault. There is usually a time limit of three years after the accident to get your claim in and started, although there are a few exceptions, which we can discuss with you at Accident Advice Helpline.
We are one of the leading law firms in the United Kingdom, with over fifteen years of experience. We help victims of accidents secure more than £30 million each year in damages, and have an excellent reputation backed up by the support of Dame Esther Rantzen. Our team of solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, removing the potential financial risk to you.
It is really simple to get in touch with us today. Our website has a handy online calculator to determine whether you are eligible to make a claim. It takes just 30 seconds to complete, and will even give you an estimation of how much your claim may be worth.
You can also phone us for free from a land line on 0800 689 0500 or if calling from a mobile 0333 500 0993. This will put you through to our advisers who can then talk you through the claiming process.
Date Published: 6th September 2015
Author: David Brown