Have new traffic systems caused you to suffer an accident in Colchester?
When new traffic systems are introduced into your local area, you may feel more at risk of suffering a road traffic accident. If, for example, a set of traffic lights are replaced with a roundabout, a Colchester accident may be more likely to occur as people get used to the new traffic measures.
One of the most common traffic measures being introduced in towns across the United Kingdom are speed cameras. With numerous cameras already installed, hundreds and thousands of people each day are caught speeding by them.
Whilst cameras may be effective in catching people speeding, their introduction has been controversial and it hasn’t yet been proven that they encourage people to change their driving habits permanently. In fact, some people have even claimed that installing speed cameras could mean that an accident is more likely to occur.
If, for example, someone is travelling at 42mph in a 30mph zone, if they see a camera they may break suddenly in order to avoid being caught and being issued with a fine or receiving penalty points. This could mean that the car behind them is unable to stop in time and could drive into their. Similarly, if the car were to swerve in order to try and avoid the camera, it could easily hit another vehicle, cyclist or a pedestrian and cause an accident.
Whilst effective measures to reduce speeding would be welcomed by most people, it is still debatable whether these cameras do much to prevent accidents from occurring or to encourage people to reduce their speed significantly.
Of course, it isn’t just excessive speed that can cause an accident. If a driver is distracted or unfocused, they could easily cause an accident whilst travelling within the speed limit. You may even find that a faulty car or motorcycle causes a road traffic collision or accident rather than the driver’s error.
Claim for compensation
If you’ve been hurt in an accident in Colchester whilst on the road and the incident wasn’t your fault, why not make a claim for compensation? Providing you can show that someone or something else caused the incident, you could find it relatively easy to make a claim and obtain compensation for your injuries.
If you’re unsure how to make a claim or what to do next, you may need help from a personal injury lawyer. If you’d like to find out more today, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline now? Our team are available around the clock so you can contact us whenever you need to and we’ll always be glad to help. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more about making a claim or to make your claim today. Why wait? Call now to obtain compensation as soon as possible!