Swale is more widely known for the channel that separates mainland Kent from the Isle of Sheppey than it’s roads and workplaces, yet hundreds of people each year make accident compensation claims in Swale following incidents that were caused by other people.
Many people come through the Swale area each year to visit the Island which is a major source of income for what is typically a rural part of Kent. This money is valuable to the area, mostly because people tend to view the county as a commuter location rather than somewhere to set up their own businesses.
This means that a lot of residents and visitors to the area spend time on the major road networks, such as the M2 motorway, and they can be particularly busy around the rush hours at each end of the working day.
Tired, stressed drivers are never truly paying the roads their full attention as their minds start to drift towards their busy day ahead or about what they might be doing that evening to forget a nightmare of a day.
However, that nightmare of a day can turn into a nightmare few weeks or months for innocent motorists if the tired, stressed drivers make a mistake behind the wheel.
Driver mistakes contribute to the compensation claims in Swale
Everybody makes mistakes now and again, but mistakes made by drivers can be particularly costly. Depending on the speeds involved and the level of the impact they can change people’s lives in an instant.
Innocent victims in the accidents could go from perfectly fine one moment to sustaining serious – even life-threatening injuries just because one person wasn’t focussing on their driving.
These mistakes might involve trying to overtake a slower-moving vehicle only to misjudge the speed of a road user coming the other way, failing to spot another road user when pulling out of a junction or travelling too quickly for the road conditions and sliding on wet leaves into the back of another vehicle.
These incidents all have the potential to seriously injure the drivers, passengers and riders involved to such an extent that it could take weeks, months or even years to get back to full health. That’s why so many innocent victims are keen to make accident and injury claims in Swale.
How do I make a claim?
If you’ve ever been hurt in an accident in Swale then you may be entitled to make compensation claims in Swale.
At Accident Advice Helpline we want to ensure that all of our claimants get the compensation they deserve following their injuries, and that’s why we employ some top personal injury lawyers. One of which will be assigned to handle your case for you while you recover.
You can find out if you’re eligible to make a claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, or you can call our friendly lawyers now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using a mobile phone.
Date Published: 6th July 2015
Author: David Brown