Have you been injured in a car accident? Are you living and working in this busy part of the south east? The M25 can be hazardous at times of heavy traffic, or poor visibility through bad weather conditions. A Crawley road traffic accident claim lawyer could help you claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our road traffic accident legal experts can help you to win compensation. They will help you establish fault and file a claim against the negligent party. Remember you have three years from the date of an accident to make a claim. Speak to us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. If you’d prefer us to call you back, text claim365 to 88010.
We’ll run a 30-second test to check your claim qualifies. After that, tell the advisor about your injuries, and he or she will use our compensation calculator to tell you what sum of money you could be awarded if your solicitor wins your case. At that point you can decide to start your claim, but if you need to think about it, that’s fine too. Only don’t leave it too long, because there is a time limit.
If you’ve had an accident on the roads
After a road accident, if possible exchange details with the other party and any witnesses. This will help your Crawley road traffic accident claim specialist to make your case, if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim. You should also inform your motor insurers as soon as possible after the incident. Even if you think you were not to blame, your insurers need to know as soon as possible. Don’t discuss the accident with the other parties. You may invalidate your policy. Let the insurers do all the negotiation.
Causes of accidents on motorways
Excessive speed and following too close. By speeding, reaction time is reduced and you may not be able to brake in time. It’s these conditions that result in pile-ups.
Weather conditions. Fog, heavy rain and ice cause hazardous conditions for drivers and extra care needs to taken under these circumstances. Speed should be reduced and drivers should drive accordingly i.e. using fog lights in foggy conditions.
Tiredness. Chances are if you’re on a motorway, you are travelling a longer distance. As driving on a motorway is monotonous, it can reduce a driver’s alertness. Regular breaks should be taken to prevent tiredness.
Mechanical failure. A tyre blowing or failure in breaks can have disastrous consequences. Make sure you check your car thoroughly before setting out. Check tyre pressure, breaks, oil and that you have enough fuel.
If you are unlucky enough to have an accident in this part of south east England, then a Crawley road traffic accident claim specialist can help you.
Date Published: 12th December 2014
Author: David Brown