One of the main towns in South Yorkshire is Doncaster, which sits towards the eastern side of the county. While more than 100,000 people live in the town, it is also part of a metropolitan borough of the same name, which has a population over three times as big. Doncaster road traffic accidents are perhaps to be expected in a busy town such as this, but thankfully the numbers are kept to a minimum, and many accidents are only very minor in nature.
The town is known for its market, which has been in evidence for around 750 years and continues to be popular to this day. The town tends to be busier still on market days, but there is every reason to be cautious and responsible on the roads at all times.
How might road accidents occur?
Usually a lack of attention is the cause of a road accident, on the part of one of those involved. Someone might go through a red light because they weren’t looking properly. Someone might go over the speed limit and be unable to stop in time if they need to. It might also be that someone goes down a one-way street the wrong way, which could be dangerous for people coming the right way down the road if the driver is speeding.
Fortunately, most accidents are minor and people do not tend to have injuries from such incidents. However, there are times when speed can cause the impact to be more serious, and in these cases people could end up with more serious injuries.
Do your injuries need to be severe in order to make a claim for compensation?
If you think you must have bad injuries to make a compensation claim following a road accident in Doncaster or elsewhere in the country, think again. Even minor injuries may warrant a claim to be made if you were hurt and someone else was ultimately at fault.
To find out more about your own particular situation and the injuries you suffered, call Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve taken calls from many people in similar situations to you over the years, since we started back in 2000. Now you can call free on 0800 689 0500 about Doncaster road traffic accidents, or an accident that has occurred anywhere else. Make sure you seek professional advice today so you can see what happens next.
Date Published: 14th August 2014
Author: David Brown