Falkirk road traffic accidents happen all the time, just like they do in other regions of Britain. Last year, approximately 190,000 of them were reported to emergency services, these being the ones where serious injuries or deaths occurred.
The government estimates that if you take into account the information from insurance companies and personal injury claim companies, the true figure of Falkirk road traffic accidents, and the ones in other parts of country, is more than three times this amount.
Who is to blame for Falkirk road traffic accidents?
Each time Falkirk road traffic accidents happen, someone was at fault. It could be caused through:
- A driver not concentrating. It only takes a few seconds of looking the wrong way to cause an accident. This is the most common cause of all road traffic accidents.
- A driver who is travelling at speeds greater than the limits imposed on the road they are travelling on. These limits are there for a reason – to try and reduce the number of road traffic accidents.
- Something we have all seen at some time is the driver who jumps red traffic lights. Why drivers cannot wait the minute or so that it takes for lights to turn back in their favour is a mystery. It seems they would rather endanger their own and others’ lives. They should really be asking themselves: what would they do with that minute if they made it across the lights, and is it so important that they have to risk causing a serious accident?
These are just three examples of how road traffic accidents can happen, and show how easily they could be avoided. There are countless other ways in which people get injured on our roads, many of which are the fault of someone else.
Making a claim when someone else has caused your injuries
It could be that your injuries were sustained in a road traffic accident, or some other type of accident. Provided your situation fits the rules, you can make a compensation claim. The rules are:
- You must have been injured in an accident that was not your fault
- Your injuries must have warranted medical attention
- The accident must have happened within the last three years
All accidents and injuries come within the realm of personal injury claims, if they fit the above set of rules.
If you find yourself in this situation, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for all the advice and support you need to make a claim. We are a law firm that specialises in personal injury claims, and over the last 14 years have helped many thousands of innocent victims get the compensation they deserved.
Many victims start their claim with us by completing our 30-second test, as it gives an estimate of how much their compensation might be. This can be the deciding factor in choosing to make a claim.
Alternatively, you could call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and chat to one of our friendly advisors. They will discuss the finer details of your situation and provide you with information relevant to your circumstances.
Date Published: 22nd August 2014