When you leave home to go to work, or maybe to do a spot of shopping, you expect to do what you need to and to get back home safely. But sometimes this does not happen because of car crashes and all sorts of other accidents, and as long as the accident you were in was not your own fault, if you were injured, you may be able to make a Gloucestershire car accident claim.
No one leaves home thinking, “today I will be injured in a car crash” or maybe “today I will fall down a flight of stairs and be injured”. If we all thought that way we would never leave our homes and would all become reclusive. And accidents always happen to other people anyway, never to us.
There is no immunity to accidents and Gloucesterhsire car accident claims
We all go about our daily lives without giving much thought to being injured in an accident that was not our fault, but none of us are immune to it happening and we all have the same legal right to claim compensation. Victims often do this by contacting Accident Advice Helpline to make a Gloucestershire car accident claim.
There is not always much you can do to stop an accident that someone else is to blame for, because if we could none of us would ever be injured. You can take as many precautions as you can to try and prevent an accident happening to you, but that does not mean that other car drivers, for instance, will do the same.
- If you are crossing a set of traffic lights when they are on green, there is nothing you can do to avoid the car that shoots across on a red light, apart from never to go through a set of traffic lights.
- Cars pulling out of junctions and taking right hand turns are another problem. They sometimes misjudge the speed you are doing, or how far away you are and pull out when they shouldn’t. The only way to avoid this is never to drive along a road with junctions.
- Traffic islands are another popular place for accidents, when cars do not slow down or stop at them and bang into the side of a car already on the island. Avoiding islands is the only way to be sure this won’t happen to you.
- Two-way traffic is a nightmare for some drivers who have a fear of being involved in a head on collision. But this can’t happen to you if you only drive on one-way roads.
To find roads without all of these hazards in the UK sounds impossible, but in fact this is exactly how our motorways are, and it might explain why the motorways are the safest roads to be on.
But motorways do not go to our front door or the local shops, so we are stuck with the roads with all the hazards, and just have to hope we are never injured in an accident that is not our fault.
Date Published: 28th November 2014