Roundabouts abound throughout the UK, and unfortunately, so too do accidents when negligent motorists use them.
Especially on large “magic” roundabouts, a number of vehicles ranging from cars to motorcycles, bikes, lorries and other oversized vehicles can use all be using multiple lanes at the same time, and the negligence of any one driver can result in a massive pile up.
The rules regarding the right of way and proper conduct at roundabout are clearly outlined in the Highway Code, and if a driver has neglected to drive in a safe and responsible manner and you have suffered an accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over fourteen years of experience handling personal injury cases involving road traffic accidents, and can help you make a claim if you’ve been the innocent party injured in a Gloucestershire car accident on a roundabout.
Who was at fault?
The most important first step when considering a claim is figuring out who was to blame, as under UK law you can only make a claim provided you were in no way at fault, and there is evidence that the negligence of another party caused the accident to occur. It is therefore a good idea to keep hold of things like the official accident report and witness statements that support your innocence in the accident.
In the event of an accident on a roundabout, it’s not uncommon for multiple cars to be involved, and a serious accident often results in serious injuries. Although multiple people may be injured in the same accident, the amount awarded to each will vary depending on the severity of the injury and the effect it has had on them not just physically, but emotionally and financially too.
Luckily at Accident Advice Helpline, we make it easy to see just how much you could be entitled to after an accident.
Start your Gloucestershire car accident claim today
You can get a fast, no-obligation quote without having to commit to taking any legal action by filling in our thirty-second claims calculator. Through this tool, you can enter details about your accident and injury to see a rough estimate of damages. You can also fill in a longer form online, or call our helpline to discuss your case in confidence with a claims adviser.
Our team is helpful, knowledgeable and compassionate, and we’ll do our utmost to maximise the chances of a successful payout. In total, we help award over £30 million a year in compensation, and you too could be the recipient of a settlement with our help after being involved in a Gloucestershire car accident through absolutely no fault of your own.
If you’ve been in an accident on a roundabout, find out if you could be entitled to compensation with the help of Accident Advice Helpline by phoning 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 13th June 2014
Author: David Brown