Impatient drivers are responsible for people being injured in a car accident in Lewisham. All it takes is just one moment of recklessness and before you know it, an accident has been created out of nothing. It really does bring home the saying that “patience is a virtue.”
Driver frustration leads to accidents
Most accidents of this nature happen when drivers get frustrated. They might get stuck behind a car towing a caravan, or a tractor on a quiet country road. If there are only limited opportunities where overtaking is a possibility, drivers sometimes jump too quickly at what they see as a possible opportunity without waiting for a clear straight, stretch of road. If it turns out that there is a hidden bend, or another vehicle pulls out of a hidden junction, nasty accidents can happen that cause serious injury.
Helpful drivers of slow moving vehicles
Most drivers of things like slow moving tractors, or HGVs are pretty good at helping vehicles stuck behind them to overtake. They can see the road ahead much easier than the cars stuck behind them, and from a higher position which allows them to see over high hedgerows. When the road is clear, they will often beckon traffic past by waving them on with a hand signal. It’s worth waiting for.
Keep your distance
The other mistake that many drivers make is to get up too close behind these slow moving large vehicles. This blocks out the view ahead, meaning that the driver behind has to pull out to see. This puts them in the line of oncoming traffic and is very dangerous. Also, if drivers get too close to the vehicle in front and it has to stop suddenly, the following car can easily pile into the back of the vehicle in front.
Who to call after being injured in a car accident in Lewisham
Injury victims of road traffic accidents often turn to us here at Accident Advice Helpline when they need assistance with launching a claim for compensation, and they often begin by following a link they find on the Internet which leads them you our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. All it takes is about 30 seconds on average to answer 4 basic questions relating to the injury you’ve suffered, and you’ll be given an estimate of how much you are likely to be awarded.
Why Accident Advice Helpline is so highly recommended
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we also operate a no win no fee* compensation claim process which safeguards you against the possibility of having to pay our fees in the unlikely event your claim for being injured in a car accident in Lewisham should fail. That, and the user-friendly customer support service that we provide, form part of the reason that we get such a superb recommendation from Dame Esther Rantzen, when she says, “Take my advice, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to look after you.”
Don’t forget we also provide a freephone helpline which you can access from any landline by calling 0800 689 0500, or if using a mobile, by calling 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 12th August 2014