Road traffic accidents are a very common occurrence in the UK, and in fact 5 people a day on average lose their lives in this way. Great strides have been made improving the safety of the vehicles we drive and the roads we drive on, but still victims get injured through no fault of their own, and some of them make a personal injury claim in Craven for compensation.
The road accidents that can result in a personal injury claim in Craven
Road traffic accidents can involve all types of vehicles, such as:
- Buses and coaches
There are car crashes much of the time, but other vehicles can cause awful accidents, for instance, HGV’s are involved in 50% of the accidents on our motorways.
Also to consider is if something like a cycle is in a collision with a bus, in this type of accident the cyclist stands very little chance of survival, because they have so little protection against something of this size.
The roads that are less likely to result in a personal injury claim in Craven
Recent research shows that you are more likely to be seriously injured or killed on rural roads, than on roads in the cities or motorways. This is attributed to the fact that drivers take bends too quickly, feeling safe because of the low amount of traffic on them.
It appears that drivers just take more care on busier roads, so the roads you are less likely to be injured on are motorways, so they are less likely to produce accidents that result in a personal injury claim in Craven.
Getting expert advice from the experts
If you are injured in any type of accident that was not your own fault, if your injuries needed medical attention and the accident happened more than three years ago, you could be entitled to compensation.
That is the law in the UK, a law that for many years not many victims could use because of the costs involved. But with the introduction of the conditional fee agreement, this all changed, and now anyone can make a claim.
Better known as no win no fee, this was put into place for personal injury claims in April 2000, and it gives every victim the option of making a claim. They do not have to find money to start the claim, or if it is lost – the no win no fee agreement takes care of the financing of their quest for compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, it is the only way we deal with claims, and our experts claims advisors will explain how it works in much more detail if you call our freephone helpline number on 0800 689 0500. They will also answer any other questions you may have about making claims, free of charge or obligation.
If you decide not to go ahead with a claim, they will respect your wishes and not put you under any pressure. If you decide to proceed, they will start your personal injury claim.
Date Published: 1st November 2014