Road safety is certainly improving in the UK but it is still a sobering thought that the majority of road traffic accidents could have been prevented. That’s thousands of preventable injuries and deaths every year. Every now and again there may be a freak set of circumstances that cause an unavoidable accident. However, nine times out of ten the accident would not have happened at all if someone had acted differently. That person is the person to blame for the accident.
The issue of blame is not just a random concept to occupy your mind whilst you are recovering. It is a vitally important issue. If you can show that someone was to blame for your accident then you can talk to a personal injury lawyer in Byfleet about starting a personal injury claim.
Your personal injury lawyer in Byfleet
If you find your personal injury lawyer in Byfleet via Accident Advice Helpline then you will get a professional that is an expert at showing who was to blame for an accident. If you get a lawyer who cannot show who was to blame then you have no one to make a claim from and your case will not be successful. In some accidents it is very straightforward for a personal injury lawyer in Byfleet to show who was to blame.
In others, the circumstances of the accident may be disputed or there may be many vehicles involved. Your personal injury lawyer in Byfleet should be able to win you a good sum of money as compensation for your injuries. The more seriously injured you are the more money you should get. Accident Advice Helpline lawyers are well known for being expert negotiators. Once someone has admitted liability for the accident your personal injury lawyer in Byfleet can start negotiating your compensation.
Consulting a personal injury lawyer in Byfleet – find out what caused your accident
The underlying cause of many road traffic accidents is the attitude of the driver. If a driver has a poor attitude towards their driving and towards the safety of other road users then they are more likely to:
- Drive too fast – a vehicle travelling at speed takes a long time to stop. A driver has to choose a speed that is appropriate for the road that they are travelling on (speed limits vary) and the weather conditions at the time.
- Drive when they are drunk or are on drugs – alcohol and drugs affect your judgement, concentration and reaction times. Drunk people are never as in control of the car as they think they are. Drugs can have the same affect or can make you drowsy.
- Lose concentration – they may use a mobile phone, fiddle with the car radio or even floss their teeth!
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry