You should be able to travel around the roads of Sedgley safely and without suffering an injury. However, thanks to the actions of other road users this is not always the case. Accident Advice Helpline with their injury lawyer in Sedgley have handled countless road traffic accident claims over the last decade. They help people who have been injured road traffic accidents that were not their own fault. The personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline help them to make claims for compensation from the person(s) at fault.
Who gets injured in road traffic accidents?
When we think of road traffic accidents most of us think of the simple car crash. This is when one car has collided with another car. In reality, road traffic accidents around the Sedgley area are much more varied than that and car accident claims can include a huge variety of road users. Think about the roads around Sedgley and the sort of people and vehicles that use them. They could be:
- Heavy Goods Vehicles
- Heavy plant machinery (e.g. JCB)
- Mobility vehicles
- Horse riders
Any of these can be involved in a road traffic accident or any combination of them. Injuries vary from mild whiplash and a few cuts and bruises to fatalities. The more serious injuries are often reported in motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians because they do not have a protective metal shell around them. Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people injured in road traffic accidents around Sedgley to claim compensation for the last ten years.
The injury lawyer in Sedgley explains why road traffic accidents are caused
The road traffic accidents around Sedgley do not differ greatly from road traffic accidents throughout the rest of the UK. One of the main causes of injuries on our roads is driving at excessive speeds.
It has been estimated that around 400 people a year are killed because of speeding drivers. If you are involved in an injury case at the moment, then you may be in the process of proving that the driver that caused your accident was speeding. This is one way of trying to show that they were at fault for the accident. Cars take much longer to slow down and stop when they are travelling too fast and this means that they collide with things. The driver cannot react in time to take evasive action. Good drivers assess the road and weather conditions constantly and change their speed as appropriate. For example, you should drive more slowly in wet, snowy or frosty conditions. This is because the road surface is likely to be slippery and you are unlikely to be able to stop suddenly. You may be able to get some witness statements at the scene that will support your claim that the driver was at fault because they were travelling too fast. Photographs and sketches of the position of all the vehicles involved can also be very useful.
Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown