It is a sad fact that the majority of road traffic accidents could have been prevented. There will be some freak accidents on the roads in Selkirk that no-one could have foreseen or prevented but the majority have been caused by someone – in other words, someone was to blame.
The issue of blame is vitally important to an injury lawyer in Selkirk during road traffic accident cases. If you cannot show who was to blame then you have no one to make a claim from and your injury lawyer in Selkirk will struggle to make a claim. In some accidents, it is very straightforward to prove that one particular motorist was at fault. In others, there may be multiple vehicles involved and it can take great skill to work out who the road traffic accident claim should be directed at. This is where the highly skilled personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline come in. They have been helping people just like you to win sizeable compensation payouts in road traffic accident cases for the last decade. They are highly skilled legal negotiators who know the personal injury system in the UK inside out. You will get all the legal help and support that you need.
Their first job will be to prove who was at fault for the accident. Once this person has admitted liability, then the process of negotiating a settlement begins. There is no fixed way of proving who was at fault for an accident as every accident is different. Some road traffic accident cases have been proven using witness statements and others have used photographs and sketches.
What can cause road traffic accidents?
The underlying cause of many road traffic accidents is the attitude of the driver. It has been claimed that the following can be key factors in causing drivers to drive in a way that can cause accidents:
- Speed – if the vehicle is travelling too fast then it does not matter how experienced or skilful the driver is, they will not be able to stop in time to prevent a collision. There is never one fixed appropriate speed. It changes according to the road environment and the weather conditions. Winter weather brings with it hazards such as slippery and wet roads and this is why more accidents are reported in winter. It is because many drivers have failed to adjust their speed accordingly.
- Alcohol or drugs – it is no secret that people who have been drinking or have taken drugs can cause accidents. Drinking alcohol affects the driver’s judgement, concentration levels and reaction times even when they think that they are unaffected. Many over-the-counter or prescription drugs can make you feel drowsy and it is always sensible to read the warning label before you take medication – especially if you know that you are going to have to drive. You can be tested at the scene of an accident for alcohol and drugs and so it is never worth the risk.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free for your injury lawyer in Selkirk 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