Many people who have just been involved in a road traffic accident in Severn Stoke really don’t want to think back to the moment when the accident happened. This is perfectly understandable – we all want to forget the more unpleasant events in our lives and move on. But are you actually able to move on? Are you able to perform all the household tasks that you normally do? Are you able to look after your children? Are you able to go back to work? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘NO’ then it is very likely that the Severn Stoke accident has cost you a lot of money.
You are probably losing wages and may even have to pay out for extra bills for things like childcare as well. It may not be long before your family finances begin to seriously suffer.
This may be the time when you do have to think back to the Severn Stoke road traffic accident after all. Was the accident the fault of another motorist? If it was then, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for compensation. Their legal experts (personal injury lawyers) will help you to claim compensation from the person who was at fault. Some people are found to be at fault for the accident because of the way in which they were driving.
Injury lawyer in Severn Stoke: road traffic cases and causing the accident
Without realising it, we all drive around every day in a way that avoids us causing accidents. We are all taught how to drive correctly when we pass our driving tests and there is plenty of additional guidance and advice available on how to drive safely. If we all drove in a correct way all the time there would be very few accidents. The problem is that not everyone drives in a safe way all the time. These are some of the reasons why:
- Being in a hurry – it is an unfortunate fact that people take more chances on the roads when they are in a hurry. They drive too fast, they pull out of junctions when it is not safe to do so and they take unnecessary risks when overtaking.
- Fatigue – driver fatigue is a well recognised causal factor in road traffic accidents. Tired drivers are less alert and less observant. Falling asleep at the wheel is a real danger and has tragic consequences for all concerned.
- Distraction – if there is something distracting the driver within the car (e.g. a mobile phone ringing) or outside the car (e.g. the scene of an accident) and they are not concentrating on their driving then they can cause accidents themselves.
- Loss of concentration – the classic example of a loss of concentration is by talking on a mobile phone when driving.
- Alcohol or drugs – causing slower reaction times
- Aggression and frustration – poor judgement and impulsive driving
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown