One of the first things that you may do when you think about starting your road traffic accident claim with an injury lawyer in Shawhead is to use the Accident Advice Helpline unique 30-second test. Spend just half a minute answering some simple questions about your accident and injuries. The test will give you an idea about whether your road traffic accident case will be successful and about how much compensation you may receive.
The questions are very easy and straightforward. One of them asks you to confirm that you were not at fault for the accident. If you answer ‘no,’ you were not at fault for your road traffic accident, then it follows that someone else was at fault. So, what did they do that made them at fault for the accident? Your Accident Advice Helpline advisor or a personal injury lawyer in Shawhead will be an expert at sorting this sort of thing out. You can just leave it to them to deal with all of the legal technicalities. Call us on 0800 689 0500 today.
In reality, driving too quickly plays an important role in many road traffic accidents. You may have witness statements that confirm that the person who caused your accident was travelling above the legal speed limit or was travelling too quickly for the weather or road conditions at the time.
Speeding is extremely common; probably all motorists are guilty of doing it at one point in their driving careers. There are several reasons that even careful drivers find themselves driving too quickly and may become involved in a road traffic accident.
How drivers end up being to blame for road traffic accidents
- The speeding driver may not have been concentrating properly. They may have been distracted by loud music and may have drifted above a safe speed without realising it.
- The speeding driver may have been in a hurry because they did not leave enough time for their journey. As well as travelling too quickly, they may have been making poor judgements about pulling out at junctions and overtaking. Speeding and erratic driving often go hand in hand, which can be a very dangerous combination.
- The speeding driver may have not have been aware of the legal speed limit for that particular road because they did not bother to look at traffic signs. They also may not have noticed that the area was close to a school, so did not realise that they should only be doing 20 mph.
- The speeding driver may not have realised that it is a good idea to keep your car in third gear when travelling in 30 mph zones, as this discourages you from going faster.
- The speeding driver may treat speed limits as a target speed rather than a maximum. In built-up areas with a speed limit of 30 mph, it is very unlikely that there will be many stretches of road where it is actually safe to travel at 30 mph.
Do you need an injury lawyer in Shawhead?
If you are looking for an injury lawyer in Shawhead, call our team today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown