Injury lawyers in Shepton Mallet

Woman and man on a road following a car accident

What do you think is the most important stage of a road traffic accident? Is it the period leading up to the accident – sometimes called the pre-accident period? Is it the accident itself – the exact moment when the accident occurred? Or is it the period after the accident – which can be months later? The truth is that they are all key moments in the accident. If certain factors had not happened in the pre-accident period then the accident may not have taken place at all or may have been less severe. If safety devices such as seatbelts had been worn then injuries may have been reduced.

The pre-accident period

Injury lawyers in Shepton Mallet will confirm that this is the time when the causal factors for the accident come into play. It is when one person becomes at fault for the accident because of something that they did or did not do. The causes of Shepton Mallet road traffic accidents are as variable as the accidents themselves. Here is just a possible selection:

  • The driver was fatigued and fell asleep at the wheel
  • The driver was distracted because they were eating a sandwich
  • The driver was travelling too fast in wet conditions
  • The driver was distracted by loud music and was not paying attention
  • The driver lost control of their vehicle on ice
  • The driver was distracted by a crying baby

The accident itself

This can last for only a split second. Most accidents involve a collision of some sorts and they can be:

  • Car-on-car collisions
  • Car-on-pedestrian collisions
  • Car-on-bicycle collisions
  • Car-on-heavy goods vehicle collisions
  • Car-on-motorcycle collisions

Several other combinations are also possible. It is generally the pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists that suffer the worse injuries because they have little to no protection compared to a motorist. The injuries are caused by a sudden loss of momentum and impact. Air bags and seat belts are designed to reduce the severity of injuries but they cannot prevent injuries altogether.

The post-accident period

There are several things that the injured person will be doing during this period and they include:

  • Collecting crucial information at the scene
  • Getting medical attention for their injuries
  • Contacting Accident Advice Helpline to get help from injury lawyers in Shepton Mallet
  • Taking the Accident Advice Helpline unique 30-second test to discover how much compensation they may get
  • Providing their Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer with all the information that they need to make their case
  • Keeping a record of all the money that they have lost because they are injured
  • Taking time to relax and get better

Accident Advice Helpline play a crucial role in helping people during this post-accident period. We can provide all the legal advice and support that the client needs and will work hard to secure a high compensation pay out for them. So if you are looking for injury lawyers in Shepton Mallet, get in touch with our national law firm on 0800 689 0500.

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