You should be able to travel around the roads of Cherwell without suffering any sort of injury. However, due to the inappropriate behaviour of other road users this may not have been the case for you! If you are feeling a little aggrieved because you have just be injured in a road traffic accident around Cherwell that was not your own fault then you are probably about to contact Accident Advice Helpline to find a road traffic injury solicitor in Cherwell. Accident Advice Helpline have over 13 years’ experience of helping people who have been injured in road traffic accidents that were not their own fault. They will find you a personal Injury solicitor in Cherwell who can help you to start a claim for compensation from the person who was at fault.
Who can an injury solicitor in Cherwell help after a road traffic accident?
They can help anyone who has been injured but was not to blame for the accident. When we think of road traffic accidents most of us think of a car on car collision but road traffic accidents are much more variable that that. A road traffic injury solicitor in Cherwell could provide legal assistance to:
- Car drivers and passengers
- Van drivers and passengers
- Bus drivers and passengers
- Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers and passengers
- Heavy plant machinery drivers
- Motorcycle riders and passengers
- Mobility vehicle users
- Horse riders
Any of the above can be hurt in a single road traffic accident or any combination of them. Injuries vary from mild whiplash and a few cuts and bruises to fatalities. Sadly, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians often suffer serious injuries because they do not have a protective metal shell around them.
How are road traffic accidents caused?
The road traffic accidents around Cherwell are similar to those in the rest of the UK. One of the main causes of injuries on our roads is driving too fast. Around 400 people a year are killed because of speeding drivers. This is because vehicles take much longer to slow down and stop when they are travelling too fast. They are therefore more likely to hit the thing that they are trying to avoid because the driver cannot react in time to avoid it!
Careful drivers assess the road and weather conditions constantly and then alter their speed to make sure that they could stop if they needed to. You should drive more slowly in wet and snowy conditions because the road surface is likely to be slippery. The tyres of your vehicle will not be able to grip the road. Sometime vehicles loose the ability to brake all together – aquaplaning on a wet surface is an example of this.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry
Accident at Work stats for Cherwell
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