The area around Leigh covers both urban and rural roads and sadly both can be the location of road traffic accidents. When we think about a road traffic accident we often think about urban roads with the associated traffic jams, junctions and roundabouts. We may even think about high speed collisions and multiple car pile ups on motorways and dual carriage ways.
The statistics paint a different picture. Accident data actually indicates that more deaths occur on rural roads than urban ones. However, the situation is not that simple – the same statistics show that serious and slight injuries in road traffic accidents are more common in the urban areas.
Put simply, this means that a fatal road traffic injury solicitor Leigh case is more likely to occur on a rural road whereas a serious or slight road traffic injury solicitor Leigh case is more likely to occur in the urban areas.
Urban road traffic injury cases
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident in the Leigh area that was on an urban road and was not your fault then you may be able to start an urban road traffic injury case. You can do this by contacting Accident Advice Helpline and discussing the circumstances of your accident with the highly trained professional advisers. There are some features that are quite common in urban road traffic injury solicitor Leigh cases and these can include:
- Heavy traffic
- Rush hour driving conditions
- Bad weather
You will get the opportunity to explain how the accident was caused and who you think was at fault. You will also be able to report your injuries and all the money that you have lost because you have been injured.
Injury solicitor in Leigh
You can also contact Accident Advice Helpline if you wish to start a rural road traffic injury case. The number of collisions on rural roads is fewer but the injuries are more severe. You may be having to deal with life-changing injuries which would attract the higher compensation payments. Some research has shown that drivers perceive rural roads as safer than urban roads and so drive with less care and attention. This is particularly true for younger drivers who may feel happier exceeding the speed limits in rural areas than in urban areas. Many drivers learn to drive in urban areas and may not be familiar with the common rural road hazards such as:
- Blind bends
- Hidden dips
- Roads suddenly narrowing
- Animals on the road
- Mud and/or standing water on the road
- Poor lighting
- Un-gritted roads and snow drifts
- Slow moving vehicles such as tractors
Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your claim if you received medical attention for your injuries and if the accident was less than three years ago. They will handle all of the legal aspects of your case on a no win no fee* basis.