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Swindon can be found in Wiltshire, midway between Bristol and Reading, with London to the east. At the 2011 census, Swindon had a population of 182,441. Thanks to the Town Development Act 1952, Swindon expanded rapidly in the latter half of the twentieth century and has seen a great deal of development and regeneration in certain areas.
Of particular interest is the local landmark, the Magic Roundabout. This is a roundabout that contains five mini-roundabouts. At the centre is a contra-rotational hub. The roundabout joins five roads, namely Drove Road, Fleming Way, County Road, Shrivenham Road and Queens Drive. It was officially named County Islands, but because it was colloquially known as the Magic Roundabout the official name was changed in the late 1990s.
Road traffic accidents in Swindon
Swindon has its fair share of road accidents, as does any large conurbation with a high volume of traffic. Wiltshire & Swindon Road Safety Partnership includes representatives of Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire police, Swindon Borough Council, the Highways Agency, the Health Authority and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, who work together to achieve a locally adopted projected casualty reduction target by the year 2020 of 40 per cent.
In the Wiltshire area in 2012 there were 1,445 recorded road traffic collisions, including 21 fatalities. Specifically, on the Swindon Borough Council roads, there were two fatal collisions resulting in two fatalities, 63 serious collisions resulting in 67 casualties, and 349 minor collisions resulting in 464 injuries.
These casualties in Swindon can be further broken down as follows:
- 12 per cent were pedestrian,
- 15 per cent were cyclists
- 13 per cent were two-wheeled motor vehicles
- 57 per cent were four-wheel motor vehicles
- 3 per cent were described as other
This was a slight upward trend from 2010. This shows that, despite the good work being done to reduce road accidents, increasing volumes of traffic mean incidents still occur on a relatively frequent basis.
If you have been involved in road traffic accidents in Swindon, and you were not to blame, you may wish to make a claim for compensation for your injuries. Maybe you’re already looking for a personal injury solicitor in Swindon, but are feeling overwhelmed by choice. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a rapid route to securing the legal expertise you need, so why not call us first?
Accident Advice Helpline are specialists in all types of road accidents, so whether you were a cyclist, a pedestrian or a car user, we can apply our expertise to win you the compensation you deserve. Call us today to tell us about your accident, your injuries and your treatment, and we’ll be able to give you an estimate of the sort of compensation package you may be entitled to.
Whiplash accidents in Swindon
Out of the 349 minor collisions that resulted in 464 minor injuries, as shown above, many will have included whiplash accidents in Swindon. Whiplash injuries will vary according to the individual involved, as well as the speed at which the vehicles were travelling. Research has shown that a simple difference of five mph between the vehicles involved in a shunt can cause whiplash, so if you were in a stationery car, waiting at the traffic lights, and you were hit by another car travelling at five mph or more, you may well have received whiplash.
Whiplash can be nasty, because it is not always immediately apparent and symptoms can be delayed for hours or even a day or two. It is entirely possible to go to bed after a shunt during the commute home, feeling relatively well, but to wake up with pain in the neck, shoulders or back, and sometimes this pain can be incredibly debilitating.
At Accident Advice Helpline we can make a claim for compensation for your whiplash injuries in Swindon as long as we have evidence of your injuries. If you have suffered whiplash it is therefore important to get a medical diagnosis as soon as possible.
If your accident was less than three years ago, we can find evidence, and you know who was to blame for your accident, please call us today and ask us about making a claim for whiplash on your behalf. We take all our claims on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so that you don’t have to worry about financing your claim. Call us today to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Swindon
On any given day in Wiltshire, the air ambulance can be called out to two or more incidents, and unsurprisingly many injuries are caused as a result of falls. These can be falls from horses, bicycles, out of trees, or in the victims’ own homes.
Slips, trips and falls in Swindon are among the most numerous types of claims that we deal with. Sometimes they are nobody’s fault but our own, but equally people suffer slips, trips and falls when which could have been prevented if someone else was taking care. If you’ve slipped or fallen because of the carelessness or negligence of others, you can make a claim for any injuries you’ve suffered.
If you’ve fallen while walking down the street, thanks to uneven paving stones, or you’ve slipped in a supermarket because the freezer had leaked, or you’ve tripped over a workman’s tools and you’ve hurt yourself, then talk to us. You are entitled to compensation and here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll help you win it.
Work accident in Swindon
If you’ve had a work accident in Swindon, there’s every chance you’re a little worried about making a claim against your employer. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we completely understand how daunting this prospect can be. But remember, the law is on your side, and your employer is covered by their own liability insurance.
With work accidents, it is important to have the right expertise on your side. These types of cases can be very complex, and a personal injury solicitor in Swindon may not have the right experience to handle your case effectively.
You need a solicitor who knows employment law as well as personal injury law, and that’s why we suggest you talk to us first. We have years of expertise in the work accident and personal injury field, making our expert solicitors the obvious choice for your claim. Regardless of whether you’re working in an office, on a construction site, in a factory, out in the field, or driving on work business, we can assist you if you’ve been unexpectedly injured at work.
To find out what your next steps should be, call us and have an informal chat with one of our advisors. Tell us about what happened, we will make some suggestions, so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to claim. There’s absolutely no obligation to go forward with your claim at this stage, we want you to feel 100 per cent comfortable. Call today and we’ll answer any questions you might have.
For more advice from the experts at Accident Advice Helpline
If you’re in need of advice form the experts from Accident Advice Helpline, why not give us a call now and we’ll start with a friendly, informal chat. We can talk you through the process of making a claim and advise on time scale and possible estimates for your compensation. Our advisors will tell you all about the no-win, no-fee* agreement we offer all of our clients, and explain how you’ll never be out of pocket when you make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
There’s no time like the present. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.