The popular seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare is on the north coast of Somerset overlooking the Bristol Channel in the south of England. The town is only 18 miles south west of Bristol and home to around 76,000 residents.
Weston-Super-Mare reached the height of its popularity as a holiday destination during the 19th century, when the new railway brought hundreds of visitors to enjoy the sandy beach and piers. However, along with many British seaside towns, it saw a decline in popularity when cheap air travel opened up European destinations to British holiday-makers.
A regeneration programme is underway to improve the many attractions that the town has to offer, including renovations to the Grand Pier and the aquarium. Not too far away is the site of the Middle Hope biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), making the town ideal for those who love nature and walking.
There is nothing to suggest that Weston-Super-Mare is any more or any less hazardous than any other typical seaside town in the UK. It is possible to have an accident there just as you can elsewhere. Some accidents are simply unavoidable.
Nevertheless, some accidents that could have been prevented if another person had acted differently. These are the type of accident that can give rise to a personal injury claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we help thousands of people who are upset and distressed because they have been hurt in an accident that was not their own fault.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you might already be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Weston-Super-Mare. Don’t waste another moment trying to figure out who to work with; talk to us today and see why we’re the UK’s number one firm for personal injury claims.
Road traffic accidents in Weston-Super-Mare
Most road journeys to and from Weston-Super-Mare involve the M5 motorway, which runs from Birmingham to Exeter. Whilst motorway accidents have reduced by around 50 per cent over the last 10 years, according to statistics from the Department of Transport, these types of accidents continue to present a risk to drivers and passengers.
The stretch of the M5 near Weston-Super-Mare has been named as one of the most congested stretches of the road network in the UK. It is claimed that this is damaging to the local economy, but is also represents an opportunity for collisions to occur because of the sheer volume of traffic. In busy conditions on a motorway, all it takes is a temporary lapse in concentration for a serious accident to occur. The queues that build up on slip roads represent a particular hazard.
Some accidents are clearly caused by another driver’s carelessness. Was another driver to blame for your recent accident? We can help to launch claims after all sorts of road traffic accidents in Weston-Super-Mare, and have a highly skilled team who are experts at handling claims following car accidents of all types. The compensation that we can help you win will enable you to start rebuilding your life, and getting your finances back on track. The sooner you start the better, so call us right now.
Whiplash accident in Weston-Super-Mare
Whiplash injuries became more common when laws were introduced requiring motor vehicle occupants to wear seatbelts. This significantly reduced the numbers of serious injuries and fatalities on our roads, but it led to the emergence of a fairly new injury which was termed whiplash.
If you have suffered a whiplash accident in Weston-Super-Mare, then you will already know that this can be a very painful and inconvenient thing to happen to you. It happens when your head is accelerated in one direction and then another. The soft tissues of the neck (tendons, ligaments and muscles) become stretched, and this causes pain and a loss of movement.
Most whiplash injuries get better by themselves, but it can take a while for the symptoms to resolve. You may need to take pain killers to help with the discomfort, and you may even need some physiotherapy treatment. Up to 20 per cent of people are still experiencing symptoms a year after the accident, so don’t dismiss this as a trivial injury. It may cause more disruption to your life than you realise.
We know all about the pain and inconvenience that whiplash can cause because we have been dealing with all sorts of claims for whiplash for more than 16 years. To take advantage of our expertise, all you have to do is get in touch. Call us now.
Work accident in Weston-Super-Mare
Weston-Super-Mare is still known nationally as a tourist destination, despite its decline in popularity over recent decades. There are still plenty of attractions to please visitors, and many local people are still employed in the local hospitality industry.
The town has also become a centre for light industries and distribution depots, many of which are found on its outskirts. Two of Weston-Super-Mare’s largest employers are both in the public sector; the local council provides administrative, professional and manual jobs whereas Weston College provides educational employment and offers university degrees as a secondary campus of Bath Spa University.
There is no evidence that these sectors are more hazardous than any others, but even so, accidents can happen and employees get injured through no fault of their own. Adjusting to life after a serious work accident in Weston-Super-Mare is hard both for yourself and for your family. Money cannot remove the pain but it can be used to aid your rehabilitation and to ease your financial problems caused by the accident. Why not give us a call right now?
Slips, trips and falls in Weston-Super-Mare
Many slips, trips and falls simply result in a momentary loss of dignity and perhaps a few cuts and bruises. However, others can cause much more serious injuries such as broken bones, dislocations and even brain injuries. Yet some people do not bother making a personal injury claim.
Perhaps they do not realise that you can claim if someone else was at fault for your accident. Have you had an accident like this and did you realise that you may be able to make a claim?
The prevention of slips, trips and falls in Weston-Super-Mare is normally a matter of common sense. If there was something that could have been done to prevent your accident then that could form the basis of a personal injury claim. It could be something as simple as providing sufficient light on a stairwell or signposting a change in floor level.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Weston-Super-Mare because you have fallen in a public place we recommend that you talk to us. We have a team of skilled negotiators who will go the extra mile to get you every penny of the compensation that you deserve. Call us now.
Let the professionals take on your case
We pride ourselves on combining the highest of professional standards with a friendly approach. We know exactly how to compile the necessary evidence to give your claim the best chance of succeeding but we also know how to look after our clients. If you have been injured in any type of accident that was not your own fault, give us a call and find out for yourself.
When you are hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Weston-Super-Mare, pause and have a look at the services that we here at Accident Advice Helpline can provide. Pick up the phone today and call us on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Get in touch with professionals today.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Somerset
Date Published: 10th February 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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