Road traffic accidents are the most common type of accident that occur everyday, regardless of the time of year. The rapidly increasing number of vehicles on the roads and the limited investment in our road network means that there are more cars competing for the same amount of road space.
This congestion has been tackled in larger cities by introducing initiatives such as a congestion charge, to detract people from driving into the city centre and encouraging them to adopt the local council’s park and ride services instead.
If you have been injured as the result of a road traffic accident that wasn’t caused by your own fault within the last 3 years, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Injuries caused by road traffic accidents
Road traffic accidents can result in serious and life changing injuries for the victims; regardless of whether they were the driver, passengers or even pedestrians. Collisions and rear end shunts can cause severe injuries and the casualties may require urgent hospitalisation by ambulance or even the air ambulance service.
- soft tissue injuries
- lacerations and bleeding
- internal damage
- fractures and broken bones
- back injuries
- spinal injuries
- neck injuries
- brain injuries
- fatal injuries
Causes of road traffic accidents
Road traffic accidents may be caused by many factors including:
- poor road condition
- bad weather
- lack of signs directing traffic
- incorrect road markings
- failure to respond to other road users
- failure to stop in time
- driving at excessive speed
- driving without care and attention
- driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs
- losing control of a vehicle
- distraction of driver
- failure of brakes or steering
- mechanical engine failure
- blown out tyre
- lack of lights
- failure of handbrake
Claiming for your road traffic injury using injury solicitors in Chislehurst or Accident Advice Helpline
Although they do not have injury solicitors in Chislehurst Accident Advice Helpline can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury lawyers in Chislehurst look no further than this expert service.
Accident Advice Helpline is well established and has a well-earned reputation for providing reliable, accountable, professional and dependable service to people who have been injured through no fault of their own, to claim their legal entitlement to compensation.
Their advisers are available to answer your call and can offer you the no-obligation, free legal advice that you need to decide if making an injury claim is right for you. If you are eligible to proceed with a legal claim for compensation, their injury solicitors will process your claim on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
To find out if you can claim with their injury solicitors, simply go online and take their unique 30 second test!
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: David Brown