Injury Solicitors in Downe
Road traffic accidents are abundant on UK roads, although the numbers have dropped since the 1980’s when there were fewer vehicles on the roads. !5 deaths a day were the average then, now it is 5. This is partly due to the fact of how much safer the cars of today are, partly due to better driving tuition and stricter tests and partly due to safer roads.
Even so there were still nearly 190,000 reported accidents last year last involved death or serious injury, the most common cause being cited as a lack of concentration on the part of drivers.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you should be speaking to injury solicitors in Downe about making a personal injury claim.
Injury solicitors in Downe and the differing causes of road traffic accidents
Every accident is different and there are many different causes as to why they happen, just a few reasons might be:
- Potholes that should have been repaired
- Bad road surfaces
- Pedestrians being knocked over
- Car doors being opened onto cyclists and motorbikes
- Drivers not concentrating, perhaps tuning their radio or something similar
- Drivers falling asleep at the wheel
- Road rage
Why the accident happened does not matter too much if you were the innocent victim. Any accident will be traumatic as well as potentially causing you physical injuries, and this will all be accounted for when you make your claim with injury solicitors Downe.
The injuries that might be sustained
There are many hundreds of injuries that could be sustained in an accident, just a few of them are:
- Back and spinal injuries
- Eye injuries
- Internal injuries
- Damage to the joints
- Burns from engines
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Bikers arm
- Road rash
- Facial injuries
If any type of injury is the result of an accident you have been in that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Making a claim for a road traffic accident
For many victims the last thing on their mind in the aftermath of the accident will be their finances. But what if their injuries are so severe they cannot return to work, or what if their recovery time is months – they will still have bills to pay and will still want to eat. At some point they will have to address the matter and that is when they should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We have over 13 years’ experience of helping claimants get the compensation awards they deserved – and now we would like to do that for you.
Our in house solicitors are knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with all the large organisations involved in injury claims, they know how to handle them quickly and efficiently while making sure you get the maximum compensation available for your type of injury.
On our website there is a 30-second test. If you complete this it will give you some guidance as to the amount of compensation you may receive. Or you can call our 24 helpline, which has trained advisers who are friendly, professional and compassionate. Speak to one of them on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, for all the support you will need.
Date Published: 16th December 2013
Author: David Brown