Kent is not only the Garden of England, but the gateway to continental Europe, and this was apparent in the lead up to Christmas and New Year 2014, as people headed for the ferries and the Channel crossing, (as well as the Chunnel). Potential for accidents abound as around four million Britons are expected to vacate this country for warmer climes over the holiday period, and police warn of congestion, tailbacks and likely road traffic accidents on many major roads, not only in Kent, but also all over the country.
The Environmental Agency decided to make a statement to the effect that Christmas Eve has been the busiest day for rescuing vehicles from flooded area in the last five years. It has appealed to drivers to stay clear of flood waters as they drive this year. Motorists are being encouraged to take precautions and carry sleeping bags, torches, blankets and shovels as well as other equipment just in case they get trapped in wintry weather conditions. First aid kits should not be forgotten either!
Kent road traffic accident claim
Of course if you have an accident simply because of the weather conditions, and another vehicle is not involved, you may not be able to file a Kent road traffic accident claim, as you need to be able to prove that another person, (definitely not you) was responsible for the accident and so also for your injuries.
After an accident you should call the police, who can have a vehicle removed from a road after they have investigated the causes of the accident. It is necessary to call the police when someone is injured in a road traffic accident. If you file a Kent road traffic accident claim at a later date, you will need the police accident report as evidence.
Of course, as soon as you can after an accident you should have your injuries treated by a doctor or paramedic. Your medical report is also necessary of you make a Kent road traffic accident claim, or any other personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have a valid personal injury compensation claim to file, but you aren’t sure what to do first, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We may be able to put you in contact with a suitable legal expert who could help you with your claim and answer any queries you might have.
You can call us on one of our dedicated helpline numbers for expert legal advice and guidance even over the Christmas period. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993.
Call today and find out if we can help in your hour of need!
Date Published: 22nd December 2014
Author: David Brown