Falling prey to a car accident is a common occurrence, especially during the summer months when the traffic carrying holidaymakers who are going to be staying in Devon, and those who are passing through on their way down to Cornwall, is at its heaviest. The M5 motorway is notorious, as is the A303. Having said this, you may need legal help for a car accident in Mid Devon.
Patience is a virtue
Many Devon car accidents involves a caravan. Sometimes other drivers get stuck behind them and become so impatient they take unnecessary risks in trying to get past. In doing so they often cause accidents that involve not only themselves but other vehicles and the caravan too. It’s really not worth taking any risks, especially if you’re carrying passengers. You have responsibilities to them too.
The risk you take every time you get into your car
Car accidents are never welcome of course, but if they happen as you are setting out on your holidays, it somehow seems even more tragic – especially if someone gets seriously hurt. Unfortunately, even though the road traffic accidents (RTA’s) rate is falling year-on-year, it’s still far too high. Last year 1,730 people were killed in RTA’s, but that’s only half the story. The total number of people killed or seriously injured was a massive 23,380. The figure doesn’t bear thinking about, but does show the risk we all take every time we get into the car.
Needing legal help for a car accident in Mid Devon
If you decide that you are going to claim compensation for any injury you suffer in a car accident, you’ll need to take certain facts into consideration.
- The blame for the accident in which you were injured must be attributable to a third party in order to “qualify” for compensation.
- The accident itself must have taken place within the past three years.
- The nature of the injury you suffered must warrant the raising of a claim. Minor scratches and bruises don’t count. Whiplash injury is valid, but as with any sort of personal injury you claim, it will need to be backed with medical proof.
Making use of our HOW MUCH calculator
Regardless of the type of injury you sustained, you can find out how much basic compensation, you can expect to be awarded by going online, visiting our website, and utilising the interactive ‘HOW MUCH’ calculator on our homepage. All you have to do is to answer four simple questions by clicking the appropriate answers from of the drop down boxes provided, and within 30 seconds you’ll be given an estimate of how much compensation your claim could be worth.
If you need help
To access our no win, no fee service simply go to our website and click on the green claim now” link. Alternatively, you chat to a member of our customer service team via our free helpline. You can access it by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 16th June 2014
Author: David Brown