Do you need to contact Midlothian accident claim solicitors after being hurt in heavy traffic?
Unfortunately, when roads become busy or congested, more road traffic accidents may be likely to occur. Although people can’t often reach high speeds when there is a lot of traffic, serious accidents can still occur and people may suffer life-threatening injuries as a result.
Often, drivers who are held up by traffic can become frustrated and this may cause them to drive dangerous or to take unnecessary risks. For example, they may try and drive through traffic lights when they are turning to red in order to try and beat the traffic queues. If there isn’t enough time for them to pass through the junction, they could be struck by another vehicle. If they have driven through a red light, it’s likely that they would be held responsible for the incident and they could face multiple compensation claims if people are injured.
Similarly, when traffic is stationary, pedestrians may simply walk through the queue of vehicles in order to cross the road, rather than crossing at a pedestrian or zebra crossing. This can be extremely dangerous. Whilst traffic may be heavy in one lane, vehicles on the other side of the road could be moving freely and they may not see the pedestrian approach. In addition to this, cyclists who are riding alongside the traffic could easily collide with a pedestrian who is trying to cross the road.
If you have been hurt by a vehicle whilst in heavy traffic, you may want to make a compensation claim against them. If so, Midlothian accident claim solicitors may be able to assist you. If you can show that the incident wasn’t your fault and that the accident was caused by someone or something else, it’s highly likely that Midlothian accident claim solicitors will be able to help you with your claim.
In some cases, people are reluctant to admit their responsibility if they have caused an accident. If you’re worried that you won’t be able to prove who caused the incident, Midlothian accident claim solicitors may be able to help. In many cases, Midlothian accident claim solicitors are able to help you to access witness reports or CCTV footage which could help to prove exactly who caused the incident and who is responsible for your injuries.
If you want to make a compensation claim with Midlothian accident claim solicitors, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline at any time. We’re always happy to assist new claimants and we’ll even provide free no obligation advice so you don’t have to worry about paying for costly upfront legal bills.
To learn more about making a claim with Midlothian accident claim solicitors today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that you obtain the compensation you’re owed.
Date Published: 11th November 2014