Road users and pedestrians are at risk every time they leave the house and set out on their travels. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing the school run, taking the children a mile down the road or going on a commute with work that takes several hours, the risks are real. The actions of other road users could leave you thinking about making a negligence claim in West Bromwich that night rather than what you’re making for tea.
You might be paying full attention to what is going on around you, abiding by the speed limit, keeping your distance from the car in front and having both hands on the wheel. However, the driver of the car behind you may be doing the opposite.
Among the most common explanations for road traffic accidents are changing the radio station, looking at something on the other carriageway or out of the window, or using a mobile phone.
Injuries vary, actions don’t
Unfortunately it is often the innocent drivers who obey the laws of the road who are caught up in accidents that leave them with injuries ranging from anything such as a small cut on the head to whiplash, even more serious problems like broken bones or the unthinkable.
Being involved in a road traffic accident, of any size, is a traumatic experience – especially if you have young children in the car with you. You can be affected differently depending on where you’re sat in the vehicle at the time and the direction from which the offending vehicle comes from.
However, young children don’t have the body size or weight to ‘cope’ with the impact in the same way adults can and they can sustain the worst injuries.
It is often the driver who is the most badly affected, leading them to make an accident injury claim in West Bromwich to help them to cover the costs of their vehicle repairs, medical bills and enforced statutory sick pay while they’re off work.
That doesn’t mean that passengers can’t be as badly affected though and Accident Advice Helpline are on-hand to talk to all victims of road traffic accidents whether you’re the driver or a passenger.
Making a negligence claim in West Bromwich
Innocent drivers and passengers from all over West Bromwich are entitled to make a claim for compensation if the accident was not their fault and if the accident occurred in the last three years.
Accident Advice Helpline have a team of experienced personal injury specialists who are able to talk through each step of your negligence claim in West Bromwich from a no obligation, informal chat to instructing a lawyer to pursue the case for you. To find out more information, call now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or if you’re calling from a mobile, it’s 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 16th May 2015
Author: David Brown