Very few car accidents are caused through some sort of mechanical failure or adverse local conditions. If you’ve had a Newbridge car accident, the chances are that it will have been caused by driver error, in accordance with over 80% of all road traffic accidents here in the UK.
It’s frightening when you stop to think that the vast majority of road traffic accidents are therefore preventable, if drivers only observed the speed limits, always observed best driving practice, and were always fully focused on what’s happening in the road in front of them.
Failing to look properly
According to figures issued by the Direct.Gov.UK website, failing to look properly was the major cause of accidents in over 42% of cases. Drivers often fail to spot other smaller road users such as motorbikes, scooters, and bicycles, and when they do suddenly spot them, taking emergency evasive action can cause a catastrophic accident, either to themselves or to other road users.
Fatal and serious injury road traffic accident statistics
The prevalence of fatal and serious injury road traffic accidents, although slowly reducing year on year, is still far too high. Last year 1,730 people were killed in road traffic accidents, while in terms of serious injuries, the figure was 23,380.
According to figures issued back in the year 2011, road traffic accidents on the roads here in the UK cost the economy a stunning £15.6 billion. When you think that 80% of this money is spent because of driver error, it’s actually quite staggering.
Very often it’s in-car distractions that divert the driver’s attention away from the road; things like retuning the radio, changing the disk in a DVD player, glancing at your sat-nav, or using a mobile phone (even though it’s illegal to do so), that cause the accidents. Sometimes, cigarettes can cause an accident too, when the driver accidentally drops a lighted cigarette and scrambles around to try and find it while the car is still in motion.
Getting a quick estimate regarding your Newbridge car accident injury
If you’ve been injured in a Newbridge car accident, the blame of which is someone else’s responsibility, then you deserve to be compensated, and we here at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to launch your claim.
First, however, you might like to try and find out how much compensation you may be due by visiting our website and making use of the HOW MUCH calculator, you’ll find there. All you have to do is to answer 4 simple questions, fill in your name and a contact number, and in a mere 30 seconds the calculator will give you an estimate of how much compensation you could be awarded.
Start the ball rolling
Once you have your estimate, all you have to do is to click on the green “claim now” link to start the ball rolling. If you have any queries about the no-win, no-fee* system we operate at Accident Advice Helpline, and that is recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen, simply call our helpline free on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or if using your mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call today and get your Newbridge car accident compensation claim underway?
Date Published: 16th June 2014