Patience is a virtue. If more drivers agreed with this principle, many a Nottingham car accident could be avoided. Impatience leads to drivers taking unnecessary risks when they are overtaking another vehicle, running a red traffic light, or failing to pull up at junctions with stop or give-way signs.
Taking notice of, and respecting, road signs
A stop sign means what it says – stop. If you fail to do so, you’re endangering not only your own life, but those of other road users, too. Road signs are there for your safety; they have been put there for a reason. It is arrogant and ignorant for any driver to think they know better and ignore or disrespect those signs. Unfortunately, there are plenty of drivers who do exactly that, who as a result end up causing injury and death to others.
All drivers should, as a matter of course, follow the letter of the law when it comes down to observing road traffic signs. One good piece of advice is to not only always stop at a stop sign, but look both ways and wait three seconds before moving off if the coast is clear. Three seconds is hardly any time at all in the scale of things, but it could really help to prevent an accident that causes death or serious injury.
Realising your right to compensation for your Nottingham car accident injury
If you’ve been involved in a Nottingham car accident, the blame for which is down to the impatience and/or recklessness of another driver, and you’ve been seriously injured, you have a right to compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you to realise that right.
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The amount of compensation that you would be awarded can vary anywhere from £600 for a minor hand injury, up to over £185,000 for injuries that involve double amputation. To establish how much compensation you could be awarded for the injury you sustained, you can visit the Accident Advice Helpline website and take our 30-second test by using the interactive compensation calculator you’ll find there.
One of the UK’s favourite injury claim law firms
As one of the UK’s favourite injury claim law firms, here at Accident Advice Helpline we cover all sorts of personal injury claims, from road traffic accidents to falls at home. We have an enormous depth of experience and expertise, all of which are ready for you to draw upon when you employ our no win, no fee services, which come highly recommended by TV celebrity and people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
For more information, call our free helpline from any landline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile. Any information you are offered is given free of charge, and without any obligation to proceed using our services. You can’t ask for more than that.
Date Published: 27th June 2014
Author: David Brown