Have you been involved in an Oldham car accident which injured you through no fault of your own? Was the accident caused by another driver failing to look properly before manoeuvring? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes,’ you will be entitled to raise a claim for compensation.
Failing to look properly is a major cause of RTAs
You wouldn’t think that such a thing as failing to look properly before manoeuvring would be the cause of so many road traffic accidents and injuries here in the UK, but the fact is that as many as 40% of all RTAs are caused by this basic oversight.
A failure of more experienced drivers
Strangely enough, this type of accident is more likely to happen with experienced drivers, rather than inexperienced drivers who have only recently passed their test.
Newbies are still very conscious of their Highway Code and road etiquette, and because they are still somewhat nervous are very careful about making these sorts of basic checks; whereas experienced drivers can become somewhat blasé about these basics, and only perform a perfunctory glance around them before manoeuvring.
Don’t be in too much of a rush
Failing to look properly before manoeuvring is also something drivers who are in a hurry do; they spot a gap in the traffic and are so keen to make it that they move off without thinking properly. If they pull out in front of somebody they had not previously spotted, it’s likely to cause an accident and possibly injure somebody.
It’s simply not worth taking the risk. Just take those few extra seconds and check all around you before moving off or making your manoeuvre, not forgetting of course to make sure to signal.
Launch your injury claim for your Oldham car accident with Accident Advice Helpline
If the Oldham car accident in which you were injured was caused by a driver failing to look properly before manoeuvring – whether the car hit you, or you hit the other car because they pulled out in front of you without warning – we here at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to launch a claim for injury compensation, using the no win no fee injury claim procedure that is wholly recommended by one of our top sponsors, well-known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
Using our compensation calculator
If you’d like to find out in advance of launching your claim how much you could be awarded, then go to our website and locate our compensation calculator. Simply answer four basic questions and the calculator will check to see if your claim appears to be valid, and if so will then issue you with an estimate forecasting how much compensation could be awarded, all within just 30 seconds.
Accessing our free helpline
If you have any queries or concerns about your potential claim, you can access our unrivalled customer support service via our free helpline. Simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline; or, if using your mobile, call 0333 500 0993.