Have you been hurt in an Oxfordshire car accident caused by another driver jumping a set of traffic lights? If you have and you are thinking about trying to obtain compensation, then why not use the no win no fee* personal injury claim service that we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline, and that is highly recommended by the well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen. If you do you’ll be in good company. We’re one of the nation’s favourite injury claim solicitors.
Impatience causes an accident
Driver impatience is a major cause of RTA’s in the UK. It results in drivers taking unnecessary risks because they are just too impatient to wait. They jump traffic lights when they are red, they make risky overtaking manoeuvres, or illegal undertaking manoeuvres. They often drive too close to the car in front, in an attempt to intimidate the driver to drive faster, or they make dangerous manoeuvres such as cutting corners. These drivers not only risk their own health and safety, but that of other road users and pedestrians too.
RTA statistics for 2012
According to the last set of statistics for RTA’s in 2012, the total number of accidents that involved injuries of all severities was 184,010. 15,730 of these were injuries sustained by children. The main cause of these accidents was some kind of driver error, and impatience was the main instigator in many cases.
Jumping traffic lights is downright dangerous
The only vehicles allowed to cross traffic lights when they are red, are emergency service vehicles, including police cars. All of these types of vehicles are fitted with sirens and flashing lights, and they take extra care when approaching and crossing any red light. Impatient civilian drivers, through their own lack of regard for other people’s safety, jump traffic lights without any kind of warning. It’s not only illegal, but downright dangerous.
Claiming compensation for an injury sustained in an Oxfordshire car accident
If you’ve been injured in an Oxfordshire car accident because another driver jumped the traffic lights, (this may also include vehicles of the emergency services), you are both legally and morally entitled to personal injury compensation, and helping injury victims to do this is something that we here at Accident Advice Helpline have been involved with, since we first started trading back in the year 2000.
Curious about how much compensation you could be awarded?
If you’re curious to find out how much compensation you could receive for your injury, you can visit the Accident Advice Helpline website and use our how much compensation calculator. It will only take approximately 30 seconds of your time to verify your claim in principle and be given an estimate of the potential compensation you could be awarded.
Accident Advice Helpline’s free helpline
You’ll find our website very helpful and user friendly, but if you need further customer support you can chat to a member of our customer support team via our toll-free helpline, which can be accessed from any landline on 0800 180 4123, or if using your mobile, 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 23rd August 2014