Eligible to make a car accident claim?
London is one of the most congested places in the UK inspite of comprehensive transport links, cycle to work schemes, congestion charging and over priced parking, driving has not lost it’s appeal. Kensington and Chelsea are some of the worst areas of London to drive around.
Extensive bus and taxi lanes mean cars are squeezed into a single lane for entire journeys. Endless one way systems and red routes mean it’s virtually impossible to park at your destination and when you eventually locate a parking spot that isn’t permit parking only you’d better have a bucketful of small change because parking charges in this borough of London are astronomical.
Be prepared to pay upwards of £1 per 20 minutes of parking time. Don’t even think of strolling to a local newsagents to exchange a note for some change because in the blink of an eyelid you’ll have a fix penalty notice slapped on your windscreen and before you know it your car will have been towed away. Yes the driving conditions in London are bad enough to drive you on to cramped public transport.
If whilst enduring the baffling driving conditions of London you are lucky enough to have got out of first or second gear then this is a time to be extra cautious as the number of car accidents which occur in Kensington and Chelsea are high.
Sadly the high number of pedestrian accident claims in Kensington and Chelsea have been caused by careless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or misuse of drugs. Failing to properly look or a driver forcing themselves into the stream of traffic are all symptomatic of poor driving skills.
If you have been the victim of a car accident then it is important that you collect the correct information at the time of the incident. Whilst many drivers who have been involved in a nudge can be inclined to shrug off the incident and dismiss it as of no great importance you have a right to insist that a police officer is called to the scene to assess the situation.
It might be that the at fault driver is being dismissive because they are uninsured and do not wish this fact to be revealed. Or potentially they are driving without the correct paperwork or in a stolen vehicle. Another possibility is that they are under the influence of drink or drugs.
What driver information do I require for my pedestrian accident claims in Kensington and Chelsea?
It is important that you obtain the vehicle registration number plate. Additionally it would be helpful to provide your injury lawyer with the details of the vehicle’s make, model and colour. The easiest way to do all of this is to take a photo with a mobile phone. If you do not have a camera on your handset then write it down. Don’t attempt to memorise it – chances are you’ll forget. Get their name and contact details and the details of their insurer.
Take Accident Advice Helpline’s Thirty Second Test right now to discover if you have legal grounds to make a valid pedestrian accident claims in Kensington and Chelsea and then call their expert advice helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993