There are some obvious things which can cause road accidents and which all drivers should avoid, such as drink driving or overly aggressive driving. However, there are other things which might not be quite as obvious and can still lead to serious accidents. In some of these cases you may still be able to make road accident claims in Christchurch, even if you aren’t sure who you could claim against.
Here are some of the less obvious causes of road accidents which you can still claim for.
Dangerous road conditions
A deadly curve in the road, snow and ice or litter in the road can easily cause an accident. It is generally down to the local authority to place signs up to warn drivers of potentially dangerous road conditions, or to do what they can to prevent accidents happening. If you have an accident and don’t feel that enough has been done to protect you, it may be worth looking into compensation.
Tailgating happens when a driver does not feel that the driver in front is moving fast enough, and thus drives very close to the back of the vehicle to try to get them to speed up. However, this means that the driver does not have enough time to react if the car in front stops suddenly and this can cause an accident. Tailgating is very dangerous and you can claim compensation from a driver if they cause an accident when doing this.
Drivers must always obey the rules of the road and give other drivers their right of way to avoid causing accidents. Although it is polite to give the right of way, it is also the law, and if an accident is caused because one driver has ignored the rules then you can claim compensation against them.
How to make road accident claims in Christchurch
If you do think that someone was at fault for your road accident, then you should think about making road accident claims in Christchurch. Compensation can help you to recover financially, physically and emotionally after an accident, so it is always worth looking into.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010. The team will be able to talk you through your accident and help you to decide definitively whether or not you want to make a claim. If you do then you will work with experienced injury lawyers who will be able to work on your behalf to ensure that you get the compensation which is owed to you. Your lawyer will keep you updated as your claim progresses as well, so you shouldn’t have to chase your claim up.
Date Published: 14th May 2015
Author: David Brown