The town of Hinckley is one of the busiest in Leicestershire, connecting the Midlands to the rest of the country via the various motorway networks. This means that the sheer weight of traffic increases the risk of accidents and, subsequently, the number of road accident claims in Hinckley and Bosworth and the rest of the county.
Leicestershire is well known for being one of the most congested counties in England. While many opt for public transport to help them to avoid the traffic and the congestion charges, many still drive, ride and cycle into Leicester, Loughborough and Hinckley on a daily basis.
With so many people on the roads, either using public transport or their own methods, tensions can start to run high in and around the rush hours. People start to look at their clocks and watches and realise they’re running late for work or an appointment and this means that their attitudes towards the road changes.
When this happens drivers take their focus away from what is happening on the road in front of them and they may not be able to see the brake lights that go on in front of them until it is too late.
Examples of road accident claims in Hinckley and Bosworth
While the types of accidents in busy areas aren’t usually involving fast-moving vehicles, the injuries can still be significant. For example, a shunt or bump accident during rush hour can involve multiple vehicles and can leave several drivers and their passengers with injuries including whiplash.
This is a muscular problem in the neck when the head is jolted forwards and it can leave an innocent road user requiring lengthy medical treatment and eligible to make road accident claims in Hinckley and Bosworth.
Another example comes back to motorcyclists. They are significantly less visible than cars and lorries and this means that junctions can be treacherous. Drivers often look for gaps in traffic to pull out and when they see no cars coming they start to join the road.
However, they may not have spotted the oncoming motorcyclist who subsequently collides with the side or rear of the vehicle. They can sustain significant injuries because of their comparative lack of protection despite the helmet, gloves, boots and leathers.
Making a compensation claim
When you are the innocent victim of a road traffic accident, like in the two examples here, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline have been working in personal injury since 2000 and have built up a team of highly experienced lawyers, one of which will be assigned to you should you choose to pursue your no-win no-fee* claim.
To find out more information, call our team now for a no obligation consultation on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile.
Date Published: 20th May 2015
Author: David Brown