Holyhead is a popular tourist destination in Wales with thousands visiting the town each year. Many come because of the links to Ireland, many for the picturesque scenery. Whatever the reasoning, tourism brings increased traffic and an increased risk of accidents. In turn, this brings an increase in the number of road accident claims in Holyhead from residents and tourists alike.
Road traffic accidents can leave all parties in shock whether you’re the person who caused the crash, the victim or even just a witness. The drama unfolding before your eyes can feel like a movie in slow motion, especially if you’re powerless to prevent the accident.
Millions of us each day are faced with the kind of drives we’ve been doing for years, either as a driver or a passenger. While we know, especially around the rush hours and school runs, that traffic is likely to be busier than normal; we still find it frustrating when we sit in a queue.
The traffic jams make us later and later for work and no matter how many times we tell ourselves we’re going to start leaving earlier, we never do. This can be infuriating for some drivers whose minds start to drift away from the task of driving and paying attention to the road users around us.
Bad attitudes = bad accidents
In and around Holyhead the traffic that does build up is nowhere near as bad as some of the major cities in the UK, but it can still affect our attitudes behind the wheel.
People who find themselves in a rush through running late will be tempted to overtake wherever possible or to make manoeuvres across the carriageway to find an alternative route. This creates its own series of risks and the potential for accidents and is one of the main causes behind the number of road accident claims in Holyhead.
Driver error has been statistically proven to be the most common cause of accidents in the UK in the past few years with their decisions proving to be particularly costly for the innocent victims involved.
Making road accident claims in Holyhead
Fortunately for those who are injured in these kinds of road traffic accidents, they may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline we help those injured in RTAs – as well as other accidents – to receive the compensation they deserve with our team of experienced personal injury lawyers.
To find out if you’re eligible to make a no-win no-fee* claim, you can take the short test on our website or call us today for a no obligation consultation with one of our lawyers.
Call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile to find out more.
Date Published: 20th May 2015
Author: David Brown