The main factor behind the number of road accident claims in Hounslow, and the UK in general for that matter, is driver error. Road traffic accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries to those involved, many of who are completely innocent victims.
Everyone makes mistakes but out on the road these errors can be particularly costly. One slight error can leave people with serious or even life threatening injuries making the accident itself even more stressful.
Innocent victims can be affected in both the short and long term depending on the type of accident. Part of the stress and severity of the injuries incurred comes from the fact that there was absolutely nothing they could do to prevent the road traffic accident from happening – some don’t even have the time to brace themselves for the impact.
One of the most common driver errors that causes an accident which commonly results in road accident claims in Hounslow is when drivers pull out from a junction without looking.
While they might claim to have looked left and right before pulling out from one road onto another, they might not see another road user coming their way. If they do, they may misjudge the speed of the traffic and that means they could pull out thinking they have sufficient time when they don’t.
Another prime example is when drivers are travelling too quickly for the conditions. Reduced visibility is often coupled with a damp road which means grip is already compromised and it takes longer to bring the vehicle to a stop when you apply the brakes.
Despite this many road users still travel too quickly on the roads – even if it is within the speed limit. As a result, on winding country roads in particular, it becomes harder to control the vehicle and drivers risk sliding on the wet surface or being unable to brake in time when another road user appears out of the fog or mist, for example.
Making road accident claims in Hounslow
The innocent road users who are hit by these offending drivers can be left with injuries such as whiplash or even broken bones. These can have lasting effects which require significant treatment and periods of recovery, for which Accident Advice Helpline want to help.
We have a team of highly trained and experienced personal injury lawyers who want to help you to receive the compensation you deserve to help you to deal with after effects of your road traffic accident.
To find out if you’re eligible to make a claim, visit our website to take our online eligibility test or call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile for a no obligation consultation.
Date Published: 20th May 2015
Author: David Brown