When you take a look at the number of road accident claims in Kent, you notice that they are usually made based on the same kind of incidents. Innocent road users are caught up in accidents that were not their fault, and they had no way of avoiding them.
Now they have to either live with the consequences or to go through lengthy periods of medical treatment and physiotherapy in order to recover. Rather than being at work or at home with the family, they are spending time in hospital having check-ups on their progress or dealing with insurers in an attempt to get their car back on the road.
Accidents happen, we’re all made aware of that when we’re young, but out on the roads they occur based on a number of frequently occurring criteria – especially in the case of the road accident claims in Kent anyway.
The causes of accidents and road accident claims in Kent
The most common cause of a road traffic accident in Kent – and the rest of the United Kingdom it must be said – is driver error. Each time you get behind the wheel you check your mirrors are in the right position, you put on your seatbelt and you follow every precaution to ensure that you have as safe a journey as possible.
The issue is, not every road user follows the same procedure. Drivers often make rash decisions based on either the time of day or the traffic on the road; and it’s these decisions that often end up causing accidents.
Trying to overtake slow-moving vehicles and misjudging the speed of an oncoming vehicle, or pulling out from a junction into traffic without seeing a vehicle coming the other way are both common mistakes that have serious consequences for all drivers and passengers involved.
At the same time the road and weather conditions can also affect behaviour and decision making. In dark conditions or on wet roads, drivers are encouraged to slow down and increase the gap to the vehicle in front, yet many still fail to do either.
In heavy rain, fog or on icy roads there are drivers who still travel too quickly and don’t have the time to brake when they see a vehicle appear in front of them through the weather…causing an accident.
Innocent road users are then left with the kind of injuries that have the potential to change their lives forever. Driving a motor vehicle is dangerous, mostly because you are not in control of what other road users are doing.
When you’re involved in a crash that wasn’t your fault you have no opportunity to change direction or even to brace yourself for the impact sometimes, and you may be left with anything from cuts and bruises to whiplash or even skeletal injuries.
How to make a claim
If this has ever happened to you, then Accident Advice Helpline are here to help. We have been working in personal injury since 2000, helping innocent victims of road traffic accidents just like you to receive the compensation you deserve.
Accidents can be stressful and they can take lengthy periods of time to recover from, but our experienced and friendly lawyers are here to take the stress out of making your claim so you can focus on your recovery.
To find out more information on how you can make a no-win, no-fee claim, or just to have no obligation consultation with one of our lawyers, call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 31st May 2015
Author: David Brown