Solihull is one of the busiest areas in the West Midlands. Located within a relatively short drive of the likes of Birmingham, West Bromwich, Coventry and so on; it is one of the most congested commuter routes which creates risks each time people get in the car. Fortunately, there are laws in place enabling those who are injured on the roads to make road accident claims in Solihull.
We’ve reached the point where there are more vehicles on the roads across the United Kingdom than ever before, and hundreds – maybe even thousands – of those cars, vans, lorries and motorbikes come through or pass by the Solihull area each day.
Drivers and their passengers, bikers, cyclists and pedestrians are all encouraged to stay safe every time they venture out onto the roads – however they choose to do so.
Speed limits are there to be abided by, cycle lanes and pavements are in place to keep cyclists and pedestrians safe; yet there are always some road users whose actions compromise those measures and leave innocent people requiring urgent medical attention.
RTAs are common in the Solihull area
In the past few years, road traffic accidents (RTAs), have become one of the most common forms of incidents in the country, especially in the Solihull region. While injuries in the workplace, slips and trips are also common it is the RTAs that tend to have the greatest effect on people’s lives.
Drivers pulling out from junctions or trying to overtake slow moving traffic need to get their manoeuvres exactly right each time otherwise they can cause a whole range of incidents.
Head-on collisions, for example, can leave drivers with anything from cuts and bruises if they’re lucky to serious head or internal injuries if they are not so lucky.
Another instance is when a driver approaches a roundabout that they may have taken every day for ten years, either as a driver or passenger on their way to school or work. They may never have seen an accident on that roundabout and know that at a certain time of day it’s particularly quiet.
As a result they approach the junction quicker than they should and start to head out. Unfortunately, this time there is a motorcyclist already on the roundabout and they are sent over the handlebars as the bike has no choice but to run into the back or side of the car.
This could leave the biker with serious head or internal injuries all through driver complacency and error – the most common cause of car accidents.
Making road accident claims in Solihull
The biker, and any road user injured in a road traffic accident that was not their fault in the past three years, may be eligible to make road accident claims in Solihull so that they can be compensated for their experience.
At Accident Advice Helpline we’ve spent years helping people just like you, the innocent victims of road accidents, to receive the compensation you deserve with our no-win no-fee policy.
We have a team of experienced injury lawyers on-hand to provide advice and information on how to make a claim, leaving you to focus on getting back to full health as quickly as possible.
To find out more, call now on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and speak with one of our friendly solicitors.
Date Published: 1st June 2015
Author: David Brown