Tameside is one of the largest parts of Greater Manchester with the majority of the area based on and around the main ring road, the M60, and the proximity to the M62. As such there are a lot of road accident claims in Tameside because of the risk of accidents on the motorway networks that join the major cities like Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.
The western border of Tameside is just four miles from Manchester city centre, and with so many motorists trying to get into the city each day it’s no surprise that there are so many accidents.
The towns of Ashton-under-Lyne, Hyde, Denton and Dukinfield are all located on the outskirts of the city with many commuting from these areas into the centre. According to a census from 2011 there were more than 210,000 people living in Tameside, showing how popular the region is to reside in and to travel into the towns and cities from.
The most common accidents that lead to road accident claims in Tameside
However, a lot of these commuters are caught up in accidents on the main roads with many caused by driver errors around the rush hour periods. The motorways are frequently gridlocked in the mornings and evenings as a result of accidents, both serious and minor, that leave the police with little option other than to shut a lane or even the carriageway as a whole.
Shunts and bumps are particularly common; with drivers crashing into the back of another road user because they either got too close to stop or they just didn’t see the vehicle.
These incidents can cause whiplash and other muscular or skeletal injuries that prompt road accident claims in Tameside, with victims often away from their place of work for several weeks – even months – as a result.
Another common Tameside accident is when a motorist looks to join the motorway from a slip road without checking their mirrors or “blind spot.” When this happens and the motorist pulls straight onto the carriageway, they can hit another road user from the side, causing them to spin or even slide across the carriageway into other vehicles.
This can be particularly serious depending on the speeds involved with those on the motorways able to travel at speeds of up to 70mph.
How do I make a claim for compensation?
If you’re one of the innocent victims of a road traffic accident in Tameside then you may be eligible to claim for compensation depending on the circumstances involved.
To find out if you might be able to claim, you can take a 30-second test on the Accident Advice Helpline homepage; allowing you to understand if you can claim, how much it may be worth and where to go next.
By claiming with us you don’t have to pay a penny up front because we work on a no-win no-fee basis; and you will be assigned with your own specialist and experienced personal injury lawyer.
To find out more or to get your claim started; call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile.
Date Published: 26th June 2015
Author: David Brown