The people making or considering road accident claims in Taunton Deane do so because they were in an accident that they believe was someone else’s fault.
Drivers, passengers, riders and pedestrians are all entitled to claim for compensation if they’re hurt in any kind of accident on the British roads that they simply could not avoid because of the actions of another road user.
Every accident is different and each injured party sustains different injuries depending on the level and severity of the impact. Sometimes the people involved in a road traffic accident get lucky and they’re able to walk away from the incident with a few scratches; but on other occasions they’re not so lucky.
Accidents on the roads can change lives in an instant, and when you know that there was nothing you could have done to prevent it from happening it can be even more traumatic to deal with.
Driver errors are the most common cause of accidents with misjudged overtakes, failing to spot oncoming road users and travelling too quickly for the conditions high up on the list of mistakes.
Accidents affect different road users differently
Each road user can be hurt in a different way, as mentioned already. However, a car driver hit from the side at a junction might be less seriously injured in comparison to a pedestrian trying to cross the road.
That’s not to say that the injuries sustained by the driver are not serious, they could still be life changing, but at least they have the relative protection of the car whereas the pedestrian could be severely injured at a much lower speed.
A lot of the road accident claims in Taunton Deane come from people injured at junctions. They could be drivers who, like in the previous example, are hit from the side when other drivers attempt to pull out from a side road.
Alternatively, someone trying to get through a set of traffic lights before they go red who doesn’t see that the vehicle in front has braked might hit them from behind.
Both of these incidents can affect the innocent drivers and their passengers in a variety of ways, from propelling their necks forward and causing whiplash and head injuries like concussion; to broken ankles or legs caused by the car crumpling under the impact.
In both cases, however, they may be eligible and entitled to claim for compensation.
How to make road accident claims in Taunton Deane
Having had the time to consider your options after the accident, you might decide that you want to pursue a compensation claim.
You can find out in seconds if you’re eligible to make a claim by taking the short test on our website, or by contacting the Accident Advice Helpline team directly.
We’ve got a team of experienced personal injury lawyers, one of which will be personally assigned to your claim, and we’re able to provide no obligation advice and to answer any questions you might have about the proceedings.
You don’t even have to pay us a penny up front because we work on a no-win no-fee* basis. So call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile to start your claim.
Date Published: 26th June 2015
Author: David Brown