Even the safest, most experienced drivers can still find themselves caught up in accidents. Just because you follow the speed limits and always give other road users plenty of space doesn’t mean the actions of others won’t affect you, and that’s why a lot of the road accident claims in Thanet are made.
Road users make errors and because of these mistakes people get hurt, often severely. One misjudged manoeuvre can cause an accident that leaves another innocent motorist needing urgent medical treatment and a lengthy period of rehabilitation afterwards.
There are a lot of factors behind accidents, but the main cause of RTAs is driver error. As mentioned already, one misjudgement can have serious consequences, but getting the speed of another road user wrong is just one instance where a person might be injured to such an extent that they choose to make road accident claims in Thanet.
Common examples of RTAs that lead to road accident claims in Thanet
Another case is at and around junctions, especially traffic lights and roundabouts. When people see lights ahead they’re always saying in their head “stay green, stay green” so they attempt to get through before the lights change.
However, if the vehicle in front sees the lights start to change and puts their brakes on, the motorist behind who is so desperate to get through might not have the time to brake and they collide with the vehicle in front, potentially causing whiplash injuries.
Similarly, some drivers attempt to carry straight on when they approach a roundabout, without stopping to wait for motorists already on the road to go past. As a result this can cause incidents whereby they crash into the side of another driver or, if it’s motorcyclist or cyclist, knock them straight off their bikes which can be very serious.
Claiming for compensation
Innocent victims in road traffic accidents may be eligible to claim for compensation.
Depending on the circumstances of the incident, such as who was at fault, the date and the result of the accident; you may be able to claim. You can find out in around 30-seconds if you’re eligible by taking the test on the Accident Advice Helpline site.
We’ve got a team of experienced personal injury lawyers who have helped innocent victims of road traffic accidents from Thanet, Kent and all over the UK to claim the compensation they’re entitled to.
You can get advice from our lawyers with no obligation to pursue your claim should you opt against it, and we are available to answer any questions you may have relating to the process. You don’t even have to pay any money in advance as we work on a no-win no-fee* basis.
To find out more about claiming for compensation, call us now on 0800 689 0500. Or, if you’re using a mobile phone, call 0333 500 0992 or text “claim365” to 88010.
Date Published: 28th June 2015
Author: David Brown