A lot of the road accident claims in Three Rivers are made by people who have been in collisions with other motorists. Driver errors are the most common cause of road traffic accidents (RTAs), with mistakes proving to be particularly costly.
Motorists all over the Three Rivers region in Hertfordshire are at risk every time they get behind the wheel. They may be experienced, cautious drivers or they might be relatively new to driving, but either way they can often do nothing about the actions of other road users.
Some people are so focussed on everything but driving – like checking their mobile phone, talking to a passenger in the back, looking for a tissue, being late for work – that they are unable to brake for hazards or to realise that another motorist is going faster or slower than they thought.
Conditions and attitudes affect driving
The road and weather conditions can also make it difficult to predict what motorists are going to do. In dry, sunny conditions you might approach a bend slightly differently to how you might on a dark, wet day; yet some motorists approach it the same way come what may, and that is when accidents happen.
‘Black ice’, which is common in the winter, can develop on the road and cause cars, vans, lorries and motorbikes to slide when they apply the brakes and this can result in them going into the back of the vehicle in front or sliding across the carriageway. Wet weather reduces grip and drivers are advised to increase their braking distance and to decrease their speeds, yet many fail to do either.
Attitudes behind the wheel dictate how people drive, and if someone is frustrated at sitting behind a slower vehicle, they’re much more likely to attempt a risky overtaking manoeuvre.
If they see what they think is a gap on the other side of the road that allows them to pass, they’ll try it. There have been a lot of road accident claims in Three Rivers from drivers who have been hit by motorists that attempted overtakes only to misjudge the speed of an oncoming vehicle.
Innocent motorists have been left seriously injured and in need of urgent medical assistance with absolutely nothing they could do to prevent the crash. That’s why they choose to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
How to make road accident claims in Three Rivers
We’ve been working in the personal injury sector since 2000, helping people injured on the roads to claim the compensation they deserve. Our team of experienced personal injury solicitors are available to provide advice and answers relating to potential claims, and you can find out if you’re eligible to make a claim in 30 seconds thanks to the test available on our website.
You don’t have to pay any money in advance because we work on a no-win no-fee* basis, and you are under no obligation to pursue your claim just because we provide you with advice.
To find out more about claiming, give us a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 28th June 2015
Author: David Brown