Devon is one of the most popular parts of the United Kingdom among tourists and commuters, with a lot of people choosing to reside in regions like Torridge in order to commute to the larger towns and cities like Plymouth, Exeter and, slightly further afield Bristol. The main roads in the area can be quickly filled with commuters and this poses serious risks to road users, with a lot of the road accident claims in Torridge coming from people hurt during the rush hours.
Each weekday between the hours of 8 and 10am in the morning and 4 and 6pm in the evenings, roads across the UK are incredibly busy with people trying to get to and from work on time.
Those who are running late and caught up in the jams are more focussed on getting to work on time than how they are driving, and that means they’re often not paying attention to potential hazards.
Driver errors cause serious accidents and injuries
These can include drivers ahead of them putting their brakes on because of the traffic lights changing from green to red, or maybe because of a junction.
However, because the motorist is more focussed on getting to work and avoiding an angry meeting with their boss, they fail to spot the brake lights and collide with an innocent road user in front.
The victim then sustains injuries like whiplash, which comes about as a result of the impact between the vehicles throwing the victim’s head forwards and straining the muscles in the neck, shoulders and back. It’s a particularly painful injury that can often take a significant amount of time to get over.
Driver errors such as these are the reason why mistakes made by drivers and riders are the most common cause of road accident claims in Torridge, Devon and the UK as a whole.
Motorists are always being encouraged to take more care behind the wheel whether they’re on the motorway, dropping the children of at school or even in a supermarket car park.
The injuries sustained in road traffic accidents can have serious, lasting effects both physically and mentally, and for some claiming for compensation is a way of helping them to cope with the after-effects.
The compensation is often seen as an admission of guilt and an apology from the offender and helps the victim to relieve the stress and even to recover more quickly.
Is making road accident claims in Torridge complicated?
Accident Advice Helpline have been working in personal injury since 2000, helping people involved in all kinds of accidents to claim for compensation. In that time we’ve developed processes designed to make compensation claims as easy as possible, and that includes the eligibility test on our website.
By answering a few simple questions you can find out in 30-seconds if you’re eligible to make a claim along with an estimate on how much it could be worth if you’re successful. You don’t even have to pay a penny in advance because all of our claims are no-win no-fee.
You don’t even have to proceed with the case because you’ve spoken to us about claiming, there is absolutely no obligation should you decide that you no longer wish to claim.
To find out more about claiming for compensation, or just to ask a question of our personal injury specialists, call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 28th June 2015
Author: David Brown