The need for a road traffic accident claim in Rutherglen
For many people, getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is an ambition held dear since childhood. The independence it brings, plus the chance to work further afield, are reasons why driving is something most teenagers want to do as soon as they are old enough. With this in mind, what could spoil that dream more than being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault? At Accident Advice Helpline, we work in partnership with some of the most reputable solicitors in Scotland who can help if you wish to make a road traffic accident claim in Rutherglen.
As the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could find that being able to return to doing the things you love, may take some time. The injuries sustained in a road traffic accident could leave you, the injured party, with physical difficulties.
Being injured behind the wheel of a motor vehicle may leave you unable to drive as a result. This could be for one of two reasons (a) because of the physical injuries you have sustained or (b) because of the psychological impact of the accident.
The other driver was driving recklessly
If you have to make a road traffic accident claim in Rutherglen, it will not be without good reason. As the injured party in such an accident, it could be that you have been left with injuries that may take some time to heal.
Additionally, you may find that your injuries restrict you from being able to drive. This in turn can have other implications, such as being able to continue with a particular type of job, especially if it involves driving as its core.
It may be that, in making a road traffic accident claim, you feel you are eligible to compensation because the driver who caused the accident was driving recklessly. But what constitutes reckless driving?
Being reckless behind the wheel shows a blatant disregard for your own safety, as well as that of other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. It could be that the driver was purposely speeding, overtaking other vehicles on the road in a dangerous manner, or ignoring traffic signals. Whatever the reason, they have been reckless in their behaviour, if they have been driving in a manner that risked the safety of those around them.
I want to make a claim: can Accident Advice Help?
Call Accident Advice Helpline on our landline number 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile you can call us on 0333 500 0993. With professional and dedicated advisors to answer your call, we can guide you through the initial assessment process by telephone.
If you are eligible to make a claim for compensation and wish to proceed, and our advisors will determine this during the initial assessment, we will pass your details to our dedicated partners who are amongst the most reputable solicitors in Scotland.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for more information on how to make a road traffic accident claim in your area. Our advisors are on hand to offer advice and support. We also have a short eligibility test here on our website.
Date Published: 14th May 2015
Author: David Brown