Herefordshire is an English county located in the West Midlands and is governed by Herefordshire Council. The area borders the county of Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east. Gloucestershire to the south-east and the Welsh preserved countries of Gwent to the south-west and Powys to the west.
The county is one of the most rural and sparsely populated in England and much of the land is for agricultural use, with it being well known for its fruit and cider production. Although rural areas may be quieter than some towns and cities, people may rely on private vehicles more in rural areas, as public transport services may not be as available.
Unfortunately, car accidents can occur anywhere and there is a chance that you could be injured when an accident does occur. If you’ve been hurt due to an incident on the road, you may want to consider making a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Herefordshire.
Why do accidents happen?
There are many reasons why accidents can happen, and although some accidents are just that, usually there is someone to blame for them. Negligence and carelessness can cause an accident and mean that victims are left suffering from their injuries. We wish people didn’t need to claim road traffic accident compensation in Herefordshire because accidents didn’t happen, but its sadly they do. Accidents can happen because:
- Speeding. Speed limits are there for a reason so stick to them.
- Not following the rules of the road properly. This can include doing illegal turns, not indicating or going the wrong way down a one-way street. These rules are there to protect people when driving so it’s important to respect them.
- Being distracted. This can be by eating or drinking at the wheel, changing your CD or the radio or talking to passengers. Ensure your eyes are on the road at all times in order to try and prevent accidents occurring.
- Using your mobile. It’s illegal to use it if you don’t have a hands free device because taking your eyes off the road even for a minute can be dangerous.
Claiming road traffic accident compensation in Herefordshire
If you’ve been affected by a road traffic accident of some kind, why not take our 30-second test and find out if you will be eligible to make a claim?
Our online 30-second test can also tell you how much compensation you could be eligible to receive, based on the injuries you’ve sustained. To take our 30-second test today, just visit the Accident Advice Helpline website.
We believe we can help you get the best outcome for your claim by ensuring that you receive a compensation amount which truly covers your injury, the affect it has had on your life and any expenses which you have incurred.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now
To learn more about making a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 form your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 27th May 2015
Author: David Brown