Located in Derbyshire with the districts of High Peak, Amber Valley and North East Derbyshire nearby, it makes no wonder that road traffic accidents in the Derbyshire Dales are fairly common – what with the high number of rural roads in the Derbyshire Dales, many of which lack street lighting and aren’t well maintained during the colder, wetter months.
That’s not to say that the Derbyshire Dales are a hotspot for road traffic accidents, though. The local government district is in line with other government districts across England in terms of road traffic accident statistics. However road traffic accidents in the Derbyshire Dales do happen, and if you’re ever the victim of one you should remember that it’s your legal right to make a claim for financial compensation if you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault.
The Derbyshire Dales
The Derbyshire Dales are home to some of the most stunning countryside in England, great for anybody who loves the outdoors. Those who have lived in the Derbyshire Dales since the 70s’ will remember when it was called West Derbyshire, but unlike many areas in England the Derbyshire Dales haven’t lost their charm over the past forty years. If anything, it’s even more beautiful and the ideal location for walks, hiking, cycling and scenic driving.
Road traffic accident claims – what you need to know
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, you may be eligible to make a claim for financial compensation. Your eligibility to make a claim is going to depend on how the accident happened, and who is to blame. If the road traffic accident wasn’t your fault, you could have a strong case for making a claim against the other party for compensation.
In this instance, it’s prudent to get in touch with a solicitor or law firm. They will be able to help you discover your eligibility and discuss the strength of your case plus:
- Give you an estimated payout
- Give you an estimated length of time until your payout
- Discuss the next steps
- Give guidance on all the information you will need to make a claim
All advice given to you has no obligation, so it’s definitely worth getting in touch. With this information you will be able to discuss the next steps or make a claim yourself, it’s entirely up to you. And remember, it’s your legal right to make a claim if an accident wasn’t your fault – don’t be put off by any external factors, because the decision is up to you.
Call the Accident Advice Helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 for free, no-obligation advice about your road traffic accidents in the Derbyshire Dales.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: David Brown