Greater Manchester is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, comprising, as it does, of 10 metropolitan boroughs along with the cities of both Manchester and Salford. If we take just one day, 4th August 2014, there were 6 reported road traffic accidents in Greater Manchester between 3:40 pm and 6:37 pm. These were only the ones reported to the police as they happened and which caused traffic congestion. If you are involved in any road traffic accident in Greater Manchester and someone was injured, you should report the accident to the police.
Road traffic accidents in Greater Manchester
As the M60 is in Greater Manchester, you would expect there to be quite a few road traffic accidents in Greater Manchester everyday. If you have been injured in an accident, in order to file a personal injury compensation claim you need to be able to prove that you were not to blame for the accident, but that it was the fault of another person. You will doubtless need a personal injury lawyer to help you with this task, and if you need an expert road traffic accident lawyer, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
As you, and perhaps others, were injured in the accident, the police should have been called. They will ask witnesses to come forward and investigate the accident after which they will compile a report which you will need a copy of if you intend to file a personal injury compensation claim.
Immediately after the accident you should have received medical attention and your medical report will also be required if you file a claim for your injuries.
Accidents involving deer
One of the incidents reported in the statistics above involved a problem with a deer, or perhaps many deer which were on a road in the Greater Manchester area. Usually the peak times for accidents involving deer is between May and June, when young deer seek new feeding grounds, and in October and November when it is the rutting season and deer give in to their hormones, making them insensible to dangers from cars and other vehicles.
The AA estimate that between 40 and 70 thousand accidents occur on roads in the UK every year because of deer. It is best not to try and avoid the deer if it is in the road, for several reasons, one of the most important being that if you swerve into another vehicle, or crash into a tree and so on, it will later be extremely difficult to prove the existence of that deer.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help, expert legal advice and information about the clams’ process, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, any day of the year on one of these freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Don’t delay, phone us now.
Date Published: 5th September 2014