Being a small island, the Isle of Wight has nowhere near as many roads as mainland Britain, nor as many residents, for that matter – but it’s still possible to have road traffic accidents on the Isle of Wight.
The island has no motorways, but plenty of A-roads, so it is possible for accidents to happen at quite high speeds; there are also a lot of minor roads, so you really have to make sure you drive with due care and attention at all times.
Residents of the island know this, but the Isle of Wight attracts many visitors all year round, who need to know about the potential to get into road traffic accidents on the Isle of Wight.
Compensation claims for road traffic accidents on the Isle of Wight
If you have been in an accident and it has caused you injury, and the accident happened because of someone else, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
You need to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible, and have any injuries recorded, which will provide proof in the event that you decide to go ahead with a claim.
But it’s always a good idea, anyway, to seek medical treatment after an accident. You might have whiplash, for example, or a whole range of other kinds of injury that might not be so easy to detect.
Why you might need to claim compensation
It’s during your recovery period that you might find yourself struggling with things. You can’t take care of your everyday tasks, such as washing up, cooking, cleaning, and so on. You may need to take time off work; you will probably not be able to enjoy as much of a social life as you normally do, either.
The real worry for many people at this point is that their finances suffer through being off work and losing wages, but also because they have to hire people to do things for them – e.g. a home help or a childminder.
If this happens because of road traffic accidents in Isle of Wight, which have been caused by other drivers, it certainly makes sense to claim!
Call Accident Advice Helpline now
You can begin a claim as soon as you like, because Accident Advice Helpline has a hotline that is open 24/7 and fully staffed by professional, friendly advisers.
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an adviser
If you qualify to claim, your details will be passed to one of our team of solicitors, who will aim to secure you a payment of compensation. For extra peace of mind for you, all our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis.
Why not call our hotline now and get started?
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: David Brown