Dealing with road traffic accidents in Winchester
As the driver of a motor vehicle you will take pride in the fact that you are fully licenced and qualified to drive. Sadly though not all of the drivers on the roads with you can say the same, statistics show that 1 in every 40 drivers is currently driving illegally on the roads of the United Kingdom. Illegal drivers also contribute to the number of road traffic accidents in Winchester. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident with a driver who is driving illegally, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
The number of road traffic accidents in Winchester is only a small percentage of the overall number of road traffic accidents in the United Kingdom. However, a great number of these accidents are caused by drivers who have been careless behind the wheel. As the victim of an accident which was caused by another driver’s carelessness, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
The other driver was not licensed to drive
Driving on the roads of the United Kingdom has become considerably more difficult over the years. Hence the need for such things as theory tests, hazard perception tests and a greater number of driving lessons before one actually sits their driving test.
Once you have completed all of these and successfully passed your driving test, your next challenge is dealing with how other people behave on the roads. Some drivers always seem to be in a hurry and spend their time behind the wheel speeding or overtaking other drivers.
Those drivers, who actively speed or overtake other drivers when it is not safe to do so, are more likely to cause a road traffic accident that will lead to someone like you being injured through no fault of your own. While it would be ideal if such drivers could be avoided, it is difficult to do this on roads which are now becoming more congested by the year.
For fully qualified drivers it can be something of a lottery driving on Britain’s roads, as there is really no way of telling who is licensed and who is not. Likewise It can difficult to ascertain which driver is likely to try and carry out a dangerous manoeuvre until such times as they actually do it, thus putting everyone at risk, including themselves.
Accident Advice Helpline: here for you
Call Accident Advice Helpline if you have been the victim of a road traffic accident. Our landline number is 0800 689 0500 or you can call from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. Our lines are open daily and our advisers are here to guide you through the initial assessment process by telephone.
If you are eligible to make a claim, and choose to proceed, we will pass your details to our ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers who are experienced in securing the compensation our clients are entitled to. Having been the industry leaders for over a decade we have a success rate that is second to none.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today and speak to a member of our team of advisers. We will discuss the nature of your injuries and the options open to you. You can also try our 30-second eligibility test via Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
Date Published: 1st October 2014
Author: David Brown