If you have just started the hunt for a personal injury solicitor in Burnside to handle your compensation claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline then you may think that your recent car accident was just a random event.
You obviously think that someone else was to blame – that is why you are pursuing a personal injury claim but did you realise that statistics are collected about car accidents every day?
They are used to analyse the factors that cause road traffic accidents and eventually the aim is to make our roads safer for everyone that uses them.
So what was the cause of your car accident that triggered your hunt for a personal injury solicitor in Burnside? Read the following and see if you can spot what happened just before you got hurt.
Why are you hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Burnside?
The most likely reason that someone would end up hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Burnside would be because another driver failed to look properly. In fact, it has been estimated that this driving error accounts for around 35% of road traffic accidents. This makes sense – if a driver is not looking properly then they will not be aware of what is in the road ahead of them and will not have time to stop their vehicle from hitting it.
If they did not look properly when they were pulling out at a junction then they may drive straight into the path of another vehicle. There can be several reasons why a driver did not look properly and one is that they were distracted by something inside or outside the car.
A typical in-car distraction would be a mobile phone going off, eating, drinking, or changing station on the radio. Outside-car distractions include road signs and people.
Another common reason for car collisions is failing to judge another vehicle’s path or speed. This commonly occurs at junctions where one vehicle will think that they have enough time to pull out before another vehicle reaches them. If they have judged this wrongly and the other driver does not have enough time to take evasive action there will be a collision.
So what makes a driver behave in this way? There are three main reasons. Firstly, they may be careless, they are quite simply not taking enough care to drive correctly. The second is that they are reckless, they know how they should be driving but have chosen to drive incorrectly. The third is that they are in a hurry. Nearly all drivers change their pattern of driving when they are in a hurry. It makes them take risks that they would probably not normally take.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown