Drivers do not cause road traffic accidents when they are driving well. If all drivers adhered to every safe driving rule then hardly anyone would ever need to search for a personal injury solicitor in Burntwood. Sadly, this is not the case and every day drivers make errors of judgment and poor driving decisions.
It’s interesting to take a look in more detail at the factors that cause people to have to search for a solicitor in Burntwood because they have been injured in a road traffic accident that was someone else’s fault.
Why look for a personal injury solicitor in Burntwood?
If you have got to the stage that you are calling Accident Advice Helpline because you need a personal injury solicitor in Burntwood then you are probably already suffering after a car accident that was not your fault.
Maybe the driver that caused the accident was driving inappropriately and this contributed to them causing the accident in which you were hurt. Here are some of the ways in which drivers can drive their cars inappropriately:
- A leading cause of car accidents is a driver travelling too fast for the conditions at the time. This could be the weather or road conditions. We should all know that we have to adjust our speed according to the weather conditions that we are driving in. Rain is the obvious hazard – it makes our stopping distance much longer because our tyres cannot grip on the road surface so well. Added to that is the problem of reduced visibility. Snow is an exaggerated version of rain – even worse grip and poorer visibility with the added hazard of getting stuck in it. Don’t forget about fog and mist which seriously reduce visibility and high winds which can blow your car off course and blow obstacles into your path. Even bright sun can be a hazard if it blinds a driver. All of these weather conditions require the same response – slow down and take great care!
- Traffic and road conditions also dictate the speed at which we should be travelling. Some traffic conditions require us to drive very slowly and this is usually indicated by permanent or temporary road signs. An example of a permanent speed limit would be a 20mph limit outside a school – it is not appropriate to drive fast in this area because there will be children crossing the road. Temporary speed limits are set up at road works because there are workmen and heavy machinery moving around the site.
If you think that another diver’s inappropriate driving has caused your accident then you can call Accident Advice Helpline and they will help you to find a personal injury solicitor in Burntwood.
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