Why do road traffic accidents happen?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we work with hundreds of clients every year who have been injured in car accidents or road traffic collisions. We work in partnership with a network of personal injury solicitors across Scotland. We can connect victims with a specialist solicitor in Tranent who works on their behalf to claim the compensation they are entitled to for their injuries. Over the years, we have found that there are many reasons why accidents happen.
Police forces across the UK also keep a record of the causes of car accidents, and the injuries that are caused to both the guilty parties and the innocent.
Topping the list is speed. We all know that modern cars with amazing technology seem to reach high speed with minimal effort. Fortunately, cars are safer than ever with clever design features but even this cannot stop the devastating consequences when a car crashes at high speed.
Passengers in vehicles being driven at high speed can sometimes take the brunt of the injuries, and a solicitor in Tranent can work with anyone injured in an accident that was NOT their fault.
Following in a close second is the drink driving. Despite huge campaigns and the numbers of incidents steadily falling, some drivers are still not hearing the message. Likewise, driving whilst under the influence of drugs – both medicinal and illegal substances – is showing a worrying trend too.
What can happen in cases such as these, is that innocent people – pedestrians, cyclists, passengers etc. – can be seriously hurt in accidents where alcohol or drugs play a part. Often, as a solicitor in Tranent will tell you, the injuries people sustain in such accidents are life-changing.
In third place, many people suffer massive injuries in road traffic collisions when they are travelling in vehicles and are not properly restrained. In the UK, it has been the law to wear a seatbelt in the front of the vehicle since 1983, with compulsory seat belt wearing in the rear of the vehicle coming into force 8 years later.
Being in a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt will cause injury, even if the ‘crash’ is at a relatively low speed.
Can a solicitor in Tranent help YOU?
Our legal teams have helped hundreds of people claim compensation for personal injuries and they could help you.
The first thing you MUST do is take our online test to see if your claim is valid and eligible for compensation and you can do that is no time at all! Either by logging on to our website or calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, you can take the 30-second test.
By answering a few simple questions, you will know within 30 seconds if you have a claim for compensation and if a solicitor in Tranent can help you!
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown