Had a road traffic accident in Wythall?
The village of Wythall is located just outside Birmingham. There are many historical buildings from the 18th century, including the post office and school. Being a small village does not make the residents immune to accidents occurring, however. One of the most common types of accidents across which our personal injury solicitor Wythall comes is road traffic accidents.
The majority of road traffic accidents occur due to carelessness and negligence on the part of at least one driver. If you were either a passenger or driver in a vehicle and were injured in an accident, then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Causes of road traffic accidents
- Failure to check mirrors;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Failure to give correct right of way;
- Unsafe lane changes;
- Distracted whilst driving e.g. using mobile phone or reading;
- Driving above the speed limit;
- Poor car maintenance;
- Inexperienced drivers; and
- Failure to observe traffic signs.
Injuries caused by road traffic accidents
Injuries range from minor, such as bruising and abrasions, to fatal. The seriousness of the injury depends on the type of accident that occurred. One of the main factors is also speed — accidents at higher speeds cause more serious injuries than those at lower speeds.
One of the most common injuries with which our solicitor in Wythall will deal is whiplash, which is caused by a collision in which the head is forced forwards and backwards.
Avoiding an accident
There are some steps you can take to minimise your risk of being injured in a road traffic accident. Firstly, make sure you wear a seatbelt, whether you are the driver or a passenger. This will reduce the risk of injury if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a collision. Also, as a driver you should adhere to speed limits and make sure you keep a sensible distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you. Also, follow the Highway Code and make sure every so often to refresh your knowledge.
We understand that you cannot control other drivers, which is why you should always be alert and keep your concentration on the road.
Claiming compensation with our specialist injury solicitor in Wythall
Accident Advice Helpline and our personal injury solicitor in Wythall can help you to claim compensation if you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault. Call one of our helpful and friendly advisers to find out more about the claims process and how much you could potentially be awarded.
Call us for free on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.