Sutton Coldfield is now part of Birmingham and has been since 1974. But prior to this it was known as The Royal town of Sutton Coldfield, a charter awarded by Henry Vlll in 1528. It has always been considered an affluent part of the country, having a huge park of many acres that is known all over the Midlands.
What many people are unaware of though, is that during World War 2, Sutton Park was used as a prisoner of war camp for German and Italian prisoners.
At it’s centre, there is a huge shopping centre that was first built in the 1960’s and has recently been updated and renamed. There are various other shopping area in Sutton Coldfield, as well as many major roads. These roads get very busy and a Sutton Coldfield car accident is nothing unusual.
Other vehicles involved in a Sutton Coldfield car accident
It is not just a Sutton Coldfield car accident that happens on these roads. There are several large supermarket chains, and many of the big named clothing shops in its shopping centre, so often HGV’s making deliveries.
Lorries and heavy goods vehicles are very dangerous on the roads in the UK. In fact they contribute to over 50% of fatalaties and serious accidents on the motorways, and 1 in 5 deaths on our A roads. Often the problem is these monsters of the road trying to negotiate narrow and bending roads, and being unable to see other road users when they are trying to do this.
Sutton Coldfield and motorbikes
Sutton Coldfield has quite a large motor biking community, and riders travel from afar to a weekly meet of the bikers at a local public house. There are several shops dedicated to selling motor bikes and biking accessories, but the problem arises when a motor bike rider has an accident. They have so little protection compared to a car driver, and are 40 times more likely to die in a road traffic accident.
Your right to compensation
If you are injured in a road traffic accident, or any other type of accident that was not your fault, if your injuries were bad enough to need medical attention, and the accident happened no more than three years ago, you may be entitled to compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we are not concerned whether you live in Sutton Coldfield or anywhere else in the UK, our services are nationwide and always carried out on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Your financial status is not a consideration either when making a claim, as no cash is needed before we start work, and no cash is need if your claim is not won.
All you need do is call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak with our friendly and helpful advisers or complete the 30-second test on our website to get an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Date Published: 22nd June 2014