Drivers who fail to look properly when over-taking and in exiting junctions are a major cause of road traffic accidents in the UK, according to the Department of Transport. In 2011, for example, poor driver observation accounted for a staggering 42 percent of all traffic accidents in the UK reported to the police. A shocking statistic really, considering that – with greater care and attention by many motorists on our highways – such accidents would be preventable.
Injured in a traffic accident in the UK
If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident in the UK which was no fault of yours, of course recovery and getting well again is the main thing on your mind. You may also have concerns related to employment, your family, and making arrangements to cope in best way possible with your injury.
Understandably, it’s not easy with so much personal stuff going on to think about suing someone. Taking legal action is probably something that’s a low priority. But once you are focussed on your future welfare, you should contact a specialist traffic accident lawyer to help you progress your case and start claiming what is rightfully yours by way of compensation.
Best legal man for your claim
At Accident Advice Helpline, we help people who have been a victim of a traffic accident in the UK to start the ball rolling in the claims process. By calling free of charge to our dedicated 0800 689 0500 number, our efficient and friendly advisers will be able to talk you through the claims procedure and can put you in touch with a specialist solicitor. We have several hundred of them throughout the country and we select one who will be able to best help you with making your claim. Don’t hesitate to get in touch, as the sooner you have us working on your side, the more likely you will be able to claim the full amount of compensation for your traffic accident in the UK.
When you call Accident Advice Helpline’s number, all we need you to do is complete a short assessment test on the phone, which takes hardly more than 30 seconds. On receiving that initial advice, you won’t be obliged to go ahead, but it will certainly give you an indication of whether you are likely to be successful or not with a claim.
Car passenger, cyclist and pedestrian claims
As a general rule, anyone who has been hurt in a traffic accident in the UK in the last three years as a result of someone else’s negligence will be able to make a claim. You didn’t have to be the driver of the car. Passengers have as much right as anyone to claim compensation. In fact, you didn’t even need to be in the car. Many of the traffic accident UK compensation claims we deal with involve cyclists, those travelling on public transport at the time of the incident, or even those on foot.
Spine trauma and injury amputation
Accident Advice Helpline was established over fifteen years ago and is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. With more minor claims, these can even be processed over the phone and through the post; invariably in such cases, you won’t even have to see a solicitor. However, whatever the size or complexity of a traffic accident UK claim our legal specialists take on, they will attempt to get the highest award possible for your type of injury – from neck bruises and sprains right through to serious spinal traumas and amputations. Sadly, for the victim’s family and friends, we also handle claims for those who have died as a result of their injuries from a traffic accident in the UK. You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss things in more detail.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown