Have you had an accident in the Rotherhithe Tunnel? Then you most certainly require the services of specialist traffic injury lawyers in Rotherhithe
If you live and work in south east or north east London, the chances are high that your path will traverse through the area of Rotherhithe, or indeed through the Rotherhithe Tunnel. The Rotherhithe Tunnel is one of three sub-Thames pass ways and was built way back between the years of 1904 and 1908. The tunnel was originally constructed to cater for commuter traffic. As soon as the tunnel was opened it was well used, with 2,600 vehicles travelling through it every day from the day it was opened. By 1955, the number of vehicles using it on a daily basis had quadrupled to 10,500 vehicles per day, and again by 2005 the usage had tripled one again to 34,000 road users per day.
This marked increase means that high levels of congestion and lengthy tailbacks are a daily rite of passage when travelling back and forth through this gateway across the Thames. There is access for pedestrians and cyclists through the tunnel, but in view of the high volume of slow moving vehicles, especially during peak travelling times, it is something to be endured rather than enjoyed.
Because the tunnel was originally constructed to serve horse-drawn carriage traffic between the docks on either side of the river, there are strict width restrictions on the size of vehicles that can enter the tunnel. Also, due to the shallow gradient and many twists and turns (to prevent horses from seeing daylight and bolting), the tunnel is difficult to traverse, so strict speed limits of 20 miles per hour are in force. It’s not surprising, therefore, that when traffic levels are this high, accidents are bound to occur.
I’ve had an accident! How do I get in touch with traffic injury lawyers in Rotherhithe?
If you have been unfortunate enough to have had an accident within what was considered to be Europe’s tenth most dangerous tunnel (during a 2003 survey), then it is important that you speak with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. Call us for free on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, at your convenience. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Discuss the details of your personal injury claim with one of our helpful members of staff. They will be glad to offer you a free, honest appraisal and give you some helpful advice on how best to proceed. They will put you in direct contact with highly qualified and experienced traffic injury lawyers in Rotherhithe.
Your traffic injury lawyers in Rotherhithe will do their very best for you and your claim, and will work tirelessly to see that you receive the injury compensation that you are so richly deserving of. Your traffic injury lawyers in Rotherhithe can assist you regardless of if you have been a cyclist, pedestrian or driver — as long as the accident was caused by another party, you can make a claim. Call us now to find out more about how we can help you.
Date Published: 8th November 2013
Author: David Brown