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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Tunbridge Wells road traffic accidents


    Tunbridge Wells road traffic accidents

    Tunbridge Wells road traffic accidents are unfortunately a regular occurrence. The town is situated where many roads come together, including the A26 (the main Maidstone to Newhaven Road), the A264 (which runs from Five Oaks to Pembury), and the A267, which runs from Tunbridge Wells to Hailsham. Finally, there is the A21, which is located just east of the town, and is the main London to Hastings trunk road. With such a lot of traffic activity, it’s no surprise that accidents are a common occurrence.

    Over 68% of all road traffic accidents that take place here in the UK are caused through driver error. 

    Categorisation of driver error

    Driver error is a category that covers a “multitude of sins”. These “sins” are grouped under nine different category headings. They are:

    • Driver error and/or reaction
    • Poor decision-making
    • Bad behaviour and lack of experience
    • The road environment
    • Pedestrian accidents
    • Driver distraction
    • Limited visibility
    • Special codes
    • Vehicle malfunction

    Driver errors and percentages of accidents

    In terms of the types of errors drivers commit, the most common causes of road traffic accidents and the percentage of accidents they cause are:

    • 35% – Failing to look thoroughly
    • 18.9% – Failing to judge another vehicle’s path/speed
    • 16.2% – Reckless driving through being in too much of a hurry
    • 14.7% – Losing control of the vehicle
    • 14.1% – A poorly executed manoeuvre
    • 10.2% – Going too fast for local conditions
    • 10.1% – Slippery road surfaces because of weather
    • 7.2% – Pedestrians failing to look properly before stepping into the road
    • 7.2% – Emergency braking
    • 6.7%  – Following too closely to the vehicle in front

    Tunbridge Wells road traffic accidents

    Using an injury claim specialist solicitor like Accident Advice Helpline can increase anyone’s chances of maximising the amount of compensation. This could be awarded for injuries sustained in Tunbridge Wells road traffic accidents that have been caused by some sort of driver error. Anyone can get an idea of the amount of compensation they could be due by visiting AAH’s website and using our interactive HOW MUCH compensation calculator. All you have to do is answer four simple questions, providing the basic details of your injury, and you’ll be given an estimate of how much compensation could be awarded within just 30 seconds.

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    Our no win, no fee promise

    If you have suffered an injury but are not sure if your claim will succeed, you can rest assured in the knowledge that our no win, no fee offer means you won’t have to pay us a fee if your claim flounders. However, bear in mind that failure is unlikely if we agree to handle your claim. Remember too that Esther Rantzen wholly recommends our services.

    If you need to use our toll-free helpline for any reason you can access it from any landline on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.

    Date Published: 22nd August 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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