Common causes of road accidents
Whilst you should always be aware that your own negligence and ignoring the rules of the road can cause accidents, there are other things which can cause road accidents that are more common and you should also be thinking about.
If you have a road accident and sustain a whiplash injury in Coleshill you may be able to make a compensation claim against the other driver, but only if the accident was their fault.
If you have done anything which could have led up to your accident and subsequent whiplash injury in Coleshill then you may have to face the fact that you cannot make a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Coleshill and feel that the other driver was at fault, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether or not you have a good chance of making a successful claim.
If you do, then the team will put you in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will process your claim on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.Open Claim Calculator
You can call the helpline to discuss your accident and whiplash injury in Coleshill and find out more about the claims process, as well as getting advice and support which will help you through this time.
- Speeding. This is one of the top causes of road accidents and is more likely to cause deaths as the result of an accident than many other causes of accidents. Speeding means that you do not have time to brake if something crosses your path, and you are also less likely to notice potential hazards and stop them in time.
- Drink driving. This is an obvious one, but something which people still involve themselves in, often thinking that they are still completely in control or not over the limit. If you have had even one alcoholic drink you can be over the limit, and any accident will be perceived to be your fault even if you did not cause it.
- Aggressive driving. If you are driving aggressively, or are suffering from road rage then you are more likely to cause an accident as you will not be driving in a calm, measured fashion.
- Inexperienced driving. Whilst you are still fairly new to driving, try not to take on too many challenges at once. An inexperienced driver will be more nervous and more likely to make mistakes, so try driving with someone more experienced who can help you, and stick to quieter roads whilst you build your confidence.
- Loss of control. This generally happens when there is something actually wrong with the car, which is why getting your vehicle regularly serviced and MOT’d is important.