Mrs S made a personal injury claim after she was involved in a road traffic collision at the age of 73. Thanks to the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors Mrs S was awarded £2825.00 in personal injury compensation because the accident was not her fault.
The main causes of road traffic accidents are usually down to driver error. A driver cannot blame the road conditions or the weather for an accident because you should drive at a speed that is appropriate for the conditions of the road.
According to a recent study the main causes of accident on roads in the UK are as follows:
? Drivers failing to look properly accounts for 18% of accidents that happen on the road. You should look carefully at every junction roundabout and road sign before proceeding. When moving from a stationary position you should always look in your mirror before pulling out as you may not see oncoming vehicles in the blind spot of your mirror.
? 10% of road traffic accidents occur because a third party has failed to judge the distance of an oncoming car. This number also accounts for drivers not being able to correctly judge the speed of an oncoming vehicle. If in doubt wait until it is completely clear.
? 9% of accidents on the road are caused by reckless drivers or drivers that are in too much of a hurry. Risking causing an accident is not worth the two extra minutes being patient will take. Reckless drivers also make other drivers nervous which could in turn cause them to have an accident.
You should seek expert legal advice about the eligibility of your personal injury claim. Remember if you do not make a claim within three years of the accident you will not receive an award.
You are eligible to make a claim for a road traffic accident if you have sustained and injury and the accident was not your fault. As mentioned above you only have three years in which to make a personal injury claim. The following information is helpful if you do wish to pursue your claim:
? Details of the driver responsible for your injuries.
? Witness accounts of the accident that took place.
? A medical report of the injuries you sustained. This is very important as the compensation for your injuries is based on this report.
? If you have suffered any financial losses evidence of this is required so we can help you claim back your losses as part of your award.
To start your personal injury claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 844 8180.