ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

**Being involved in a car crash can be extremely traumatic and even relatively minor car accidents can cause both physical and psychological injuries. It’s always important to be prepared and know what to do in the unfortunate event of an accident.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s vital that you seek medical attention as soon as you can. Not only will this ensure that you receive appropriate treatment right away, but it will also help later on should you choose to proceed with a personal injury claim**

HOW & WHY THEY OCCUR?
ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

A ROAD ACCIDENT CAN OCCUR BECAUSE OF NUMEROUS REASONS

Negligence 
  • Can range from mobile phone use, eating or drinking, changing music in the car, to alcohol or drug consumption while driving

Weather Conditions
  • Road accidents can occur in many instances due to perverse weather conditions such as snow, rainy weather, and icy roads

Recklessness
  • Driving with no concern for traffic signs is another major cause of road accidents. Speeding too can be termed as recklessness and distractions in or outside of the car can also lead to road mishaps

Poor Road Maintenance
  • Poor roads are another leading cause of road accidents. Construction, poor road signs and potholes are examples of poor road maintenance.

Car Malfunction
  • Cars will in most cases have a system failure system where one of the devices may have stopped functioning. Common equipment that may fail in the car include the brakes, poor road tyre traction and steering wheel malfunction. The aftermath of a car accident is a traumatic time not only for the victim, but for their families as well. In most cases where extensive medical reports are required, we can obtain interim payments for you. We can also arrange for some of your compensation to be paid early if you require any of the following:
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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT?



Don't lose your temper even if provoked

Don't admit liability at the scene; you may be confused, and it may adversely affect the claims process Call the emergency services – you must if anyone is injured

        ***Take pictures if possible; mobile phones are fine***

Note other vehicles involved – registration numbers, makes, models

Call your insurance company who should give you guidance

Make a note of where you are, road conditions, what happened Note who was involved – names, telephone numbers, addresses, insurance details Make a note of any witnesses who might confirm what happened
Report details to police within 24 hours If you suspect someone was breaking the law – speeding, using a hand-held
phone etc – tell your insurer and the police Call me today - if your vehicle was badly damaged I can arrange a same day hire car. I be will happy to give you advice over the phone or face-to-face about the next steps on how to claim
          INJURY TYPES

  • Whiplash injuries
  • Other Soft Tissues Injuries 
  • Loss of limb
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Injury to the senses
  • Head, brain and spinal injuries
  • Injury to internal organs
  • Fatal accidents