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Avoiding Road Traffic Accidents

With a large number of people travelling on motorbikes or in cars to work or home and some even travelling on vehicles for a living, the risks of becoming a road accident victim is an extremely high one. Car accidents are one of the most common types of road accidents that occur on the streets, lanes, highways and roads of UK. These accidents may range from some minor injuries to even fatalities. The figures of people injured and killed on UK roads are shocking and alarming and it becomes necessary that the vehicle drivers on the roads take care of other road users and follow the traffic rules strictly. Some of the most common types of road accidents include:

  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Road Accidents that involve Cyclists
  • Road Traffic Accidents that involve Emergency Vehicles
  • Road Traffic Accidents that involve Hit and Run Drivers
  • Road Traffic Accidents that involve Pedestrians
  • Road Traffic Accidents that involve Stolen or Uninsured Vehicles

For avoiding road traffic accidents, the drivers and car owners need to be really careful while on the steering wheel. There are some standard rules of driving in UK which need to be abided by and if all the road users follow these rules, the number of road accidents taking place in UK will be significantly reduced. Some of these rules include:

  • The vehicles should be checked and serviced almost every month as maintaining a good vehicle is a basic preventive measure. The rear and front mirrors of the vehicle should also be checked so that the driver has a clearer view of back and front of the vehicle.
  • Drinking while drunk can prove to be fatal sometimes. Studies have shown that drunken people have lower judgement power and driving while under influence is also punishable by the UK law.
  • Drivers should maintain a proper distance between the two vehicles in order to avoid any possible read end collision.
  • Talking on mobile phone or text messaging while driving is also punishable by UK law as this may lead to their loss of concentration while on the steering wheel.

In almost every part of the world including UK, there is a specific speed limit at which a driver can run a vehicle. Crossing that limit is punishable by UK law.

Avoiding road traffic accidents is possible and quite easy if each and every road user follows these rules of road use.

Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case