Car accident overview
Car accidents are a common occurrence on Britain’s roads. Car accidents can vary in severity and the injuries caused. If you are involved in a car accident it is advisable to contact solicitors such as those at Serious Law to see if you have a car accident compensation claim.
Types of car accident
There are many types of car accidents. These are often classified by the speed of the car accident, type of collision involved and the injuries sustained by those involved in the accident. Minor car accidents such as shunts and low speed impacts often result in injuries such as whiplash due to the quick acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle. More serious car accidents will result in serious injuries due to the speed of the vehicle or number and weight of vehicle involved in the car accident.
Car accident statistics
Car accident statistics reveal that on average four people are killed on Britain’s roads each day. Teenage drivers feature highly within car accident statistics as their inexperience leads to a higher propensity to be involved in accidents.
Injuries in car accidents
The injuries sustained in car accidents are a direct result of the force of the impact, type of car involved and consequences of collision such as shunts into other vehicles. The vast majority of car accidents result in minor damage to the car and low level injuries such as whiplash. In a small proportion of accidents more serious injuries such as spinal injuries, brain injuries and multiple fractures occur.
What to do following a car accident
If the car accident is minor you will need to note down the following details to ensure you to begin work with the necessary insurers. You should:
Note the time and date of the car accident
Gather contact details of those involved in the car accident
Take down details of the vehicles in the car accident
Note the insurance details of all drivers involved
Make a record of weather conditions at the time of the car accident
Identify and photograph all damage to vehicles involved in the car accident
Car accident next steps
If you wish to see if you have an accident claim as a result of a car accident, please contact us. Please also use the information on the pages below to find out more.