In 2012, the A72 between Peebles and Innerleithen in Scotland was the site of a collision that caused a motorcyclist severe injury and left him unable to work for months.Now, almost two years on, the roofer from Innerleithen, has been awarded damages following a personal injury compensation claim.
A Belgian tourist visiting Scotland ended up driving along the wrong side of the road following confusion at traffic lights, causing a road traffic accident between himself and one other vehicle.Maintenance work had been under way on a stretch of A830 heading towards the Isles and a traffic light system had been put in place to control traffic flow.
It is perhaps ironic that in the middle of Road Safety Week, I travelled to visit a client at her home who had recently suffered very serious injuries as a result of a road traffic accident, and is still unable to travel, to discuss a case which highlights everything that Road Safety Week is about.
As Scotland prepares for the change in drink driving laws on December 5, a public information drive has been launched to warn drivers of the risks relating to, amongst other things, being over the limit the morning after a night of alcohol consumption.
In pursuing your claim for car crash compensation, there are certain factors that you have to take into consideration. First, you should not sign into anything in relation to your accident without legal advice from a personal injury lawyer. It is very common for insurance companies to put pressure on claimants so that they will not have to pay the necessary amount, but rather only what they want to pay.
If you were involved in a car accident and you want to be recompensed, you will need to pursue Car Crash Compensation. If you were injured by another driver, because of the car accident, it is only natural to claim compensation for the injuries you sustained. You can ask the other party's insurance company to pay the cash settlement. In the case that the driver is not insured, you may still be able to claim compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).
A recent survey by Admiral Insurance showed Scottish drivers are the most likely in Britain to crash their cars into hit lamp posts.Further statistics also show Scottish drivers are most likely to hit an animal. Inverness is top of the list closely followed by Pert, Dumfries, Orkney and Aberdeen. It is unsurprising however, as these are all rural areas and simply have more wildlife than other regions in the UK.