All too often your car can seem like the centre of your universe. After all, we need them. We need them to get to work, we need them to get home afterwards and we need them in order to get out there and enjoy life! If you own a car then you know all too well how difficult things would be without it. Despite having to pay for it, tax it, repair it and then fork out a significant sum every year for insurance, cars are pivotal to our lives and they take up a lot of our time and money. At the same time, most of us also love our cars. Big or small, slow or fast, new or old, we all feel a tremendous affection for our cars and we take a lot of pride in them. Unfortunately however – like it or not – cars are dangerous.
If you have seen the news today you will have seen the awful story of an enormous pile-up on the Sheppey Bridge in Kent. At about 7.15am on this section of the A249 there was a collision of between 100 cars and lorries lasting for about 10 minutes in total. Eight people are reported to be seriously injured and another 200 are reported to have minor injuries. Thankfully, there are no fatalities – something which the police have dubbed ‘truly miraculous’ given the damage caused.
The investigation into what caused this crash is of course in its earliest stage. Some are blaming drivers travelling too close to one another and not leaving an adequate braking distance. Some are blaming drivers not using their fog-lights in very foggy conditions. A spokesperson from the AA went so far as to blame ‘stupid driving’. Gordon Henderson (Conservative MP for Sittingbourne) has said that he had concerns over the lighting on the bridge, and this may well be a line of investigation in the event that poor lighting led to so many people being injured.
Sometimes accidents happen and there is nobody to blame. This is a fact of life and one that we all have to live with. However, sometimes accidents happen and somebody is to blame. Cars are dangerous objects and – sadly – sometimes people drive them without paying attention and without taking care of the drivers around them. When bad drivers cause accidents innocent people get badly injured through no fault of their own.
Express Solicitors have a specialist Road Traffic Department dedicated to resolving accidents like these. We take clients on a no-win-no-fee basis so that if your case does not succeed you will not owe us a penny. We will investigate your claim and find out if anybody is to blame, and if there is, we will hold them to account for your injuries and make sure that you are fairly compensated.
We all love our cars and the vast majority of us drive them properly. However, if you have been hurt because somebody else has failed to drive as well as you do, we are here to help. Feel free to contact us today on 0845 456 4007.