Car Accident


Despite having lower mortality rates than most EU countries, over 300,000 people are injured on the roads of Great Britain every year – making them a hazardous place for the uninformed.

Car accidents account for around 70% of all accidents on UK roads. The main causes of car accidents are: human error, poor road maintenance and vehicle failure.

Human Error

It may come as little surprise to regular road users that human error is estimated to be contributing factor in 90% of all car accidents.

Paying inadequate attention to the road all too often leads to injury. On the road, drivers face an array of possible distractions: mobile phones, squabbling children, stress, eating and drinking are only a few.

Distraction is not the sole cause of human error. Often human error is the result of inhibition. Alcohol, drug misuse and tiredness can severely impair a driver’s ability to assess risk and react to danger. Despite recent crack downs, drivers under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol still cause a significant number of accidents every year.

Anybody injured in an accident that was not their fault should contact Macks Solicitors for a free, confidential assessment of their car accident claim. Macks Solicitors deal with all their road traffic accident claims on a “no-fee” basis meaning that, win or loose, clients never pay a penny for the service provided.

To speak to a specialist solicitor, with no obligation, call Macks Solicitors on 0800 980 9388.

Poor road maintenance

A 2008 study published by the AA found that Britain’s roads are in a worse condition than they were ten years ago. Indeed only 2% of roads were considered to be in a superior state. This news is particularly disturbing given that the taxes paid by motorists have continued to rise throughout the decade.

Badly maintained roads can cause accidents. Local authorities and the Highways Agency have responsibility for maintaining the majority of British roads. If either have been negligent in their duties then victims of car accidents are entitled to make a car accident claim for compensation.

Macks Solicitors can provide free, specialist advice to anyone injured as a result of a road traffic accident. Call Macks on 0800 980 9388 for a no-obligation assessment of your claim. Alternatively, fill in Macks’ car accident claims form.

Vehicle failure

Broken taillights, worn down tires and similar faults are often not recognised by drivers until after an accident has occurred. For their own safety, as well as the safety of other road users, drivers should regularly check the road worthiness of their vehicles.

Making a car accident claim

Macks Solicitors are proud of the service we provide to our clients. For over 15 years the our leading source of new clients has been recommendation.

Macks Solicitors has never associated with claims management companies. To speak to a specialist solicitor, call Macks on 0800 980 9388 or fill in a car accident claim form and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you.


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