When a driver brakes, the anti-lock braking system keeps the vehicle’s wheels in tractive contact with the road to prevent the vehicle from skidding and crashing. Anti-locking braking systems are now widespread, helping motorists enjoy better vehicle control on slippery surfaces like ice and snow, which can be particularly hazardous and put drivers and passengers at a much higher risk of being injured in a road traffic accident.
Anti-lock braking systems – now a legal requirement in the EU
Since 2007, all new passenger cars sold within the European Union have been required to have an anti-lock braking system, three years after a study conducted by Monash University in Australia discovered that cars with anti-lock braking systems were 35 per cent less likely to be involved in run-off-road crashes.
Road accidents can happen out of the blue
Unfortunately, many people are still killed or injured in road accidents that could have been avoided. Although the UK has one of the lowest road fatality rates in the EU, there were still 1,754 reported road casualties on Britain’s roads in 2012 alone, according to data from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. If you have been injured in a roadside accident that was the fault of someone else, you could be eligible to claim for accident compensation.
Discover how much compensation you could get
The amount of remuneration you could be awarded will depend on a number of factors, such as the extent and severity of your injuries and the impact they have had on your living standards. Our reliable nationwide team works with integrity and accountability to provide the best standards of customer service, whatever your accident and injuries.
If you have been the victim of an accident in the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our experienced legal advisors will be able to tell you if your car accident claim or any other claim is successful and, if so, give you an idea of how much compensation you could be awarded.
Helping thousands of injury victims win justice
We don’t just process claims for victims of roadside accidents like motorbike crash claims; we also help customers obtain justice for non-fault injuries in many other situations. For example, we have helped victims receive repetitive strain injury compensation for industrial accidents at work, and we have also advised injury victims making a car crash claim or seeking compensation for other types of work accidents.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice