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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Driving home from work? How to ensure you arrive in one piece


    We all know how it is, counting down the minutes during the day, wishing for the clock to strike home time. Sure, there are some people who love their jobs, but for many of us it’s a means to an end, and that journey home cannot come quickly enough. With your eagerness to leave the building, it can be tempting to rush home at an incredible speed to see your loved ones, eat dinner and unwind after another monotonous day. It is worth remembering that it is better to arrive a little later than not at all – avoid a road traffic accident, drive carefully.

    Avoiding a road traffic accident

    At the end of the working day, it is easy to switch off and become less vigilant when on the road. Don’t be tempted to lose sight of the dangers the road presents when driving home. An eye off the ball for a second can lead to a fatal car crash.

    Car accidents: Ways to stay safe on the road

    • Check your tyres for pressure and punctures.
    • Be aware that emergency vehicles can cause some level of disruption on the road. Act appropriately and give way, while staying attentive to other drivers’ movements.
    • Always indicate when necessary, including when you change lanes.
    • Never be tempted to get into a car and drive following a ‘swift one’ after work.
    • Depending on the weather, stay a safe braking distance away from other vehicles.
    • Stick to the speed limits.
    • Take a mental note of other vehicles around you and the way they are being driven.

    Have you been injured in a road traffic accident?

    If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you may want to claim compensation for harm you have suffered and any damage to your car. Gather information such as any driver details, including registration plate and insurance number. Take pictures of your injuries and damage to your car.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we work on a no win no fee basis. Our friendly advisers can let you if your case is likely to be successful if pursued and, should you decide to proceed, assign your case to one of their specialist solicitors. There is nothing to lose. Give their expert team a call today on 0800 689 0500, making use of their 24/7 advice line facility. Receive the compensation you are entitled to.

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    Date Published: March 5, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.