During urgent pursuits, police regularly exceed legal speed limits set by the government, whether it’s on a the motorway or a busy shopping street. Members of the police force are legally exempt from certain aspects of the Highway Code such as red traffic lights, although they still have a duty of care to protect the general public.
Speeding is against the law
The Police Complaints Authority has found that increasing numbers of innocent motorists are being injured or even killed due to high speed pursuits involving police drivers. Although police drivers must do everything in their power to catch criminals and bring them to justice, driving too fast can put other innocent motorists and passengers in danger, raising their risk of becoming injured in a road traffic accident and having to make a driver injury claim.
While the vast majority of police members abide by the law and work effortlessly to protect the interests of the public, a small minority can make the mistake of sacrificing the safety of law-abiding citizens to bring criminals to justice. When situations like this occur, it is important for victims to get the justice they deserve by making a road traffic accident claim.
How you can make a claim for a road traffic accident
If you believe you may have been the victim of an accident of a high speed pursuit by police, contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our dedicated team of accident lawyers have the skills and experience to offer you the best advice, whatever your accident. We will also be able to tell you if you are entitled to compensation in a matter of seconds, and we won’t charge you any fees if your road traffic accident compensation claim is unsuccessful.
Should you make a claim?
Our specialist team have years of experience in helping thousands of victims across the UK get the compensation they are entitled to. If your accident took place within the last three years, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our lines are open every day, 24 hours a day so you can call us at any time to discuss your car crash claim or any other accident claim.
For peace of mind, Accident Advice Helpline has a 100 per cent no win no fee** system, which means you won’t have to pay any fees if your car crash compensation claim is unsuccessful. To make a road accident claim, just contact our friendly team today.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice