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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Preventing injury: Riding a non-motorised scooter


    Riding or driving any type of vehicle whether motorised or not can be dangerous and cause a road traffic accident. Even something as harmless as a non-motorised scooter could cause a car collision and some nasty injuries.

    How can a non-motorised scooter cause a road traffic accident?

    There are multiple ways in which a car collision can occur between a non-motorised scooter and another vehicle. One such way would be if the scooter or car had suddenly developed a fault meaning that it is difficult to control. Another possible cause of a road traffic accident is when the car or vehicle involved does not notice the scooter. This is quite a common one as the scooter is relatively small therefore, it is sometimes ridden on the pavement. This means that, should the rider suddenly turn onto the road, it could potentially cause a serious car collision.

    How to avoid a car collision between a scooter and a vehicle

    One of the main ways you can prevent a road traffic accident is to always be aware of your surroundings and all road users and pedestrians. The more aware you are the more you can pre-empt any hazards and potentially stop a car collision from happening.

    If you are the rider of the scooter then ensure you have your legs and arms covered so that if you do fall off the rider injury is reduced. Also, wear protection such as a helmet and knee pads to greatly reduce any injuries you may sustain should you become involved in a road traffic accident.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you have been involved in a road traffic accident within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such claims as rider or driver injury compensation. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their car accident claim or any other claim without having to step foot in a court room.

    Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, to find out more. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see how much you could potentially claim.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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