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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

    True or false? A driver passed out at the wheel and crashed into me. It’s surely their fault?

    This is not the most common car accident but it does happen. There could be a multitude of reasons why the driver has passed out, from being very tired to having an underlying illness. If this happens and the car then causes a road traffic accident then most of the time this would be the driver’s fault.

    What occasions would this car collision not be the driver’s fault?

    There are very few reasons why this type of car crash would not be the passed out driver’s fault. One reason the car collision could be considered to not be the driver’s fault is if the car he or she crashed into was on the wrong side of the road as the collision may not have happened had they been on their side.

    What should I do if I see a driver pass out ahead of me?

    If you see a driver pass out, put your hazards on to warn drivers around you of the potential hazard, keep a safe distance from the car and call an ambulance and the police.  If you know first aid you could attend the car collision to check the driver as he or she could be in a critical state which you may be able to help if you have medical knowledge.

    Never put yourself in danger, if there is any sign of smoke from the road traffic accident or if you can see petrol leaking, keep a safe distance, call the fire brigade and do not try to approach as you could sustain an injury much worse than a simple car crash.

    If you have had a car collision within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation claims such as driver injuries. With years of experience, their team of lawyers will make the process as simple and stress free as possible all on a no win no fee** basis.

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    To find out if you could be eligible to make a car collision claims speak to Accident Advice Helpline on their 24-hour free phone or take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see how much your potential claim could be worth.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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