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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? If I hit someone on a main road with impaired vision, is it my fault?


    Drivers are required by law to ensure their vision is not impaired before setting of on a car journey. This, of course, means that the question whether it is the driver’s fault if he or she hits another road user due to impaired vision can be answered with a resounding ‘yes’.

    Road traffic accidents

    Driving on busy roads requires all of a driver’s attention and the ability to see potential hazards clearly at all times. Impaired vision through dirty or cracked windscreens, for example, makes this virtually impossible. If the resulting traffic accidents may have been avoided if the driver had been able to see clearly, it is highly likely that they will carry responsibility for other road users’ personal injuries even if other circumstances may suggest someone else may initially have been at fault.

    Driver injury compensation

    If you were injured by a car accident because another road user was unable to see properly, you may be entitled to driver or passenger injury compensation. This also applies to cyclists and pedestrians hit by a vehicle with restricted vision. Naturally, this also comes into play if a driver has impaired vision and should be wearing glasses while driving, but failed to do so.

    Car crash claims

    Claims for compensation following injuries by vehicle accidents can be initiated quickly and easily by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. Manned by a friendly, helpful team of advisors, the helpline is available day and night, every day of the year. Calls are free, confidential and free of obligation to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Specialising in car accident, cycling and motorcycling injury claims for many years, the legal team at Accident Advice Helpline has plenty of experience in successfully securing compensation for people injured by road accidents. Services are provided under so-called conditional fee agreements.

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    No win no fee* claims

    Otherwise referred to as no win no fee* compensation claims, this essentially means injured parties do not have to worry about how to fund a claim, because nothing is payable until a settlement has been achieved. A percentage of the compensation awarded will be deducted from the total amount after payment thereof in order to cover solicitors’ fees, legal fees and any other cost potentially incurred during the claim procedure. How much compensation is payable can, by the way, not be predicted with any degree of certainty due to the variable nature of circumstances surrounding claims.

    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.