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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

    Worst Case Scenarios: Running late for a funeral?


    Running late for funerals, especially those of family members or close family friends can place you into a dreadful quandary. The last thing you want is to be seen rushing into a funeral home, church or crematorium panting and sweating. While this may not exactly leave a good impression, it is a far better option than to take the risk of causing a potentially serious traffic accident by speeding to your destination.

    Avoid being late

    Naturally, it would have been better to avoid running late by perhaps being a little more organised. Life does, however, throw the occasional obstacle into your path, and sometimes delays can simple not be foreseen or avoided. If this is the case, try not to panic and consider your options carefully. You can risk a speeding ticket or, worse still, cause a vehicle collision by rushing. Or you can be sensible, take your time and think of a way to get in without upsetting anyone.

    Sneaking in

    Risk being a little late; sneak quietly into wherever the funeral is taking place and take a seat at the back, causing as little disturbance as possible. With a bit of luck, no-one will notice your late arrival.

    Making excuses

    If you should for some reason have been seated at the front, make the excuse that you simply could not bear having to meet and greet other grieving relatives and decided to creep in last to avoid breaking down. It may not be a nice thing to do, but it is better than not arriving at all because you had an accident on the road and ended up in hospital.

    Why you should not rush

    It is a well known fact that a road traffic accident at high speed is likely to cause far more serious, possibly fatal injuries to some or all of those involved. Combining grief, stress and high speed driving is without doubt asking for trouble in the shape of a serious car crash. Remember that arriving late at a funeral is never going to upset anybody as much as hearing that you were killed in a car accident on the way there would.

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    If someone else causes a motoring accident and you are injured as a result, you may be able to claim for driver injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline legal representatives have the skill and experience to ensure you get adequately compensated for your pain, suffering and possible financial burden as quickly as possible.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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