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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."

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    Introducing car accidents

    Road traffic accidents are no laughing matter. The combination of high speeds, large vehicles and combustible chemicals can lead to serious injury and, in the worst cases, fatalities. Statistics from the Department for Transport reveal that 1900 deaths occurred on Britain’s roads in 2011.

    Of these fatal car crashes, the victim in a quarter of them was a pedestrian while 107 cyclists were killed in road accidents. These statistics make for alarming and concerning reading. As a motorist, not only are you dependant on your own abilities as a driver, but also the awareness and vigilance of everyone else.

    While serious car crashes are traumatic and troubling for everyone involved, other incidents, such as the one in the above video, provide welcome light relief and demonstrate the bizarre occurrences that can happen out on the road.

    Common road accidents

    Whether it’s a motorbike accident, a car accident or an incident with a cyclist, most forms of road traffic accidents have one common cause – speed. The vast majority of problems are caused by people simply going too fast or taking foolish and unnecessary risks to get to their destination quicker.

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    Another main cause is tiredness and loss of concentration. There’s a reason motorways are dotted with adverts to take a break. The fact is, tiredness can kill. Familiarity can also breed danger. The assumption that you know the road due to frequent travel can dampen awareness and reactions.

    Potential claims in the YouTube video

    Less a car accident, more a one vehicle wrecking ball, the reasons for the bizarre incident in the video are unclear. What is obvious, however, is that at least three vehicle owners would be due some car crash compensation if they were injured.

    • Assessing fault
      Proving the negligence of others is a key step in a claim for car accident compensation. Here, it’s clear the driver neglected to brake, steer or really do anything logical. Establishing blame can sometimes be complex, not in this instance.
    • Claim potential
      If the owners were in the cars, especially the last one, they would clearly have claims for car crash compensation. The numerous witnesses would undoubtedly help any accident claim they wish to make.

    In other cases that may not be as cut and dry, the experts at the end of Accident Advice Helpline’s free-phone can offer professional and practical advice regarding your claim and help your pursuit of compensation.

    Date Published: October 21, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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