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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

    Category : Road Traffic Accident Claims

    Bicycle road traffic accident claim


    Cyclists are extremely vulnerable while out on the road. They are not surrounded with a protective metal shell, unlike in a car, nor do they have the power and speed of a motorcyclist. If the cyclist is involved in a collision and knocked off their bike, the injuries can be very serious. In such cases,….

    On the road in winter – how to avoid accidents


    There’s no denying that more road accidents happen during the winter months than at any other time of year. Poor driving conditions, wintry weather, dark nights and a whole host of other factors mean that driving in the winter could easily lead to an accident. But there are steps you can take to avoid accidents,….

    Stay safe on the roads this Christmas


    We all know that Christmas can be a dangerous time of year out and about on the roads, whether you are driving, travelling as a passenger in someone else’s vehicle or even cycling or walking to your destination. Weather such as ice and snow can cause conditions to become hazardous, but there are a number….

    How to pursue injury compensation after a road accident


    If you’re injured as the result of a road accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be considering claiming for personal injury compensation. You don’t necessarily have to be a driver to be involved in a road accident; perhaps you are a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist who has been struck by another vehicle? Or perhaps….

    Even sunny days can cause road traffic accidents


    Though sunny days in winter are few and far between, they can be just as dangerous as less pleasant weather conditions. There are several reasons for this. Low sun and road traffic accidents During the winter months, the sun ‘sits’ much lower in the sky than during the summer. As a result, it is often….

    Common driver distractions that cause road accidents


    It’s easy to become distracted whilst driving, and unfortunately there are many distractions around us that could lead to a road traffic accident. Here are some of the most common driver distractions: Eating and drinking Mobile phone use – talking, texting or accessing the internet Applying make-up Tiredness Speaking to/looking after kids and pets Playing….

    The consequences of road traffic accidents


    Such is the frequency with which millions of us drive each and every day, it’s easy to forget just how unfathomable and unnatural an act it actually is. You can bet when Henry Ford’s Model-T first rolled off the production line in 1908, he had no idea just what a range and number of vehicles….

    Common road traffic accidents


    While there might be an element of amusing irony in the picture above, road traffic accidents are far from a laughing matter. Indeed, statistics from the Department of Transport (DfT) for the last year make for harrowing reading. Nearly 25,000 incidents were reported and recorded, of which 1900 were tragic fatalities. Approximately one quarter of….

    Breaking down: Increased potential for road traffic accidents


    Breaking down is something that every motorist dreads. Is it a major fault? Will it cost a fortune to get fixed? How will I get home? All questions that spring to mind. Breaking down on a busy road, at night or in a dangerous area can be a major ordeal for most people. Being stranded….

    Avoiding Deer on a North America Road Trip


    The American road trip is an iconic holiday scenario. Blasting through the various States and taking in the sights from the highway is many people’s idea of a dream getaway. However, there is one major danger awaiting drivers across North America – deer. The elegant creatures cause huge amounts of road accidents in the USA,….

    Advice for young drivers: How to avoid accidents on the road


    Statistics show that young drivers are most likely to be involved in road traffic accidents. Therefore it is important to think of methods to avoid accidents. If you’ve been injured in a car crash and it wasn’t your fault you may be eligible for compensation. Road traffic accidents and and how to avoid accidents as….

    Legal guide to passenger compensation


    The law states than anyone injured in an accident that was not their fault has the right to claim for compensation. This naturally also applies to passengers injured by motoring accidents. In other words, if you received a passenger injury in an accident involving any type of vehicle, you are in a good, strong legal….

    Disillusioned with road potholes?


    Road potholes are an ever increasing problem for motorists across Britain. Recent findings revealed that even if sufficient budgets were available, councils would take 11 years or more to repair all of Britain’s damaged roads and road potholes. As it is, road standards continue to fall, with structural budgets already experiencing a massive £686 million….

    Introducing Road Traffic Accidents


    Car accidents, motorcycle accidents and other accidents involving road users of some description or another happen on a daily basis. Many are caused by drivers being distracted in some way, while others could have been avoided if drivers had kept to speed limits. Other injuries by road accident were the result of drink-driving. Often cyclists….

    How to stay safe if you break down


    Breaking down is never easy, especially if you’re in the middle of a busy road when it happens. There’s only so much preventative preparation you can do (keeping a full tank of petrol whenever possible, regularly checking your vehicle’s engine oils levels etc.) and chances are it will happen eventually. When it does, it’s important….

    Hit from behind while driving


    Whiplash is a deceptively serious affliction that can cause significant pain and distress to sufferers. It can cause sleepless nights, genuine, perpetual discomfort and even serious long-term spinal complications. Whiplash doesn’t just affect those who have been in dramatic accidents either. A mere ‘shunt’ might cause no outward, immediately tangible physical harm to yourself or….

    How to Begin Claiming Injury Compensation Caused By a Road Accident


    If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, you should make a claim for financial compensation. Even if you were travelling on a commercial vehicle, such as a coach, you may be due compensation. These are usually paid via the insurance company that covers the vehicle responsible….

    Your rights when hurt in a road accident


    Everyone has the right to be safe on the road; especially if you are a cautious driver who does not put others at risk. If you are hurt in a road accident you are entitled to hold the person at fault responsible. This means that, if you have taken all reasonable precautions to be safe….

    Who pays the compensation for my traffic injury?


    If you have been a victim of someone else’s bad driving, inadequate maintenance of a vehicle or other traffic injury you will quite rightly be considering a personal injury compensation case against the guilty party. Some people do worry though about whether they will be able to claim the amount awarded. In most cases, the….

    Assigning fault in traffic accidents


    Technology is coming to the aid of the motorist these days with all kinds of apps for smartphones and even on-board cameras to monitor driving performance. Although many people use them to help them reduce insurance premiums – sometimes known as ‘black box’ or ‘telematics insurance’ – these steps can also be very useful when….

    Top 5 Causes of Traffic Accidents


    Nearly everybody will be involved in a traffic accident at some point in their life. With so many cars on the roads, accidents are inevitable, but that doesn’t mean in many cases somebody isn’t to blame. Traffic accidents can be caused by a myriad of different things, but as a leading law firm that handles….

    Common Injuries caused by Road Accidents


    Road accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injuries in the UK. Nearly everyone will be involved in some sort of road traffic collision at some point in their lives, but fortunately, most road accidents are relatively minor. However, many people are injured each year following road accidents and these injuries can….

    How to make a road traffic accident claim


    If you’ve had a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Making a claim is a lot easier than you might expect and can even be done while you’re in hospital.  If you don’t feel up to it straight away, you have three years in which to act. Whenever….


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