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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

    Prepare against winter road accidents


    Winter typically brings about a rise in car accidents, especially amid the kind of snowy weather being forecast for the days ahead. That’s why a leading tyre retailer is recommending that motorists plan for the bad weather and consider swapping to winter or cold weather tyres. Micheldever/Protyre is offering a 10-point plan to help keep….

    Who remembers the road safety hedgehogs?


    If you turned on a TV in the late 90’s or early 2000’s, it was hard to miss the ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Live’ road safety campaign that featured a cute little family of animated hedgehogs. Designed to teach children about the risks of road traffic accidents, the little hedgehogs sang their way through various hazardous….

    Making a Claim for Compensation via the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB)


    If you have been injured in a hit and run or in an accident with an uninsured motorist, don’t worry: you can still claim compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is funded by drivers via their insurance premiums, and ensures that no one will ever have to lose out just because….

    Safe driving guide – What is C.O.A.S.T?


    The more years you spend driving on the roads, the more experience you will gain. It’s said that once you pass your driving test, the process of learning how to drive begins in earnest. No matter how many lessons you have or which manoeuvres you must complete on your test, it can only begin to….

    What is a split liability claim?


    If you have been injured in a car accident and you’re considering making a claim for your injuries and damage to your vehicle, you may hear the term ‘split liability claim’ being passed around. But what does it mean? As the name suggests, a split liability claim is where one party is not wholly responsible….

    Top 5 most dangerous roads in Leeds


    With a population of over 750,000 in its Metropolitan borough in 2011, it’s no wonder that the city centre of Leeds is a very busy place. So many people also means a lot of vehicles on the roads, and the busier the roads are, the more accidents seem to happen. So what are the top….

    What is the road traffic accident definition?


    If you have been injured in an accident on the UK’s roads then you may find yourself wondering whether or not your accident can be classed as a road traffic accident. So what is the road traffic accident definition? A road traffic accident is defined as ‘An accident resulting in bodily injury to any person….

    The best road traffic accident compensation calculator


    As anybody who has been injured in a road traffic accident knows, deciding whether or not to make a claim for personal injury compensation after your accident is one of the most important decisions you will make. If somebody else has caused your accident, they could be held liable for your injuries and ordered to….

    Common causes of lorry accidents and HGV accidents


    We all recognise there are dangers present whenever we travel by road. While most people never become involved in an accident, they do happen, and they can lead to nasty injuries or even fatalities. For example, 1,800 people died in road accidents during the year ending in June 2016, although numbers have dropped considerably since 2008…..

    What is the UK road traffic accident definition?


    Road traffic accidents are sometimes referred to as an RTA or a road traffic collision (RTC) in the UK. But what is the UK road traffic accident definition? As per the Civil Procedure Rules, the UK road traffic accident definition is: ‘…[road traffic accident] means an accident resulting in bodily injury to any person or….

    Safe driving in fog and mist


    Foggy and misty conditions can cause visibility to deteriorate quickly whilst you’re already on the road. Fog only differs from mist due to its density, and it can reduce visibility to less than 1km. You’ll most often find fog or mist in the early morning, and it’s more frequent near shores, lakes and harbours, but….

    What is road traffic accident management?


    If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, there are lots of things you will need to think about and deal with, which can be overwhelming if you have been injured and are trying to recover after your accident. Luckily, road traffic accident management services are available which can help you to get….

    The common causes of road traffic accidents


    Official road accident records compiled since 2005 included contributory factor information. A recent correlation of the information within these records revealed significant insights into the most common causes of road traffic accidents in the UK. Listed below are some of the key facts of these findings. Contributory factors to road traffic accidents The correlation of the….

    What to do when you get a puncture while driving


    Getting a puncture whilst driving can be a frustrating experience, and a scary one, particularly if you are driving at high speed. But did you know that around 50% of punctures can be repaired quite cheaply, with no need to replace the tyre? So it’s important to pull over immediately as soon as you realise….

    Common road accidents caused by ‘black ice’


    Black ice is a thin, almost invisible coating of clear ice on roads, pavements etc. Often also referred to simply as clear ice, it is frequently accompanied by wet areas on such surfaces, making it even more difficult to distinguish. Driving, cycling and walking on surfaces affected by black ice is extremely dangerous, because it….

    Road Traffic Accident Spots on the A1 (M)


    The A1 is, arguably, one of the most important roads in the UK. Connecting the capitals of England and Scotland (London and Edinburgh), the long stretch of tarmac is used by millions of motorists every day as they go about commuting to work, travelling for work or generally getting from A to B. Parts of….

    What is the Road Operators’ Safety Council (ROSCO)?


    The Road Operators’ Safety Council (ROSCO) was founded in 1955 by association and trade unions representing road transport employers. Today, ROSCO is governed by 12 members – these include bus and coach company representatives, trade unions and other industry organisations. ROSCO aims to: Encourage and provide support for corporate bodies or associations which represent operators,….

    How to claim road traffic accident compensation


    Being injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault could mean taking time off work or even spending time in hospital for medical treatment. You may even have lost a loved one in a road traffic accident that was caused by a dangerous driver, or perhaps you’ve been seriously injured whilst driving a….

    Compensation for accidents caused by unclear road markings


    Whether we realise it or not, we all observe road markings in a variety of situations. Drivers certainly pay close attention to them as they indicate where they should and shouldn’t go, and what the rules of a certain section of road will be. However, even if you are a pedestrian you will pay attention….

    Compensation for an accident with an unsafe vehicle


    Road safety is essential to avoid becoming the victim of an accident and to avoid causing a casualty. Basic safety tips include keeping your seatbelt on at all times, staying below the speed limit and avoiding distractions such as mobile phones. Road users should also avoid alcohol and drugs when getting behind the wheel as….

    Whose Fault was my Traffic Accident?


    Many people that find themselves injured following a road traffic accident turn to Accident Advice Helpline to assist them in getting compensation. However, before anybody can make a claim for damages following an accident on the road, you first have to establish who was to blame. You can only claim damages for injuries sustained in….

    Five potential road hazards for young drivers to spot


    Young drivers have a bad reputation, but if you’re a driver aged between 17 and 24 years who has been involved in a road traffic accident which wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim car crash compensation, especially if this was due to unavoidable road hazards. Young drivers: the facts and figures According to statistics, young….

    Safe Driving Guide – What is F.L.O.W.E.R?


    We all know how important it is to drive responsibly and to pay close attention to the road conditions every time we get into a vehicle. However, we don’t always pay as much attention to the condition of our vehicle and whether or not it is roadworthy. If you were to go out and cause….

    Fatal road accidents


    If somebody you love has been killed in a road accident, it affects the whole family. Not only is it a difficult time emotionally, but you can also find your family’s finances are affected, particularly if the person who has been killed was the main earner. Nobody likes to think about who was at fault….

    Passenger accident claims


    If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you might be wondering if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Did you know that you could make a claim whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian who has been injured on the roads? Passenger accident claims are handled in much the same….

    Ice or snow road accidents


    Did you know that stopping distance when driving are 10 times longer when the roads have snow or ice on them? It’s little wonder then that ice or snow road accidents are so much more common than road accidents during the summer months. Unfortunately, no matter how safe a driver you are, you can’t predict….

    Scooter accident claims


    We’ve assisted people in making scooter accident claims already, so we could help you in the same way. You might know how you could become involved in a scooter accident, because you may have been in a similar accident recently. You may also be more than aware of the symptoms of scooter accident injuries, because you have….

    Coach accident claims


    Coach accident claims have sometimes occurred when a coach has been involved in a road accident, injuring one or more of the passengers inside. There are many ways to think of how you could become involved in a coach accident, but the odds of this happening are very small, thankfully. However, if it has already happened….

    Accident claim compensation for a road injury


    When someone has been in an accident, there are a lot of things that can happen to them. They may have one of a number of different injuries to their body due to the accident.  Below are some of the injuries someone might have because of their accident, and could be why they want to….

    Expert help with compensation for road traffic accidents


    No matter how safe a driver you are, you could still be injured in a road traffic accident caused by somebody else. If you’ve been unlucky enough to be the victim of a dangerous driver, you may want to find out more about claiming personal injury compensation for road traffic accidents. Since 2000, Accident Advice….

    Treating injuries from road traffic accidents


    Accidents on the road When traffic accidents occur, numerous people can be injured at one time. In many cases, two vehicles are involved in an accident but in some instances, there can be multiple vehicles involved which can increase the number of casualties. With up to five people travelling in a standard car, and many….

    Claiming for road traffic accidents


    Are you claiming for road traffic accidents? Whether you’re involved in a minor prang or a multi-vehicle collision, it’s likely that you’ll find the experience of being in a road traffic accident stressful. Whilst serious injuries will, of course, be more distressing, even a relatively minor accident can leave you hurt and bewildered. Whilst your….

    The cost of claiming for road traffic accidents


    Are you taking legal action? If you’re planning on taking legal action, there are numerous things to consider. For example, you’ll want to find a law firm who can handle your claim appropriately and give you the best chance of obtaining compensation. Similarly, you’ll need to find a lawyer who can negotiate effectively so that….

    Injuries caused by road traffic accidents


    Are you suffering from injuries caused by road traffic accidents? Due to the varying nature of road traffic accidents, they can cause any number of injuries. Whilst a minor accident could result in cuts and bruises, a more serious collision could cause broken bones, head injuries or even fatalities. Generally, if you’re suffering from injuries….

    How do road traffic accidents happen?


    Have you been affected by accidents on the road? Sadly, millions of people are injured because of road traffic accidents each year. Whilst many of these accidents occur on minor residential roads or in town centres, a number of serious incidents occur on motorways and ‘A’ roads as well. As people tend to be travelling….

    Effects of being involved in road traffic accidents


    Have you been hurt due to a traffic accident? If you, or a loved one, have been injured because of an accident on the road, you’ll recognise the shock and fear that can accompany any injuries. As no-one expects this type of incident to occur, it can take a long time to recover from what’s….

    The cost of claiming for a car crash


    So, you’ve been in a road traffic accident and you were injured due to someone else’s neglect. Being in a situation like that can be terrifying and it wouldn’t be surprising if you wanted to get justice. The best way to get the justice you deserve is to make a personal injury claim with an….

    What to do after a road traffic accident


    Have you been affected by a road traffic accident? When you decide to learn to drive, it’s important that you follow your instructor’s guidance and heed their warnings. By working with a reputable instructor, you’ll learn how to drive safely and this could prevent you from being involved in an accident on the road. Of….

    Road traffic accident claims


    Britain’s roads are getting busier, because we are all busier than ever before. With more congestion and an increased number of commuters, it’s easier than ever before to be injured in an accident on the UK’s roads. Whether you live in a busy city or a rural village, you could be at risk of being….

    Dean road traffic accident claim


    It doesn’t matter how careful we when we drivel, things can go wrong through no fault of our own. It only takes seconds for another motorist to lose concentration and control, which can lead to accidents that injure innocent people through no fault of their own. This happens on roads the length and breadth of the UK….

    Solicitor for a road traffic accident


    Top tips for choosing a solicitor for a road traffic accident Being involved in a road traffic accident can be immensely stressful, and the incident can have a real, tangible impact on your life. You might therefore decide that you’re interested in finding out more about making a claim for compensation. After all, if the….

    What to do following a road traffic accident


    Knowing what to do following a road traffic accident is important Car accidents can be upsetting and stressful, especially if they occur without warning, through no fault of your own. If you are involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be able to seek compensation. However, you will only be….

    What to do if you’re a passenger in an accident


    If you have been involved in an accident as a passenger, you will be entitled to make a compensation claim for any injuries you have sustained. Being a passenger in a vehicle at the time of an accident affords you the same legal rights as if you were the driver of the vehicle. Regardless of….

    Vehicle total loss


    At some point in our lives, nearly every one of us will be involved in a car accident, however serious it may be. Whilst those little bumps and scrapes can be costly, vehicle total losses can have much more damning effects, primarily to your health. It can be hard to know where to start if….

    Vehicle insurance claim


    Being involved in a road traffic accident is a stressful and unpleasant experience, especially if you have sustained injuries. Unfortunately sometimes it is unavoidable, no matter how careful you are as a driver. What to do if you are involved in an accident There are a few things that you must remember to do if….

    Vehicle injury claim


    According to the Department for Transport, over 25,000 accidents involving pedestrians occur in the UK every year, with around 20% of these resulting in serious injuries. Surprisingly, zebra crossings, with their highly visible black and white stripes and flashing amber beacons, are often the location of pedestrian accidents. Despite their vivid appearance, drivers routinely fail….


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