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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

    Compensation for a road accident involving a tanker

    There are certain driving situations where vehicles are more vulnerable to being involved in accidents than others. These situations include treacherous road surfaces – for instance, after heavy rainfall that has resulted in flooding – or during poor visibility. Another element to consider is the nature of the traffic. Large lorries are particularly susceptible to….

    Compensation for accidents caused by speeding

    Every driver should be aware that every road in the UK has a maximum speed limit applied to it. This could be anything from 20mph in built-up areas, especially around schools and similar places, to the standard 70mph on motorways. However this should always be viewed as a maximum and not the actual speed you….

    Compensation for injuries caused by street racing

    Street racing might seem like a fun hobby, but the UK’s streets are not designed for this type of driving at speed. Tight corners, narrow roads and poor weather conditions can all combine to create a dangerous environment where accidents could easily occur. Street racers often ignore speed limits and road signs, and they may….

    Compensation for workplace road injuries

    Workplace injuries are more likely to occur in areas which have not been assessed for risk. They can also occur where workers have not been adequately trained on potential hazards to expect and how to control them. However, there may still be a risk of an accident occurring if you and your employer cannot exercise….

    What is the Road Victims Trust?

    The Road Victims Trust is a registered charity which helps those who have been affected by road accidents. The charity offers face-face support to those based in the Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire areas and offers telephone help to those who are based in other areas. They are also able to refer people to another support….

    Compensation for a serious road accident with a lorry

    Lorries – or trucks as they are known in the US and Australia – are present on our roads in large numbers. Any kind of road accident is frightening, but because of the sheer weight and size of these vehicles, being involved in a serious road accident with a lorry can be terrifying and result….

    Compensation for a motorway hard shoulder accident

    Most drivers will have at least some experience of driving on a motorway. If you have done this you will know it can be a demanding process, since you have to get used to travelling in lanes and being aware of people around you at all times. You will also no doubt be familiar with….

    Compensation for a motorway tailgating accident

    Most drivers will be aware of what tailgating is, and yet unfortunately it is something many drivers still do. This involves driving far too close to the vehicle in front – close enough that you would not be able to stop yourself from running into the back of them if they had to stop quickly….

    Compensation for injury by dangerous driving

    Dangerous drivers are often people who make poor decisions and lack respect for other road users. Many drivers are incredibly respectful and courteous of their fellow road users but others may not have the same attitude and could put other road users at risk of injury. Car accidents can be fatal therefore drivers may want….

    Compensation for an accident at a dangerous junction

    Dangerous driving can result in a fatality or serious injury to you, your passengers or to another road user. In order to reduce your chances of being involved in a serious road traffic accident, there are some road safety tips you can follow. Stay below the speed limit and adjust your speed limit to suit….

    Why is tailgating dangerous?

    Most drivers have been stuck with a tailgater from time to time. Not only are they frustrating and put you in a stressful situation, their behaviour is also highly dangerous, even if the tailgater doesn’t realise it. Tailgating means driving far too close to the vehicle in front. How close will this be? It depends….

    What is the Global Road Safety Partnership?

    The Global Road Safety Partnership is a non-profit organisation formed in 1999. It consists of members from government, civil society organisations, development agencies and businesses. The Global Road Safety Partnership’s aim is to create and support road safety partnerships across the world. They engage in advocacy, train road safety practitioners. Co-ordinate road safety programmes and….

    What is the European Road Safety Charter?

    The European Road Safety Charter is led by the European Commission and aims to strengthen road safety culture throughout Europe. Since it was established in 2004, it has extended across all 28 European Union member states, gathering together over 2,300 private and public signatories. The European Road Safety Charter’s work has improved knowledge relating to….

    What is the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers?

    The Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers is an organisation which represents anybody which is involved with delivering road safety education or training and exists to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on the road. The organisation also represents those who promote road safety education, those who work in road safety engineering and those….

    What is the "Share the Road" campaign?

    Most people will recall the horrifying number of both serious and sometimes fatal accidents that occurred on London’s roads in the recent past. London’s roads are always busy but some road users are not aware of others and are sometimes not respectful of their position on the roads. This is why the new “Share the….

    Road Safety Guide – Driving in torrential rain

    Torrential rain can be dreadful to drive in, but sometimes you can find yourself on the road and the rain starts without warning. Since there will be times when you will be in this situation, it helps to know how to cope with it. The first thing you should do is to slow down. Keep….

    Injured by a refuse collection lorry

    Refuse collection lorries are a regular part of our daily lives. They will be out and about on a regular basis somewhere or other, driving slowly down roads and picking up rubbish from private properties. Without them we would have a gradual build-up of rubbish that would definitely cause us a problem. The good news….

    Safe Driving Guide – Vision Requirements

    It stands to reason that you should have good eyesight in order to be able to drive a car safely which is why there are vision requirements in place. However, the rules do state that you are allowed to improve your eyesight using either glasses or contact lenses. If you are able to pass the….

    Safe Driving Guide – What is Pass Plus?

    Pass Plus is a practical course of driver training that can be completed at any time. It’s best taken by new drivers shortly after passing their test and should take around six hours. Those wishing to take Pass Plus training will need to find an approved driving instructor who has been registered for Pass Plus…..

    Safe Driving Guide – What is Defensive Driving?

    As a new driver, you may often hear the term ‘defensive driving’ – but what exactly does this mean? Defensive driving is a type of driving which ensures that drivers anticipate dangerous scenarios and hazards, reducing their risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. It involves ensuring you are aware of everything that’s….

    Rush hour accidents: Preparing for winter weather

    For any commuter, winter is perhaps the most dangerous time of the year. Adverse weather conditions, traffic, and dark evenings make for a potentially potent cocktail of dangers for any traveller. At Accident Advice Helpline, in order to help reduce road traffic accidents, we have created this handy guide to ensure that you are prepared….

    Look left and right: It could save you a nasty injury

    A great deal of injuries by traffic accident is the direct result of drivers failing to see other road users. This makes checking in both directions, left and right, before crossing or entering roads, pulling out of parking spaces, or turning on junctions vitally important. Road traffic accidents caused by not looking left and right….

    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,….

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