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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 crash with a recovery truck

    Recovery trucks are usually carrying or towing vehicles which have broken down, therefore, it is important that they maintain a slow, steady speed and avoid braking heavily. If they are speeding or forced to brake hard, they risk the bar between the truck and the vehicle being towed braking, which could cause a serious accident…..

    What is National Road Victims Month?

    Organised by the RoadPeace Organisation in 1998, National Road Victims Month aims to remember those who tragically lost loved ones in road traffic accidents. The month is dedicated to all of those who have lost their lives in road accidents and aims to help promote awareness of road safety among all road users. As a….

    What is the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)?

    The Institute of Advanced Motorists (known as IAM for short) is an independent charity focussed on improving road safety. They have a number of courses you can take that are fully approved by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). These courses are designed to test your existing driving skills and to enhance them so you become….

    What is the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA)?

    VOSA stands for the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, which has recently been replaced by DVSA. This new agency (the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) will merge VOSA with the DSA, which was previously called the Driving Standards Agency. VOSA provided many assorted services related to vehicles and driving and all these services have now….

    Why having an MOT keeps you safe

    If it’s getting to the time of year where you need to have your car MOT’d, you might be wondering why it’s so important and how it actually keeps you safe on the road. By law you need to have a valid MOT test certificate once your car is three years old, which must be….

    Road traffic accident advice

    When somebody contacts us looking for road traffic accident advice, we’re always happy to be able to help, but sad to hear about what they’ve been through. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with a lot of cases like this and we realise how upsetting they can be. We’re determined to help victims get the….

    Safe Driving Guide – BRAKE – the Road Safety Charity

    The chances are you have heard of BRAKE at one point or another. BRAKE is a charity that focuses on all aspects of road safety. It highlights the ways we can all help reduce the chances of road accidents occurring, not just through driving more slowly but through proper use of and respect for the….

    The Law on Seat Belts

    It’s hard to imagine a time now when wearing seat belts wasn’t compulsory, but in fact wearing seat belts in both the front and back of a vehicle has only been a legal requirement since the early nineties. Prior to this, wearing a seat belt was only compulsory in the front of a vehicle. It….

    Most common causes of road traffic accidents

    Government statistics show that the number of fatal road traffic accidents has fallen to an all-time low, yet thousands of people are killed on Britain’s roads every year. If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident and you were injured through no fault of your own, contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss car crash….

    Does bracing lessen the effect of injury?

    When an accident happens, whether it is a road traffic accident or especially an accident on an aeroplane or other moving vehicle that is commercially owned and driven or piloted by someone else, passengers are often advised to brace when a crash is imminent. But, can this and does this lessen the effect of the….

    Finding help with road traffic accident UK law

    Have you been injured in a road traffic accident in the UK? Many of us who have been aren’t aware of the road traffic accident UK law relating to accidents and making a claim for personal injury compensation. With so much information available online, it’s all too easy to stumble across misleading and inaccurate information….

    Justice for road traffic accident victims

    If you were involved in a car accident which wasn’t your fault and which left you injured you may be feeling like justice was not served. Your car insurance companies may have taken care of the car damage but what about the physical and emotional damage you have had to suffer? If you believe that….

    Compensation for dangerous lorry driving accidents

    Lorries and heavy goods vehicles often carry heavy loads and travel on high-speed roads, therefore the drivers of these vehicles should always put road safety first. Cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians are extremely vulnerable and at risk of serious injury in the event of an accident with any vehicle, but are more so when the vehicle….

    Compensation for a crash involving roadworks

    Roadworks are often an obstacle when you are travelling to work, but they can usually be passed without incident. If you are driving safely, you reduce your chances of being involved in an accident or a crash. However, if you are driving too fast or you are driving without paying due care and attention, you….

    Compensation for delivery driver injuries

    You might not think that working as a delivery driver is a dangerous job. However, you could be lifting heavy or bulky goods on a daily basis, or moving parcels which have been packaged in a way that makes them dangerous (for example broken or sharp objects). Delivery driver injuries are not uncommon, and one….

    Safe Driving Guide – UK Alcohol Limits

    Many people would say it is best not to drink any alcohol at all if you know you are going to be driving. However, there are specific UK alcohol limits in place that determine how much alcohol you can have in your system and still be able to drive legally. At present the maximum amount….

    A guide to using signs during road works

    Here in the UK, we have some of the safest roads in the whole world and that’s partly due to our policy of having clear signposts for all potential obstacles. When road works are in place, it’s very important that they be properly signposted, signposted quickly so as to avoid potential disruption to traffic and….

    Why does bad weather cause accidents?

    Here in the UK, we get our fair share of bad weather, and unfortunately more road traffic accidents happen during inclement weather than when it’s fine and sunny! There are a number of reasons for this, so let’s look at what some of the main ones are: People are rushing – rushing to get home,….

    Top 5 causes of road traffic accidents

    According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), ‘Great Britain has one of the best road safety records in Europe and the world’. Despite this, every year, thousands of individuals become victims of a road traffic accident through no fault of their own, leaving them injured and distressed. While driving safely and….

    Compensation for a road accident on the A952

    Whether you are driving on rural roads or urban ones, there are some notorious accident blackspots in Scotland, and the A952 is one of them. Over the past year, several fatal accidents have occurred on this road from Aberdeen to Fraserburgh via Mintlaw. It’s a busy commuter route, and because motorists are often rushing to….

    Snow accidents: Winter weather policies

    Few bouts of weather cause a level of chaos and disruption comparable to snow. In the main, even an apparently light covering has the power to bring what seems like the entire country to a standstill. This is why winter weather policies are required. Am I more likely to suffer a road traffic accident when….

    Is there a road traffic accident database?

    The aftermath of a road traffic accident can be a stressful time. Perhaps you’ve been injured and suffered broken bones or a head injury, which has led to taking time off work to recover, affecting your family financially. Or maybe you have lost a family member to a road traffic accident caused by another driver…..

    Compensation for road traffic accident trauma

    If you have suffered from a road traffic accident trauma you may be left with serious injuries and you may want to know more about where you stand legally. Accident Advice Helpline can give you no-obligation advice about your options and tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim for compensation. Call us….

    Deborah’s Real-life Road Traffic Accident Story

    Deborah received £2,500 “A car pulled out of one of the side streets and wasn’t looking and went straight into us. “We chose Accident Advice Helpline. They sounded more friendly. They asked what had happened, if we were hurt, how it happened, where it happened. They were very quick and they were very helpful. I….

    Jamie’s Road Traffic Accident Story

    Jamie received £4,500 “I had a whiplash injury. That was from a car crash. Somebody went into the back of me on a roundabout. I heard about Accident Advice Helpline. I went to Google and it was one of the first or second on the list and I simply pressed go, and did that. “You….

    Martin received £5,500 for his Road Traffic Accident

    “I’ve had a road traffic accident. I sustained injuries to my neck, my shoulder and my right arm. I contacted the Accident Advice Helpline because I was advised to by my friends and family, because I was having problems with pain after the accident. “You go online, through their website, and you do a quick….

    Rebecca’s Road Traffic Accident Success Story

    Rebecca received £5,000 “I had a car accident. I was actually pregnant at the time so I sustained back injuries and whiplash injuries. I didn’t actually call the Accident Advice Helpline, I did the 30-second test. “In the 30-second test it just asked just a few general questions about my accident to see whether I….

    Peter’s road traffic accident compensation

    Peter received £4,500 “Hi, my name’s Peter. I got in touch with Accident Advice Helpline after a motor vehicle accident that I had, which was quite serious at the time. I sustained mainly whiplash and back injury. I was off work for ten weeks. “I spoke directly to a representative from Accident Advice Helpline and….

    Injury on the Road

    If you have suffered an injury on the road from an accident that was not your fault then you need to speak to a no-obligation, free advice service about the complicated world of compensation! Sometimes it can be very hard to know where to turn with different firms telling you different things and hearing conflicting….

    How to claim following an RTA

    A quick guide on how to claim following an RTA How often do road traffic accidents (RTAs) occur? They are so common now that we forget to even empathise. When you are sat in a huge tailback on the dual carriageway, do you look at your watch, shuffle in your seat and worry about whether your….

    In a road accident

    So you were involved in a road accident and it was someone else’s fault. Did you know that you could make a no win no fee** claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline? I was in a road accident. How do I claim for compensation? Throughout the world, car accidents lead to injury, death and disability. Many….

    Injured on the road

    So you were injured on the road and it was someone else’s fault. Did you know that you could make a no win no fee** claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline? I was injured on the road. How do I claim for compensation? Throughout the world, road accidents lead to injury, death and disability…..

    How much compensation for a driving accident?

    If you’re asking ‘how much compensation for a driving accident?’ you’ve come to the right place No matter how good and safe a driver you are, you can’t eliminate the risk of being involved in a car accident. There is always the possibility that the actions of another will leave you unable to avoid a collision…..

    How much can I claim if I am in a road accident?

    The law states that if you fall ill or are injured and somebody else was to blame then you are entitled to seek financial compensation from the party that was at fault. This compensation is available in order to allow victims of injuries and illnesses to cope with the physical, psychological and financial hardships that….

    Injured in a collision on the road

    Injured in a collision on the road? If you’ve been injured in a collision on the road then you will know just how damaging a serious injury inflicted in a road traffic accident can be physically, emotionally and financially. For the victim it can often be the emotional, psychological and financial implications of their accident….

    Personal injury road traffic accident claims

    Cycling on London’s Roads Many people wouldn’t even dream of driving a car in London, let alone using two wheels. In 2012, 571 people died or were seriously injured cycling in the capital — an enormous rise of 22% from 2010. In fact, there’s been an upward trend every year since 2009. Vying for space with….

    Simple Traffic Accident Forms

    You were only a passenger. You weren’t even riding up front, but here you are, banged up in hospital covered in plaster and wondering how to start a claim for compensation. In this case, people – including you – were injured, the police attended and there was a police report. This report accurately recorded the final positions of….

    Compensation Payout for Road Traffic Accident

    What factors affect compensation payout for a road traffic accident? Firstly, compensation payout for road traffic accident is subject to the type of injuries a non-fault accident victim has suffered in the accident. For example, a broken arm and a few bruises will heal in a matter of weeks, but somebody who has suffered spinal….

    Compensation For Road Traffic Accident

    How to find out if you might be entitled to compensation for road traffic accident Life is full of surprises, some are wonderful and are actually what give us the quality of life; some are nasty and we have to find the best way possible to deal with them. Imagine then that it is your….

    What is recruitment drivers’ negligence insurance?

    ContentsWhy do recruitment agencies need drivers’ negligence insurance?Accidents in work vehiclesA safe work environment driversWere you injured driving for a living?Get free initial advice from Accident Advice HelplineWhen it comes to driving almost any vehicle, it is usually necessary to have some form of insurance to protect yourself and those around you in the case of….

    Road Accident Payout

    Are you looking for a road accident payout as you have met with a road accident? Is it possible for you to get a road accident payout? There are so many different ways in which you can meet with an accident on the road and here is how you may be able to get compensated….

    Average compensation for road traffic accidents

    ContentsRoad traffic accident compensation amountsWhat are the most common road traffic accident injuries?Can you claim compensation for minor injuries?Are the number of road traffic accidents in the UK decreasing?Is it worth claiming compensation?Call us today to find out moreRoad traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in the UK. In fact, in….

    Free traffic accident online injury compensation

    Can I get free traffic accident online injury compensation? Road traffic accidents are all too common in the UK.  They can happen for any number of reasons. If the fault was not yours, you are entitled to free traffic accident online injury compensation.  Some examples of road traffic accidents that might entitle you to make….

    Do you get compensation for road traffic accidents?

    Do you get compensation for road traffic accidents? One of the common questions on our helpline is “do you get compensation for road traffic accidents?” Our roads are becoming more congested each year. There is some evidence that our major roads are reasonably safe and becoming more so for motorists. Our motorways are generally very safe….

    Motor accident claims court proceedings

    Motor Accident Claims Court Proceedings and You Car accident claims must all follow a set process, laid down in the Civil Procedure Rules, and which apply whether you are representing yourself, or a personal injury specialist such as Accident Advice Helpline, is acting on your behalf. Laying the Foundations You will need to make sure….

    Get the facts about auto accidents

    Get advice today. Get the facts about auto accidents Did you know that road traffic accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries in the UK today and that in 2012, there were a total of 197,730 casualties that occurred as a direct result of auto accidents on our roads? So, what are the most common causes….

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