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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

    How to claim overtaking accident compensation

    Most drivers are only too aware of the need to overtake safely and not to take any reckless chances. Overtaking might be a temptation if you are behind a slow-moving car and you are forced to drive more slowly than you would like. Providing you would remain under the speed limit while overtaking, you may wish to move ahead of the car to carry on with your journey.

    While most instances of overtaking are completed safely, there are rare occasions when an accident may occur because the person overtaking is doing so in a dangerous manner. It is vitally important to make sure there is ample time and room to overtake without putting anyone else at risk – as you may know if you have been involved in a crash already.

    The serious consequences of an overtaking accident

    If you are driving along a road and someone coming the other way decides to overtake another car, you could suddenly find yourself faced with the other car on your side of the road. This could potentially lead to a head-on collision or an accident where your car is forced off the road to avoid the one coming the other way.

    Needless to say, an accident like this could result in some very serious injuries for those involved. Similarly, if you are being overtaken and the car going past you has to move in quickly to avoid being hit by something coming the other way, your car could be clipped by the overtaking vehicle. This could cause you to crash or be forced off the road too.

    Do you want to try and claim overtaking accident compensation?

    If this type of accident has occurred in the past three years and you’ve been injured in some way, you do stand a chance of making an overtaking accident compensation claim. Your injuries may be serious and may have changed your life, and this will be borne in mind when you have a chance to make a claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is here to support you if we possibly can. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to learn more. You could make a no win, no fee* claim, supported by one of our expert and professional injury compensation lawyers. Make sure you have a chance to try and claim with us now if you still have time to do so.

    Date Published: November 30, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims

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