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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

    Claiming compensation for an accident caused by a young driver


    Any accident can shake you up and make you feel very upset emotionally, without even considering the physical injuries you may suffer. As a driver, you may be safe and responsible on the roads, but it doesn’t mean you won’t come across a young driver with far less experience than you have.

    Indeed every year people are injured and sometimes even killed in accidents that could so easily have been avoided. An accident caused by a young driver very often falls into this bracket. Younger drivers – especially males – have a tendency to drive too fast and to misjudge various manoeuvres when driving. This can lead to accidents involving other people who were doing nothing wrong, other than being in completely the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Unfortunately injuries can be serious in these accidents, especially if high speeds are involved. Young drivers do not have the experience that could make a difference in these situations, and sometimes they can be trying to impress other people instead of driving responsibly as they should be doing. Needless to say this can lead to some nasty accidents that involve other people who were doing nothing wrong.

    How serious can an accident caused by a young driver be?

    At its most serious, such an accident can lead to one or more fatalities. High speed collisions always have a much higher tendency to involve serious injuries or fatalities. While some young drivers do go over the speed limit, others simply do not have the skills needed to cope with reacting in a variety of different situations. Some injuries will heal but others can affect a person for life. It can be very difficult physically and emotionally to cope with the fallout from such an accident, particularly if it was the actions of another person that caused it.

    Our professional injury compensation lawyers are waiting to hear from you

    Does this situation sound familiar? If you have been unfortunate enough to have been in an accident caused by a young driver, get in touch with the team at Accident Advice Helpline now. Our professional injury compensation lawyers can help assess your situation to determine whether a no win, no fee* claim is a possibility. With a free 24/7 enquiry line in place, we are always here when you need us most. Call now to find out more.

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    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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