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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 with an unsafe driver

    Safe driving should be a priority for any road user, particularly when there are vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians around. Basic road safety should be exercised at all times to prevent an accident where possible and certain precautions should be taken when driving in certain areas. Speeding is a common cause of accidents so drivers should always keep below the speed limit and should know the limits in every road they use. The other main cause of crashes and collisions is distractions. This means that drivers would benefit from putting away their mobile phones or even turning them off altogether to avoid a potential accident.

    Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be fatal if the driver is involved in an accident. Drugs and alcohol remove inhibitions therefore a driver is more likely to speed or take unnecessary risks on the road. This could result in a fatal accident which could take the life of someone in another vehicle. Although many drivers do exercise caution on the roads, there are still many who do not realise the risks that they may be taking. Should you be injured on the road and it is someone else’s fault, you may be able to make a compensation for an accident with an unsafe driver.

    Other reasons for road accidents

    Failing to look is another common cause of accidents. This could cause an accident involving a pedestrian or even a cyclist and could have serious consequences. Drivers have also been involved in accidents for pulling out too quickly, not wearing glasses when they require them for driving and not showing respect for other road users. Although you may think that there are no other drivers or road users around in quiet spots or at quiet times of the day, it is still best to exercise caution. Many people are also involved in accidents this way. Should you have been driving safely but have been involved in an accident with an unsafe driver, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries sustained.

    How to gain representation

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury claims and can help you obtain compensation for a road traffic accident that is the fault of someone else. Call us free on our helpline today to discuss your case. Our no win, no fee policy ensures your finances are protected should you choose to make your claim with our expert team.

    Date Published: November 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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