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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 a crash with an irresponsible driver


    Irresponsible driving behaviour can occur in a variety of different ways. For example some drivers regularly drive well over the speed limit, even though doing so can result in far less time to react to changing circumstances and a higher chance of an accident.

    Other drivers drink or take drugs prior to driving, with little regard for the potential consequences to themselves, and more importantly to other innocent people.

    Another example of such behaviour is for people to use their mobile phones while driving, or to pay more attention to what is going on inside their car than to what is happening ahead of and around them. Any one of these examples could easily lead to a catastrophic accident. Most people would feel dreadful if this actually happened due to their poor driving, but when things reach this stage it is too late. They have already caused untold damage and potentially fatalities to others.

    Some people who are affected by these accidents go ahead and consider claiming compensation for a crash with an irresponsible driver. This is perfectly understandable and warranted, no matter what happened in their individual situation.

    How can being the innocent party in a crash affect your life?

    It can affect you in lots of different ways. For example you can end up with life-changing injuries as a result of an accident. Even if this is not the case you may still struggle to move on from such an accident.

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    It can be very difficult to cope with the fallout – emotionally, physically and mentally. Such a situation can be very upsetting and can affect your work and personal life as well. Physical injuries can make things much worse still, especially if you do not fully recover from them.

    Could you be entitled to make a no win, no fee claim?

    Claiming compensation for a crash with an irresponsible driver is a sensible thing to do, and it might be possible to do it in your situation. To determine whether this is the case, call AAH now to speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer.

    Our services are provided on a no win, no fee basis and we’ll support you from start to finish. Use our 30-second online test to start things off, and speak to us using our free 24/7 enquiry line too. This could be a good call to make.

    Date Published: November 18, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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