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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 drink-drive accident

    Every year, particularly around Christmas-time, we hear of accidents that have been caused by someone who was over the limit when driving. This is a situation that can easily be prevented if only everyone stopped driving when they have been drinking.

    Alcohol has a variety of effects on us. Most of us know how it feels to have had a drink or two, and yet some people still believe they are fine to drive. Some would say the best amount to drink before driving is nothing at all – at least where alcohol is concerned. However others are happy to drink up to the limit, even though this can have an effect on how quickly they can react to certain situations on the road.

    Unfortunately every year we see the results of accidents that cause harm to innocent people. In these situations it can be harrowing to be the innocent victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver. It is understandable that you might want to consider claiming compensation for a drink-drive accident. Getting legal advice after such an incident has occurred is very important because it helps you understand your legal position.

    How dangerous is drink-driving?

    Drinking before you get behind the wheel is incredibly dangerous for a number of reasons. Firstly your reactions will be impaired, even after a small amount of alcohol. You may not be drunk but you may have drunk enough to slow you down. You are also more likely to drive more aggressively or dangerously in some cases, actions which alone can cause an accident. Many people have been injured or killed in drink-drive accidents, even when they were not the responsible ones involved. It makes sense to drive without any influence of alcohol in your system at all.

    Are you considering claiming compensation for a drink-drive accident?

    If you have been in an accident you believe might have been caused by someone who was over the limit, speak to the friendly team at Accident Advice Helpline now. We can provide no-obligation advice on your situation – advice that could result in a no win, no fee** claim for compensation. Don’t be left wondering where you stand: find the answers today. Our fast 30-second online test is the perfect place to begin. Try it today and see whether compensation could be a possibility for you in the near future.

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    Date Published: November 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.