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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 being hit by a car


    Driving safely on the road ensures that you are less likely to be involved in an accident on the road and ensures that you reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others. Taking simple steps to be a safer driver can be the difference between a safe, uneventful journey and a journey which ends in a hospital stay. The four main causes of injuries on the road are failing to wear a seatbelt, distractions while driving (such as mobile phones), driving at inappropriate speeds and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These are the most common causes of serious injuries and fatalities on the roads which is why many government bodies and road charities regularly campaign for safer driving. If you are caught driving dangerously or irresponsibly, you may find yourself with points on your licence or you may face a driving ban.

    However, the worst case scenario is that you could cause a road traffic accident which results in personal injuries, serious injuries to someone else or someone could be killed. Although many people take safe driving seriously, some still bend the rules of the road and could risk lives by doing so. If you are planning on claiming compensation for being hit by a car, you may need some representation to help you obtain the evidence you need to support your claim.

    Road traffic accident claims

    Road accidents can occur for a variety of reasons but there may be someone involved who could have prevented the accident by practising safer driving. You may have been a pedestrian or a cyclist who was hit by a car which was speeding or the driver may have been under the influence. If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence on the road, you could find yourself claiming compensation for being hit by a car. If so, you can contact a compensation claims company like Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.

    Claiming for a road traffic accident

    If you have been hit by a car and the driver was negligent, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In addition, if you have been involved in a road accident and were a passenger in a vehicle or were the driver, you could be entitled to a cash payout if the other driver was driving negligently. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with your claim so give us a call to obtain some no-obligation advice from our team. If you wish to pursue your claim, we will help you along the way and can ensure that your finances are protected with our no win, no fee* policy. Contact us to determine how successful your claim is likely to be.

    Date Published: October 30, 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.