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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 injured by a drunk driver

    Every year people have their lives ruined by someone who decided it was fine to drive after having had a drink. Being injured by a drunk driver is not something anyone expects to go through. Indeed some people suffer life-changing injuries as a result of being involved in such an accident. Others lose their lives.

    Drink-driving is a decision no one needs to make. If you have been drinking you should not drive – it’s as simple as that. If you know you are going out you should either stay below the limit (ideally not drinking at all) or you should make alternative arrangements so you don’t need to get behind the wheel at all.

    Every year we see campaigns that highlight the dangers of drink-driving. These campaigns are necessary to raise awareness of the potential consequences, so people know just how much we need to work towards reducing deaths by drunk-driving to zero. We all have an obligation not to drive when we’ve had a drink, so we can keep ourselves and others safe. The consequences of an accident where alcohol is found to be the cause can ripple out to harm many other people and families.

    How dangerous is drink-driving?

    Drink-driving has dropped hugely over the years, but every drunk driver on the roads poses a danger to other people. Many have been killed or injured in this way, their lives ruined by the decision of someone else to drive even though they were drunk.

    When you are impaired by alcohol your reactions are slower and you are not in a fit state to get behind the wheel. In doing so you are putting the lives of others at considerable risk. It is simply not worth any degree of risk to drive when you have had a drink.

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    What should you do if you’ve been injured in this way?

    Being injured by a drunk driver is something few people would ever be able to forget. If you have received injuries or your child has been injured by a drunk driver, make sure you get no-obligation advice from AAH now.

    We’re experienced in dealing with cases in this area, so you can call the free 24/7 enquiry line today to find out more. Our 30-second online test could also reveal whether you are entitled to begin a no win, no fee claim for potential compensation.

    Date Published: November 18, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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