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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

    Compensation for being hit by a drunk driver


    The festive period is a time for family and many people like to have a few drinks to celebrate. However, many people also find it difficult to travel as public transport is scarce. This may make people more likely to take the car to visit friends and family but it also means that many people may feel tempted to drink and drive.

    There are more accidents on the road at this time of the year due to drink-drivers and due to the poor weather conditions therefore drivers should take extra precautions. When driving in poor weather conditions, try to stay below the speed limit. There may be low visibility due to fog or snow so remember that you have to keep your lights on. Also, beware of cyclists in these conditions.

    There may also be potential hazards such as black ice so keep your speed low when you can. Take turns at driving with someone else in your family if you can to ensure that no-one is tempted to drink and drive. If you do have a drink at a friend’s house, you should try to get a taxi home where possible or have someone else drive you home.

    You can always pick up your car the next day. Although you may take precautions to avoid drinking and driving, there may be people who do not take the same care. If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you could be thinking of claiming compensation.

    When you could claim

    If you have been hit by a drink-driver, you could claim compensation as the accident was the fault of the other road user. Drink-drivers are more likely to take risks on the road and are not as alert as they would normally be without alcohol.

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    They may have been speeding or they may not have been paying attention to the road properly. They may even have run through a red light causing your accident. If you have been injured, Accident Advice Helpline can assist.

    What we do

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation and can assist you with your claim. To make a query or for no-obligation advice, contact our team free on our 24-hour helpline.

    We can help you win compensation if you have been involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault. Our no win, no fee* policy ensures that you have nothing to pay upfront for our services.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims

    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.