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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 vehicle wing mirror

    Compensation for being hit by a vehicle wing mirror

    Life moves at a faster pace than ever before, and sometimes it seems like we’re all in a hurry, all of the time. But rushing to get from A to B could actually do more harm than good, and drivers in a hurry account for a high percentage of all road accidents.

    You don’t have to be knocked over by a car to be injured, you could merely be hit by a vehicle’s wing mirror as a car tries to squeeze through a tight space. Whether travelling at speed or driving slowly, being hit by a vehicle’s wing mirror could cause serious injuries, depending on where you are hit.

    There’s the risk of injury from broken glass if the wing mirror shatters, which could cause facial or eye injuries, and of course head injuries if the wing mirror hits you in the face or on the back of the head.

    It might sound like an unlikely thing to happen, but impatient drivers often try to squeeze through tight spaces or overtake a bus or other vehicle where there is limited room to do so, and if you’re in the path of the oncoming vehicle, you could be struck by the wing mirror even if you manage to move back and avoid being hit by the car itself.

    How have you been injured?

    Injuries sustained after being hit by a car’s wing mirror could include:

    • Facial injuries
    • Broken teeth
    • Head injuries
    • Scratches, cuts and bruises
    • Eye injuries
    • Broken bones – for example if you put out your hand in reflex

    If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence, why should you have to suffer? You can claim compensation for your injuries by contacting a personal injury lawyer, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.

    It’s free to get in touch

    Calling Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 is free, and we’re open 24/7. That means day or night, you can call to find out more about the claims process.

    We have a large team of professional personal injury lawyers who offer confidential, no-obligation advice, however you have been injured, and we’re proud to have hundreds of satisfied customers on our books.

    With over 14 years’ experience in the industry, we believe we can help you claim the compensation you deserve, and our 100% no win, no fee* service means that you don’t have to spend a fortune on legal fees in order to make a claim with us.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

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