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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 injury by dangerous driving


    Dangerous drivers are often people who make poor decisions and lack respect for other road users. Many drivers are incredibly respectful and courteous of their fellow road users but others may not have the same attitude and could put other road users at risk of injury. Car accidents can be fatal therefore drivers may want to keep this in mind if they are in a hurry and decide to travel at dangerous speeds. There may be areas which require a little more vigilance than others, including residential areas and areas which have an abundance of pedestrians or cyclists. It is a good idea to adjust your driving and speed to accommodate your surroundings as there may be a school nearby or there may be other hazards that you need to look out for. You should also adjust your driving habits according to the weather.

    Although the speed limit may be 50mph, there may be ice on the roads or low visibility therefore you should adjust your speed to reduce the risk of being involved in an accident. If you have suffered an injury by dangerous driving and someone else was at fault for your accident on the road, you could make a compensation claim.

    Road traffic accidents

    Road safety is not always on the top of every driver’s list when they are in a rush to get to their destination. However, they could be putting you at risk with their poor driving habits. If you have been involved in an accident with a speeding driver, you could make a compensation claim. You could also make a claim if the driver made a dangerous decision on the road and put you and other drivers at risk. If you are thinking of making a claim for an injury by dangerous driving, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you.

    How to get in touch

    It is easy to get in touch with our team at Accident Advice Helpline; just call us on our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500. We can offer you no-obligation advice which could help you come to a decision about your claim. We can also offer you representation to take you step by step through the claims process if you choose to pursue the case. Our team are sympathetic to you during this stressful time and understand that you may have financial difficulties to contend with. Our no win, no fee* policy ensures that you have nothing to pay upfront for our assistance.

    Date Published: January 22, 2015

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    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.