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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 a late-night car accident


    Everyone must take due care and attention whenever they are out and about on the roads. This holds true regardless of how much or little experience a particular driver has. Drivers should also pay close attention whenever they are in an area they are not familiar with. Driving at night is another challenge most drivers will have to come to terms with eventually. A late-night car accident could potentially result in injuries for those concerned, depending on how severe the accident happens to be.

    If you have ever been in an accident at night you will understand that the darkness can itself be a hazard. Some roads are not lit at night which means you should use your full-beams whenever it is safe to do so. This does not include using them when drivers are coming towards you as it might blind them and cause an accident in itself. This shows how important it is to be aware of all the potential dangers around you.

    Dangers of less light

    We all recognise that having less light to drive by can be dangerous for ourselves and other road users. As such we may need to reduce our speed on some roads. Other roads may have lighting or cats’ eyes to help indicate our way. And of course we must make sure our cars are roadworthy so there is no danger of having to rely on substandard lights on our vehicles.

    In some instances a late-night car accident has resulted from a driver taking the wrong actions at the wrong time. They may reverse out onto a road that is not lit when it is unsafe to do so, for example. They may use full-beams and blind another driver, causing them to have an accident. There are all manner of occasions where a driver may cause another individual to have an accident, and therefore, be negligent as a result.

    The importance of working out negligence

    There are many situations in which negligence can be a key aspect of what happens in an accident. Negligence can help prove one driver was at fault and another one wasn’t. This in turn can often help an injured driver seek compensation for what happened if someone else caused the accident to happen.

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    Date Published: July 27, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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