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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

    What is the European Road Safety Charter?


    The European Road Safety Charter is led by the European Commission and aims to strengthen road safety culture throughout Europe. Since it was established in 2004, it has extended across all 28 European Union member states, gathering together over 2,300 private and public signatories. The European Road Safety Charter’s work has improved knowledge relating to the causes of accidents and helped to come up with new ways to prevent accidents from happening.

    The Charter’s members include schools, universities, research institutions, local authorities and companies from a range of backgrounds. Their aims are to:

    • Acknowledge society’s contributions to road safety
    • Assist members to acquire and share knowledge about EU road safety issues
    • Encourage universities, schools, local authorities and all sizes and types of companies to take action to improve road safety in Europe

    With over five deaths a day in the UK caused by road traffic accidents, it is important that road safety remains a priority for the government and local authorities. Those who have been involved in a road traffic accident, whether as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, could claim compensation for their injuries, if the accident was somebody else’s fault.

    Have you been struck by a car?

    Walking on Britain’s roads can be dangerous – in urban areas, even crossing the road could put you at risk of being struck by oncoming traffic. If you have been hit by a car, here are some of the injuries you may have sustained:

    • Broken bones
    • Cuts and bruises
    • Concussion or other head injuries
    • Brain injury
    • Facial injuries

    Sometimes, accidents are nobody’s fault, but if you have been struck by a driver who was speeding or using their mobile phone whilst behind the wheel (for example), you could be eligible to claim compensation.

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    Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline

    You can trust Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim for compensation efficiently, discreetly and professionally. We know the last thing you need is more stress, but you’ll find we’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and recommended by our patron, Esther Rantzen. So we’ll always provide you with the very best service. We don’t charge any upfront fees – we believe everyone should benefit from our 100% no win, no fee* service – and we also offer advice in confidence, with no obligation to proceed. You really have nothing to lose by calling us for advice, however hesitant you feel right now about making a claim for accident compensation. It’s free to call us and we are open 24/7.

    Date Published: September 9, 2014

    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.