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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

    Look left and right: It could save you a nasty injury


    A great deal of injuries by traffic accident is the direct result of drivers failing to see other road users. This makes checking in both directions, left and right, before crossing or entering roads, pulling out of parking spaces, or turning on junctions vitally important.

    Road traffic accidents caused by not looking left and right

    Looking to the right, left and right again just to make sure it is safe to move is not only important for car or motorcycle drivers, but also for cyclists and pedestrians. All too often, cyclists and pedestrians receive serious injuries in road accidents because they failed to check for vehicles by looking left and right, and stepped out in front of approaching traffic, or because drivers failed to see them for some reason.  Depending on the speed of such vehicles, the injuries resulting from such car crashes can be devastating.

    Driver injury compensation

    Whether you were a driver, a passenger in a vehicle, a cyclist or a pedestrian, if you were injured by a car accident caused by another road user, you may be able to claim for compensation. In order to successfully claim car accident compensation, you must initiate the claim process within three years of the incident.

    Uninsured drivers

    In spite of the fact that having insurance is compulsory, many drivers fail to carry relevant insurance. This, however, does not leave victims of vehicle accidents involving uninsured drivers out in the cold. It is possible to claim for injury compensation even if the responsible party was not insured at the time of the accident. The only difference here is that the responsible driver will have to pay any awarded compensation out of their own pocket, as opposed to their insurance company making the payment.

    Car accident claims

    Claiming for driver or passenger injury compensation is as easy as picking up the phone. Accident Advice Helpline provides a freephone number on 0800 689 0500 through which injured drivers, passengers, cyclists or pedestrians can reach friendly advisers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calls made to this helpline are confidential and obligation free. In other words, you can discuss your situation and determine whether a claim has a chance of being successful without being pressured into pursuing a claim through this law firm.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    Claiming through Accident Advice Helpline is, however, highly recommended. The company has a long standing record of successfully conducting compensation claims. Having operated in the business of personal injury compensation for 13 years, this law firm is renowned for handling cases efficiently and effectively.

    Date Published: January 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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