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MOTs and car accidents

When you’re out and about on the road, it is always good to know that the vehicle that you are driving meets the legal safety requirements. To reduce the risk of road-related accidents, it is now law for all cars over three years old to undergo a full MOT in order to obtain insurance and to legally be allowed on the road.

Eliminating the risk of a road traffic accident: MOT

It goes without saying that a car that has passed an MOT is more less likely to cause problems for both the driver, their passengers and also other road users.

An MOT tests the fundamentals of the car to ensure the health and safety of both you and others on the road. They feature tests to check the capability of your brakes, steering, speedometer and your tyres. MOTs provide peace of mind that your car is functioning as it should and that you will be as safe as possible while using it.

Road accidents do happen

Even when your MOT is up to date there is always a risk of a road traffic accident occurring. Whether due to the weather, inability to preempt another driver’s decision or a simple human error, car collisions do occur.

In such cases, it is likely that either yourself or the other affected party may want to claim compensation if they have sustained an injury. An MOT guarantees that your car insurance is valid should the worst case scenario occur and you are required to provide a pay-out.

Claiming for a road-related injury

Victims of road-related injuries can find out if their case is eligible for compensation by completing Accident Advice Helpline’s online 30-second test™. This compensation calculator gathers the basic details of your claim and enables Accident Advice Helpline to determine if your case is likely to be successful if pursued.

After assessing the information you provide, potential claimants are then advised of the best course of action for their individual circumstances, with no obligation to proceed. If the mutual decision is to progress the claim, Accident Advice Helpline will then manage your case on a no win no fee basis, ensuring you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

With over 13 years’ experience and accreditation by Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard, you can rest assured that your claim is in the best hands.

To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 5659 now.