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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 to do if a reckless driver caused your injuries

    Most of us pride ourselves on our driving skills. We stay within the speed limit, we make sure we are aware of what is happening around us and we stay well away from other cars whenever we can. We also obey all the rules of the road and adhere to the Highway Code at all times.

    However, there are some drivers whose driving falls below the standards you would expect everyone to achieve. Even if a driver is usually very good at driving, there can be the odd occasion when they are neglectful of their duties.

    Does an accident have to be serious in order for you to sustain injuries?

    No – many more minor accidents can leave those involved with injuries, albeit less serious ones. If a reckless driver caused your injuries, you may be left with seatbelt bruising, whiplash and any number of other less serious injuries, depending on how the accident occurred.

    In some cases, the other driver will admit fault straight away. However, this is likely not to be the case, which is why you should gather as much evidence as possible. This may include getting photos of the event and where it occurred, by taking them with your mobile phone. You should also get details of witnesses who can back up your story of what happened.

    Can we help if a reckless driver caused your injuries?

    Accident Advice Helpline has assisted many people who have been injured in accidents. There is a possibility we may be able to help you as well. To find out if this is the case, you should call our free enquiry line now on 0800 689 0500. By doing this, you can speak with a professional advisor who can take the details of your accident and consider the likelihood of a compensation claim coming to a successful conclusion for you.

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    We have already matched other clients with many of our professional injury compensation lawyers, and we may be in a position to do the same for you. If this is the case, we can support you through a no win, no fee* claims procedure. We’ll be happy to explain every step you need to go through to work through your claim. Call now to see if we could help, and if we can, we’ll be able to get things started as quickly as possible.

    Date Published: March 6, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Car accident claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.