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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

    Speeding on the school run


    Getting children to and from school can be very hectic and stressful, and many injuries occur during the school run each year. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have vast experience in helping people claim for accidents that have occurred due to people speeding on the school run. If you or your child have been hurt….

    Most common accidents as a result of airbags


    Although airbags are there to protect us and save our lives, they too can actually cause us more harm than you might imagine. Injuries sustained from airbags are rare but do happen, and if you have come to harm because of a faulty airbag and it wasn’t your fault, we may be able to help….

    Faulty airbags, can you claim?


    Having faulty airbags in your car can turn a relatively standard road traffic accident into something altogether more serious. The aftermath of suffering an accident on the road is distressing enough without the added worry that your car wasn’t safe. Can I make a claim for injury compensation because of faulty airbags? If you suffer….

    The danger of driving kit cars


    Read on if you need to find out more about the dangers of driving kit cars or if you have been in a road accident that wasn’t your fault and require compensation. A kit car is a rebuilt car that has been constructed from the ground up. It may consist of parts that have been….

    How to check if a minicab is licensed


    Knowing how to check if a minicab is licensed can be essential for keeping you safe, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar town. You want an experienced, knowledgeable driver to help minimise the risk of road traffic accidents. How can I check if a minicab is licensed? You can check online to see if a….

    Dangers of changing the radio whilst driving


    Changing the radio whilst driving may not seem like a big deal, but it’s actually incredibly dangerous. There are numerous seemingly innocuous thing you can do when behind the wheel that can all too easily lead to a road traffic accident. Changing the radio whilst driving is undoubtedly one of them. What are the main….

    Dangers of driving with a chipped windshield


    Has your car got a chipped windshield? If you’re driving with a chipped windshield, you could be putting yourself and other drivers at risk. Dangers of driving with a chipped windshield You may think that a tiny chip in your windshield won’t cause any problems, but you’d be wrong. Even a small crack can increase….

    Can you claim if someone crashes into you on the hard shoulder?


    If someone crashes into you on the hard shoulder, you could be entitled to make a car accident claim. Here is why. Why you can claim if someone crashes into you on the hard shoulder Motorists have a duty of care towards other road users to prevent accidents on the road by: Driving with due….

    Driving with double vision, what could be the consequences?


    Double vision involves single objects being ‘seen’ twice, and the medical name for the condition is ‘diplopia’. The objects that are perceived to be double can overlap or seen completely separately. They may be horizontal, vertical or oblique. Oblique double vision involves a combination of horizontal and vertical images with a twist. If you have….

    How to overtake horse riders on the road


    Large and powerful, horses can if startled by noise or fast-moving vehicles, easily panic and subsequently bolt. Overtaking horse riders on the road with extreme care is therefore of utmost importance. Here is how to safely overtake horse riders. How to overtake horse riders on the road The consequences of an accident involving horse riders….

    Top tips for learning to drive in London


    Learning to drive in London is famously difficult. There are many reasons why mastering the art of motoring in the capital is deemed to be so challenging. People learning to drive in the city generally take longer to pass their test than those learning the rules of the road elsewhere. Read on to find out….

    The dangers of participating in motorbike rallies


    Participating in motorbike rallies can be a lot of fun, but also extremely dangerous. Motorbike accidents on the road usually come with serious consequences and cause painful injuries. Motorbike rallies are a must for all motorbike enthusiasts. Nothing beats the thrill of meeting up with lots of other people with the same shared passion. It’s….

    Do young kids need to be in a car seat in a taxi?


    Do you need a car seat in a taxi for young children? It’s one of those questions you tend not to think about until it’s too late. Until the actual moment you are about to get in a taxi with a young child and it suddenly hits you. How safe will they be in a….

    Why it’s important to monitor your tyre pressure


    Monitoring your tyre pressure is important because not doing so can lead to all kinds of problems and accidents. Problems incorrect tyre pressure may cause Incorrectly inflated tyres increase your petrol consumption and CO2 emissions by increasing the tyre’s rolling resistance. Another risk of under-inflated tyres is excessive, uneven wear. This not only leads to….

    Why you should always be able to see out of the back window of a car


    When you drive, there are risks involved regardless of whether you’re popping to the shops or you’re embarking on a summer road trip adventure. There are multiple hazards to be aware of when you’re behind the wheel and this is why it’s so important to check your mirrors and make sure you can see out….

    Can you claim if you’re injured in a car after hitting an animal?


    Whether you can claim if you’re injured in a car after hitting an animal depends on the circumstances. When you can claim if you’re injured in a car after hitting an animal You may be entitled to personal injury compensation if, for example, your animal-related accident was caused by: A stray pet or farm animal….

    The dangers of not wearing a seat belt correctly


    It’s vital that we don’t underestimate or become complacent about the dangers of not wearing a seat belt correctly or avoiding wearing one completely. People are twice as likely to die in car crashes if they don’t wear seat belts. Many people still opt not to use seat belts during seat belts, putting themselves and….

    How to manage the risks of driving for work


    Millions of people across the UK drive as part of their jobs. Some driving jobs can be particularly dangerous, but there are steps we can take to reduce the chances of accidents occurring. Let’s take a look at some of the main risks of driving for work right now. Risks of driving for work HGV….

    The dangers of worn car tyres


    It’s essential that drivers don’t become complacent about the condition of car tyres. If you fail to check the condition of your tyres, you could be putting your life and those of others at risk. Some motoring experts recommend checking your vehicle for worn car tyres every week at least. The weather can make worn….

    The need to safety check rental cars


    When is the best time to safety check rental cars? When renting a car on holiday or for work, you might assume that all safety checks have been done. You would think that the car is safe, roadworthy and good to go. Whilst this obviously should always be the case, you can never be too….

    Should driverless cars be allowed on motorways?


    They have long been a staple of any vision of a future world, but should driverless cars be allowed on motorways? Will they minimise or increase the threat of road traffic accidents? For some, the presence of driverless cars on motorways has become a case of when, not if. As you might expect, it’s a….

    The dangers of electric cars


    The dangers of electric cars are both numerous and varied. They are an important step in the battle against climate change and mission to reduce our collective carbon footprint. However, like all vehicles, the threat of a road traffic accident is never far away. What are the main dangers of electric cars? An accident on….

    The dangers of using zebra crossings at night


    Zebra crossings are there to enable us to cross the road safely. If you use a crossing, a driver should stop and allow you to walk across, but that doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed to reach the other side unscathed. There are dangers whenever you cross the road, especially if you use zebra crossings at….

    Potential injuries due to not using a car jack correctly


    If a car jack is used incorrectly, the jacked-up vehicle may slip off the jack or the jack may collapse, causing the vehicle to fall. Anyone working on the vehicle or underneath it could sustain serious personal injuries in such an event. Using a car jack correctly is therefore of utmost importance. Potential injuries due….

    The dangers of self-parking cars


    There are numerous dangers of self-parking cars. On the surface, they seem like an ingenious development. If you struggle with tight parallel parking, it seems like the answer is here. However, self-parking cars present a number of dangers and accidents on the road are far from over. What are the main dangers of self-parking cars?….

    Safety guidelines when horse riding on roads


    There are numerous safety guidelines when horse riding on roads. Exploring the countryside on horseback is a timeless hobby. It’s especially popular for stimulating a love of animals and exploring in young people. However, one thing that can easily ruin these adventures is a horse riding accident on the road. What starts out as a fun,….

    The dangers of horse riding on roads


    Although horse riding on roads isn’t incredibly practical, there are times when it is necessary. There are steps you can take when horse riding on roads that will help you do so as safely as possible to avoid injuring drivers, your horse and yourself. Horse riding on roads safely If you’re not fully up to….

    What to do if you have a car accident in the dark


    Have you had a car accident in the dark? A large number of car accidents occur in the dark because of reduced visibility. Nighttime driving can be difficult, and it can take years for motorists to feel comfortable behind the wheel under the cover of darkness. Before you head out in your car at night,….

    The dangers of driving on unlit roads


    Driving on unlit roads can be very risky. Those who have no choice but to make their way through roads with inadequate lighting at night are advised to check all their lights are working before their journey commences. You should also check them if you’re driving at dusk, dawn and in bad weather. Use dipped….

    Why you shouldn’t smoke in a car


    There are many reasons why you should not smoke in a car. Passive smoking in such an enclosed space can be very damaging for passengers, and smoking cigarettes whilst driving can dilute the amount of attention being paid to the road. Smoking in vehicles used for work has been banned for a number of years…..

    The regulations when getting car windows tinted


    When getting car windows tinted, there are a number of regulations to consider. These rules and provisions are mainly in place to help prevent road traffic accidents. What are the main regulations when getting car windows tinted? The window tinting regulation was amended in January 2004 to clear up any ambiguity. The regulation states that….

    Dangers of living near busy roads with children


    Living near a busy road can be dangerous, especially if you have children. Here are some of the dangers of living near busy roads with children. The risks of living near busy roads with children Having to cross busy roads to get to school or playing near roads that are busy inevitably exposes children to….

    The dangers of driving when the sun is setting


    There are few sights more beautiful than the sunset, but if you’re driving when the sun is setting, this can cause major problems. When the sun is dying down, its rays can be blinding, making it very difficult for you to stay safe on the roads. If you’re a driver, here are some handy hints….

    Does wearing sunglasses when driving affect visibility?


    Summer is just around the corner, and drivers have a new hazard to worry about. After weeks of worrying about ice on the roads and high winds, it’s time to switch your focus to driving in sunny weather. Most of us love cruising around when there are blue skies above, but driving in bright sunshine….

    What should you do if you get stuck in a car in rising water?


    If you get stuck in a car in rising water, what can you do to give yourself the best chance of escaping safely without injury? It’s a nightmare scenario and a lot of people’s worst nightmare. Getting stuck in a car in rising water can be extremely stressful, not to mention expensive. I’m stuck in….

    Top 3 injuries courier drivers experience


    Injuries courier drivers experience range from the uncomfortable and irritating to the serious and debilitating. As courier drivers, the threat of accidents on the road comes with the territory. However, it’s far from the only danger. What are the top 3 injuries courier drivers experience? Back injuries: Spending all day driving will inevitably take its….

    Why you should never drive a motorbike in flip flops


    Every expert and experienced motorcyclist will tell you that you should never drive a motorbike in flip flops. Here is why this is vitally important. Why you should never drive a motorbike in flip flops Protective clothing helps to save motorcyclists lives. This includes wearing the correct footwear, which not only helps riders to get….

    The dangers of driving a car in sandals


    Driving in sandals can be dangerous and is therefore not recommended. Here are some of the dangers of driving a car in sandals. The dangers of driving a car in sandals Open at the front and back, often loose fitting and featuring little to no tread on the soles, sandals (and flip flops) can: Catch….

    Different types of car vehicle defects


    When you go out in the car, you want to get to your destination without having to worry about your safety. Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Most are caused by driver error, but different types of car vehicle defects can also play a part. If you’re driving an unsafe car or you….

    Road traffic accidents caused by diesel spills


    Every day, millions of people hit Britain’s roads. Most manage to negotiate the journey without any issues at all, but there’s always a risk of road accidents. Whether you’re just popping out to the shop or you’re embarking on a road trip, it’s wise to bear safety measures in mind to increase the chances of….

    Claiming if left roadwork debris caused a road traffic accident


    Has left roadwork debris caused a road traffic accident? Were you injured as a result? Then you may be entitled to road accident compensation. How can left roadwork debris cause a road traffic accident? Left roadwork debris poses a number of dangers to road users, including: Distraction: Drivers may be tempted to turn their heads….

    How to claim if your child gets hit by a car


    If your child gets hit by a car, do you have the right to make a compensation claim? The simple answer is it depends on a number of factors. Any accident involving a child is a heart-stopping moment for any parent. This extreme worry is amplified when it comes to accidents with cars simply because….

    When is a pedestrian at fault for road traffic accidents?


    When is a pedestrian at fault for road traffic accidents? The answer to this is when pedestrians take unnecessary risks and cause a road traffic accident. In a collision with a car, there is only ever going to be one winner. However, that doesn’t seem to stop a number of people taking enormous, worthless risks. Every….

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