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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

    Road traffic accidents caused by diesel spills

    ContentsDiesel spills can lead to road accidentsWhat causes diesel spills and what can I do after an accident?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….

    Can you claim if you are a passenger in an uninsured vehicle?

    ContentsPassenger in an uninsured vehicleAccident Advice HelplineHow to claimWhat happens nextContact usWhether you can claim compensation if you were injured as a passenger in an uninsured vehicle depends on the circumstances. Passenger in an uninsured vehicle Claims for uninsured or untraced drivers are made via the Motor Insurers Bureau. This means as long as you….

    Why bus drivers need to wait until you have sat down before moving

    Taking a bus to work can be a very convenient way to get from point A to point B in a few minutes but if your bus driver isn’t taking the correct safety measures, your safety is being put at risk when you climb on board. There are a range of things that a bus driver….

    How is a private road defined?

    ContentsWhat is a private road?Is it possible to claim compensation?Accident Advice HelplineIf you’’ve been injured in a public place, you may be thinking about claiming public liability compensation, but what happens when you suffer slips, trips and falls on a private road? Who is liable for an accident on a private road? How is a private….

    What’s the worst weather for driving in?

    Drivers know how important it is to be alert to the changing circumstances around them as they drive. While we recognise there are lots of reasons why accidents may occur, not everyone realises the weather can be a contributory factor. So, what is the worst weather for driving in, and are you aware of what….

    True or false? Saying sorry after a car accident can make you liable

    ContentsCan saying sorry after a car accident make me liable?What should I do if I’’ve been injured in a crash?Help from Accident Advice HelplineEvery year, thousands of people in the UK are involved in road traffic accidents. If you’’ve been injured by another driver, you may wish to claim compensation. If you do want to….

    If you have an accident on your provisional licence, are you covered?

    ContentsGetting insurance with a provisional licenceWhy it is important to get insurance on a provisional licenceCompensation claimsYou and compensationNo-win, no-fee**Contact usDrivers are required by law to have insurance, regardless of whether they hold a full or a provisional licence. If you have a road traffic accident as a provisional licence holder, you should therefore be covered….

    True or false? As a pedestrian, you’re never at fault in a car accident

    ContentsPedestrians at fault in a car accident: Sudden appearancesPedestrians fault in a car accident: Lack of attentionEstablishing fault in a car accidentMaking claimsThe statement ‘a pedestrian is never at fault in a car accident’ is not true. While drivers do have a duty of care to drive in a manner that does not endanger other road users,….

    Is it more dangerous to drive in sleet or snow?

    ContentsBe alert to other drivers and people around youReduced visibilityWhich is more dangerous when driving, sleet or snow?Have you been injured in a car accident that you didn’t cause?Most people are wary of driving in bad weather. It’s reasonable to think it is dangerous to drive in sleet or snow, since visibility will be worse….

    Factors to be aware of when driving in unfamiliar areas

    Driving in unfamiliar areas is something most drivers will do at some point. Some will stick to the same local area for much of their driving life, while others will visit new areas virtually every day – often as part of their work. According to the British Safety Council, over 25% of all accidents on….

    Most dangerous counties in England for road accidents

    ContentsEngland’s most dangerous counties for drivingClaiming compensation for a road traffic collisionAccident Advice Helpline has been operating right across the UK in all areas of personal injury compensation for over 15 years now. In that time, we have dealt with many victims of traffic accidents and have come to identify the most dangerous counties in….

    The risks of not wearing a seat belt

    According to data used to compile the Government’s Think! campaign, you’re twice as likely to suffer fatal injuries in road traffic accidents if you are not wearing a seat belt at the time of a collision. There are few times in life when a single decision can make the difference between living and dying, but….

    What are the risks when taking a taxi service?

    ContentsHow many taxis are there in the UK?What’s in store for taxis in future?How to stay safe in a taxiClaiming compensation for taxi service slips, trips and fallsContact Accident Advice Helpline todayHow often do you find yourself in a taxi when you’re late for work, need to get to the airport for that 5am flight….

    Five tips for driving on the M25

    ContentsKeep up to date with travel news for the areaMake sure your car is in roadworthy conditionPay attention to the weather forecastStay under the speed limitDrive responsiblyHow safe are motorways?If you were injured driving on the M25At 117 miles in length, the M25 motorway is also known as the London Orbital Motorway, because it completely….

    What to know before driving while jet lagged

    ContentsWhat is jet lag?What can you do to ensure you are not driving while jet lagged?What can you do to ensure you drive safely?What to do if you’re injured because someone else was driving whilst jet laggedCall our team today to benefit from our adviceDriving while jet lagged is something we should avoid when at….

    Uninsured drivers in the UK: The statistics

    ContentsWhat to do if you’ve been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver?How many uninsured drivers in the UK are there?Uninsured drivers in the UK and youUninsured drivers in the UK pose a danger to all other road users. The official government website states that it is illegal to drive a vehicle unless you….

    How fast do you need to be travelling to get whiplash?

    Whiplash injuries are the result of ligaments and soft tissue within the neck being stretched beyond their typical, normal movement range. They are caused by the sudden movement of the head and neck at the point of impact in vehicle collisions. Whiplash and speed While the speed of vehicles at the time of a road….

    Why do delayed reactions with whiplash symptoms occur?

    ContentsWhat is whiplash?What symptoms might arise if you do develop whiplash?Why might you get delayed reactions with whiplash?Can you make a claim for compensation following a car accident?If you have ever been in a road accident, you’ll know how quickly they can occur and how quickly the impact can happen, too. The impact leads to….

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