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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

    Winter Accidents: Miss-sold winter tyres

    As winter approaches, for a car owner it is important to take precautions to avoid accidents on the road. A road traffic accident in winter can be terrifying, with snowy and icy conditions causing additional hazards and leaving drivers feeling particularly vulnerable to variables that are out of their control.

    It is in times like these that drivers often turn to experts to seek advice, equipment and materials to reduce the element of risk when they are out and about on the roads.

    Risks on the road: miss-sold winter tyres

    Individuals who live in areas which are prone to heavy snow and extreme weather conditions in winter are advised to fit winter tyres for the colder seasons, to reduce the risk of accidents on the road.

    Should you choose to change your tyres, if a dealer sells you inappropriate or low-quality goods, they have failed in their legal obligation to ensure that the product they have sold is safe and fit for purpose. This is a case of miss-sold tyres.

    Should you sustain an injury due to a road traffic accident due to miss-sold tyres, you may be able to claim compensation from the retailer for product liability.

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    Checking your eligibility

    Typically, if the road incident in question occurred within the last three years and you can prove that the trader was to blame for your accident, it is likely that you will have a valid case on your hands.

    Accident Advice Helpline’s online compensation calculator takes just 30 seconds to complete and enables their team of legal experts to assess whether your claim is likely to be successful.

    With no obligation to pursue your claim, as a law firm, Accident Advice Helpline will advise the best course of action for your individual circumstance.

    Making the claim solid

    Wherever and however your road traffic accident occurred there are a number of items that will help strengthen your claim. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Photographs of the accident, damage to your vehicle and your injury
    • Details of any other drivers involved in the road incident
    • Contact details for witnesses of the road traffic accident
    • A record of medical attention and treatment you received

    The final hurdle

    Once you have established your eligibly to claim and have collated the recommended evidence, Accident Advice Helpline will pass your case on to their most suitable legal representative.

    Working on a no-win, no-fee* basis, the legal team will process your claim ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve for the injury you sustained.

    Date Published: January 6, 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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

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