If you are involved in an accident that was not your own fault, but had been consuming alcohol or drugs before you got behind the wheel, you would not be looked upon favourably by the police, a judge or your insurance company and could end up one or more car accident claims in Gelligaer.
There are times when hospitals cannot give the emergency treatment needed because the victim has substances in their blood, and this treatment could be what is needed to save their life.
You should never put yourself in this situation, and if you know you are going to be drinking, consider one of the following options.
- Don’t bring your car at all. If you know that there are going to be drinks wherever it is that you are going, you should try not to bring your car with you at all.
- Book a taxi. Book a taxi in advance which will come and pick you up at the end of the night, and pay for it over the phone so that it is already paid for.
- Find out about public transport. It is always useful to know how to get around your local area using public transport even if you have a car.
- Travel with others. Even if you think that you want to drive, if you are with other people then they should be able to stop you, as they won’t want to get into the car with a driver who has been drinking.
Of course, you could be injured in an accident in a taxi or on public transport, but then that is definitely not your fault, and you would be able to claim compensation. As a passenger, it does not matter who the guilty driver is as far as your compensation claim is concerned. It as not you, and that is what matters.
You should be able to make car accident claims in Gelligaer
You should be able to make car accident claims in Gelligaer if you have been involved in an accident where the other driver was under the influence, made a driving error, or you were the passenger in a vehicle. Even pedestrians get caught up in road traffic accidents, and they are just as entitled to compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make car accident claims in Gelligaer as easily as possible, as our team can pass you over to a lawyer who will be more than happy to make a claim on your behalf. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you to make car accident claims in Gelligaer, and will also provide round the clock advice and support.
Date Published: 9th December 2014
Author: David Brown