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    Car collision in Ottery St Mary

    Avoid drinking and driving at the weekend – and a car collision in Ottery St Mary

    The weekend is the time that it may be most easy to consider drinking and driving. Perhaps you are visiting a pub further away from your home than usual and want to drive rather than taking public transport.

    Or maybe you are visiting friends for the day and are talked into coming for a few drinks in the evening. However it happens, it is more likely that you will be put into a position where it seems easier to just drink and drive than leave your car and have to come back for it the next day. Here are some tips for avoiding drinking and driving, and a car collision in Ottery St Mary.

    Don’t drink

    The most obvious answer here is to choose not to drink. If you feel that you will enjoy your night just as well if you aren’t drinking then choose to stick to soft drinks for the night and you will easily be able to get home again at the end of it.

    Choose a designated driver

    If you think that you might end up in the pub and there will be people drinking then choose a friend to act as the designated driver and stay sober. You can cycle this duty between your friends on different nights so nobody feels as though they have gotten the raw end of the deal.

    Get your friends to come to you

    Staying home is a surefire way to avoid drinking and driving. Arrange a fun night at yours, and let your friends stay over if they want to so that they can avoid drinking and driving as well.

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    Finding a personal injury lawyer in Ottery St Mary if someone else causes an accident

    If you come across a drink driver on the road and they cause an accident, you are in a great position to claim compensation against them for negligent behaviour.

    The best way to make a claim for compensation is to use a personal injury lawyer Ottery St Mary, who knows the law well and can help you to put together a case which is far more likely to be successful.

    You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident. They will help you to decide whether or not you want to proceed with your claim, based on whether or not you feel that your claim is likely to be successful.

    You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial call, but will be assigned to an experienced personal injury lawyer in Ottery St Mary if you do decide to go ahead.

    This personal injury lawyer in Ottery St Mary will work entirely on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.

    Date Published: 7th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

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