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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

    Catastrophic injury

    Many people want to know how they can claim for injuries from a car accident, but even better than claims is accident prevention. There are plenty of things that you can do in order to stop an accident ever from happening. Even though you can’t control what other drivers do, you can control what you do to help with preventing accidents. Below are four things that you can do in order to lower your risk of accidents.

    Check twice to avoid needing a catastrophic injury lawyer

    Check twice before proceeding after a stop signal before you pull into the junction. This can help you avoid a lot of accidents on the road. You may think that you had a clear road ahead of you. However there’s always a chance that someone will come speeding down the road and you won’t see them until it’s too late. Taking this extra step will help.

    Look behind you when you are reversing to avoid needing a catastrophic injury lawyer

    Many people can avoid accidents if they take this simple step. It often happens in car parks of grocery stores, but can happen just about anywhere. People are often in a hurry, and they don’t want to be bothered taking the extra time. They assume the person is going to wait for them, but it’s not always another motorist who gets hit. Sometimes it’s a pedestrian or even a child. Many tragedies have happened because of this, all because someone was in too much of a rush to stop and look.

    Be careful at traffic lights to avoid needing a catastrophic injury lawyer

    This is another time when a lot of people are impatient. Many times people will charge through the light as it’s turning red or even when it is red, because they don’t want to sit through another cycle. That is why so many people have accidents at red lights. Either someone is going through the red light, or the person with a green light doesn’t use caution when they are going through. A bit of patience can go a long way to help avoiding accidents at traffic lights.

    Chat to Accident Advice Helpline if you have been injured in a non-fault accident

    Almost any accident that you are in could have been prevented in some fashion. Whether it would have been prevented by using one of the tips above or just plain common sense, there really is no reason for someone to have a car accident.

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    However, if you have been in an accident and you need to find a solicitor to help you make a compensation claim, we can help you at Accident Advice Helpline. Give us a call on either 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Whether you have sustained a minor injury, or a catastrophic injury, we can advise you about a potential claim.

    Date Published: 21st January 2013

    Author: jan_newell

    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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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