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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."

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    Expert legal help in Wiltshire


    How to be the designated driver and find expert legal help in Wilshire if you have an accident due to drink driving

    Drink driving is a major cause of accidents in the UK, which is why it is completely illegal to get behind the wheel if you have had too many drinks. The safest way to avoid drink driving is not to drive if you have had anything to drink, even if you have only had one or two.

    This means that if you are driving when you are on a night out, you should avoid drinking at all, and you can use this opportunity to be the designated driver for the rest of your group, to make sure that everyone gets home safely.

    • Enjoy your non-alcoholic drinks. Just because you are not drinking doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your beverages. Look for non-alcoholic versions of your favourite alcoholic drinks, or choose a non-alcoholic cocktail that you can enjoy whilst everyone else is drinking.
    • Dance. Instead of focusing on drinking and getting drunk, enjoy your night by dancing to the music you like best. As designated driver, you should have some sway in which club you go to, as you are in charge of getting everyone home at the end.
    • Have more than one designated driver. It can be annoying to be the only person sober when everyone else is drinking, so why not have a couple of designated drivers each evening who can enjoy each other’s company on the night out? This also means that there is more room in the cars for people to get home.
    • Rotate duties. Don’t always be the designated driver if you don’t want to be. rotate this duty through your group of friends so that even if you are driving on one night, doesn’t mean you will be on the next. This stops anyone feeling too hard done by.

    Finding expert legal help in Wiltshire

    If you are involved in a road accident where someone else was drink driving, a solicitor should be able to put together a really strong case on your behalf for compensation. You will need to seek expert legal help in Wiltshire as soon as you can after your accident, so that you can move forward with a claim in a short space of time.

    To find that expert legal help in Wiltshire, all you have to do is call Accident Advice Helpline. Simply dial 0800 689 0500 to speak to the knowledgeable team about your accident and find out whether you have a good case for compensation. If you do then the helpline will team you with an experienced injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: 11th July 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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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