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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

    Kent road traffic accidents

    Kent road traffic accidents

    Many of the Kent road traffic accidents happen on the infamous M25, and the Dartford Tunnel in particular is considered by many to be something of an accident “black spot”.

    Four-HGV pile-up on the M25 at the Dartford Tunnel

    As recently as the 16th July 2014 a lorry crash closed the tunnel, causing traffic pandemonium. The crash involved a total of four HGVs and resulted in the tunnel being shut for 15 hours. The traffic build-up became so bad, with queues tailing back for over ten miles, that at one stage payment of the toll was lifted to try and speed up the flow of queued vehicles.

    Motorway traffic diverted through Dartford town

    The motorway was opened up 15 hours after the incident, following completion of cleaning and resurfacing work to a 70-metre stretch of the road, necessary because of a diesel spillage as a result of the pile-up. As one motorist said, it’s lucky that there wasn’t a fire or explosion in the tunnel, because if there had been then it could have been absolutely catastrophic.

    Motorway traffic had to be diverted via the town of Dartford, causing major jams and delays in the town itself, and Twitter was awash with angry tweets from frustrated drivers caught in the melee. The Dartford crossings (including the QE11 bridge) handle over 185,000 vehicles per day.

    Britain’s most unpopular motorway

    The M25 (the so-called “London orbital”) is one of the most unpopular motorways in Britain. Right from the beginning, when it was built with only three lanes, a great hue and cry went up about expected jams and delays. Most of these fears have been proven right, and even the widening of the motorway in places by adding additional lanes has brought little relief.

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    Use Accident Advice Helpline to claim compensation for injuries sustained in Kent road traffic accidents

    The M25 is responsible for many Kent road traffic accidents, but not all of them. Many happen on other motorways, such as the M2 and the M20, and many happen on major trunk roads and smaller “B” roads criss-crossing the county. If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident, either in Kent or anywhere else in the UK, you can use the no win, no fee* services that we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline, as recommended by Esther Rantzen.

    Valuing your claim before registering it

    To get an estimate of the amount of value your compensation claim could be worth before you actually launch it, you should visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and make use of the compensation calculator that you’ll find there. It will only take approximately 30 seconds of your time, depending on your keyboard skills.

    How to access the free AAH

    If you have any questions or concerns about a potential personal injury claim, why not use AAH’s free helpline and have a chat to a member of our customer service team? Simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.

    Date Published: 10th August 2014

    Author: David Brown

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