Are you claiming no fault injury compensation in West Dorset from a drunk driver?
When some accidents occur, it becomes apparent that little could be done to avoid them. However, when an accident is caused by a drunk driver, it is particularly frustrating as it could have been prevented had the driver not been under the influence of alcohol at the time.
As many tests and studies have shown, alcohol can affect our responses and our judgements. If you were to attempt to drive whilst under the influence of alcohol you may not be able to judge your speed, or the speed of others around you, and you may find it difficult to judge distances accurately. This means that it would be extremely dangerous for you to be in control of any type of vehicle.
Although the law does currently allow motorists to have ingested a small amount of alcohol, they must be below the alcohol limit in order to drive legally. In many instances, experts do advise people not to drive if they have ingested any alcohol at all.
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident caused by a driver who is under the influence of alcohol, it’s essential that the police are involved. If the driver is found to be over the limit, it’s likely that they will be arrested and charged with an offence.
In addition to them facing criminal charges, they could also face civil charges if you decide to make a claim for no fault injury compensation in West Dorset. Once the police have investigated the incident, it may become obvious who was responsible and what caused the accident which could make it relatively easy for you to make a claim for no fault injury compensation in West Dorset.
If you were driving at the time of the incident, it’s important to remember that you aren’t the only person who could be eligible to make a claim for no fault injury compensation in West Dorset following this type of incident. If there were other passengers in the vehicle and they sustained injuries as well, they too could be eligible to make a claim against the driver responsible.
When this type of incident occurs, it can be very traumatic, particularly if people suffer very serious injuries. If you don’t feel up to making a claim for no fault injury compensation in West Dorset straight away, this doesn’t meant that you won’t ever be able to claim. Providing you make your claim within three years of the incident occurring, there’s a good chance that we will still be able to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
To find out more about making a claim for no fault injury compensation in West Dorset, or to get your claim started today, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone. You deserve justice!
Date Published: 18th August 2014