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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

    Personal injury lawyer in Otley

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Otley

    How to drive an automatic – personal injury lawyer in Otley

    Many first time drivers prefer to take on an automatic as they learn to drive. This is because there are already so many things to think about when you are learning to drive, that the addition of gears as well can be too much for some people. For some learners, learning to drive on an automatic and then moving up to learn how to drive a manual car will work, whilst for others it can actually be more confusing. Either way, if you are learning to drive an automatic there are still things you will need to bear in mind.

    Starting the car

    To start an automatic car you will need to:

    • Release the emergency brake
    • Put your foot on the brake
    • Turn the key until you hear the car start up
    • Put the car in gear, which with an automatic is simple as you only have the choice between Drive and Reverse
    • Remove your foot from the brake and the car will start to move.


    When accelerating you will need to get up to or close to the speed limit that is set in your area. Many first time drivers find it difficult to go up to the speed limit and would prefer to start slowly, and in this case you should choose a quiet back street where you are not in the way. If you take your car out onto the main road then you should be prepared to move at the speed limit.


    Keep both hands on the wheel and turn the wheel in the direction that you want to travel. You should be pulling the wheel down in the direction that you want to turn, and pulling up with the other hand to make the wheel turn smoothly.

    Making a claim through a personal injury lawyer in Otley

    If you have had an accident and feel that it was caused by the negligence of another driver rather than anything you have done, you may be able to claim compensation. The best way to find out if you are eligible for compensation is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team about your accident.

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    The team will be able to tell you what the likelihood is that your claim will be successful, helping you to decide whether or not you want to move ahead with your claim with a personal injury lawyer in Otley.

    You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial phone call but, if you do decide to go ahead, you will be passed onto an experienced in house personal injury lawyer in Otley who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your personal injury lawyer in Otley will also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, taking some of the stress out of the situation.

    Date Published: 4th March 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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

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