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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 Ottershaw


    Dealing with an exploding tyre – and personal injury lawyers in Ottershaw

    A tyre exploding can be very serious, even fatal, if you do not know how to deal with the situation. Your tyres should be checked regularly to ensure that they are safe and are not likely to explode at any point.

    However, sometimes these things happen because of circumstances outside of your control, so you should have some idea of how to handle the situation and get yourself and your passengers to safety.

    Don’t panic

    In a panic, you are more likely to do something which will actually put you in a more dangerous situation, as you won’t be able to think clearly about what you should be doing. Panicking will also lead you to stamp down on the brakes, which is the worst thing you can do in this situation.

    If the tyre is at the back

    Gradually slow the car down, not by hitting the brakes but by taking your foot gradually off of the accelerator. You should hold tightly onto the wheel and steer yourself gradually over to the side of the road where you can come to a stop.

    If the tyre is in the front

    This can be a more frightening situation as you will probably feel the car start to wrench itself in one or other direction. Don’t allow the car to move in the direction it wants to go, but hold on tight to the wheel and force the car to straighten out.

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    Avoid the brakes

    You may want to lay off of the brakes altogether and let the car coast until it stops. However in some situations this will not be possible if you are going very fast. Use the brakes lightly, as using them too heavily will cause the car to swerve violently.

    If you need a personal injury lawyer in Ottershaw

    In the case of any accident which was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation against the person whose negligence caused the accident.

    Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims and can provide you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer Ottershaw who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.

    You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to talk to the team, who will talk you through what happened and help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation.

    If you do then you will be passed over to an in house personal injury lawyer Ottershaw, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis to process your claim. Your personal injury lawyer Ottershaw will also work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and will be kept updated as your claim progresses.

    Date Published: 7th 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.