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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

    Road traffic accidents in East Lothian

    Scotland is made up of 32 separate council areas, and one of these is East Lothian. It is a coastal area in the south-eastern part of Scotland, and has its main administrative base in Haddington. Some 100,000 people live in the area, which is peppered with towns of all sizes. Road traffic accidents in East Lothian can potentially happen just as they could anywhere else you might go in the country. Fortunately, few locals ever find themselves in this kind of situation.

    While some people go through their entire lives without ever being involved in a road accident, others are not so lucky. Even a fairly minor accident can really shake you up and leave you feeling vulnerable. More severe accidents can result in those involved having multiple injuries to contend with and recover from.

    How do road traffic accidents happen?

    There are many reasons why an RTA might happen. The road conditions could be slippery because of the weather, or there could be some other issue with the road surface, such as a large pothole for example. Very often, though, a driver is found to have caused the accident, either through inattentiveness or by driving in a dangerous manner.

    For the innocent people who are injured in the crash, coming to terms with it can be very difficult. Injuries may range from whiplash and seatbelt bruising to broken bones, head injuries and even spinal injuries if the crash is a serious one.

    How easy is it to find out whether you have a chance of winning compensation?

    It’s a lot easier than you may assume. Accident Advice Helpline has been working in the personal injury part of the industry for many years now – ever since 2000. Our company is represented by Dame Esther Rantzen, a champion for many people. Perhaps a call to our team could be the first important step for you to learn whether a sum of compensation could be paid out to you.

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    Call us on 0800 689 0500 if you do want to learn more. Road traffic accidents in East Lothian can result in innocent people being hurt, just as accidents in any other part of the country could result in the same outcome. If you were not to blame and you feel someone else was, call to learn whether you might be entitled to receive some compensation as a result.

    Date Published: 2nd October 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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