Have you been hurt because of a drunk driver?
Even though the government has introduced stricter limits, people still drive whilst intoxicated. Although the law does allow drivers to consume a little alcohol before driving, it is easy to exceed this limit. Generally, it is best to avoid consuming alcohol altogether if you plan on driving as this can cause road traffic accidents in Warrenpoint.
As most towns and cities have good transport links, it is relatively easy to get around if you do plan on drinking when you’re out. Similarly, most areas have access to a taxi or minicab service so there’s no need to be tempted to drink and drive. If you regularly go out with friends or family, you could even take turns at being the designated driver so as no-one risks driving when they’ve had an alcoholic drink.
Although you can take responsibility for your own actions, unfortunately you can’t prevent another driver from getting behind the wheel after they’ve consumed alcohol. As alcohol can affect how you perceive things, as well as your ability to respond, it means that people who drive whilst drunk are generally more likely to cause road traffic accidents in Warrenpoint or to become involved in some form of collision.
As driving whilst drunk is a criminal offence in itself, if someone causes an accident or collision whilst inebriated, it is likely that the police will take them in to custody and they could be charged with a criminal offence. In addition to this, you could make a compensation claim against them if you’re hurt because of their actions.
When should I contact Accident Advice Helpline?
As people are often keen to obtain compensation as quickly as possible, they tend to contact Accident Advice Helpline soon after their injuries have occurred. However, if your injuries are particularly serious you may simply be unable to get in touch with us straightaway.
If your injuries occurred some time ago, there’s no need to assume that we won’t be able to help you. In fact, injury lawyers are often able to help claimants who have suffered injuries within the last three years so you could still have plenty of time in which to make your claim and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Can you claim for road traffic accidents in Warrenpoint?
Even if you know that you’re eligible to make a compensation claim you may not know much about the claims procedure. If you’d like to find out more before you commit to making a claim, we can help. Simply contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be happy to provide free no obligation advice so you can find out anything you want to know about making a claim. Call now to find out more or to start your claim today after road traffic accidents in Warrenpoint.