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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

    Solicitors in Greetham


    Nobody likes paying insurance on their vehicle, but those who are unfortunate enough to become involved in an accident are typically very glad they have it, if only for the fact that it’s illegal to drive uninsured and doing so could land you in a lot of bother.

    There’s also the benefit that if you cause an accident and somebody ends up getting badly injured as a result of your negligence, that your insurer will typically meet any compensation you have to pay out. If you end up doing somebody a serious mischief in a road traffic accident, they might be able to claim many thousands of pounds in compensation, and that’s before you’ve even started to think about court costs.

    Insurance is not required for some vehicles that use the roads and pavements, but it will typically be wise to take some out nonetheless. If you do not and end up hurting somebody in an accident that you were responsible for while riding a mobility scooter or push bike, you may have to pay out this sort of money from your own pocket. In some cases, you could end up having to sell your house to meet compensation costs of the injured party.

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    Imagine that you had popped out to your local supermarket on your mobility scooter to do a little bit of top-up shopping. You do most of your shopping online, but often have to go out for a few essentials, may be a couple of times a week. As you near the entrance of the supermarket, you’re distracted by a poster showing some of the deals it has on offer this week.

    The offers are cracking, and as a consequence, you fail to keep an eye on where you’re going. Without meaning to, and through sheer absentmindedness, your mobility scooter rams into a fellow shopper’s knee, doing him a very nasty injury.

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    Under these circumstances, the injured shopper may well be able to take action against you. If you were uninsured, you could, as mentioned above, end up having to pay out many thousands of pounds from your own pocket if you were found to be negligent.

    What would be likely to happen next?

    It would be most probable that the person you injured would get in touch with a top-flight 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors in Greetham such as Accident Advice Helpline to find out if he might be able to take action against you to claim compensation. If the company could offer him legal representation, he’d be able to get his case off the ground without paying a penny. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.

    Date Published: 1st April 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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