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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

    West Devon law firm

    Tips for safe driving and when to find a good law firm after an accident

    If you get into an accident which was not your fault then you should be able to make an injury claim through a West Devon law firm. Through a West Devon law firm, you can claim compensation which will cover your injuries and help you to get by in the weeks and months following your accident.

    If you can’t find a West Devon law firm that you are happy with, Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience dealing with personal injury compensation claims, and has a team of dedicated personal injury lawyers working on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make a start on your claim.

    If you want to stay safe on the road and avoid the possibility of causing an accident yourself, or making an accident caused by someone else even worse, here are some tips for safe driving.

    1. Stay alert

    Being tired on the road is a major cause of road accidents, and something which will put you squarely to blame for an accident. The best way to avoid being tired on the road, and to stay alert, is to make sure that you get enough sleep each evening before you head out on your daily commute. If you are on the road and feel yourself becoming drowsy, it is far safer to pull over, get out of the car and walk around to wake up, than to try to make the rest of the journey.

    2. Never forget your seatbelt

    You have to wear a seatbelt by law in the UK, but this does not mean that people are good at remembering to do so. Even if you put your seatbelt on when you are already on the road, you have already broken the law by driving any distance whatsoever without it on. On top of this, your car can be hit by another car at any time, and this can cause an accident which will be fatal if you are not wearing your seatbelt.

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    3. Focus on the road

    When you are driving, make sure that is all you are doing. Never try to do more than one thing when you are driving, as it is incredibly dangerous and will stop you from looking out for and avoiding potential hazards. try to avoid listening to loud music, talking on the phone or even engaging too much with passengers when you are driving. Make sure that your primary activity is driving, and that everything else moves to the background.

    4. Avoid drunk driving if you do not want to have to use a West Devon law firm

    As with not wearing a seatbelt, driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law as well. If you want to avoid getting into an accident, you must steer clear of alcohol at any time before you plan to drive. Even one drink can cause you to be over the limit, so it is best to avoid drinking altogether.

    Call us free at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.

    Date Published: 23rd August 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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