Common Road Traffic Accident Causes and How to Avoid Them

The new year has come, but there is one thing that can affect drivers at this time of year; the cold months of winter. The cold weather can cause visual impairments whilst driving, ice can form on the road which can constantly affect drivers, and the cold weather can cause certain parts of the vehicle to malfunction.

We always want to make sure that our clients are as safe as possible, which is why we have listed the most common road traffic accident causes so that you know how to avoid them and keep yourself safe.

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What Should You Do if You Hit a Parked Car?

It’s a dark, rainy night and the supermarket car park is very busy. You spot a space – but as you reverse to turn into it, you feel a thump on your rear bumper. Jumping out of the driver’s seat, you realise that your vehicle is undamaged but you’ve dented the passenger door of another car. In your haste, and with such poor visibility, you simply didn’t see it.

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The Aftermath of Road Traffic Accident: Contacting the Police

Road traffic accidents take place every single day across the country and a lot of them tend to go unreported. This is because they happen to be considered as being “minor” incidents in which no one is seriously injured, leading people to believe that they aren’t worth reporting.

Unfortunately, you could be causing even more trouble for yourself.

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The Importance of Having the Right Insurance as a Driver

Vehicle insurance can be seen as just another legality to cross off the list but having the right insurance as a driver will protect you from personal liability in case of an accident. Apart from the legal obligations, being held responsible for an accident may mean you’re liable to pay a large amount of money you might not be able to afford.

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Claiming Whilst Injured: What to Do

When in an accident, injuries can sometimes be severe. If you are injured or if a family member has been in a serious accident, you might find that you will have to make a claim while you are still recovering, and this can make the process more complex and stressful. There are a few ways of making a claim whilst injured that won’t jeopardise your right to compensation.

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Accident Claims: How Much Compensation Should You Get?

If you are in an accident that isn’t your fault, whether you were driving a car or were a pedestrian, you are entitled to compensation for any medical expenses you might have incurred from it. Road traffic accidents are very likely to happen, and as a result so are road accident claims.

Here at AYB Law we have a highly-trained team with expert knowledge in dealing with road traffic accident compensation claims, to ensure that you get the maximum compensation that your claim deserves.

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Road Traffic Accident Claims & MIB Compensation Claims: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve ever been involved in a road traffic accident, you’ll know that it can be a scary and overwhelming experience. If the accident was the fault of someone else, it’s normal to also feel angry and frustrated.

UK roads are busier than ever, which is why it’s extremely important that people drive carefully and safely. However, this isn’t always the case and it’s not surprising that road traffic accidents are becoming more of an issue. Unfortunately, holding a driving licence doesn’t make someone a good driver and accidents are often down to a silly mistake from someone not paying attention or driving properly.

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How to Claim After a Car Accident

Collisions happen every day in the UK, but you never think it will happen to you. Even a minor collision can result in long-lasting injuries as a result of whiplash or broken bones. The potential loss of earning, personal discomfort, and mental effect an accident can have may result in a difficult and confusing time for those involved.

So, what do you do when it does? It is important that the following steps are taken to make sure you are protected and you able to recover from the incident with peace of mind.

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