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A Guide to Road Accident Claims

January 14, 2013

Over 1 million road accidents occur each year in the UK. The majority of these incidents are only minor and people walk away unharmed. However, some are far more serious and result in injuries being sustained and in some cases, even fatalities. In such situations a personal injury claim for compensation can be made. Whenever […]

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The New Electronic Portal Proposals Unwarranted

January 2, 2013

Guest blog post regarding the new RTA portal scheme. The Government is looking to extend the scope of the Road Traffic Accident (RTA) portal scheme. However, many solicitors feel that these changes are ill advised and that their concerns have not been taken into account. What are these changes and how will they impact on […]

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Motorcycle Accident Stats 2012

January 1, 2013

Motorcycle accidents are a growing concern as the number of people opting for motorcycles as opposed to cars increases. Motorcyclists are at a huge risk while on the road, as their vehicles offer less stability than cars, they have less protection, and they are less visible while on the road. In fact, most motorcycle accidents […]

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Reducing work-related road traffic accidents

December 7, 2012

Guest post about the IOSH’s recent calls for the Government to help reduce deaths and injuries on the road when driving to work. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called on the Government to act to help reduce the number of people killed or injured while driving for work. Work-related road traffic […]

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British Transport Police officer reprimanded for dangerous driving that resulted in serious injury

October 17, 2012

The Evening Standard reports that a British Transport Police officer has been handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence after he hit and almost killed an up-and-coming young musician in London. PC David Lynch was handed a suspended sentence by the Southwark Crown Court in addition to a number of other punishments, including his being banned […]

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When Fido is in the Car Crash, Too

September 21, 2012

Almost every dog loves to go for a ride in the car. Some are all about pushing their snout into the wind, ears flapping, with their tongue hanging out of their heads. Others are content to leisurely lounge on the seat, simply happy to along for the ride. Your canine companion probably will never see […]

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Road Safety Day focuses on young drivers

August 2, 2012

The European Commission last week dedicated its Fourth European Road Safety Day to young people, recognising that, around the world, road crashes are still the biggest cause of death and disability for the age group. In 2010, 18 to 25 year-olds accounted for 19% of the 31,000 recorded EU road fatalities, despite forming only ten […]

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Preparation helps when driving abroad

July 26, 2012

British drivers who are heading to the continent this summer should prepare properly, or risk joining the growing numbers who have had a road traffic accident while driving abroad. Driving abroad is a stressful experience for many British drivers. According to research from insurer Confused.com, nearly three quarters (73%) of Britons who will drive abroad […]

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Personal Injury Claims Tips

July 12, 2012

Top Tips When Making Personal Injury Claims With more accidents on the road, work related accidents and slips, trips and falls being reported than ever before, the Accident Advice Helpline has revealed the 6 top tips to help victims successfully make Personal Injury Claims. 1. Write everything down For victims of accidents, it is important to keep […]

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British road deaths rise by 3%

July 10, 2012

I was disappointed to hear that the number of people killed or seriously injured on British roads rose by 3% in 2011. It is the first rise since 2003. More worrying still is the fact that the numbers of pedestrians killed and cyclists seriously injured have also risen – by 12% and 16% respectively. The […]

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