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Had a car accident in bad weather?

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It’s winter. So, if you have had a car accident in bad weather, know your rights when it comes to making a claim for personal injury compensation.

Using the weather as an excuse for an accident taking place isn’t something you just have to accept. All road users should know that they need to adjust their behaviour in colder and wetter weather. The roads can be more slippery, and there may be snow and ice to contend with, as well as visibility being reduced.

These are elements that drivers must adjust to in order to stay safe, and any failure to do may allow victims to be able to pursue a legal case for compensation.

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Serious accidents caused by a drunk driver

drink driving

It’s the time of year when there are still some drivers who go out there and put others in danger by drink driving. If you have been seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, we may be able to help you.

Simply put, there’s never an excuse for getting behind the wheel of a vehicle when you’re over the legal limit to drive. The same goes for motorbike riders as well, of course.

When accidents are caused by drink drivers, the injuries the victims can suffer from can be more severe for a number of reasons. As a law firm, we specialise and focus on serious injury compensation claims when it comes to personal injury. We can offer No Win, No Fee arrangements as well.

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Driverless car accidents pose danger for paramedics

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Paramedics are being warned of the dangers of driverless car accidents and how to take care when assisting injured passengers.

Guidance issued by Waymo – a self-driving technology development company – says that paramedics should keep the door of the vehicle open. If they don’t, the self-driving car may drive off while they’re trying to help injured accident victims.

Further guidance also suggests ways of disabling the vehicle to stop it driving off as well.

So, how worried should we be?

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First pedestrian killed by a self-driving car

self-driving car kills pedestrian

Given there are clearly a number of outstanding safety issues and concerns over autonomous and self-drive cars, we have done a number of blogs about them in recent weeks and months.

Although there have been several accidents involving self-drive cars so far, we now have the first incident of a pedestrian killed by a self-drive car as well.

A self-drive Uber SUV that was in autonomous mode reportedly struck a 49-year-old woman earlier this week, fatally injuring her. The incident has once against called in to question the safety of self-drive vehicles that our own government are pushing to be on our roads in the next few years.
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Self-driving vehicles and legal claims for compensation

confusion over compensation for self-driving car accidents

In the next few years, the government wants autonomous vehicles – including self-driving lorries – on Britain’s roads. The problem is what happens when there is an accident, as well as how accidents can be stopped when a vehicle is essentially being controlled by a potentially fallible computer.

There have already been a number of incidents and fatalities with self-drive vehicles involved, so how can we be assured that they’re completely safe on our roads? If something does go wrong, how do we nail who is liable between a “driver” who may still be in the seat, and the manufacturer.
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Mini Cooper brake light malfunction could cause crashes

mini cooper brake light recall

A fleet of Mini Cooper cars have been recalled due to a brake light fault.

It’s not yet known exactly how many Mini Coopers could be recalled worldwide.

According to regulators, BMW is recalling 16,883 Mini Cooper Clubman, Mini Cooper S Clubman and Mini JCW Clubman cars to address the potential brake light malfunction.

The cars are in the 2016 and 2017 model years, and they’re arguably a road traffic accident waiting to happen!
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Are autonomous vehicles safer than human-driven vehicles?

how safe are self-driving vehicles?

Self-driving vehicles has been on the rise in recent years, and it’s been made easier by advancing technology.

However, not all technology has positive effects on our lives, and Uber’s self-driving vehicle crash is a stark reminder of how dangerous innovation can be, and how careful we need to be when advancing ourselves.

Safety must always be the primary concern.
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Motorbike compensation – Getting the right help!

Many lawyers help people with straightforward road accident cases, ourselves included. But there are certain types of road accidents that can ask more from your average lawyer, and motorbike compensation claims are often among them.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – a motorbike, of course, doesn’t offer the rider the same protection a car does. The result is that motorbike compensation victims are often badly hurt, and that is where our unique and powerful experience can be useful to you.
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Making a claim if you are a passenger in a car crash

road traffic accident claims

If you are a passenger in a car crash, it is likely that you have an almost guaranteed claim for personal injury if you have suffered injury as a result.

I can say this because in most cases, as a passenger, there is nothing that you could have done to have contributed toward or prevented the accident. After all as a passenger you are probably not in control of any vehicles involved in a crash.

So if you are a passenger in a car crash then we can help you.
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Everything you need to know about MIB untraced driver claims

If you are involved in a road traffic accident you would expect that the other driver would have insurance and that they would stop and exchange details with you at the scene of the accident. That is after all what every good upstanding citizen has been taught to do. However, sadly, it is the case that some people just aren’t like the rest of us. So if you’ve been in an accident and the other driver has sped off before you can so much as get a glimpse of their registration number, what do you do?

You use the MIB Untraced Driver Agreement – and we can give you an insight in to this below.
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