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Fatal Road Accident Claims – Statistics

Behind statistic and every death on the road due to a fatal road accident there is a personal tragedy and the consequences are devastating to the family members left behind. According to the Department of Transport: There were 1,730 people killed in road accident claims to the police. This chilling figure down by 3% of…

Manslaughter – Fatal Lorry Accident Claims

In this tragic road traffic accident a lorry driver was cleared of causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving when the breaks of a lorry failed on a steep hill. However the owner of the haulage company was responsible for the vehicle and the Company’s mechanic who was responsible for checking…

Non Fatal Cycling Accident Claim

Whilst fatal accident solicitors specialise in fatal accident compensation claims this blog has a spin on cycle accidents. In this non-fatal cycling accident claim, the cyclist in London was sent careering into a lamppost due to a careless motorist not checking his mirror before opening the car door.  The Cyclist naturally had to take evasive…

Drink Driving Killer Gets 8 Months In Jail

Intoxicated, drunk behind the wheel of a tractor on a private land a 52 year old man was convicted of causing the death of a young child. It is said that the tractor driver consumed the equivalent to 13 pints of beer the night before the tragic fatal accident claim. It is claimed that The…

Life Sentence Death by Dangerous Driving

Life Sentence Death by Dangerous Driving Causing death by dangerous driving may now attract a life sentence even if you are using a mobile phone.  It is not known if the use of a mobile phone will attracts such a sentence if it is in hands-free mode. Current Sentence for Death by Dangerous Driving At…

Fatal Car Accident Claims – Face Jail

Many deaths on the road are due to careless driving techniques (causing death by careless driving) or dangerous maneouvers (causing death by dangerous driving) often with a result of a fine, penalty points and a jail term.  The latter is more likely if the offence was deemed to be dangerous. However, even if death is…

Reducing Fatal Car Accident Claims

The Department for Transport will take measures to fit speed cameras and warning signs of 50 of the most dangerous A roads in the UK to reduce the number of fatal accident claims and serious injuries on the roads. It is reported by the DfT that in 2015 there were over 1700 deaths on the…

Risking Lives With Tyre Pressures Readings

A surprising finding in November 2016 has revealed that thousands of car users may be driving a vehicle that is unfit and dangerous on the road which may result in serious – life changing injuries or fatal road accident claims. ‘FOUR OUT OF 10 CARS HAVE AT LEAST ONE DANGEROUSLY UNDER-INFLATED TYRE” This is due…

Using Mobile Phone Behind The Wheel

In a BBC Radio 5 programme which obtained a Freedom of Information Request to the Driver and Licensing Vehicle Agency DVLA, it reported that 600 people have been caught driving whilst distracted behind the wheel three times. One driver apparently was caught 5 times. These endorsements by the police to drivers distracted are called CU80 endorsements.…

Fatal Accidents Claims and Mobile Phone Usage

It is reported that there are 10,000 motorists have been caught twice for being distracted whilst driving a motor vehicle on UK Roads over the last 4 years. Many such incidents go without tragic results such as: quick look at who text texting making a call receiving a call checking emails sending emails playing music the…