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New Drivers Using Phones Could Lose Licence

In an effort to reduce the number of road traffic accidents in the UK, new penalties for motorists who use their phones while at the wheel will double.

New rules

As of 1 March 2017, penalty points for individuals using a mobile while driving will double to 6, while fines will rise to £200.

Under the new rules, drivers caught using their phones in the first two years of passing their test will have their licences revoked. If a new driver accrues 6 points on their licence within the first two years, their licence is revoked and they must retake both their practical and theory.

The new rules for England, Scotland and Wales come after 22 people were killed and 99 more were seriously injured in accidents where the driver was on their phone in 2015 (the latest year for which figures are available).

Police ‘crackdown’

Police forces have also launched a week-long crackdown, with more patrols and an “increased focus” on stopping people using their phones while driving.

The government said it hoped this penalty system would act as a strong deterrent to what motoring organisations are now calling an “epidemic” on the roads.

The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, said:

“Our message is simple and clear: do not get distracted by your mobile phone while driving. It may seem innocent, but holding and using your phone at the wheel risks serious injury and even death to yourself and other road users.

“Doubling penalties will act as a strong deterrent to motorists tempted to pick up their phone while driving and will also mean repeat offenders could find themselves banned from our roads if they are caught twice.

“Everyone has a part to play in encouraging their family and friends not to use their phones while driving – it is as inexcusable as drink driving.”

Road traffic accident claims – expert advice

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Guardian; BBC News

£1,400 Compensation Awarded for Whiplash

Our dedicated team of Personal Injury experts recently secured compensation for a client who sustained severe whiplash injuries in a non-fault road accident.

Incident

Our client, Mr Fitzsimons, was travelling home from work at the time of the incident. There was heavy traffic as he approached the M6 Junction near Knutsford, and so our client began to break.

The defendant, driving a black Vauxhall Astra, approached the traffic at speed. They changed lanes when it was unsafe to do so, cutting in front of Mr Fitzsimons vehicle and causing the two vehicles to collide.

Whiplash injuries

As a result of the accident Mr Fitzsimons sustained whiplash injuries to his neck, back and shoulders, he also now suffers from travel anxiety.

Our client reports that he was unable to take part in his day to day activities such as looking after his children and domestic duties following the accident.

Outcome

We managed to secure a total of £1,400 in compensation for our client on this occasion.

Commenting on his experience with Hampson Hughes Solicitors, Mr Fitzsimons said:

“The staff have been friendly, reliable and informative. They really made sense of what was a complex case that I believed my insurer was dealing with. I am so glad Hampson Hughes grabbed the bull by the horns and was able to shed light on questions I had and put me at ease through the whole process. I felt reassured through the whole process”

Begin your road traffic accident claim today

If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

£2,610 Compensation for Non-Fault Roundabout Collision

Hampson Hughes Solicitors dedicated team of Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently took instruction from a client who sustained whiplash injuries during a non-fault collision.

Incident

Our client was in their stationary vehicle at the time of the incident, waiting in a queue of traffic approaching Tuebrook Roundabout at West Derby Road Junction. The Defendant failed to stop on approaching the Claimant’s vehicle, and a rear-end collision ensued.

Whiplash injuries

Our client sustained severe whiplash type injuries to his neck, lower back and shoulders during the non-fault collision.

As a result of his injuries, the Claimant was required to take sick leave from his place of employment. He was unable to return to his regular working duties for around 7 days after the accident.

Our client also reports that he was unable to take part in his usual day to day activities, such as household chores and DIY.

Successful outcome

Our Road Traffic Accident solicitors secured a total of £2,610 in personal injury compensation for our client on this occasion.

Commenting on the service he received from Hampson Hughes Solicitors, our client said:

“Absolutely superb service! Hampson Hughes could not have been more upfront and honest from the start.”

Begin your road traffic accident claim today

If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

Over £6,500 Secured following Non-Fault Collision

Image of two men having a conversation following a Road Traffic Accident with crashed cars in the backgrounf

Our team of experienced personal injury solicitors recently secured over £6,500 in compensation for a client who was injured in a non-fault Road Traffic Accident.

Non-fault collision

At the time of the incident, our client was sat in his stationary vehicle at a Sainsbury’s car park in Worchester. The Defendant failed to pay due care and attention and reversed when it was unsafe to do so, causing a collision with the claimants vehicle.

Our client sustained severe whiplash type injuries to their neck which lasted over 2 years. The Claimant also reports that since the collision, they have suffered sleep disturbances (due to pain) and his hobbies of gardening and socialising have been restricted.

Our experts managed to secure a total of £6,539.92 in compensation for our client on this occasion.

Begin your road accident claim today

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of road traffic accident solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Driver Arrested after Seven Pedestrians are Injured

Image of a red Ferrari driving at speed

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a road traffic accident, in which he drove his Ferrari into a group of teenagers.

The incident occurred in South London on Monday morning.

5 of the teenagers were treated in hospital for minor injuries, while two others – a girl, 16, and boy, 17 – remain in hospital. According to the Metropolitan Police their injuries are not thought to be serious.

Emergency services, including London’s Air Ambulance, attended the scene in Battersea and road closures were put in place.

The driver, a 35 year old male, was arrested by police after stopping at the scene and he remains in custody in West London.

Road traffic accident claims – expert advice

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: BBC News

£2,000 Secured for Whiplash Injuries Following RTA

Image of a rear end road traffic accident involving two cars

The Road Traffic Accident team here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors recently took instruction from a client who suffered whiplash injuries after they were involved in a non-fault collision in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.

Incident

The Defendant failed to maintain a safe braking distance when driving along Nechells Lane in Wednesfield when they collided with the rear of a stationary third party vehicle. Our client, Miss Gursimran Matharu, was a passenger in the Defendant’s vehicle at the time of the incident.

Injuries

Miss Matharu sustained whiplash injuries to her neck and left shoulder, as well as stomach pains, during the collision. Her symptoms lasted a total of 3 months after the incident.

Our team of experts managed to secure a total of £2,000 in compensation for our client on this occasion.

Commenting on the claims process and her overall experience with Hampson Hughes Solicitors, Miss Matharu said:

“The claim was simple and quick. People were supportive and kind. Really recommend Hampson Hughes Solicitors!”

Begin your road accident claim today

If you have suffered an injury, including whiplash injuries, in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of road accident solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

New Life Sentence for Death by Dangerous Driving

Image of young man driving while talking on his mobile phone

In plans to be put forward by the Ministry of Justice, those who cause death by dangerous driving could be handed life sentences.

New sentences proposed

Offenders who cause death whilst using a mobile phone, street racing or speeding will be handed the same sentence as those charged with manslaughter.

Furthermore, careless drivers who kill – those under the influence of drink or drugs – may also be faced with a life sentence. Currently the sentence for such an offence is limited to a 14 year prison sentence.

Justice Minister Sam Gyimah said:

“Killer drivers ruin lives. Their actions cause immeasurable pain to families, who must endure tragic, unnecessary losses. While impossible to compensate for the death of a loved one, we are determined to make sure the punishment fits the crime.”

Ministry of Justice

A consultation by the Ministry of Justice will ask for views on whether the current maximum sentences should be increased.

The proposed move would see the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous or careless driving increase from 14 years to life. There would also be a new offence for causing serious injury by careless driving, with a maximum sentence of three years. The current minimum driving ban for those who are convicted of causing death by dangerous/careless driving is also set to be increased.

The department say the consultation ‘delivers on the government’s pledge to consider the sentencing powers available to the courts for the most serious driving offences’. This comes after a total of 122 people were convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in 2015 and a further 21 sentenced for causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence.

Road traffic accident claims – expert advice

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian.

More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Guardian

£2,700 Compensation Awarded for Whiplash Injuries

Image of a damaged bumper on a silver car following a Road Traffic Accident

Our team of dedicated Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently secured personal injury compensation for a client after they suffered whiplash injuries following a head on collision in Barnet, London.

Head on collision

Our client, Miss Janine Greyman, was sat in her stationary vehicle in a car-park at the time of the incident. The Defendant collided head on with Miss Greyman’s vehicle.

Whiplash injuries

Miss Greyman suffered severe whiplash injuries to her neck, which lasted for around 6 months after the accident.

The Defendant in this case admitted liability but would not make an offer suitable for her injuries, which we valued at around £2,500. The Defendant refused to offer more than £1,900.

Successful outcome

We issued Court proceedings for our Client and were successful at the hearing.

Our RTA team secured a total of £2,700 in compensation for Miss Greyman

Commenting on the claims process Miss Greyman added that Hampson Hughes Solicitors ‘works fast’ to secure a positive outcome.

Begin your road accident claim today

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of road accident solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident or whiplash injuries claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Car Park Accidents on the Rise Due to Larger Cars

Image of multiple cars stationary in a car park

According to a recent study, the increase in car sizes over recent years has resulted in more car park accidents and demands for larger parking spaces.

Larger vehicles vs small spaces

Popular vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the Audi Q7 measure 5 meters in length and just less than 2 meters in width, whereas the average parking space is 4.8 meters long and 2.4 meters wide.

Smaller cars are seemingly increasing in size year on year too. The latest Vauxhall Corsa for instance, is 16% larger today than it was 15 years ago.

35% more car park accidents

The study, produced by Accident Exchange, notes that car parking accidents now account for more than 30% of all vehicle related accidents. This equates to around 1,859 car parking accidents every day – 35% more than in 2014.

According to the study, the average repair bill for this accident type costs £2,050 – costing the UK approximately £1.4 billion a year.

NCP announce move

The largest private car park operator in the UK, National Car Parks (NCP), has announced plans to increase the size of many of its parking spaces.

However, this has sparked outrage among those who drive smaller vehicles who argue that larger parking spaces will mean fewer spaces for them.

Speaking to The Times, a spokeswoman for the NCP said:

“We are moving towards making the bays wider as we recognise that vehicles are growing in size, especially SUVs.”

However she added that the NCP also recognised that, particularly in busy car parks such as those at railway stations, there is an ‘extremely fine balance’ between the number of spaces available and bigger spaces.

Road traffic accident claims – expert advice

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian.

More information can also be found via our Road Traffic Accident page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Sky News

£3,850 Damages Secured for Client Injured in RTA

Image of a silver car damaged after a road traffic accident

Our committed team of Road Traffic Accident specialists recently secured over £3,000 in personal injury compensation for a client who was injured in non-fault road traffic accident.

At the time of the incident, our client was sat in her stationary vehicle on the A523 in Macclesfield. The Defendant failed to pay due care and attention and collided with a third party vehicle, before failing to maintain safe and proper control and colliding with the Claimant’s stationary Ford Fiesta.

Our client sustained whiplash type injuries to their neck, back, right shoulder and hips during the road traffic accident. The Claimant also reports that since the collision they have suffered with headaches, sleep disturbances (due to pain) and travel anxiety.

Our expert Road Traffic Accident team secured a total of £3,850 compensation for our client on this occasion.

Commenting on their successful claim and the customer service they received, the Claimant added:

“So easy, I left it all with Hampson Hughes and they handled it brilliantly. It was no worry or hassle for me. From start to finish great service was provided. Thank you!”

Begin your road traffic accident claim today

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of road traffic accident solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.