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How to stay safe when mountain climbing

by Legal Author December 7, 2010 Law

Hill walking and mountaineering is very popular in Scotland and people come from all over the world to climb the Munros. However, even experienced climbers can get into difficulties especially when there is unexpected bad weather and problems with equipment. If you have suffered a personal injury when mountaineering which was not you fault, you […]

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Emotional stress and driving

by Legal Author December 2, 2010 Law

Car accidents can often be caused by factors of domestic nature- a couple, parents and children or friends arguing in a car may quickly become a hazard on the road as they are in an emotionally unfit state to drive and risk getting involved in a car accident. The driver of the car who is […]

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Unnecessary distractions whilst driving

by Legal Author November 19, 2010 Law

Any kind of distraction can cause a car accident. Often drivers will not be able to stop this, that is, in the cases when the source of distraction comes from the outside. However, there are distractions that driver can bring upon himself for example: talking on a mobile phone. In addition, there are distractions of […]

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Bicycle Accidents

by Legal Author November 5, 2010 Law

Bicycle accidents are very common and can be caused by dangerous conduct of both cyclists as well as drivers. For car drivers, it is important to consider several facts in relation to cyclists in order to avoid car accidents. First of all, dangerous turning should be avoided- when taking an impatient turn, the driver may […]

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Road debris and car accidents

by Legal Author November 1, 2010 Law

Road debris is a type of a road hazard and can contribute to risk of a car accident. It can include substances, materials and objects that are foreign to every-day road environment (dirt, asphalt, stones, ice, litter, auto parts and such). In areas with mountains and hill, like the Highland areas of Scotland, rocks are […]

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Modern Technologies and car accident risk

by Legal Author October 29, 2010 Law

Modern technology is there to make our lives easier, let us get to our destination faster and be safer. Same is true when it comes to car accident prevention. One of technological achievements in the field is Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), which provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. Modern route planning equipment allows […]

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Car Accidents in Scotland involving Deer

by Legal Author October 26, 2010 Law

Car accidents caused by deer present a major problem in Europe and in the UK.  There are over one million deer in the UK and every year there are approximately 3000 deer collision car accidents, injuring 20 people and causing more than £10 million in damages. If you live in rural parts of Scotland, it […]

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Car Defects

by Legal Author October 25, 2010 Law

Sometimes a car accident will occur due to defects of the vehicle and not to any fault of the driver. Those defects can be either manufacture and design defects or defects caused by inappropriate or poor maintenance. In some cases, manufacture defects will only become apparent only when a car accident actually occurs. For example, […]

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Risks for young drivers

by Legal Author October 22, 2010 Law

Journal on Accident Analysis and Prevention names three pillars that should be considered in car accident and road safety analysis- the design of transportation networks, vehicle standards and drivers’ behaviour standards. It is the third pillar that is the most important factor to be considered in the case of car accidents- the behaviour of drivers […]

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Why use seat belts?

by Thompsons Solicitors October 20, 2010 Law

It is a well known fact that using a seat belt in a car is directly linked to likelihood of staying alive in the case of a car accident and to the prevention of a long-term disability caused by the gained injuries. However, in numerous cases both drivers and other passengers in the car choose […]

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