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Breaking Distances

If you are driving your car at a fast speed or you are racing on the road, you must know that breaking distances matter a lot to avoid any possible accidents that you may encounter. Apart from other things that are vital to the overall performance of a vehicle including suspension, wheels, tyres and engine, most people overlook their brakes. Most of the vehicles designed today are equipped with turbocharged 4 cylinder boxed engines which put the vehicle into motion quickly and sometimes it becomes difficult to control the vehicle. Unless they have 4 piston brakes, vehicles tend to become uncontrollable, especially in the event of an emergency when you need to stop the vehicle quickly and instantly.

If you are daily commuting in your vehicle to and from your office or any other destination, then it is extremely important to learn the importance of breaking at a distance. If you are driving a car on the road and you are aware that there is a traffic signal approaching, then you cannot just brake at the last moment and get banged on the vehicle standing in front of your car. You have to brake at a distance because every vehicle takes a few seconds to stop after pressing the brakes. Even if there is a speed breaker coming under your wheels, you have to press the brakes at a sufficient distance so that your car does not receive a bang while passing through the speed breaker.

Sometimes, not pressing the brakes at the perfect time can prove to be harmful and even fatal for people on the road and you have to be extremely careful while driving a vehicle. Sometimes, you may become victim of a car accident in which the driver did not press brakes at appropriate time and this situation led to your injuries. You must be aware of the fact that if you have been injured in a car accident in which the driver failed to take care of the breaking distances, then you have all the legal and civil right to file a compensation claim against the driver. All you have to do is to note the registration number of the vehicle, take some photographs if possible and contact a professional lawyer who is well experienced in dealing with this type of cases. A qualified lawyer will be able to handle all the other aspects of the case and will try his or her best to get the maximum amount of compensation for you.

Mrs B was crossing a pedestrian crossing pushing her grandson in a baby buggy when she was knocked to the ground by a car driven by the defendant. The accident caused a complex fracture to her right foot.   Liability was denied as both parties claimed the lights were in their favour. At trial Cooks were successful in proving Mrs B’s case and she was awarded £90,000.00.
"I would like to thank you and all your staff for your courtesy and professionalism in what has been a very distressing time for us all..."
Mrs B from London

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case