Have you had a car accident in the dark? A large number of car accidents occur in the dark because of reduced visibility. Nighttime driving can be difficult, and it can take years for motorists to feel comfortable behind the wheel under the cover of darkness. Before you head out in your car at night, you should check all of your lights to see if they are operating properly, and you should carry spare bulbs with you as you have no way of knowing when they might stop working.
Reducing the chances of having a car accident in the dark
To avoid having a car accident in the dark, you should dip your headlights when traffic is coming your way. When you are on a unlit road and there is no traffic oncoming, use your full beams so you can see more of the road ahead. Avoid looking into the headlights of oncoming vehicles as this could dazzle you and make it harder to see. You should reduce your speed when driving on unlit roads so you can prepare for anything that might be waiting ahead. Always make sure your windscreen and mirrors are clean and check the traffic news to see if there are any closures you don’t already know about on your route.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been in the personal injury claims business for more than sixteen years and have dealt with a wealth of car accident claims. We can help you get compensation for your accident and injuries if we do think you have a case. At Accident Advice Helpline we work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means much of the risk you might associate with taking legal action is removed. All claims are dealt with on an individual and confidential basis. We aim to take all the worry away from you.
Make that call
You normally have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim and will need to keep hold of as much evidence as you can to strengthen your claim. To get in touch today, simply call 0800 689 0500 on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using your mobile. You can also take our quick 30-second online test which will help determine your claims eligibility. Why wait any longer? Talk to Accident Advice Helpline immediately if you have had a car accident in the dark that was not your fault.