The worry of experiencing a road traffic accident is enough to prevent some drivers from taking to the roads in adverse weather conditions. Despite the summer season being upon us, sadly the Great British weather doesn’t seem to relax on the rain front, and as such
knowing how to manage your vehicle, including issues such as altered car braking speed when driving in the wet, can help minimise the risk of accidents on the road.
Wet weather and your car braking speed
There are many things that can have an impact on your car braking speed, including wet weather and other adverse weather conditions. As a rule, it is thought that your car braking distance is doubled when driving in the rain.
This means that when driving in wet weather, as your car braking speed increases, you should allow double the stopping distance when braking, to prevent avoidable accidents on the road.
Who is liable for road traffic accidents?
It is difficult to determine who is liable for your accident on the road without knowing the full story. Accident Advice Helpline offer a free initial consultation for victims of road accidents to discuss the basics of your claim and both determine where liability may lie and your eligibility to claim.
In most cases, so long as the accident occurred within the last three years and you are able to provide evidence to suggest liability as well as documentation to support your stated medical ailment, it is likely that we will be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
You can strengthen your compensation case by providing:
- Registration plate numbers for all cars involved in the road collision
- Third-party driver details including name, address, contact number
- Insurance details for yourself and any third-party drivers
- Police report numbers or a completed collision pack
Accident Advice Helpline
For more information on the claims process, or for your free initial consultation, speak with a member of our specialist team today.
Recuperate at home, rest assured, that we operate on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning that you are not at any financial risk, even if your claim does not reach the outcome you were hoping for.
Start the claims process today. Speak with one of our friendly advisors via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice