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    Don’t take it for granted: Defrost all of your windscreens before setting off

    Winter is the season everyone dreads having to go out to their car, especially on those cold, bitter days you know your car is going to be iced up. But, one thing you need to make sure you do before setting off each morning is to defrost all your windscreens before setting off on your journey or this could be the cause of a car accident you could have prevented.

    How can this cause a road traffic accident?

    If there still a patch, two patches or several patches of ice on your windscreen, whether back or front this means you have several blind spots that you cannot see out of. Not being able to see all around can cause you to miss the motorbike overtaking you, or the car reversing out from a side road. Blind spots can be very dangerous and can cause a road accident claim.

    Just by spending a few more minutes scraping off the ice, waiting in your car for the heaters to melt all the ice or using a bit more de-icer on the screens can prevent a serious road traffic accident.

    Taking a clear screen for granted

    When you have a completely clear windscreen you often take this for granted as you don’t think about the fact you can see all around you thus making it easy for you to spot any potential hazards ahead, behind or anywhere. So, if your windscreens are icy you need to make sure they are thoroughly defrosted before you leave so that you can continue seeing all around you in order to avoid a serious road traffic accident claim.

    But, if you do or have had a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which is there to help you claim the compensation you could be eligible for.

    Open Claim Calculator

    Find out how much you could potentially claim by going to the website and taking the simple 30-second compensation calculator. Alternatively, speak to someone on the 24-hour advice line on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Most claims can be processed over the phone and a lot of clients settle their claim without having to go to court. See if you could make a road traffic accident claim and how much you could entitled to.

    Date Published: February 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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