We drive past them in a flash and barely give them a moment’s notice – but where do we turn to when we need a toilet, cup of coffee or a tin of boiled sweets on a long car journey? The motorway service station of course.
What you need to know about using a motorway service station
Parking – Although you usually get a free period of parking, if you are leaving your vehicle over night the parking charges can be very expensive.
Petrol Prices – Buying petrol at a motorway service station is always more expensive than at a regular garage, probably as you have no choice.
Food – Like petrol this is always more pricey; for a long journey it might be worth packing your own food to save running into extreme expenses.
Safety – Motorway services are extremely busy places with people and cars coming and going all the time. Because of this you need to be alert in order to make sure you are not the victim of a road traffic accident.
What to do if you suffer an injury due to slips, trips or falls at a service station
It’s not just the roads outside of a service station that can be dangerous. With the amount of people entering and leaving the main building every hour, the inside can be a dangerous place too. Uneven floors and wet surfaces are prime areas to cause an accident. If you have been involved in an accident in a service station that wasn’t your fault then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Who to turn to
Accident Advice Helpline can certainly advise you with your personal injury compensation claim. They have been around for many years and are specialists in cases where people have been injured at work, on the road or when travelling abroad.
In order to help you decide whether you have a case for compensation, Accident Advice Helpline provides a quick 30 second test, which prompts you with the following questions:
- Have you been injured in the last 3 years?
- Was the accident your fault or somebody else’s fault?
- Did you seek medical help after the accident?
- Where did the accident take place?
You can call their helpline 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week and due to the fact that most of the information is gathered over the phone.
Date Published: November 10, 2013
Author: David Brown