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    The most common vehicle accidents in fog


    The most common vehicle accidents in fog

    Thick fog is one of the most likely causes of serious traffic accidents. Cutting visibility down to a bare minimum, it makes it almost impossible to see other road users, or obstacles, until it is effectively too late. Patchy fog is particularly dangerous, because drivers believe it is safe to speed up again and before they know it, they hit the next bank of fog and potentially vehicles already out of their sight.

    Road traffic accidents in fog

    Most traffic related accidents in fog are caused by two main factors. The first is the failure to put on the vehicles lights, making it virtually impossible for a vehicle to be spotted until the very last moment. A good example of this is the experience of a driver travelling along a motorway. Visibility was no more than a few yards, but the lane he was travelling in seemed to be deserted. For some reason, he suddenly had a feeling that something was in front of him. Already travelling fairly slowly, he reduced his speed further and gradually gained on what turned out to be a lorry with no rear lights.

    Speed and traffic accidents in fog

    The other factor is speed. All too often, drivers fail to reduce their speed sufficiently to give them the chance to stop before hitting an unexpected obstacle in their path. A sharp bend or a junction, for instance. Had the driver in the above example been travelling faster, this could well have led to a serious vehicle accident.

    Car crash claims

    Drivers or passengers suffering injuries by accidents in fog may be entitled to injury compensation, if the accident on the road was the fault of another road user and occurred no longer than three years ago.

    Initiating car accident claims

    Whether you were injured by a car or motorcycling accident in fog, you can call Accident Advice Helpline to determine if you are eligible to claim for compensation. Calls are confidential and obligation free, and the advisers are experienced, helpful, and friendly. The free-phone number – 0800 689 0500 – is available 24/7. An alternative option is to visit the law firm’s website and fill in the compensation calculator.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    Offering legal assistance with personal injury claims on conditional fee agreement terms, Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm promoted by UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen.

    Date Published: December 9, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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