The winter weather can be treacherous for both pedestrians and drivers alike, which is why many people choose to use public transport in poor weather conditions. Others may choose to walk in the conditions if possible in order to avoid the hazards of driving.
Although people still have to go about their daily lives, conditions mean that drivers should take extra precautions when out in bad weather.
Snow can be a problem with visibility, as can fog. Drivers should remember to put on their lights, even if it is still light out, if these conditions prevail. There is also more chance of being involved in an accident. Beware of cyclists and, if you are choosing to cycle, fit lights to your bike and take designated cycle paths.
There may also be problems when it is icy. Ice can be a common cause of car accidents in the winter so lower your speed in areas that may be hazardous. Snow can also be slippery so take your time if you choose to drive. If you have been involved in a car accident in the snow, someone else may have been at fault if they were driving carelessly in these conditions.
When to make a claim
You may be able to make a compensation claim for a car accident in the snow if someone else was at fault. The other driver or road user may have been driving carelessly in the poor conditions and could have been putting your life and other people’s lives at risk.
Should you have sustained injuries in the accident, you could be entitled to compensation from the other driver or road user. Get some help with your claim by contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
How we can assist you
As a law firm which has been helping people make personal injury claims for 14 years, we have the experience to help you win a cash payout. If you wish to speak to an advisor before making your decision, call us free for some no-obligation advice on our 24-hour helpline.
We work with a team of solicitors from around the UK and can give you the representation that best suits your needs. Our no win, no fee policy also ensures that you do not find yourself in financial difficulty if you make your claim with us.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 12, 2014