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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Even sunny days can cause road traffic accidents


    Though sunny days in winter are few and far between, they can be just as dangerous as less pleasant weather conditions. There are several reasons for this.

    Low sun and road traffic accidents

    During the winter months, the sun ‘sits’ much lower in the sky than during the summer. As a result, it is often impossible to cut out the glare of sunlight, on sunny days, with the help of the in-car visor. This may be added to by the glare reflecting off other vehicles and/ or wet or icy surfaces. Temporarily blinded by the glare, drivers may not see other road users in time to react/ stop, resulting in traffic accidents, with the potential risk of injury to drivers or passengers.

    Car accidents caused by sunlight on sunny days

    Driving along tree-lined roads can also cause temporary blinding, and subsequent vehicle accidents, by sunlight intermittently streaming onto the road or into drivers’ eyes. Should drivers be ‘blinded’ in this fashion at the wrong moment, a motoring accident may well be the result.

    Sun, high temperatures and vehicle accidents

    While drivers tend to have windows open during the summer to lower temperatures and provide fresh air, winter typically means in-car heaters are on full blast and windows are kept shut. Adding tiredness caused by high temperatures within cars to the mix can also increase the risk of injury by car accident.

    Claiming for compensation

    Should you have been injured by vehicle accident within the past three years, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation, if the accident was not your fault. Claim eligibility can be easily established by filling in Accident Advice Helpline’s online compensation calculator, or by calling their free phone number on 0800 689 0500. Friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable – the advisers on call will speak to you in total confidentiality and with no obligation to pursue a claim.

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    Conducting compensation claims

    Claims are processed by experienced legal representatives of Accident Advice Helpline on a no win, no fee basis. This applies not only to car or motorcycling accidents, but also to claims following injuries at work; injuries by faulty goods, travel accidents, or slips, trips and falls in public places. Pursuing a claim is not only about getting help with medical costs and other financial burdens resulting from accidental injuries, but also about ensuring similar accidents are prevented in the future. This particularly applies to incidents at work, in public places or injuries caused by faulty goods or equipment.

    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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