Torrential rain can be dreadful to drive in, but sometimes you can find yourself on the road and the rain starts without warning. Since there will be times when you will be in this situation, it helps to know how to cope with it.
The first thing you should do is to slow down. Keep a larger distance between you and the car in front too, since if you do need to stop it will take a lot longer to do so. If someone drives past and moves in between you and the car in front don’t worry – just drop back further.
Another good option is to turn your headlights on. Most drivers do this and it does mean you can see them more easily. By turning yours on during torrential rain they will see you more easily too.
Remember there will be a lot of spray on the roads as well as the rain coming down. Steer well clear of larger vehicles as they will create more spray than a car. Think carefully before you consider overtaking one of them. And remember, the best way to slow down is to ease off on the accelerator instead of braking.
Could you be in a position to claim compensation as a result of negligence by another driver?
It’s possible – a lot depends on how the accident occurred and what the facts are. For instance it is not enough simply to know that the other driver was at fault for causing the accident. The facts must support this. Evidence must be produced that determines the other driver was negligent. If they did not take appropriate actions in torrential rain they may be at fault, but it is always best to seek professional legal advice to determine if this can be proven.
Start by calling Accident Advice Helpline today for further details
Whatever the situation may have been to cause your accident, if it occurred within the last three-year period you should get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline today. We can provide you with no-obligation advice and support. This will assist in determining whether you can start a no win, no fee* case against the other party in your accident. Our well-trained team members are ready to answer your call now, since we operate a 24/7 enquiry line that is totally free to call on 0800 689 0500. Seek advice from our professional injury compensation lawyers today.
Date Published: August 12, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims