We all know how important it is to drive responsibly and to pay close attention to the road conditions every time we get into a vehicle. However, we don’t always pay as much attention to the condition of our vehicle and whether or not it is roadworthy. If you were to go out and cause an accident due to a lack of servicing or poor vehicle checks, it could well be your fault.
This is where F.L.O.W.E.R. comes in. This acronym relates to six essential areas of your car you should check on a regular basis. The acronym stands for fuel, lights, oil, water, electrics and rubber (tyres). If you focus on these six areas you will ensure your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition. Minor defects should be fixed fast in order to ward off more serious (and more expensive and potentially dangerous) ones in future.
Claiming compensation for a car accident
No one wants to be involved in a car accident of any kind. However, if you are involved in an accident that someone else caused, you’d be upset to learn it could have been avoided. If we all take note of F.L.O.W.E.R. we could potentially bring down the number of accidents that occur on our roads each year.
If you do have an accident as a driver or a pedestrian and that accident is caused by the actions (or inactions) of someone else, you may be able to claim for compensation. This may cover the cost of damage to your car, any injuries you have suffered and other incidental expenses you may incur. It is always best to seek the advice of a professional compensation lawyer to determine exactly where you stand.
Rely on Accident Advice Helpline to support you in making a claim
If you are already in this situation and have been the victim of an accident within the last three years, you should get in touch with the experts at Accident Advice Helpline for more information. Our free 24/7 enquiry line will provide you with immediate access to someone who can take your details and see whether you could be in a position to claim.
We operate a no win, no fee* system that means you won’t be out of pocket in the event your claim is unsuccessful. So why not get in touch now or take our 30-second online test to find out more?
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown