Storms and high winds can cause an array of road traffic accidents in many different ways.
Road traffic accidents in storms
One of the first risks to consider when driving through a storm is the effect of the high winds on the vehicle. This is particularly the case when traversing bridges, leaving sheltered stretches of road, or when passing larger vehicles. In each one of these instances, sudden gusts of wind can cause car accidents, through cars swerving into other road users, or even off bridges.
Road traffic accidents and storms
Another potential risk when driving in stormy condition is hitting fallen trees and other accumulated debris. This is of particular danger on rural, often bendy lanes where it is impossible to see what is ahead at the best of times. All of these risks are further increased if storms are accompanied by heavy rain, which heightens the risk of injury by road traffic accidents significantly, through poor visibility and wet, slippery surfaces.
If you were involved in and injured by road traffic accidents during a storm, or any other time, for that matter, you may qualify for a compensation claim. In order to qualify, your injury by road traffic accident must have been incurred within three years prior to the claim, and the accident must have been cause by another road user.
Establishing eligibility to claim
In the first instance, it is best to fill in the 30-second test, better known as the compensation calculator, provided by Accident Advice Helpline on their website. Another option of determining eligibility to make a claim is to have a confidential discussion with one of the company’s experienced advisers. Friendly and exceptionally helpful, these advisers can be contacted 24/7 via a free-phone number – 0800 689 0500 – and will be able to assist in all personal injury related questions.
Having established eligibility, it is then possible to proceed with a personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline offers legal assistance under a conditional fee agreement. In other words, the company’s lawyers provide their services on a no win, no fee basis.
So don’t delay, to discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 9, 2013
Author: David Brown