One of the things that people have problems with during the winter is black ice. Unfortunately, when someone encounters black ice one of the things that happens is that they are in an accident and need car accidents lawyers. Below are some tips that drivers can use to avoid having an accident with black ice and when the roads are less than favourable.
Recognize black ice to help avoid needing a car accidents lawyer
Even though it’s transparent, sometimes it can be seen when the light is right. But you have to be looking for it. It generally will form in glossy, very smooth sheets. If you see a glossy surface, it’s an indication that there may be black ice up ahead. If the majority of that street you’re driving on looks dull but you see something up ahead that looks shiny, that may be black ice. This is going to help you with recognizing black ice.
Practise driving when the road is slippery to help avoid needing a car accidents lawyer
This doesn’t mean that you should go out on a main road when it’s icy and you should never do it alone. The best way to do this is to go with a seasoned driver to a huge empty parking lot that has ice. Drive on the ice. Practise your braking on the ice. Get to know how your car is going to feel and handle when the road is icy. If your car has ABS brakes, get to know how they feel when you’re using them. You will get the experience that you need, so that your first encounter driving when the road is icy is in a safe, controlled environment.
Avoid unfavourable driving conditions to help avoid needing a car accidents lawyer
If at all possible, don’t drive when the weather is bad. Staying off the road during bad weather conditions is going to help you ensure that you don’t get in an accident. Even though you may be a great driver, you are not the only person on the road. The other drivers on the road may be taking risks that you aren’t taking. Those risks are often what cause accidents. If you stay home when the weather is bad, you don’t have to worry about being in an accident. If you don’t have to go out, don’t.
If you have been in an accident and are injured because someone drove while the weather was bad and hit you, call a solicitor. If you want a car accidents lawyer who offers no-win, no-fee* then call Accident Advice Helpline on their numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We have many solicitors that we work for us in-house and can find one for you.
Date Published: 21st January 2013
Category: Car accident claims