Are you confident that you can drive safely in winter? You may feel that driving at that time of year is no different from driving in summer – after all, you’re safe in your vehicle, and your lights are on, so you can see perfectly well.
But every year, as the nights get longer and the weather gets colder, any accident lawyer in East Hertfordshire at Accident Advice Helpline will see several claims that have arisen from road traffic accidents.
You could claim, if it’s not your fault
The reason we take claims on at Accident Advice Helpline is because the accident victim has suffered personal injury through no fault of their own. The accident came about because another driver did something reckless or negligent.
Claiming through an accident lawyer in East Hertfordshire means that you could receive a payout, and this will help you considerably. You can take care of all the expenses that you’ve incurred because you’ve been off work and unable to perform your usual household tasks.
Getting in touch with an accident lawyer in East Hertfordshire
At Accident Advice Helpline, we make it easy for you to start your claim, with our 24/7 hotline. Simply call us whenever you want, and you will be able to talk to an adviser, who will take your details, talk you through the process, answer your questions, and pass your information to our team of ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors.
We can be reached on 0800 689 0500 from landlines, or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles – or you can text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will get back to you.
Staying safe on the road
It’s harder to avoid accidents on the road in winter. On a clear summer’s day, you might see another motorist making an ill-advised manoeuvre and be able to avoid having them come into contact with your vehicle. But would you be able to do the same in the dark, when it’s raining heavily?
There are some things you can do to make every possible effort to avoid trouble on the road in winter – including being the cause of an accident yourself:
Don’t drink and drive. Yes, there’s a legal limit, but it’s much better to stay away from alcohol altogether if you’re getting behind the wheel.
Get some rest before your journey. If you’re tired, you might lose concentration or even fall asleep at the wheel. You certainly won’t be reacting to situations as readily as you would if you were fully rested.
Check your vehicle’s up to the job. Can you see out of your windows? Is the engine running properly? Do the brakes work? Do the tyres have sufficient tread? It might be worth having your car checked by a mechanic before winter sets in.
If you do need an accident lawyer in East Hertfordshire, call us now – we look forward to hearing from you.
Date Published: 20th November 2014
Author: David Brown