Do you need the services of a ‘no win, no fee’ accident lawyer in East Lindsey? If so, Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with exactly what you need.
One situation that often causes claims to be made is the road traffic accident. Having a collision is bad enough at any time, but especially in winter – it’s cold, it’s more likely to be dark, and it can be extremely dangerous.
Why road accidents happen in winter
Vehicle collisions can happen throughout the year, but in winter, the driving conditions can be terrible. Thanks to rain, fog and darkness, visibility is a lot worse than it is during spring, summer and autumn.
People also fail to make the necessary adjustments to their speed, and drive on the motorway in the same way as they would at the height of summer. The trouble is, the traction isn’t anywhere near as good, because there could be water or even ice between their car tyres and the road surface.
Claim through an accident lawyer in East Lindsey
If you are unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of the actions of a driver who hasn’t gauged the driving conditions properly, you could end up getting injured. This could mean recovery, either at home or in hospital for some time – and the process can be painful.
In addition to the physical pain, you have to cope with your usual household chores. Because you cannot do everything you usually would, you might have to hire a home help, or possibly a childminder. This means paying out money over and above your usual household outgoings.
If you make a claim and you win your case, you will be awarded a sum of money that will reimburse you for these expenses, and help you get your financial situation back to normal. This will help your recovery, because you won’t be worrying about money anywhere near as much as you were.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
You can get in touch with an accident lawyer in East Lindsey and begin your claim whenever you like. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of advisers at the other end of the phone:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
Alternatively, send us a text message. Simply text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will get back to you.
Staying safe when driving in winter
You might not be able to avoid being injured in an accident that another driver caused, but you can certainly do your best to stay safe when you’re on the road. Here are a few things to think about:
Are you fit to drive? Don’t drive if you’re tired or you’ve had a drink. You shouldn’t anyway, but in winter, it will be even more difficult to maintain focus.
Is your car roadworthy? It may have an MoT, but when did you last check your brakes? What about your tyres? Can you see through your windows?
Do you have to drive? If it’s going to snow, or it’s so cold that you’ve got to scrape a layer of ice off your windscreen, ask yourself whether your journey is necessary. If it’s not essential, don’t set off.
Date Published: 20th November 2014
Author: David Brown