Must you drive at night? You could be putting yourself at unnecessary risk – including the risk of getting into an accident that leads to personal injury. The aftermath of this could mean hospital treatment, time off work, and financial problems.
An accident lawyer in East Northamptonshire at Accident Advice Helpline could assist you if you wish to make a claim. This can be done in cases where the accident was caused by another driver – and if your claim is successfully settled, you could receive a payout.
The problems of driving at night
When you drive at night, you’re driving at a time when you would probably otherwise be asleep, or at least relaxing. You also have to work harder than you would if you were taking the same journey in daylight – because it’s darker, visibility is poorer at night.
There are also other drivers on the road who might not care about their own fitness to drive. These include the people who go out for a few pints and think it’s OK to drive afterwards, and those who think that they can get away with speeding because there is less traffic on the road – and, they think, less chance of getting caught by the police.
Do you need an accident lawyer in East Northamptonshire?
If you end up being an accident victim because of one of these people, you might consider making a claim after you’ve had yourself checked out medically and begun to recover properly. You will be really glad of the payout, because you’re struggling to make ends meet now you’ve lost sick pay and you have a home help to do your chores.
You can find a ‘no win, no fee’ accident lawyer in Northamptonshire by calling Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 hotline right now on:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
If you prefer, you can text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back.
Avoiding night driving trouble
Here are some tips on what to do in future if you’re driving at night. Yes, the collision you were in wasn’t your fault – but it never hurts to have some useful information, does it?
- First of all, do you really have to drive at night? If not, don’t do it – wait until the morning.
- If you do have to drive, make sure you get plenty of rest before you set off.
- Are you taking anyone with you? If they can drive your car (i.e. if they have a licence and they’re insured), let them share the burden.
- Take regular breaks. Once every two hours should be the minimum. Find a service station, pull in, have some water, grab a healthy bite to eat, and stretch your legs. Have some coffee, too, if you need it.
We hope this helps you – but if you need an accident lawyer in East Northamptonshire, don’t hesitate to give us a call as soon as you can.
Date Published: 20th November 2014
Author: David Brown