It’s important to be safe on the roads this winter. There’s always the risk of being involved in a road accident when you drive, but driving in winter, when the weather is bad, is especially hazardous.
If you’re injured in an accident that another motorist causes, you could be eligible to claim compensation through an accident lawyer in Scarborough.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
To begin a compensation claim, you can call Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 hotline and speak to an advisor. All the advisors on our team are professional and friendly, and adhere to a strict confidentiality policy, so you can be assured that your details will be safe – and that you will be treated with the utmost respect.
If you qualify to claim, your details will be passed to an accident lawyer in Scarborough on our legal team. They will work on a no win no fee basis, aiming to secure you a payment of compensation. If you win your case, you will receive your payout, which will consist of two elements:
- One for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have experienced
- One for the expenses you have incurred
Reaching an accident lawyer in Scarborough
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and you can speak to someone straight away. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will get in touch with you, instead.
There may be little you can do about other drivers causing accidents, but you can certainly do your bit to make sure you’re less likely to get into an accident – or be the cause of one – when you’re driving in winter. Here are some tips for you:
Be fit to drive. This means no alcohol – yes, we know there’s a legal limit, but it’s better to avoid it at all costs if you’re planning to drive. You shouldn’t drive if you’re tired or ill, either.
Check the weather. Is it raining heavily? Is it snowing? Is it so cold that there’s ice on the ground? Ask yourself whether that journey is essential. Could you postpone it? Could you make alternative arrangements, such as getting the train (if any trains are running)?
Get your car ready for winter:
- The fluids should be at the correct levels (oil, antifreeze, washer fluid) and topped up if necessary
- The windows should be clear, so you can see through them without difficulty
- Crucially, the brakes and tyres should be in excellent condition – have your brakes checked and get your tyres changed before they reach the legal limit!
Need an accident lawyer in Scarborough? Call our hotline now.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown