Are you going to have to drive in winter? Many people do so, on a regular basis. Whether it’s the school run, the commute to work, or the trip to visit family living far away at Christmas, you always need to take extra care during the season in which the nights are long – and the weather, cold.
Indeed, it’s the lack of light and the lower temperatures that can make it very difficult to drive in winter. Visibility is reduced, sometimes even during the day, because of mist and fog, and when it’s freezing, there’s the risk of ice on the road.
Every winter, an accident lawyer in South Kesteven working for Accident Advice Helpline is almost guaranteed to receive a few more road accident cases than usual.
How to prepare for winter driving
Being an experienced personal injury law firm, we don’t confine our work to dealing with claims. Obviously, our priority is to get you the payout you deserve – and when an accident lawyer in Kesteven takes on your case, that is what they will aim to do. (They work on a no win, no fee* basis, too, which should give you extra peace of mind.)
But we care about your safety, and want to help you to avoid accidents in future. You can reduce your risk of being injured on the roads in winter by doing a few simple things:
- Check your car’s fluid levels – oil, antifreeze and washer fluid should all be at the correct level and topped up if not
- Check your brakes and tyres – these should be in excellent condition. Change your pads and discs if needed, and change your tyres before they reach the legal limit
- Clean your windows – you should be able to see clearly through all of them
- Don’t drink and drive – avoid alcohol altogether. Also, don’t drive if you’re too tired, or ill
What qualifies someone to claim?
All the cases that an accident lawyer in South Kesteven deals with are those in which an accident has been caused by someone else. The victim is not at fault – they ended up in the accident, and suffered injuries, because of another driver’s reckless or negligent behaviour.
You can check your eligibility to claim on our website, if you wish, by taking the 30-second test. This will tell you whether you can make a claim. But if you want to call our hotline straight away, you can – an adviser will be able to tell you whether you qualify. You probably do if the other driver is at fault and you’ve been injured.
How to contact an accident lawyer in South Kesteven
Our contact details are as follows:
- Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
If you text us, an adviser will call you back. If you call, you will be able to talk to an advisor. The hotline is open 24/7, but if there’s no answer when you ring, you will get a call back as soon as possible.
Be safe on the roads this winter – but if you need an accident lawyer in South Kesteven, call Accident Advice Helpline now.