If you’re going to drive at night, you’d better be careful. You can’t see as well as you would be able to during the day, and you could be a lot more tired than you might be if you were to make the same journey in daylight.
If you get into an accident because of another driver’s negligence or reckless behaviour, it will be especially miserable if it happens at night – you might have to stand well back from the road, on a grassy embankment, when it’s freezing cold, damp and dark, just to wait for the police and the recovery truck to arrive.
There is one positive, though: if the accident is the other driver’s fault, you could claim compensation through an accident lawyer in Southwark.
How an accident lawyer in Southwark can help
An accident lawyer in Southwark will pursue a claim on your behalf against the other driver’s insurer, with the object of securing you a payment of compensation for your injuries – and any expenses that you’ve incurred because of the accident.
The first step is to call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an adviser. We have been in business, helping the victims of accidents caused by others, since 2000. Today, we’re one of the largest law firms in the UK – and we carry the endorsement of Esther Rantzen.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and you can begin the process. It’s a 24/7 hotline, so feel free to call whenever you want. If no one answers your call, leave a message and someone will call you back. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and you will receive a call from us.
If you win your case, you will get your payout – but don’t worry if you don’t win, because all our solicitors work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
Keeping safe on the road at night
If you really must drive at night – and we’d advise you not to – then you can, of course. But do make sure you’re careful!
- Get some sleep, or have a rest, beforehand – don’t set off if you’re tired
- Don’t drive when you’d normally be asleep – you might fall asleep at the wheel and cause an accident
- Take regular breaks – at least once every two hours. Have a drink of coffee or water, eat a snack (make sure it’s healthy), and stretch your legs
- Share the driving with passengers, if they have a licence and they’re insured on your car
- Plan the journey carefully before you leave – if you’re going somewhere unfamiliar, you need to know which major junctions you will encounter, and which turn-offs to take
Any questions about making a claim? Call Accident Advice Helpline now.