In winter weather, your usual driving style might not be sufficient to ensure that you remain unscathed whilst on the road. Rain, fog, sleet and snow may all affect the driving conditions considerably – as well as the temperature, of course.
You may be reading this because you had the misfortune to get injured in an accident that was caused by a driver who wasn’t prepared for driving during winter, and you are looking for an accident solicitor in Blaenau Gwent so that you can make a compensation claim.
We will tell you a bit about what’s involved in claiming, and then we’ll give you some tips on winter driving, so that when you do get back on the road after your injuries have healed, you will be safer.
Claiming through an accident solicitor in Blaenau Gwent
Of course, we know that the reason you can make a claim is because you weren’t the cause of the accident, but it never hurts to be armed with some good advice before you get behind the wheel.
Someone else – the other driver, most likely – was behind the accident that left you injured, and because of this, you should be eligible to claim compensation. You can check your eligibility with Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test, which is available on our website.
Alternatively, you can call our hotline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline and speak to an adviser now. Our lines are open 24/7, and you can contact us from a mobile, too: dial 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010.
What happens next?
When you call, an adviser will listen to you, displaying empathy and sensitivity at all times, and take your details in confidence.
If you qualify to claim, your case will be passed to an accident solicitor in Blaenau Gwent, who will work on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis with the aim of securing a payout.
Driving safely in winter
We look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, here are some tips on keeping safe on the road when it’s cold, dark and wet:
Check your lights. You need them more in winter, because daylight hours are reduced – and you might have to put them on during the day, too. Make sure they’re clean, and that all the bulbs work.
Clean your windows. It’s imperative that you can see out of them, and not just the windscreen, either. Keep all the windows free of dirt. Also, when you get in the car and the windows fog up, use a de-misting pad or your air conditioning to clear them up – and don’t set off until you can see.
Make sure your brakes and tyres are in excellent condition. Tyre tread should be sufficient – ideally, above the legal limit – and your brakes should be responsive. If in doubt, get replacement pads or discs. Get your tyres checked, too.
Any questions about claiming? Call our hotline now to get information from our accident solicitor in Blaenau Gwent.
Date Published: 10th November 2014
Author: David Brown