Accident Solicitor in Brockhampton
Many road traffic accidents occur during the winter when visibility is poor, roads are wet and icy and cars are prone to sliding and skidding.
But the summer months can be equally tricky for motorists. The increased volume of cars is a hazard in itself, the sun tends to make people drive with a “heavy foot” so that they tend to drive much faster than they do in the winter. Low sun can badly obscure vision and on a busy summer evening is a major cause of accidents.
You also have increased traffic on the roads of other descriptions: caravans, hay lorries, agricultural machinery, all increase the risk imposed to a motorist on his journey.
Tips on staying safe
An accident solicitor in Brockhampton will happily handle a road traffic accident case but would prefer that you had not suffered one in the first place. Tips on staying safe on the road in summer include:
- Always wear sunglasses or glasses with tinted lenses . This helps obscure the glare of the sun.
- Keep your speed down. It may be tempting to open the sunroof and race along to your favourite tune; but you really do not know what is around the next corner.
- If you are stuck in a queue try and stay cool, open your windows, turn on the cooling system and keep a drink handy so that you can stay hydrated.
- Be extra wary of alcohol. There is nothing more tempting than a cold glass of cider in the beer garden on a hot day; but as the sun dehydrates you the effect of the alcohol will be far more instant and may well tip you over the limit instantly.
I’ve been involved in an accident, what should I do?
Get some advice is always the best answer. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and speak to a trained adviser.
The line is open twenty four hours a day seven days a week and it is a free phone number.
Getting help is vital if you have been injured in an accident; speak to someone now and understand your rights to a personal injury claim.
Date Published: 12th July 2013