Road traffic accidents are always troublesome. Even a minor one could cause you to sustain whiplash, and if you’re unlucky enough to be involved in a major collision, you could end up with multiple fractures, blood loss, head injuries and a whole range of other problems.
An accident solicitor in Uttlesford will deal with claims for many road traffic accidents every year, and the contents of each case make for uncomfortable reading.
What can I do to minimise my risk of a road accident?
Unfortunately, if you come into contact with a reckless or negligent driver, there might be little you can do to avoid an accident. But you can certainly avoid being the cause of a road traffic accident by taking a few simple measures.
1) Make sure you’re fit to drive. Don’t drink alcohol, and leave plenty of time after you’ve had a drink before you get behind the wheel. You might still be over the limit the morning after a party. Also make sure you’re not tired or stressed before you get in the car.
2) Ensure your car is in good working order. The brakes and lights should work properly, the tyres should have adequate tread, and the windows should be clear. The oil and antifreeze levels also need to be checked regularly.
3) Avoid driving at night. This is when the conditions make driving difficult, so if you can make the journey when it’s light, consider doing that instead. Certainly don’t drive when you’d normally be asleep.
4) Minimise distractions. Out of courtesy, your passengers should keep conversation quiet, and if you have the radio on, avoid music that might make you drive aggressively!
What if I get into an accident even though I’ve done all this?
That’s bad luck, and it’s probably the other driver who caused it – in which case, you could be eligible to claim compensation through an accident solicitor in Uttlesford.
You can find one now by calling Accident Advice Helpline and speaking to an advisor. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile – or text “claim365” to 88010.
What will an accident solicitor in Uttlesford do?
If you qualify to claim, your ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor will work on your behalf with the aim of securing you a payment of compensation.
This will consist of a sum for the accident and injury, and a sum for the reimbursement of any expenses that you’ve incurred as a result of the accident.
For more information, why not check out our website? You can check your eligibility with the 30 second test, get an estimate of your claim value with the free compensation calculator, and read the client testimonials to see how we’ve helped other claimants get what’s rightfully theirs.
Alternatively, just call our hotline now free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 27th October 2014
Author: David Brown