Making a car journey can be stressful enough at any time, but when it gets darker earlier, and the temperature drops, it can be really trying. Even the daily commute, a journey that you know very well, could turn into a white-knuckle ride.
Don’t be alarmed
This isn’t meant to scare you, of course. But at Accident Advice Helpline, we want you to be aware that winter driving is more dangerous than driving at any other time of year. The rain, snow, sleet, ice and freezing temperatures make even the shortest journey far more hazardous than it would be at any other time of year.
If you get injured in an accident on the road in winter, an accident solicitor in Paisley could take on your compensation claim and you could be awarded a sum of money for the accident and injury, as well as for the expenses you have incurred as a result of the incident.
We’re always happy to help you in this way at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve been doing the same for people since 2000, when we started our business, and we’ve developed a reputation for excellence in client care. This has earned us the endorsement of Esther Rantzen, the famous consumer rights campaigner.
Stay safe on the road in winter
But being in the position of having to make a claim through an accident solicitor in Paisley is not something that you want in your life at any time of year.
Claiming only arises because you were unfortunate: you were injured in an accident that was caused by someone else, and it led to you losing the use of your car, having to recover physically, and racking up expenses for things you wouldn’t normally have to think about (such as hiring a home help or a childminder).
You can reduce your chances of getting into another accident on the roads in winter by following these tips:
Clean your windows. The windscreen, rear window and all the side windows should be clear. When you get in the car, wait for the mist to go away – use a demisting pad or the air conditioning – before you set off.
Check your fluid levels. Are the washer fluid, antifreeze and oil all at the correct level?
Check your brakes. You need to be able to stop. Will your brakes do the job? Get them checked, and replace pads or discs as necessary.
Make sure your tyres are in good condition. Is the tread sufficient? Replace any tyres that are worn – before they reach the legal limit.
Contact an accident solicitor in Paisley
If you need a ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitor, just call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an adviser on our 24/7 hotline:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back
Don’t delay – your solicitor could help you today. Make that call.
Date Published: 14th November 2014
Author: David Brown