Emergencies: we all know about them, and we all like to think that we’d know what to do if the worst happened – or, at least, if something bad happened.
Accidents, for instance. They’re pretty bad. Many accidents could be described as “emergencies” – certainly, a lot of road traffic accidents fit this description.
Every year, Accident Advice Helpline will receive thousands of calls from people who want to make a claim for injuries that they have sustained in a car accident.
An accident solicitor in Ystradgynlais will deal only with claims for accidents that were caused by someone else. Their role is to help the victims of these accidents to claim compensation. If successful, the claimant will receive a payout, which will help them to get their life back on track. It will reimburse them for the expenses that they’ve incurred.
Be prepared for an emergency on the road
Britain’s roads are actually pretty safe. Yes, there are accidents – and fatalities, too. But when you get on the road, you shouldn’t worry unduly about being involved in an accident.
Of course, there are always things you can do to be prepared in the event of an accident. Below are some suggestions for things you should keep in your car in case of emergency.
What to keep in your car
- A shovel. This will be useful if you’re stuck in snow.
- A tow rope. Need someone to get your car out of a ditch? Broken down and need to get to a garage? This will help.
- Wellingtons. If you break down on the motorway, you’ll need to get yourself well away from the car – preferably on the embankment to the outside of the hard shoulder. Wellies will be useful if it’s raining. You might need them to walk through snow if you’re stranded, too.
- A torch. This is especially useful if you break down on an unlit road, such as a country lane
- Warm clothes. It might have been mild when you set off, but if you break down later, at night time, and need to walk somewhere to get help, a T-shirt won’t suffice. Keep a fleece or old coat, or jumper, in the boot.
There are more things that you could take with you, and if you go to RoSPA’s website, you will be able to find the full list of items that they advise people to keep in their cars for emergencies.
Need an accident solicitor in Ystradgynlais?
If you’re injured in an accident, and the emergency is now over, you should consider starting a compensation claim. You can do this right now, by calling Accident Advice Helpline and speaking 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
We look forward to helping you with your claim through an accident solicitor in Ystradgynlais.
Date Published: 10th November 2014
Author: David Brown