If you were involved in a Barrhead car accident within the last three years that was someone else’s fault, you could make a personal injury claim that could compensate you for your physical and emotional injuries as well as help you to recover some or all of the associated costs. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you make your claim.
Top reasons for breakdowns and how to avoid a car accident
Cars break down sometimes and there is nothing you can do to prevent it. If your car breaks down then at best you are looking at a long process of getting the car picked up and repaired – at worst you may be involved in a Barrhead car accident. For this reason, it is best to be able to look out for the potential symptoms of a breakdown, so that you can prevent this happening in advance and avoid a Barrhead car accident. If you know the most common reasons for a breakdown then you can always be looking out for signs of these. Not only this, but you can also know how you can temporarily fix smaller problems until you can get a mechanic to look at the car.
- Damaged tyres. This is a major cause of problems on the road and is also very common. If your tyre is blown or has any other problem you can lose control of your vehicle on the road. It is important to check your tyres daily to make sure that they are in good condition before you set out.
- Fuel problems. These range from simply not filling up early enough, to having a problem with the fuel tank that causes it to lose petrol faster. Make sure that your car is regularly serviced to prevent fuel tank issues, and fill up whenever your car starts to look low.
- Problems with clutch cables. These cables are used all the time, making them more vulnerable to damage. If you want to avoid these problems you should get your car regularly serviced.
- Battery issues. A flat or faulty battery means that the car will simply not start or will die whilst you are on the road. Make regular journeys to keep your battery in good condition, and charge it every couple of weeks if you are not making regular long journeys.
When to make a claim for a Barrhead car accident
If you are involved in a Barrhead car accident which was not your fault, whether it was caused by the negligence of another driver, or by your mechanic not paying close enough attention to your car during a service, you may be able to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims and works in partnership with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers across Scotland, who work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may vary) to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident, and they will pass you over to lawyers who can make a start on your claim. You will be kept updated as your claim progresses and shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 13th June 2014
Author: David Brown