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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Car accident claims in Ashford


    The absence of a good quality screen-wash is a contributing factor with some of the car accident claims that we at Accident Advice Helpline handle on behalf of clients. Some motorists skimp on the cost of buying a good quality screen-wash by using plain water instead. It’s something that can prove a somewhat costly error if it causes an accident in which they sustain injuries.

    The reasons that plain water is not an effective screen-wash

    There are two important reasons why plain water doesn’t make an effective screen-wash solution. In the first instance its ineffective at clearing what is commonly referred to as road traffic film. It tends just to smear this film across the windscreen, which then obscures the driver’s view of the road. It’s even worse at night-time because it distorts the headlights of oncoming traffic, making it very difficult to see the road ahead. This is the cause of several car accident claims that Accident Advice Helpline has handled in the past.

    Plain water screen-wash freezes in the winter

    The second reason why plain water should not be used as a screen is a seasonal one. When temperatures get down to 0°C and below, plain water will just turn to ice so when you come to activate your windscreen washers, all you get is a plaintive whining sound as the windscreen washer motor tries ineffectually to deliver the water that has become frozen. If the windscreen is moist, or wet, windscreen wipers will then create a nasty smear across the windscreen, making it difficult to see out.

    Minimising car accident claims in Ashford using quality screen-wash that will not free

    Good quality screen washes are manufactured using a blend of something called “surfactants”, which are basically wetting agents. These wetting agents reduce the surface tension of the screen wash. Screen-washes also include other products such as isopropyl, which is one of the main ingredients of antifreeze. This prevents the screen-wash from freezing when temperatures drop, which in turn helps to minimise the number of car accident claims in Ashford in the winter.

    Accident Advice Helpline don’t just handle car accident claims in Ashford

    Accident Advice Helpline helps people with all sorts of injury compensation claims; not just car accident claims in Ashford, but slip, trip and fall injuries, and injuries that happen as a result of accidents at work. It doesn’t matter what the injury is or how it happened just as long as the blame for the accident is down to someone other than the injury victim. Our service is recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen

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    If you’re thinking of launching a no win, no fee compensation claim, why not visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and take the 30-second test to validate your claim and get an estimate of how much compensation you could be awarded?

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    Date Published: 30th November 2014

    Author: Howie

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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