When to stop your car and wait for the weather to pass, and how to make a car accident claim
Sometimes you will be able to get through inclement weather, as it may pass quickly and not really prove a serious threat to you or any other cars on the road. In other situations you must stop the car as soon as you can and wait for the weather to pass, so that you don’t put yourself or your passengers at risk. The trick is knowing when you should stop, and when you actually might cause more problems if you stop your car in bad weather. If you can decide when it is best to stop then you will be able to help yourself and other cars to get through the serious weather conditions, and stay safe.
- If you cannot see properly. You can usually get by in heavy wind, rain, snow and fog as long as your windscreen wipers are working enough that you can see the whole road ahead of you. In very heavy rain or snowfall, or very thick fog, it may get to a point where you can barely see the road ahead of you, and in these cases it is not safe for you to drive.
- If you can’t control your car. In strong winds and heavy rain or snow, you may find it more difficult to control your car and get it to stay on the road. If you are struggling to stay on track or keep control, it is not worth trying to stay on the road, as you can be sure that other cars are also struggling. Get off the road and stay there until conditions improve.
- If there has been another accident. If you can see another accident which has clearly been caused by the weather, don’t simply assume that your own vehicle is safe. Get off the road and wait for the weather to calm down a bit so that you don’t put yourself in any danger.
Find out more about car accident claims in Smethwick
If you have had an accident in inclement weather, you probably won’t be able to make car accident claims in Smethwick against another driver unless you can prove that they were also being negligent and this led to your accident.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about car accident claims in Smethwick from the friendly, helpful team, and let them know all about your accident, so that they can help you to decide whether you want to make a claim or not.
If you do decide to make a car accident claim in Smethwick, you will work with experienced, professional lawyers who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.