How to be safe driving in high winds and make car accident claims in Somerset
Many drivers think of heavy rain, snow and ice as the most dangerous weather conditions for them to drive in, but it is actually high wind that can cause the most damage. Because you can’t see high winds as such, you may not realise what the dangers are before they start to appear in front of your eyes. If you are on a main road, or a motorway, there may be no way for you to get out of the road right away, so you will need to be able to hold onto control of your vehicle until you can find somewhere safe to park up. You also have to be aware of the dangers of things flying into your windscreen and so on.
- Go slowly. If you are driving in high winds then you are far more likely to struggle with keeping control of your car. High winds can make it hard to stay in a straight line, and you will lose even more control if you are moving fast. Take your time and work on control more than anything else.
- Avoid the motorway. On the motorway, you and all of the other vehicles on the road will be moving fast. It is also harder for you to pull over if something goes wrong, if you lose control of the car or if something hits your windscreen. If you need to go on the motorway to get where you are going, stay at home.
- Pull over if you need to. If the wind and rain pick up to a point where you are actually concerned that you might have an accident, there is no shame in pulling over and waiting until the weather dies down a bit. If you are afraid that the weather isn’t going to die down at all, you should pull over and call for help.
If you have an accident caused by serious weather conditions then there is little you can do but claim for the repairs on your insurance. If, however, another driver has caused your accident, you may be able to make car accident claims in Somerset against them. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team about making car accident claims in Somerset and decide whether or not you have a good case for a successful claim. If you do, experienced injury lawyers will work on your car accident claims in Somerset on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. These lawyers will also work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 30th November 2014
Author: David Brown