How to get around in dangerous weather conditions, and make car accident claims in South Lakeland
If you see a news or weather report that warns of dangerous weather conditions on a day that you are supposed to be travelling, the first thing you should do is to think about whether you really need to travel on this day. If it is possible for you to change the day that you travel, or even to postpone for a few hours, this may be much safer than heading out in the middle of an extreme storm.
If you are already on the road when a storm or any other dangerous weather condition hits, then you will have to find a way to get off the road at least, or to get home in safety. You may also want to find a way to travel if it is imperative that you travel on this day.
- Stay at home. In the most extreme weather conditions, it is simply safer to stay at home than to even attempt to move around. If you can get out of any of your commitments, you should do, especially if weather reports are warning people to stay at home.
- Try something other than your car. A train may be a safer option to get you around than your car in serious weather conditions, for example. You should avoid any roads that are dangerous, and if this is all of them, find another way to get around.
- Avoid risky roads. These include roads with big hills, uneven road surfaces and so on. You are better off taking a much longer route on a safer road, than risking getting stuck or having an accident on a more dangerous road.
- Postpone your journey. You may find that postponing your journey even by just a few hours will allow you to avoid the worst of the weather so that you don’t have to worry as much about accidents. If the bad weather has just started, this will also give your local council time to get out and make the roads safer, spreading grit when it is snowing and so on.
You can make car accident claims in South Lakeland for any accident that has a person at fault for it, but not in the case of extreme weather. The only time you can make car accident claims in South Lakeland in extreme weather is if you feel that the roads were not protected or were in bad condition, which caused your accident. The team at Accident Advice Helpline are trained to help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make car accident claims in South Lakeland, so call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about making a claim.