When you sustain an injury through no fault of your own in a North Yorkshire car accident, you may be able to use our services here at Accident Advice Helpline to launch a claim for compensation. In order to qualify for compensation, any accident that causes injury must be attributable to a third party, for example:
- The person driving, if you were a passenger in a car
- Another driver in another vehicle who caused the accident
- The car manufacturer if the vehicle had an intrinsic design fault
- A service or repair garage if the quality of a service or repair they carried out was substandard and caused the accident
- A pedestrian stepping into the road without looking
Many accidents are caused by drivers driving recklessly in poor weather conditions, in fog for example, when visibility is limited.
Driving in fog can be extremely hazardous. It affects a driver’s perception of his/her surroundings in more ways than one.
Distorting the perspective of speed
Because fog tends to envelop everything in a translucent white blanket, it distorts your perception of speed and leads you to believe that vehicles are travelling far slower than in reality. This can also apply to the speed of the vehicle you are travelling in.
Distorting the perception of motion
Fog makes it more difficult to distinguish between stationary vehicles and moving ones. This is particularly relevant in terms of parked cars, as against those in motion, and is partly to do with the fact that the fog hides or distorts backgrounds against which the speeds of things can be more easily judged when visibility is clear.
Disrupting the ability to judge distance
Fog limits your vision’s depth of field because it blurs the images of things, therefore making them look further away than they really are.
Fog and car lights
Many drivers often make the mistake of switching to full-beam headlights when they encounter fog. This is in actual fact a mistake, because the brighter the lights, the more light gets scattered and reflected back at you. In terms of actual fog lamps, these are more for the benefit of making your car visible to other drivers, than to help you see through the fog yourself.
Claiming compensation for a North Yorkshire car accident via Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been hurt in a North Yorkshire car accident because another driver was driving recklessly in foggy conditions, you may be in line for compensation, and the no win no fee injury claim process that we operate here at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to obtain what you may be due. Why not start off by using the HOW MUCH calculator, you’ll find on our website to establish how much you could be awarded? It will take only 30 seconds of your time.
The injury claim process we offer here at AAH comes highly recommended by Esther Rantzen. To find out more, call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 23rd June 2014