If you are a passenger on a long journey, feeling ill can make the journey very uncomfortable or even make it impossible to get to your destination. If you are the driver then this is even more risky as you may find it difficult to focus on the road and you could make mistakes which will cause an accident. Whether you are the passenger or the driver on a long journey, there are a few things you can do to make the journey easier as soon as you start to feel ill, so that you can reach your destination or at least find somewhere safe to stop and deal with your symptoms and prevent car crash claims in Surrey.
- Let your driver know. If you are a passenger rather than a driver, let your driver know that you are feeling ill and may need to pull over. If you are feeling very unwell, you should tell your driver so that they can make a detour and take you to a doctor or hospital.
- Pull over. If you are driving and start to feel very ill, it is not worth you trying to keep driving in the hopes that you will be able to get to a doctor or hospital before you feel any worse. Instead you should pull over and call for help instead.
- Take medication. If you are a passenger, and have medication on you to deal with a pre-existing condition, take this medication immediately to see if it helps you to feel better, so that you can at least reach your destination. Don’t ever take medication that makes you drowsy if you are driving, though.
- Call for help. If you think that you might need help, don’t hesitate to call the emergency services, let them know where you are and that you think you might need someone to come out and rescue you and your vehicle.
Make car crash claims in Surrey
If you cause an accident because you have become ill on the road, you won’t be able to make car crash claims in Surrey because technically the accident was your fault. However, if you have been in an accident that was caused by another driver, even if they caused the accident because they were ill, you can make car accident claims for your injuries.
How to make car crash claims in Surrey after an accident
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or if using a mobile phone to call, dial 0333 500 0993 – to speak to the team about making car accident claims in Surrey and find out more about the claims process. If you do decide to move forward with a claim, the team will pass you over to an injury lawyer who can help you to make car crash claims in Surrey.
Date Published: 13th December 2014
Author: David Brown