Drive in winter, and you’re more likely to encounter trouble. It’s cold, for a start, so there could be ice on the road – and your windows will fog up quite easily.
It’s also dark for much of the time, because the daylight hours are far fewer than in summer. This means you might need your lights on to drive both to and from work. In fact, you could find it difficult to see without your lights on even during daylight hours, because of mist, fog and rain.
Then there’s the snow to consider. You might not set off when it’s snowing, but what if you’re driving and it starts to snow? The driving conditions could deteriorate rapidly.
Yes, winter causes a lot of problems for drivers. Just ask an expert lawyer in South Lakeland. They process claims for people who have been injured in road traffic accidents in winter.
Claiming through an expert lawyer in South Lakeland
To be fair, they process claims for road accidents all year round, but they usually get a bit more work of this type in winter. Every claim that lands on their desks will be one from someone who wasn’t at fault, but got injured because of another driver’s actions – or failure to act.
If you’re in that situation, you could claim through an expert lawyer in South Lakeland, and all you need to do to get started is call Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this anytime, because we have a 24/7 hotline – and if there’s no answer, leave a message and someone will call you back:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an advisor
What happens next
If you qualify to claim, your adviser will take your details and pass them to a ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitor on our team. They will process your claim on your behalf, dealing with agencies such as insurance companies.
Their object is to secure you a payout for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity – and the expenses that you’ve incurred because of your accident.
How to avoid trouble on the road this winter
Here are some tips that could help you to avoid being involved in an accident:
1) If the weather’s bad, ask yourself whether you really have to drive. Could you take the train instead – or postpone the trip?
2) Don’t drive if you’ve had a drink, or you feel tired or ill. Your reactions will not be as quick as you need them to be. Don’t take any chances.
3) Make sure you can see through all your windows. Don’t set off until all the fog has cleared on the interior – and use de-icer on the exterior, too.
4) Check your car thoroughly. The fluids should be at the right levels – antifreeze, oil, and washer fluid – and the brakes and tyres should be in the best possible condition. Why not get your car serviced in autumn so it’s ready for the worst of the British weather?
Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.