Driving in the dark significantly increases the chances of being involved in an road accident. If you’ve been injured in one of the Tendring road traffic accidents that happen at night time, you’ll be well aware of the increased danger that night driving carries. You will need help with Tendring road accident claims, so call our experts at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Less traffic but more accidents
There is 60% less traffic on the roads under the cover of dark. But despite the diminished number of road users, over 40 % of all total accidents happen when it’s dark.
Lack of daylight means that it’s much more difficult to see as clearly and as far, and the headlights, of oncoming cars, (and sometimes rear fog-lights of the cars in front of you that drivers often inadvertently leave on) cause glare that can temporarily blind you; especially if drivers do not dip their headlights, either in the case of approaching vehicles from the opposite direction, or cars coming up behind you.
Tiredness and alcohol are factors to consider when driving at night
But it’s not only restricted night vision that causes RTAs. There are other causes as well; like driver fatigue, for example. The fact that it’s night time means that people get tired; especially after a long day at work. There is a combination of exhaustion, having worked all day, plus the fact that our body clocks slow us down and make us feel more tired as well.
Then of course there is the ever present danger or possibility of coming across a driver who is the worse for wear due to alcohol. You’ll meet more drunk drivers at night time, and being under the influence greatly increases the chances of causing an accident that you could be caught up in.
Help with Tendring road accident claims
If you’ve been unlucky enough to be injured in the one of the many Tendring road traffic accidents that happen at night-time, you may well need the services of us here at Accident Advice Helpline. If the accident in which you were injured can be proven not to have been your fault we can help with a Tendring road accident claim.
Accident Advice Helpline – experience and expertise at your service
Accident Advice Helpline, is both one of the leading injury claim solicitors here in UK, and one of the nation’s favourites too. In the 14 years that we’ve been trading, we have successfully handled literally thousands of compensation claims for injuries sustained in road traffic accidents of one sort or another. It means that we have a wealth of experience that we can draw on to expedite your claim. If you decide to employ our services, you will benefit from:
- Our highly successful no win no fee compensation claim process as unreservedly recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen
- Use of our free, 30 second, online HOW MUCH compensation calculator
- Use of our toll-free helpline which can be accessed 24/7 from any landline on 0800 689 0500
- To call from a mobile ring 0333 500 0993
- Send the text message “claim365” to 88010 and we will call you to discuss how we can help you with your potential claim.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now for expert legal advice about your potential claim.
Date Published: 17th August 2014