Bad weather driving – injury claim lawyer in Houghton
Even in the worst weather conditions, as long as you make sure that you are being as safe as possible, then you are less likely to get into an accident. It is important to be prepared for any eventuality when it comes to the weather, as you won’t be able to contact an injury lawyer in Houghton if you have had an accident due to the weather. In fact, as there isn’t an injury lawyer in Houghton, you would be wasting your time looking for one in the village.
On the other hand if an accident was caused by another person and you can prove that it was not your fault, you may be able to claim against them.
Tips for staying safe in bad weather
- Keep your headlights on. One of the simplest ways to stay safe is also the most effective. Bad weather, from rain to snow to fog, can make visibility an issue. If your headlights are on, then not only do other cars know that you are coming, but so do pedestrians.
- Stay slow. Bad weather means ignoring the top speed limits on the roads and just travelling at a pace that you feel comfortable with. If you can’t see very well, or if the roads are slippery, then it is much better to irritate other drivers by going slower than you are required by law, than to get into an accident with one of them by trying to stick to your normal speed.
- Increase your following distance. When driving you should always leave a decent amount of space between you and the car in front, as this means that if they stop suddenly you will not crash into the back of them. In bad weather increase this distance by about a car’s length so that you have plenty of space if they stop suddenly.
- Stay in one lane. Although cars usually move from lane to lane on the motorway or a roads, this is inadvisable in bad weather conditions. Just stay where you are and watch your speed to avoid getting into any accidents.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert claims help and advice
If you do have an accident that is someone else’s fault in bad weather, then you may be able to the claim compensation for any injuries suffered. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline and let us act as your injury claim lawyer in Houghton. You couldn’t do better. We have over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone who can help. If you call us from a mobile phone, the number to ring is 0333 500 0993.
Why not call us now and find out how we can help you?
Date Published: 26th September 2013
Author: David Brown