The single type of accident that is most likely to feature in an injury solicitor Heybridge personal injury claim is a road traffic accident. The time of year that road traffic accidents are most likely to occur is during the winter months. The darkness and the poor weather conditions increase the chances of a collision occurring and of a road traffic injury claim having to be started. If every road user took some basic precautions then many winter-time accidents and breakdowns could be avoided.
Accident Advice Helpline know that they are approaching their busiest time of the year. They will make sure that they have sufficient trained staff available to deal with the hundreds of queries which will come in on their helpline. These queries can arrive at any time of the day or night on any day of the week.
They will also be making sure that they have teams of personal injury lawyers available to pursue all of the road traffic accident injury claim solicitor in Heybridge cases that arise this winter.
Preventing road traffic accident claims
One of the factors that can influence road traffic accident claims and winter breakdowns in general is engines freezing up. This is often due to a lack of anti-freeze. The weather in the UK can be extremely erratic and a cold-snap can arrive overnight catching us and our cars off guard.
If you start your car and hear a continuous squealing noise it probably indicates that the engine is frozen. You should not start off your journey with your car in this condition. The noise is being caused by the fan belt slipping. Other parts of the engine could also be frozen and so the car is not working properly and could cause an accident if it breaks down. You should turn your engine off immediately and if possible get the car into a garage where it will thaw out quicker.
On the other hand, if you are a few miles into your journey and the car begins to overheat it may mean that the radiator is frozen and the coolant is not circulating and cooling down the engine. You should pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and wait for the liquid in the radiator to melt.
It really is false economy to not bother putting antifreeze into a car. It only costs a few pounds to buy a bottle of antifreeze but it could cost hundreds of pounds to get the damage to the engine repaired. If you cause a road traffic claim then you may end up having to pay thousands of pounds in compensation for injuries that others have suffered.
To avoid this very issue, many modern cars have long-life antifreeze and it is important to use the correct one for your car. Your car dealer will be able to tell you which this is.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown