Looking for an injury claim in solicitor in Heywood?
A number of road traffic accident claims arise because a driver could not see where they were going properly! This is much more likely to happen in the winter than during the summer months and may go some way to explaining why we at Accident Advice Helpline handle more road traffic accidents cases in the winter than in the summer.
There are many factors that could affect a driver’s visibility and ultimately lead to a road traffic injury claim. If you have been involved in a winter-time road traffic accident that was not your fault, then you can call us at Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to discuss the possibility of starting a road traffic injury claim. Of course you could always use the service of local injury claim solicitor in Heywood, however, for best results you should use a national firm with personal injury expertise.
Although we do not have an injury claim solicitor in Heywood we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury solicitor in Heywood look no further than our expert service.
Road traffic injury visibility – potential causes
- If a driver starts out on a journey without clearing the frost from their windscreen properly then they cannot see where they are going. If they did not clear the frost from the mirrors and the other windows then they will not be able to check for other road users before they make a manoeuvre. This is a dangerous situation and could easily lead to a road traffic injury claim if there is a collision. It is actually illegal to drive a vehicle without good visibility.
- If a driver starts their journey without clearing snow from their windscreen then they will not be able to see where they are going. If they clear the snow from the windscreen but not from the roof then this snow can easily fall down onto the windscreen and block their view. This can be a very dangerous situation as they may be driving at speed at the time and suddenly find that they cannot see the road ahead.
- If a driver does not bother to remove greasy spots from their windscreen then they may not spot smaller vehicles and pedestrians on the road. This could make the difference between spotting a small child pedestrian or a cyclist and not spotting them and colliding with them. It only takes a few minutes to use a glass cleaner and a clean cloth to remove greasy spots from a windscreen.
- Windscreen wipers play a crucial role in keeping the windscreen clear and maximising visibility during poor weather conditions. If they are not working properly it makes it much harder for the driver to spot other road users, particularly when it is dark. If you make sure that the windscreen wipers are in the off position when you park the car then they will not automatically come on when the engine is next turned on. If this does happen and the screen is frozen then they get dragged across a frozen screen and they can get damaged. The rubber is also frozen in position against the screen and can rip as the wipers move.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown