Avoid driving theft
When your car is parked, you may think of safety measures to protect it from thieves, but many people don’t think about protecting themselves and their car when they are driving. Being behind the wheel of a car you may feel safer than you do out on the street, but there are certain thieves who will use any measures to get hold of your vehicle even if you are in it, and this can lead to very dangerous situations in which you may be badly injured or even killed. Here are some tips on protecting yourself whilst you are driving so that you are not injured in an attempted car theft:
- Hide valuables. Your car is more likely to be targeted if it is obviously expensive or full of expensive looking items. You should keep any expensive equipment out of sight or well hidden, both when you are driving and when your car is parked.
- Keep an eye out. When you have to stop at traffic lights or an intersection, keep an eye out for anybody approaching your car. It will be easier to call for help or get the police on the phone if you have the advance warning of seeing the person coming.
- Keep your doors locked and windows closed. It is too easy for an attacker to gain access to your vehicle when you are stopped at traffic lights if you have the windows rolled down or the door unlocked. Again, a little extra time to get help can make all the difference if someone is trying to get into your car.
- Stick to busy areas. Just as you wouldn’t walk in deserted areas, try not to drive in them. From time to time you may need to use quieter routes, but if there is a busier route, particularly at night, then choose this route instead.
How to claim compensation through an injury lawyer in Rowlands Gill
If you are the victim of an attempted car theft and have been injured, then the car thief can be ordered to pay you compensation. The best way to get this compensation is to go through an injury lawyer in Rowlands Gill who can help you to process your claim more easily. You are likely to be stressed and shaken up after such as experience so will want to get the claim sorted out easily. With an injury lawyer in Rowlands Gill you shouldn’t have to face your attacker in court and should get the most compensation you are entitled to.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the friendly, helpful team. They will pass you onto an injury lawyer in Rowlands Gill who can let you know how likely it is that your claim will be successful. Your injury lawyer in Rowlands Gill should also work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, so you don’t stand to lose anything financially.
Date Published: 23rd October 2013
Author: David Brown