October is the time of year when the clocks are turned backwards and we can all enjoy an extra hour in bed. Of course, this is not the reason for changing from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time, but it is one of the pleasant consequences of it. Some of the other consequences of the shortening days and the darker mornings and evenings are not so pleasant. More car accidents will be reported as the hours of daylight decrease.
In fact, it is argued that there would be fewer car accidents if the evenings and mornings were not so dark. This is because a car accident compensation claim can be started by anyone who has been injured in an accident that was not their own fault, providing their case meets certain criteria. Car accidents are more likely to happen in the dark, so there are likely to be more claims between October and March. This is thought to be caused by the increase in the hours of darkness and deterioration in the weather conditions.
Peaks in car accident cases
Accident rates do not just vary by season; they also vary by the time of day. For adults, there is a peak in car accident injuries at 8 am and at 5 pm. The evening peak is the time of day when most accidents take place. This obviously coincides with the time when most people are rushing to get to and from work. If you are thinking about starting a claim with an injury lawyer in Seascale for an accident that was not your fault, then you may well have been in an accident at these times of the day. Of course, accidents can happen at other times of the day as well.
Getting help with car accident cases
Accident Advice Helpline are a legal firm who can help you to start your car accident case with an injury lawyer in Seascale. We have a 24/7 hotline on 0800 689 0500, so you can contact us straight after your accident no matter what time of the day it happened. You can call us for free and talk to one of our highly trained, professional advisers. They can give you some good early advice about what happens in a personal injury claim.
Levels of compensation for car accidents
At the start of the claim process, you will naturally be curious about the levels of compensation that you may receive for your injuries. Accident Advice Helpline can give you an estimate of this using our unique 30-second test. However, you will only find out the exact amount once all of the information has been reviewed and your case has been settled. In general, the more serious injuries attract higher levels of compensation, but there are other factors such as out-of-pocket expenses that also influence the final amount.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown