If you are one of the many drivers (or passengers) who have been injured in Knowsley road traffic accidents because of ice on the road, you could be entitled to compensation and we here at Accident Advice Helpline, with our no win no fee service, can help to organise a claim.
Winter tyres in cold foreign countries
Some countries are used to having ice on the road during winter; drivers swap over to special winter tyres that have studs built into the rubber to help with traction. Here in the UK, because ice on the roads is an infrequent occurrence, and when it happens it doesn’t normally last for long before it melts, we don’t bother with special tyres; instead we rely on motorists’ common sense to take extra care when driving.
The danger of black ice
The problem is that ice can take you by surprise; particularly black ice. Black ice is a very dangerous phenomenon. Its name indicates that it cannot be seen, but trying to turn or brake on it, is just as dangerous at manoeuvring on white ice. Motorway and major road signs now warn about the possible presence of black ice, unfortunately, many drivers choose to ignore the warning until it’s too late.
Tips for driving in icy conditions
- Don’t drive unless it’s absolutely necessary
- Try not to brake too heavily – anticipate and brake gently well in advance
- Try not to turn suddenly – anticipate and leave plenty of time to manoeuvre
- Reduce you speed
- Allow more distance between you and the vehicle in front
- Ensure your tyres are in good condition
- Allow more time to complete your journey
Claiming compensation for Knowsley road traffic accidents caused by ice through AAH
When drivers are considering claiming compensation for Knowsley road traffic accidents that have come about because of ice on the road, they must be certain that they have not driven recklessly and caused the accident themselves. If you’ve been involved in an accident not of your making, try and get the names and addresses of any witnesses. That could help to verify your claim.
Forecasting the value of your claim
If you are wondering how much compensation any injury you’ve sustained could be worth, you can visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and make use of our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. All you have to do is to answer four simple questions regarding the nature of your injury, and you’ll be given an estimate within 30 seconds.
Following Esther Rantzen’s recommendation
Many people use AAH’s no win no fee service thanks to the brilliant recommendation that Esther Rantzen gives us when she says, “Take my advice you can trust AAH to look after you.”
Superb customer support
One of the reasons Esther recommends our services so strongly is the great level of customer support we offer. You can chat to one of our experienced advisers anytime via our free helpline. Simply call 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile
Date Published: 12th August 2014