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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Lawyer in Rochdale

    Adverse weather can have a significant impact on driving conditions. Torrential rain, thick fog and heavy snow can considerably reduce your visibility, increasing your risk of being involved in an accident on the roads.

    Tips for driving in adverse weather conditions

    If you need to travel in adverse weather conditions, you should ensure that you are well prepared. Before setting off, you should:

    • Clear snow and ice off your vehicle
    • Check that your exterior lights function efficiently
    • Check that your front and rear wiper blades are in good condition
    • Check your vehicle’s oil and water levels
    • Inspect your vehicle’s battery electrolyte level and top it up with water, if necessary
    • Check your tyres are adequately inflated and have a tread depth above 1.6mm
    • Inspect your vehicle’s brake fluid level
    • Check that your vehicle’s heating system works properly
    • Inspect your emergency kit, ensuring that it contains an ice scraper and deicer
    • Ensure that your mobile phone is fully charged

    When driving, you should:

    • Allow for greater stopping distances by increasing the space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front
    • Drive cautiously at all times, paying particular attention to cyclists and motorcyclists
    • Look out for snowploughs and salt spreaders
    • Refrain from driving through deep water as you could damage your engine
    • Use dipped headlights when travelling in foggy conditions

    Steps to take following an accident on the roads

    Unfortunately, adverse weather conditions often result in nasty road traffic accidents. If you are involved in such an accident, you should seek medical treatment for any injuries you have received. If you have sustained minor injuries, you should attempt to exchange details with the negligent driver of the other vehicle. You should not leave the scene without obtaining:

    • The driver’s name and contact details
    • The vehicle owner’s name
    • The name of the driver’s insurance company and his/her policy number
    • The make, model and registration number of the vehicle

    Enlisting the help of an accident lawyer in Rochdale

    Once you have returned home, you should call Accident Advice Helpline and instruct a personal injury lawyer in Rochdale to make a compensation claim on your behalf. Your accident lawyer in Rochdale will build a strong case against the negligent driver, ensuring that you receive a fair compensation settlement for the injuries and financial losses you have sustained.

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    Date Published: 2nd March 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

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