The Quendale area of Shetland is a remote and beautiful part of Scotland. However, it can experience very high winds and gales and these can be hazardous for drivers in the area. They may even cause people to have accidents that were not their own fault and then to need the services of a lawyer who offers no win no fee on Quendale cases. There is a team of lawyers who work for no win no fee on Quendale cases at Accident Advice Helpline and they deal with many claims each year where wind is a factor.
However, the lawyers who work for ‘no win, no fee’ on Quendale cases can only help you if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault – you will need to show that it was someone else’s fault and make a claim for compensation against that person or organisation. These days the majority of claims are paid out of an insurance policy.
There are several basic precautions that can be taken to reduce the hazard of wind and so reduce the likelihood of the having to search for a lawyer who will work for no win no fee on Quendale cases.
Don’t get caught needing a lawyer who works for ‘no win, no fee’ on Quendale cases – top tips for driving in high wind
- When very high winds or gales are forecast for the Quendale area consider whether your journey is absolutely necessary. This is most important if you are considering driving a high sided vehicle like a bus or a lorry. It may be best to delay your journey for a while.
- Choose and plan your route carefully remembering that some routes are more sheltered than others. It would be safer to avoid any areas where there are trees that could be blown in your path.
- Remember that you will have to concentrate on your driving very hard. Winds can be irregular in nature and unpredictable so you have to keep both hands firmly on the steering wheel. Gusting is especially likely when you are driving past a tall building or overtaking a high sided vehicle. Many drivers get taken by surprise by gusts of wind.
- Remember that other road users can get blown into the path of your vehicle. Motorcyclists and cyclists are especially vulnerable if they get caught by a strong gust. High sided vehicles such as lorries and buses can easily catch the wind and get blown in front of your vehicle causing a collision – give them more room than normal.
- Experienced drivers know how to use the environment to gauge the strength of the wind. Trees and bushes are very good indicators because their branches show how strong the wind is together with the direction it is blowing.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 7th March 2014
Author: David Brown