Road traffic accidents happen all the time. Some are serious and some are only fender benders. But they are always something we try to avoid at all costs. There are plenty of measures you can take in order to ensure your safety as well as the safety of other drivers. However, there is always a chance that you get injured in a road traffic accident which wasn’t caused by you. In these cases you can start a claim for compensation by calling a personal injury lawyer in South Mimms, or one based elsewhere.
In order to minimise the risk of being involved in a road traffic accident, make sure you take into consideration the following matters.
Check road and weather conditions
It is very important to check the condition of the road and the current weather. Make sure you have the proper tyres for the season. If you live in the north, winter tyres, for example, should be installed on your car as soon as the winter season starts whether there’s snow on the road or not.
Another thing you can do is make sure your wiper blades can actually get rid of all water on your windshield during heavy rain. You should also keep your speed low and try to not make any sharp turns if the road is wet or covered with snow.
Beware of the driver
Accidents happen no matter who is driving. You should never get in a car with a driver who has been drinking regardless of how sober he appears to be.
This probably seems obvious but you should also never drive if you’ve been drinking. Just one beer can make all the difference, even if you are technically under the legal limit, so make sensible choices. It can make you sleepy and will definitely affect your abilities as a driver.
Use signals properly
Always use your signals properly even if there is no one on the road but you. If you stop using signals when there are no other cars around, eventually you will lose that habit which can be very dangerous in situations with more traffic.
Improper use of signals is one of the most common reasons for road traffic accidents so remember to call a personal injury lawyer if you’ve been involved in an accident which was caused by someone else.
Keep your distance
Always keep your distance when driving behind someone. If you drive too closely to the car in front and the driver slams on the brakes, you will not be able to stop.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in South Mimms?
Although we do not have a personal injury lawyer in South Mimms working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in South Mimms or anyway make us your first point of call.
Even if you do all you can do to ensure maximum safety on the road, you can still be involved in a road traffic accident by someone who is not as careful as you. In this case you can reach 24/7 Accident Advice Helpline on 0333 500 0993 or 0800 689 0500, text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 21st May 2014
Author: David Brown