How to wait safely for a tow truck
If you have a road accident in Warwickshire or your car breaks down then you may have to wait on the side of the road for a tow truck to come for your car. Whilst you are waiting there are a few things you can do to make sure that you are safe, as being on the side of any road is dangerous, but particularly if you are waiting on a motorway or a busy road where cars are travelling at speed.
- Move your car. Try to get your car as far away from any moving traffic as you can. If you car has simply stopped dead then this can be difficult, but do everything you can to get your car off the road and far away from any lanes of traffic.
- Turn on your hazard lights. Hazard lights help to show other drivers that you are there, and also that there is a problem. You can cause traffic to build up, or be hit by a car which doesn’t see you if you do not have your lights on, especially if it is night.
- Take out your belongings. When your car is towed you don’t want to lose any of your belongings that you may need immediately. Whilst you wait for the tow truck you should be organising your belongings and taking anything that you want to keep with you whilst you are without your car.
- Stay in your car. You are safer inside your car than you are standing on the side of the road, so sit in your car unless there is a real risk that your car will be more dangerous to you than the side of the road.
What to do after road accident in Warwickshire
After a road accident in Warwickshire you will want to keep yourself safe and claim insurance and compensation for any damage and injuries sustained. Make sure you call the police to report any road accident in Warwickshire so that a full report is made.
You can then use this report to make a successful compensation claim if the accident was not your fault and you can find a good injury lawyer to represent you.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 14 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and professional personal injury lawyers who can help you to put together a successful compensation claim.
Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your road accident in Warwickshire and they will help you to work out whether or not you have a strong case against the other driver. If you do then you will be put through to an experienced injury lawyer, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.