Defensive driving does not mean driving aggressively or getting in the way of other vehicles, but simply being aware of the potential for a road accident in Waveney and doing everything you can to keep yourself in control of your vehicle and the situation. If you do get into a road accident in Waveney and you are driving well then you should not be blamed for the accident and will be able to claim on the other driver’s insurance, as well as possibly being able to make a compensation claim.
Keep your hands on the wheel whenever you are driving, and avoid doing anything that might distract you whilst the car is moving. If you absolutely have to turn the radio on, eat something or make a call, wait until there is an opportune moment for you to pull over and do so when the car is not in motion.
Accidents are often caused because one car cannot see another, so do everything in your power to make yourself as visible as possible, particularly at night. Make sure your headlights are on as soon as it gets dark, or if it is raining or snowing. Make sure you signal before every turn, even if there are no other cars on the road, and check that your brake lights are working before you head out.
Learn the rules of the road
You will never be a good driver if you do not know the basic rules of the road. Familiarise yourself with what signs and signals mean and know all of the rules for your area. If you go away to a new area then learn the rules there as well.
Claiming compensation after a road accident in Waveney
If you have had a road accident in Waveney and the accident was caused by the negligent driving of another motorist, then you should be in a really good position to make a compensation claim against the other driver.Open Claim Calculator
The best way to make a compensation claim is to use an injury lawyer, who knows the law better than you and will be able to put together a case which is much more likely to be successful. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your road accident in Waveney.
The team will be able to help you to decide whether you have a good enough case for a successful claim, and will pass you onto an in house injury lawyer. Your lawyer will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will also work entirely on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court.