Avoid road accidents in the rain
A road accident in West Lothian can happen at any time, rain or shine. However, with the decreased visibility of a rainy day, there are more chances for accidents to happen when it is rainy, windy or icy, so these are the times that you should be most careful and do what you can to avoid getting into a road accident in West Lothian. Here are some tips on avoiding accidents if you have to drive in the rain.
- Keep both hands on the wheel. It is more important than ever that you have a firm grip on the wheel when you are driving in bad weather, as you need complete control of your vehicle. If you need to do something else that requires you taking your hands off the wheel, pull over first.
- Put your headlights on. In many places it is actually the law that you should have your headlights on when it is raining, but even if it is not a legal requirement you should do it out of common sense. With the lack of visibility, having your headlights on will make you more visible, and make it easier for you to see.
- Drive slower. Although it can be irritating for other cars to have one car driving slower than the speed limit, it is ok to do this when the weather is bad, and protects you from accidents as you are able to react more easily to a potential problem.
- Avoid flooded roads. If you see a road which has large patches of water that you would need to drive through, avoid them altogether and choose another route. Water can get into your engine if it is too deep, causing your car to stall.
Compensation from a road accident in West Lothian
If you have had a road accident in West Lothian and been injured then you may want to claim compensation from the driver at fault. Claiming compensation can help with the healing process after an accident, both physically and emotionally.
Firstly, it gives you the money you need to pay for any damages to your personal possessions, as well as paying for medical treatment to get you back to normal as soon as possible. Emotionally it can help you to get a sense of closure after the accident.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, who work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your accident, and they will talk you through what will happen when you make a claim, to ensure that you are comfortable with the process. If you want to proceed after this call then you will be passed over to an in house injury lawyer who can start work on your claim.
Date Published: 19th March 2014
Author: David Brown