As the winter approaches and the weather conditions get worse around the UK your chances of being involved in an accident increase and you become more likely to have to start a road traffic accident claim in Hexworthy.
No-one wants to think about this but it is a sad fact that more accidents occur during the winter months. It is best to be prepared and to do what you can to keep safe on the roads and avoid being involved in an accident. Here are some tips:
Avoiding a road traffic accident claim in Hexworthy and breakdowns this winter…
Many road traffic injury claims could be avoided if some common sense precautions were taken when travelling by road in the winter.
You will need to think about your cars electrics. Driving in the winter requires a lot from the car’s electrical system. You will be using the:
- Heated screens
You will be using these things more than during the summer months and this will put a strain on the battery. Car batteries only have a limited life – this is rarely longer than 5 years. If your car battery is approaching 5 years old (or is past that) then you should start to think about replacing it.
This will be much less hassle than having your battery pack in on the road side leaving you stranded and vulnerable to being involved in a road traffic accident claim if another driver collides with you. You can also take some measures that will help to make your battery last longer and make it less likely that it will fail just when you need it most.
- Once you are comfortable with the internal temperature of your car you should turn off the fan heater. The car will stay warm for some time before you have to turn it back on.
- Once your screen heater has cleared the condensation from your rear windscreen you can turn it off. You can always turn it back on if it starts to mist up again.
- Turn the lights, radio, heated windscreen and wipers off when you start the engine to reduce the load on the battery.
- Try to start your car using short 5 second bursts. If it does not start, leave it for at least 30 seconds before you try again.
How to make a road traffic accident claim
If the worst happens and you are injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault then you can call Accident Advice Helpline and ask for some advice. They have a team of highly trained, professional advisers who can talk you through the process of making a road traffic accident claim and help you decide if you have grounds to make a claim or not.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown