The statistics show that you are more likely to breakdown or become involved in a road traffic injury case in the winter. They also show that road traffic injury in High Bentham cases are especially common in bad winters.
Accident Advice Helpline (one of the leading personal injury law firms) have their busiest days during severe weather in the winter months.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault then they can help you to start your road traffic injury claim. All you have to do is call them on their 24/7 hotline. They will make sure that their helpline is manned during the winter months so that it can deal with all the road traffic accident related calls.
There is plenty of common sense advice that can help you avoid becoming involved in a road traffic injury solicitor High Bentham case and some of that is given here.
Avoiding road traffic injury in High Bentham claims in the winter – car safety chacks
If you make some regular, basic checks of your car you will have a safer and less troublesome winter of motoring. These checks include:
- Check the coolant level in your car regularly and top it up using the correct concentration of antifreeze. It may be best to get a qualified person to do this for you.
- It is very common for a car to fail to start in the winter because the battery is old. Very few car batteries can last over 5 years and so it is always a good idea to get it changed sooner than that.
- Do not set off on your journey with only a small amount of fuel. It is always best to try and keep the tank at least a quarter full in case you have to make an emergency journey or you stuck in traffic for a long time.
- Make sure that all of the car lights are working properly and that the light lenses are clean. It is a good idea to carry spare bulbs if you know how to fit them. Use you lights as soon as the visibility starts to deteriorate. This may be during a heavy rain shower in the middle of the day and does not just happen at night.
- There are two checks that should be made regularly on your car tyres. Firstly, check the tyre treads – you may want to ask an expert to do this if you are not sure what you are looking at. Tyres with insufficient tread will not be able to stop your car quickly especially if the road conditions are wet or icy. Also check the tyre pressures. This should be done with a gauge as it is not possible to tell by just looking at them. If you suspect that you have a puncture get it repaired straight away.
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