Winter is the time of the year when you are more likely to have a South Ayrshire car accident, no matter how well you are able to drive. Even the safest of drivers can find themselves running into difficulty in the winter, as the roads are slippery and visibility is poor. Whether you know a route well or not, these factors can easily add up to trouble on the roads. There are certain things you can take with you on winter journeys to avoid a South Ayrshire car accident, but also to help keep you safe if the worst does happen. It is always worthwhile being prepared for such an event, so that you can handle it as best you can.
- Sand or cat litter. This can be invaluable when driving in snow, to help you to gain traction when trying to get out of a parking space or if you are stuck in snow at any point.
- Water and snacks. Go for dried fruit and chocolate for food, as this will last a long time and is high energy. if you have a breakdown then these will help to sustain you until help can reach you.
- Ice scraper and de-icer. When parked for longer periods in icy weather you may find that your windows become iced up. These items will help you to clear your windows quickly.
- Jump leads. Cold weather can cause your battery to stall or fail altogether. Always make sure that you have jump leads packed in the car to get yourself started again.
- Pieces of carpet. This will help you to gain traction on icy roads if your car has become stuck, or if it has snowed heavily while you were parked.
- Blankets and extra clothing. If you have to wait for help after a breakdown or accident these will keep you warm and safe.
Making a South Ayrshire car accident claim
After a South Ayrshire car accident, you may want to think about whether or not you want to make a claim for compensation against the person who was at fault for your accident. This will only be possible if you are able to prove that they were at fault, so you should consider working with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can do this on your behalf.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to the team about your accident so that they can help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case for a successful claim. You are under no obligation to proceed after this conversation but, if you do, will be passed over to a personal injury lawyer, who can work on your behalf on your case to ensure that it is as strong as it can be, and that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 15th June 2014
Author: David Brown