Driving alone can be nerve-wracking, because you will want to avoid a Swansea car accident and may have to keep more of an eye out on the road so that you don’t miss any potential problems. It is also frightening, particularly at night, in case you are followed by another driver and attacked. Even if you aren’t attacked, trying to get away from a car which is following you can lead to a Swansea car accident or even just cause a panic attack, which will make it unsafe for you to be driving.
The best way to get out of a situation in which another car is following you is to get to a busy place and pull over, then get inside as soon as possible. But if this is not an option, and you want to avoid being attacked or having a Swansea car accident, here are some things you can do:
- Get to somewhere safe. The best place is a police station, fire station or even hospital. Somewhere official which is likely to be full of police will easily frighten off a potential attacker. If you cannot find a nearby police station or similar place, look for a shopping centre or anywhere there will be lots of witnesses.
- Call the police. Call 999, as in a situation in which you are being followed you are classed as a priority. Let the person on the other end of the phone know the follower’s registration number and where you are.
- Keep your doors and windows locked. If you are forced to pull over by a follower, or because your car breaks down, then keep your doors and windows locked and attract attention with your headlights or horn. You are far safer in your locked car than on the side of the road.
- Show that you are on the phone. If you are already on the phone to the emergency services, then make this clear to anyone who approaches your car. This should put off a potential attacker.
How to claim compensation for a Swansea car accident
If you were followed by another driver and this led to a Swansea car accident, you may be able to claim compensation against them. You will need evidence which proves that they were following you, or at least driving recklessly, but the team at Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you gather this evidence and make a claim.
Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to someone about your accident, and ask to be passed over to our experienced personal injury lawyers, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown