If you’ve been injured in one of the Tonbridge and Malling road traffic accidents that take place when drivers are blinded by other drivers’ headlamps stabbing out on full beam, you may be entitled to claim compensation and we here at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you to launch a claim.
Good headlamp management skills
All drivers need to develop good headlamp management skills in order to avoid blinding drivers of oncoming traffic when it’s dark. It is very easy to forget that you’re driving on full beam when you’ve driven for a long spell without any traffic coming the other way. If you do forget, you will usually get an angry flash from the drivers you are blinding and if you do, you must dip your headlamps immediately. Failing to do so, whether erroneously or maliciously could cause a serious accident with resultant injuries.
Don’t forget about fog-lamps
Fog lamps, if left inadvertently on in clear driving conditions, can also cause serious glare and potentially blind drivers who are following you. If you get flashed by someone behind you, check to see if you’ve if left your fog lights on and, if you have, switch them off straight away.
Adjusting headlights to drive on the continent
Another cause of accidentally blinding drivers coming from the other direction is if you have your headlights adjusted to drive on the continent and upon your return to the UK have not yet adjusted them back. The adjustment directs your beam to the right hand side, which is the kerb side when driving on the right. But of course back here in the UK where we drive on the left, if left unadjusted, the beam will be then directed straight into oncoming traffic.
Tonbridge and Malling road traffic accidents and claiming compensation for injuries sustained
Injury victims who sustain any sort of injuries from Tonbridge and Malling road traffic accidents under various different types of circumstances can commission the no win no fee* services of AAH to help them to launch a claim for compensation, providing the blame for the accident is levelled at someone other than the injury victim.
Verify and value your claim
You can establish how much compensation you will be awarded before you actually launch your claim, by visiting the AAH website and making use of the interactive HOW MUCH calculator that can be found there. It takes only 30 seconds to verify your claim in principle and to issue you with an estimate of the sum you could be awarded.
AAH’s leading customer support service
AAH has one of the best customer support services in the industry, a fact attested to by the well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help, speak to one of our experienced advisers by calling our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 18th August 2014