It is always best to prevent and avoid a car accident if you can at all, as accidents can lead to serious injuries and damage to your vehicle, or even death. However, in some cases and accident will not be your fault, and you will find that being the victim of a car crash in Ballynahinch, or anywhere else for that matter is unavoidable. In this case the best thing you can do is take steps to minimise the impact of your accident, so that both yourself and any other drivers involved take a lot less damage than you otherwise would have.
If you’re the victim of a car crash in Ballynahinch, keep calm
If you are the victim of a car crash in Ballynahinch and you panic then you are more likely to do something rash which could actually make the accident worse. If you see yourself about to be involved in an accident then you need to take a deep breath and decide what exactly you are going to do, and follow all of this to the letter. You can panic after you have parked your car.
Control your braking
Depending on the type of brakes you have depends on how you control your car. If you have anti-lock brakes then the car will take over for the most part. Just press down firmly on the brakes and steer yourself out of danger. If you don’t have anti-lock brakes then you need to pump the brakes to stop the car from skidding.
Although this may seem like the worst thing to do, if you think you can get your car past the accident before it gets involved by speeding up, and that this will not endanger other cars, then do this instead.
Try to control your speed
If a collision is unavoidable then the best thing you can do is try to control your speed as the faster you are going when you crash, the more damage there will be to your car and yourself.
Making a claim through Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been involved in a car accident which you feel was the fault of another driver then you are completely within your rights to ask for compensation. It is best to find a good solicitor in Ballynahinch to handle your compensation claim as they know the law better than you, and will be able to work with you to make the process less stressful.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team about your accident, and they will talk you through it and help you to decide whether you have a good case for a claim.
If you do then you will be passed over to an in house solicitor in Ballynahinch, who will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your solicitor in Ballynahinch will keep you updated as your claim is processed, and you can get advice and support through the helpline as the claim progresses.
Date Published: 9th March 2014
Author: David Brown