The summer seems like a much less risky time to be on the road, seeing as the nights are lighter for longer, there is rarely rain, fog or sleet, and the weather is warm. However, there are risks inherent with summer just as much as there are during the winter, and it is worthwhile knowing what problems you might come across in the summer so that you can prepare for them and make sure that you know how to deal with them in advance. If you are prepared, you are much less likely to suffer a Warrington car accident, and should be able to spot hazards way before they present a real danger to you.
- Sunlight. This may seem like an obvious one, but it is something that many drivers fail to prepare for in the summer. Make sure that you have sunglasses to hand in the car, as bright sunlight dazzling you could easily cause a serious accident.
- Other drivers. Especially if you live in a capital city or major tourist destination, you should be aware that the roads may be full of drivers who don’t exactly know what they are doing or where they are going. Be patient and cautious on the roads.
- Heavy loads. A heavy load will make your car move and respond differently than it usually does. Summer is a time when you will make more day trips or head out on holiday with luggage, so you may find that your car is more frequently loaded up. Be careful and make sure nothing is ever covering the back window.
- Low fuel. If you are exploring an area you are not used to then you may not realise how far it is between places to refuel. When you are taking a summer trip, try not to let the fuel tank get below about a quarter of its capacity.
When to claim compensation for a summer Warrington car accident
If you have a Warrington car accident in the summer months then this is less likely to be a problem with the condition of the road, and more likely to involve another driver. If you feel that another driver’s negligence has caused you to have an accident, then you should be able to make a compensation claim against them.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and professional personal injury lawyers, who can work with you on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team, give them more information about your Warrington car accident and find out whether or not you can make a claim.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown