If your headlights fail when it is dark or the weather is bad then this could easily lead to a Wellingborough car accident. For this reason it is important that you know what to do, and are able to get yourself out of the situation as soon as you possibly can, in order to avoid causing a Wellingborough car accident.
If you are to blame for a Wellingborough car accident because of your headlights failing, then you may be at risk of having to pay out for a compensation claim if you hit another car or pedestrian. Make sure that you always check your headlights before you start driving, and follow these steps if your headlights do fail.
- Try the dip switch. Your headlights may not have failed completely, and you may still have either full or dip beams working. Either one can help you to get home or to a mechanic so that your headlights can be fixed.
- Try the light switch. If you try to flip the light switch a few times then this may help to jolt the lights on. If you have a faulty connection then this may work, as the headlights themselves will still be working properly.
- Pull over. If you cannot get any light from your headlights and are driving on a dark road, it is far better to pull over. Without headlights you not only risk causing an accident, but also risk hitting an animal, pedestrian or cyclist. You may also be hit by another car who cannot see you on the road.
- Check the fuse box. If you have some idea about the mechanics of your car then you could check the fuse box yourself to see if the problem can be easily fixed on your own. If you don’t know what you are doing, though, avoid doing anything and call for a mechanic or your breakdown service.
If you are involved in a Wellingborough car accident because of the negligence of another driver, rather than a problem with your own car, you may be able to claim compensation from them for your injuries. The easiest way to do this is through a personal injury lawyer, who has the experience to put together a strong case for compensation, which is more likely to be successful.
Accident Advice Helpline works with experienced and professional personal injury lawyers, and has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, offering you the best possible help with your claim. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your Wellingborough car accident, find out more about the claims process, and get help making a start on your claim.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown