Security tips for your car
Although most drivers will first worry about a West Bromwich car accident and then everything else, it can be very traumatic to have someone break into your car and either steal it or vandalise it. Just the sense that your car was vulnerable to thieves can make it difficult for you to get back in it later down the line, and can also make you feel more distracted when driving, and vulnerable to West Bromwich car accident. Locking your car and parking it on main roads helps to deter thieves, but there are other things you can do so that you don’t have to worry about criminals targeting your vehicle, and here are some of them.
- Hide your possessions. Criminals are generally looking out for easy targets, and are opportunistic. If you have any possessions in sight then this may tempt a thief, even if the possessions on display are not valuable (they may look valuable or could be hiding valuables).
- Don’t leave things on the passenger seat. When you are driving on your own, it is easy for a thief to lean in or open the side door and snatch anything on the passenger seat. In particular you should be wary of leaving phones or wallets on the passenger seat.
- Keep doors and windows locked. Obviously on a hot day you don’t need to keep your windows rolled up, but only open them a crack and make sure that your car cannot be opened from the outside. This is particularly important if you are driving alone.
- Don’t hide things under the seats. Not only can they still be viewed, some items could roll to the front of the car and make it difficult to brake.
Claiming compensation if your car is damaged or you have a West Bromwich car accident
You can claim compensation after a theft or act of vandalism on your car as much as you can for a West Bromwich car accident. In the case of a West Bromwich car accident it is often easier to claim compensation because the other party is easier to find. But if the criminal who targeted your car has been caught, then you may want to consider claiming compensation from them for damage, any injury you have sustained, or even emotional stress.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about what happened and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do then you can be passed over to an in house personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will also work on your behalf so that you don’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown