Driving in winter can often seem more trouble than it is worth. As the weather gets colder there are far more accidents caused by weather conditions, such as wind and rain, but also ice and snow. Colder weather also makes it more difficult for your car to run, and running the heater can make your car more expensive during the winter months. Most people’s main concern will be the likelihood of accidents in cold weather, so here are some tips on avoiding these.
Although in fine weather it can actually cause accidents if you are driving too far underneath the speed limit, when the weather is icy, wet or overly windy it makes sense to drive slowly and watch out for hazards as you go.
If you do have an accident then the last thing you want is to make your situation worse by freezing whilst waiting for the emergency services. Even if you are only going a little way down the road and know the route well, you should always wear a coat, scarf, hat and gloves when you leave the house in freezing conditions. It can also be helpful to have spare clothing or blankets in the car.
Watch weather reports
You can also listen to weather and traffic news on the radio, to find out which areas are suffering from the weather and where to avoid. If you can steer clear of the worst-affected areas then you are more likely to stay safe.
Check your car over before a journey
Although this is something you should do regularly anyway, try to check your tyres, engine, brakes and so on more often in colder weather, as it is more likely that the weather will have affected your vehicle and that something will need to be repaired.
How to make a no win, no fee in Bridge of Weir compensation claim
If you are involved in an accident, but it is caused by another driver rather than the weather conditions, then you may want to consider filing a no win, no fee in Bridge of Weir compensation claim against them. This may help you to pay for any damages to your personal property, as well as medical treatment for your injuries.
On top of this you may be able to use your compensation payment to pay for help around the house whilst you recover, and any lost wages due to not being able to work, helping you to get back on your feet again more quickly. Accident Advice Helpline works with dedicated personal injury lawyers to help you to put together a more effective no win, no fee in Bridge of Weir claim, and your lawyer will work entirely on your behalf so that you don’t need to worry about going to court.
Your lawyer will also work on a 100% no win, no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the friendly, helpful team and make a start on your claim.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown