At this time of year, when day light is shorter, the weather is colder and the festive spirit is in the air, we see an increase in road accidents across Britain. For those unfortunate enough to be involved in a road accident this winter, you may want to look at making a road accident claim. Starting a road accident claim can help you overcome the financial and personal stress that accompanies such an incident. By using an injury claim calculator or picking up the phone you can start you accident claim today.
Road accidents increase over the winter period and this can be put down to several factors. The seasonal changes mean that the mornings are darker for longer, and the evenings get darker sooner. This can affect driving conditions and visibility that often lead to human errors, resulting in accidents. The weather can be unpredictable, cold, icy conditions make driving hazardous and snow fall can completely devastate the British roads. Finally, and on a sadder note, the time of year leads to more drink related accidents and fatalities than any other time of the year. Christmas parties and celebrations sadly lead to many disregarding their safety, and the safety of others, by getting behind the wheel of a car whilst drunk.
So what should you do if you have been in a Road Accident?
Well, if the accident was due to the fault of another driver, then you may be entitled to a compensation claim. The first thing that you should do at the scene of the accident is gather the other party’s insurance details, contact information and car registration number. If you can, a few witness statements can help strengthen your case should you wish to start a road accident claim. Take details of any damage to your vehicle and injuries sustained; if possible take photographs as these can greatly strengthen your case.
Once you have this information you may decide that you want to make a claim. A good starting place is with an injury claim calculator. An injury claims calculator is an online feature that allows you to quickly and efficiently calculate how much compensation your claim might be worth. You can find injury calculators online as most respectable law firm websites have them integrated. Injury Claims Calculators don’t give the exact amount that you may be entitled to, but do give a fairly accurate estimation.
With this information at hand the next step should be to pick up the phone and get in touch with a respectable personal injury solicitor. They will help and advise you as to whether or not you have a case worth starting and what you may be entitled to.
Road accidents are terrible; they can cause huge strain that can deeply affect normal day to day life. However, by going online, using an injury claims calculator and seeking the help and advice of a specialist, you may able to gain compensation that will help you get your life back on track.