If you have had a car accident and are looking to make an insurance claim for the injuries you suffered you should start by seeking advice from Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds.

Mr S was a passenger of a vehicle when another car drove into the rear. Michael Lewin Solicitors were successfully able to help him claim £1000 after he gave us a call.

It’s essential that you leave adequate stopping distance to the vehicle ahead of you remembering that the higher the speed at which you are driving the bigger the gap needs to be between you and the vehicle in front. Stopping distances also need to be increased in adverse weather conditions which can reduce visibility and make road surfaces much more difficult such has heavy rain and snow.

Extreme weather conditions are becoming more and more frequent in the UK and it’s vital that you adjust your driving for them although for younger drivers who have never had the experience off driving in snow before this can be difficult when they don?t know what to expect.

To help you stay safe on the road during the worst weather it’s vital that you maintain your car correctly and perform certain checks prior to your journey. Make sure that:

? All your lights work correctly

? That your tyres are not worn and the tread is above the legal limit of 1.6mm

? Your windscreen wipers are fully functioning and that the windscreen wash is full enough for journey you are about to make (making sure it is concentrated as per the instructions for the outside temperature)

? Your mirrors are clean and positioned correctly for you.

? Water and oil levels are as they should be.

Doing these simple checks can help reduce the chances of causing a collision.

Anyone injured in a car accident can make an insurance claim for compensation if they were not at fault so let Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds advise you on what you may be able to expect to receive.

Collisions in which your vehicle was hit from behind by another can often result in you sustaining whiplash injuries. This occurs as the neck muscles are forced to stretch from a sudden movement making the head jolt. Whiplash can take several hours or even days to become apparent after the incident occurred and symptoms suffered can include but are not limited to:

? Headaches

? Neck pain and stiffness

? Dizziness and blurred vision

? Aches and pain in the shoulders and lower back

Have you been in a road traffic accident and sustained a whiplash injury?

For expert advice when making a car accident insurance claim for an injury you have suffered call the dedicated team at Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds on: 0844 844 8180.

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