Christmas is fast approaching and the festive season is seeing increased numbers of people taking to the roads. Whether they are heading to the shops to complete a little gift shopping, heading to the supermarket to collect their turkeys and cranberry sauce, or making their way to the local Christmas market. The increased volumes of traffic combined with weather conditions taking a turn for the worse means that people are more likely to find themselves in road traffic accidents at this time of year. While vigilant driving can help to prevent most incidents, it’s always a good idea to have some professional contacts on hand should you find yourself in need of help when you’re driving home for Christmas this year. Here are a few to add to your contact list!
Your Breakdown Cover Provider
Cold weather can make it difficult for your engine to turn over at this time of year. Many of us can’t get our cars off the drive in the morning, or break down at some point or another once we are already off and away from home. Have your breakdown cover provider number saved or written down and stored in your glovebox. You can’t schedule breakdowns, so you can’t guarantee that someone will be around the help you out at any given time unless you engage with this round the clock service. Being able to call as soon as possible will reduce waiting times and will ensure that a qualified and experienced individual comes to help you out rather than someone who may merely pick you up and abandon your vehicle.
If you experience any physical or mental harm in a road accident, you should contacting a professional Car Accident Attorney. They can survey your situation and may be able to put a case together that could see you receive a financial payout. This could then be used to cover your medical bills, treatment, medicine, and to replace lost earnings that would result from taking time off work in order to recover properly.
Your Insurance Provider
You’re going to have to inform your insurance provider of any incident that your car is involved in on the roads. They can then take a look at your policy and repair any damage that has come to your vehicle. Just make sure that you collect relevant details concerning anyone else involved at the time of the incident. This will make processing a claim a whole lot easier.
These are just a few different numbers you might want to keep close at hand when you take to public roads throughout the holiday season. But you can always bear these tips and tricks in mind at any time of year!