Drivers can be easily distracted while travelling on the road, especially as many are surrounded by technology and gadgets which can provide another source of entertainment. Driving can be tedious, particularly when travelling long distances, but that doesn’t mean that motorists can allow themselves to be easily distracted. A driver not paying attention is a driver who puts others at risk of being involved in an accident, including those in the vehicle with them. Passengers in the car may cause a distraction if they are being overly rowdy or deliberately trying to distract the driver. In-car technology is another cause of distraction in those behind the wheel, particularly mobile phones.
To prevent an accident on the road, drivers can take measures to avoid distractions. Mobile phones can be put on silent mode or put away where you can’t reach them. This will prevent you from answering a call without thinking first. Sat-navs are handy tools for those who regularly need directions, but they can be distracting if not used safely. Programme your sat-nav before you begin your journey and pull over if you need to change the route. A driver not paying attention may cause an accident and you may sustain injuries. You could be entitled to personal injury compensation if an accident is someone else’s fault.
Compensation for driver negligence
Drivers who are reckless or careless on the road could be putting other people’s lives at risk, especially those of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians or cyclists. A driver need only look away from the road for a second to cause an accident, therefore it is best to leave distractions at home. If another road user has not taken appropriate measures to ensure that they are not distracted, you could make a personal injury compensation claim if you are injured in a road traffic accident as a result of their negligence.
Making your claim with our support
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can offer you no-obligation advice as well as a no win no fee service if you choose to claim personal injury compensation with our team. A driver not paying attention is a dangerous one and could be held responsible for any injuries you sustained in a road traffic accident. If you are in need of some support, just give our team a call free on 0800 689 0500 to start proceedings today.
Date Published: May 11, 2015
Author: David Brown