Have you ever noticed someone use a mobile while driving? Plenty of us have in one situation or another. In some cases, it is clear the person in question has very little attention on the road ahead of them. They might glance up from time to time, very quickly, to see if they should stop or take any actions to stay on course. However, things can go wrong very quickly too, and in these cases it could leave other people with nasty injuries.
Shocking results revealed in our recent survey
We recently commissioned a survey to explore the incidence of mobile phone use while driving a vehicle of some kind. According to the results, 59% of people had never used a mobile phone in this situation. While this is a large percentage, it left a full 41% of people who had used their mobile for one reason or another.
This is surprising, since most people are more than aware that such an action is illegal under UK law. Yet perhaps the threat of being caught is not the biggest concern we should have in this situation. Indeed, the biggest concern should be that we could end up having an accident if we use a mobile while driving – and that accident could well involve other people.
Who might be injured – and how?
There are often innocent people caught up in accidents that are caused by someone else. As you may already know, because you are reading this, you could be hurt if you are riding a bike or walking along the street, or crossing the road. You might even be hurt if you are driving another car, or you are a passenger in a car, and someone else hits you in their car. If that person was distracted by their phone, there is a good chance you could have a strong case for compensation to be issued to you.
To find out if this might be the case, call Accident Advice Helpline now. This will ensure you can get the expert advice our advisers are on hand to provide you with, at no obligation at all. Call on 0800 689 0500 and see if our lawyers could take on your case on a no win, no fee* basis. You have nothing to lose by making just the one free call.
Date Published: April 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead