Tiredness is a major contributing factor to a great deal of accidents on the road. The only sure way to prevent causing motoring accidents due to tiredness is to take regular breaks. Unfortunately, drivers do not always realise just how tired they are until it is too late.
Road traffic accident prevention
In an attempt to help drivers recognise when they get too tired to continue their journey, an iPhone app calculating fatigue levels and suggesting a break when a certain level has been reached can now be obtained.
How the app works
Automatically registering driving data through built-in sensors, the Anti-Sleep Pilot app calculates fatigue levels based on this data, as well as the driver’s pre-determined (via questionnaire) personal risk profile and fatigue status at the start of the journey. The app uses a total of 26 factors, all of which have been scientifically identified, to make the calculation and alerts the driver when it is time to take a break.
Naturally, it is still up to the driver whether to heed the warning and take a break or not. If you were injured in a road traffic accident because another driver was too tired to concentrate properly on the road or maybe even fell asleep, you may qualify to claim for car crash compensation.
Claiming for compensation
Eligibility to claim compensation can be established by visiting Accident Advice Helpline’s website and completing the 30-second test, or compensation calculator. Alternatively, you can call one of this law firm’s advisers and discuss your situation on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Helpful and friendly, the advisers will maintain strict confidentiality and place you under no obligation to pursue a claim during the free-phone call.
Should you decide to go ahead with a driver or passenger injury claim through Accident Advice Helpline, you will be assisted by a solicitor specialising in compensation for injuries by motoring accident. Conducting as much of the claim process over the phone, this solicitor will guide and advise you throughout the entire process and may be able to reach a satisfactory settlement without going to court.
No win no fee* claims
Your claim will be handled under a conditional fee agreement, meaning you will not have to pay anything until your claim has been successfully settled. Any fees, legal costs, and so on will be deducted from the compensation awarded once it is paid.
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: David Brown