Smartphones have permeated almost all aspects of modern society. Whilst smartphones are a pioneering piece of technology, revolutionising many industries and how we communicate with one another, using a smartphone when inappropriate could result in a serious injury to yourself and those around you.
Slip, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls are among some of the most common accidents that we at Accident Advice Helpline encounter. Slipping or tripping can occur almost anywhere at any time. Using a smartphone whilst walking up the street can distract you, causing you to miss a potential hazard, resulting a nasty slip or trip. Slips & trips can result in serious injuries and can leave you unable to work for a period of time.
Road traffic accidents
Perhaps the single biggest danger of using a smartphone whilst walking up the street is the risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. From an early age, we are taught the vital importance of crossing the road safely. Crossing the road requires our full attention to look for oncoming vehicles that may be not be able to slow down in time to allow you to cross the road safely. Using a smartphone could distract your attention, leading you to be involved in a road traffic collision which could result in serious, life-changing injuries.
Not only can using your smartphone whilst walking up the street cause injury to you, it could also cause you to you knock another pedestrian over, resulting in serious injuries.
If you are using your smartphone when walking up the street, perhaps to check the latest news or your social media account, it’s imperative that you put your phone away when crossing the road or other situations that require your full attention. If you’ve been injured whilst walking and it wasn’t your fault, you could claim compensation for your injuries. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to pursue a claim for the justice you deserve. Call free on 0800 689 0500 to make the first step in helping you to get back on your feet. Our highly trained, professional advisors will guide you through the claim process and you will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims that are discussed over the phone.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown