It seems that every year, we get yet another distraction from driving that leads to more accidents. Years ago, about the only distraction we had was the kids and maybe a rushed mother putting on make-up on the drive to work. Then fast food drive-through windows came along and we have people driving while eating.
Next comes the age of mobile phones that take a driver’s attention off the road when dialling and talking on it. As mobile phone technology improved, the distractions became worse. Texting is causing many drivers to become distracted, leading to accidents. The most recent advance is the ability for mobile phones to access the Internet and thus social media. For those that use them, they are the best invention since sliced bread, but for those that have to deal with the injuries and loss of life because of distracted drivers, they are considered pure evil.
If you are ever in an car accident and you suspect that driver distraction on the other person’s part led to the accident, discuss this situation with an accident solicitor in Herm to find out what kind of claim you can make. Other accidents can also be caused by this growing problem.
Accident Solicitor Herm Regarding Automobile Accidents
One would think it to be difficult to prove that the driver that caused the accident was on a mobile phone at the time. The truth is that every action made by a mobile phone user is logged. An accident solicitor can obtain the record from the mobile phone company. It may already have been obvious that the driver was responsible for the accident because of the nature of the collision.
However, if your solicitor can further prove their actions were completely negligent and not just a momentary lapse of judgment, they may be able to seek a higher award. It is also good to have this statistical information being gathered so that perhaps someday there can be some laws enacted that will keep this issue from happening as often.
Accident Solicitor Herm Regarding Workplace Accidents
Being inattentive because of mobile phone usage is not limited to just car accidents; it also can cause accidents in the workplace. This can lead to injury of fellow employees such as a forklift driver ramming into another employee. In some cases a case can be made against the offender and in other cases the company can also be charged because they did not enforce proper safety measures. An accident solicitor will investigate the circumstances to determine who specifically should be named in the case.
Accident Solicitor Herm Regarding Establishment Accidents
Accidents can also occur when people are dealing with the public are distracted by using a cell phone. An example of this would be a nurse giving the wrong medication to a patient or a waitress spilling hot coffee on a diner. Situations such as these are also potentially a single person suit or one against the establishment.
Accidents because of the distraction of cell phones are becoming more common, but accident solicitors in Herefordshire are on hand to help you if you have been injured due to the negligence of someone using a cell phone improperly. Call us and we’ll find you one. You can reach us, and hire an accident solicitor herm, on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (mobile).