We are all well aware that technology is becoming increasingly important in our lives. Think back twenty or even only ten years and you will not have been using anywhere near as much technology as you are today. You may be surprised to know that the use of technology may have even contributed to your recent car accident in Aberdeen City.
When you first call Accident Advice Helpline on our 24/7 helpline, you will first be asked to complete the unique Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test. This requires you to complete some simple information about your accident and your injuries. One of the most important issues to establish at this stage is that someone else was responsible for your accident and this is where the use of technology may come in. Every day, drivers cause accidents by becoming distracted by technology and as the use of in-car technology increases this cause of accidents is likely to become more significant.
What has technology got to do with your car accident in Aberdeen City?
You may suspect that your car accident in Aberdeen City was caused by a distracted driver and a technological device may have been responsible for this. Mobile phones are probably the top cause of distraction for drivers and if your car accident in Aberdeen City was caused by a driver who was talking on a mobile phone then this will be highly relevant to your claim. Once your Accident Advice Helpline personal advisor has established who was to blame for your car accident in Aberdeen City they will start to negotiate a sum in compensation.
There have been a huge number of studies investigating the impact of mobile phone usage on driving performance. Some of it has been conducted by road safety groups and some by insurance companies. The general picture painted by all these studies is that there is a link between mobile phone use while driving and the risk of having a crash. However, studies into road safety as not as straightforward as that. It is not easy to just compare studies because they used very different methods.
Some were epidemiological studies – these are studies that look at data from actual road traffic accidents and injuries and try and spot patterns that could indicate what the causes were. Others carry out studies with real drivers on actual roads. Other studies are carried out on closed courses like race-tracks or airfields. There has even been simulator studies carried out to try and investigate the effect of mobile phone usage on driving. These studies are all very different and this is probably the reasons why they produce results that do not always agree.
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