If you are unlucky enough to have just suffered a car accident in City of Edinburgh then you may be preparing to give Accident Advice Helpline a call. We are a leading law firm established over a 16 years ago who will help you to claim compensation for your car accident in City of Edinburgh from the person who was to blame for your accident.
Before we can start the legal process, we will have to satisfy ourselves that your claim for compensation conforms to the criteria that are required for a personal injury claim. For example, we will have to make sure that you were injured in the car accident in City of Edinburgh and that you can prove this. We will also have to make sure that your car accident in City of Edinburgh happened less than three years ago. Once this has been established, all that is left is to confirm that someone else (normally another driver) was responsible for your car accident in City of Edinburgh.
Who caused your car accident in City of Edinburgh?
This is a very vital piece of information because this is the person that you will be claiming from. In many car accidents it is the driver of another vehicle that caused the accident, although this is not always the case. Driver distraction is one of the key reasons that drivers cause accidents and it can be categorised very simply as:
- Visual distraction – something that you are looking at instead of or at the same time as looking at the road
- Auditory distraction – something that you are listening to at the same time as driving a vehicle
- Cognitive distraction – something that you are thinking about at the same time as driving a vehicle
- Biomechanical distraction – something that you are doing at the same time as driving a vehicle
So, what are the sources of driver distraction? Research has shown that the most common sources of driver distraction can be summarised as:
1. Eating or drinking something at the same time as driving
2. Looking at a person, object or event that is outside the car
3. Adjusting the in-car radio or CD
4. Other occupants of the vehicle (could be humans or animals, young or old)
5. A moving object in the vehicle (for example an insect)
6. Some action related to smoking
7. Talking or listening to a mobile phone (even hands free)
8. Dialling a number on a mobile phone
9. Using an electronic device or object that has been brought into the vehicle
10. Using an electronic device or controls that are fitted to the vehicle
Call us today to talk about your car accident and claim on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 12th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry