Some car accident claims in Johnstone are caused by people using mobile devices while they are driving, to access social media sites. Despite the law against using mobile devices if you’re driving, the growing popularity of social media, and being able to access them “on-the-go,” is tempting people none-the-less, and in some instances it causes accidents in which people get injured.
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If you find yourself in this position, no matter where the accident happened, whether it was in Johnstone, or anywhere else here in the UK, you can use the online no win no fee* injury compensation claim process we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline. Not only are we one of the nation’s favourite injury claim lawyers, but our services come wholly recommended by the one and only Dame Esther Rantzen.
19% of young motorists admit accessing social media while driving
Looking at motorists across the board, 11% either access social media on their mobile devices while driving, or check their emails. When the analysis is narrowed down to the 17 to 24-year-old age group, the figure rises to 19%. The mobile phone has also turned texting into a national pastime, with 24% of drivers admitting to sending texts when driving or when stopped at traffic lights.
Is the law tough enough?
The problem appears to be that many motorists do not see the use of mobiles while driving as an offence. It tends to suggest that the current rate of penalty is not severe enough. Having said that, a recent survey that was carried out indicated that 42% of respondents would like to see the people convicted for committing mobile offences banned from driving. Some 53% of people support the existing levels of penalties which are three or six points on your driving licence and a fixed penalty some of £60.
Accident Advice Helpline for car accident claims in Johnstone
The amount of compensation that is awarded for car accident claims in Johnstone varies directly in proportion to the nature and severity of the injury. The simplest way of finding out how much compensation you could be due for the injury you sustained, (it will only take 30 seconds of your time), is to visit our website and use our HOW MUCH compensation calculator.
It involves just answering four questions relating to your injury, and leaving a note of your name and a contact telephone number. Please note that you will be under no obligation to proceed any further if you do not wish to do so, or you would rather use another injury claim solicitor.
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