For those of you that are reading this because you have just suffered a car accident in Erskine that was not your own fault then this will be a particularly stressful and painful time. Added to this, financial worries may be starting to plague you as you realise that you will be losing wages and may have additional bills to pay. So what happens after a car accident in Erskine? How can you get some compensation to make up for your injuries and for your financial worries?
That very much depends on who caused your accident. If your car accident in Erskine was caused by another person (like another driver for example) then there is a legal system whereby you can claim compensation from that person – it is called personal injury law and it is handled by personal injury lawyers. They work at law firms like Accident Advice Helpline.
Did someone else cause your car accident in Erskine?
You may have a suspicion that driver distraction caused your car accident in Erskine. This may be because of something that you saw before the accident and you can report this in your witness statement. If other witnesses also saw that the driver that caused your car accident in Erskine was distracted, for example if they were talking on a mobile phone, then you should collect their contact details so that they can provide a witness statement for your claim. Accident Advice Helpline will assist you with all the legal aspects of your claim and will try and get as much compensation as they can for you.
What exactly is driver distraction?
Driver distraction can be defined in many different ways but most researchers consider it to be any activity that distracts the driver whilst they are driving a vehicle. It could be any activity that competes for the driver’s attention while driving. All driver distractions have the potential to degrade driving performance and have serious consequences for road safety.
Research has already indicated that driver distraction accounts for around a quarter of road traffic accidents and experts fear that the increase of portable electronic devices within vehicles is likely to increase this figure in the near future.
This is an area that road safety experts are researching rigorously at the moment. Some laws are put in place as a result of this research. We all know that it is now illegal to use a mobile phone whilst we are driving. This is because research showed that people were more likely to have an accident if they were trying to drive and use a mobile phone at the same time.
Not all distractions are technology based – even having a conversation can be classed as a distraction in some circumstances.