Immediately following your car accident in Renfrewshire, the last thing on your mind is research into car accidents and how they are caused. However, as your claim via Accident Advice Helpline progresses you will soon come to realise that this is actually highly relevant to your case.
Accident Advice Helpline cannot even start to action your personal injury claim until they are informed that you were not responsible for the accident yourself. This is because you need to make your claim from another person. For car accidents it is often a car insurance firm. The process of making a personal injury claim for a car accident in Renfrewshire involves showing that the other person was at fault for the accident because of something that they did or did not do. There are numerous ways in which someone can be at fault for an accident. They may have been speeding or they may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. One of the more common ways to cause an accident is to be distracted – this is called driver distraction. These days, one of the most worrying causes of driver distraction is talking on a mobile phone.
The link between mobile phones and your car accident in Renfrewshire
If the person who caused your car accident in Renfrewshire was talking on a mobile phone at the time then this highly relevant information for your claim and Accident Advice Helpline will need to know. If this was witnessed by other people at the accident scene then this is also highly relevant and you should make a note of their contact numbers. They can be asked to give a witness statement at a later date and your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer can arrange for this.
Driver distraction from using a mobile phone is very important regardless of whether the phone is hand-held or hands-free. Whilst it is true that the physical act of holding a mobile phone is only associated with hand-held models, the hands-free phone is not without its dangers.
The evidence from many studies indicates that the act of talking on the phone is very distracting and prevents the driver from fully concentrating on the road. As you drive along, the strength of the mobile phone signal can fluctuate and this is even more distracting as you struggle to hear what the other person is saying. Your car accident in Renfrewshire may have been caused because a driver was so distracted by a phone call that they were not concentrating on the road. The levels of distraction can increase if the conversation is intense or is being conducted under pressure – for example with a senior work colleague, your boss or an important client or customer.
Date Published: 12th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry