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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Car wreck attorneys


    Common causes of accidents

    One of the fastest growing causes of car accidents is distracted drivers who attempt to engage in activities while driving such as texting, talk on the phone, reading, eating or looking at objects at their sides. It can really involve anything that can take the attention of a driver away from the road.

    Even the smallest distractions are capable of reducing the safety of the driver and causing a car crash. In the US Department of Transportation, they have found that sending a text message when driving will increase the chance that a crash will occur by 23 times compared to drivers who are not distracted. However, statistics show that figures like this are being ignored with a substantial percentage of drivers admitting that they have sent texts while driving.

    In terms of probability and risk of injury, driving a vehicle is very high on the most dangerous activities and with the roads being an unpredictable environment, full concentration is required to be safe at all times.

    Recently, a study was completed where a sample of drivers had their car journeys recorded by video cameras placed in their vehicles and they recorded 2 million journeys. The study concluded that of the sample, 22% of the car accidents recorded were caused in some way by drivers being distracted. In addition, it showed that when any task is performed while driving that it will increase the risk of an accident by two to three times. Tasks that are complex will significantly increase the chance of an accident even further, as noted by the statistic about texting increasing the risk of crash by 23 times.

    One of the main problems as to why people ignore the data and continue to undertake secondary activities while driving is that many drivers believe that they have the skills to keep control of the vehicle but studies have shown that 98% of drivers cannot pay attention to another task without reducing their driving performance by a significant level. Another point from the study is that the research showed that drivers greatly underestimate how distracted they are by an activity.

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    If you are injured in a car accident then you need the services of Accident Advice Helplines car wreck attorneys who will help you to receive compensation.

    Where can I find car wreck attorneys?

    Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with car wreck attorneys when you make a compensation claim with them by calling 0800 689 0500 (land line) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile).

    Date Published: 2nd July 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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