If you are a driver, one of the things that you need to do is to be careful on the road, otherwise you might have an accident. Below are some of the things that can lead to a compensation claim in Greenford.
Driving while you are drunk
It’s amazing how many people drink and drive even though they know how dangerous it is. Any time you drink an alcoholic beverage, even one is going to impair your driving ability. Many people have had accidents after having one beer, even though they weren’t legally intoxicated. So, it’s very simple — simply don’t drive after you drink. You may believe that you are fine to drive, but it’s really not worth the risk of doing it.
Driving after taking medication
A lot of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, have warnings on them that state that you should not drive or operate heavy machinery while you are taking them. These warnings are on the bottles for a reason. Even people who are against drinking and driving will often take medication that should not be taken while they are driving. Make sure that you are sheeting the warnings on your medication, and don’t drive if those warnings mention driving or heavy machinery.
Driving while you’re tired
Driving while you are tired can be as dangerous as driving while you’re intoxicated. Make sure that you get a good night’s sleep the night before if you’re going on a long trip, and pull over to the side of the road if you feel yourself getting tired. It’s also a good idea to switch drivers if there is more than one person in the car who is able to drive. This will give the other person a break and will help to avoid accidents due to weariness.
Too many people become distracted while talking on the phone when driving, but distractions can come in many other different forms. You can be distracted by listening to the radio, while texting or even by your child crying in the backseat. If a distraction appears in the car, pull over to the side of the road. You’re going to keep yourself safe and you’re also going to keep everyone else on the road safe.
Running through red lights
Many people do this by accident, but a lot of people also do it on purpose. They think that they have enough time to get through before the light turns green, but this is what causes a lot of accidents. There is really little time in between the time when your light turns red and the other turns green. When you are running through the red light, you dramatically increasing your accident risk. So, if the light is red, don’t go through it.
Making a compensation claim in Greenford
If you’ve been in an accident, you should get a solicitor. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll help you to find one to help your case.
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown