Mothers have a lot on their minds. Unfortunately, this also means that they have things that they are thinking about while they’re driving. Often times things that mothers do while they’re driving could often lead to someone else trying to get compensation for non fault whiplash injury. Below are some of the things that mothers often do that can lead to accidents in the car.
Multi-tasking can lead to someone needing a compensation for non fault whiplash injury
This is a common problem that a lot of mothers have, especially new mothers. Women who were great drivers before they became a mother suddenly turn into bad drivers. They want to comfort her screaming baby in the back seat while they are still driving. Some mothers even make the huge mistake of feeding the baby while they’re driving. Not only is this distracting, it’s very dangerous for the mother and the baby. If your baby is fussing and hungry, pull over to the side of the road. Don’t try and give him a bottle or nurse him while you’re driving.
Talking on their mobile
Mothers are used to doing it 50 things at once, so they often do it while they’re on the road as well. This is a huge mistake if this includes talking on their mobile phone. It is against the law. Not only are they talking on the phone, they’re trying to drive, they have a screaming baby in the back seat, they have older kids who are claiming that their hungry, and they have to remember what their out picking up. Plus they have to think about what they’re going to make for supper. Take the mobile out of the equation. Even if it’s hands free, it’s not a good idea.
Driving whilst tired
This is especially true for mothers of newborns, but mothers of any age child can deal with a sleepless night. Either there was a child who was sick, the child had a nightmare, or the mother herself was sick. At any rate, it’s never a good idea to drive while you are tired. Not only are you putting yourself in your kids at risk, but you’re putting every other driver on the road at risk. If you fall asleep, you can cause a big crash and severely injure or kill someone.
If you’ve been injured and it was someone else’s fault, getting a solicitor may be the thing that could win the case for you. People who hire solicitors are often more successful than those who try to fight it alone. We can help you find the solicitor who will give you the best chance. Call us and let us help you with finding someone to help you with your case.
If you need to claim compensation for non fault whiplash call us on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 8th September 2013
Author: Louise Thacker