There are a lot of people who make mistakes when they are driving and these can often leads to injuries. Listed below and just some of the mistakes that can lead to accidents occurring:
Driving when taking medication
A lot of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, have warnings on them that you should not drive or operate heavy machinery while you are taking them.
Those 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. So make sure that you are heeding the warnings that are on your medication and don’t drive if those warnings mention driving or heavy machinery.
If you’re involved in an accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of medication, an injury lawyer could provide free claims advice in St Clears and you could be able to make a compensation claim.
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 nights 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 good idea to switch off drivers if there’s more than one person in the car who is able to drive. This will give the other person a break and will help avoid accidents due to weariness.
Unfortunately, a tired driver can cause accidents to occur and you could be hurt as a result of this. If so, it might be a good idea to seek legal help or free claims advice in St Clears.
Driving when distracted
To many people, distracted driving means talking on the phone while driving. However, distractions can come in many different forms. You can be distracted by listening to the radio, you can be distracted while texting, you can even be distracted 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.
Getting free claims advice in St Clears
If you’ve been involved in an accident, you may want to access free claims advice in St Clears before you take legal action. However, you’ll only be able to make a compensation claim if someone else was responsible for the incident.
If you think you could be eligible, or if you’d like to find out more about making a personal injury claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.