The majority of Uttlesford car accident claims are caused by driver error. It’s not something that is peculiar to Uttlesford alone. In terms of national statistics, driver error is responsible for something like 82 per cent of all road traffic accidents. We can help when you’ve been injured in a collision in Uttlesford.
One of the most common categories of driver error is driver distraction. It comes in many shapes and forms, one of which is eating and/or drinking while driving. It may come as a surprise to some readers that this is classified as one of the most dangerous types of driver distraction.
How eating and drinking behind the wheel slows driver reaction times
Research carried out by the University of Leeds found that eating behind the wheel while driving lowers driver’s reaction times by as much as 44 per cent. Drinking, (non-alcohol of course), lowers response times by up to 22 per cents and worsens lane control by as much as 18 per cent. To put this into context, sending text messages on mobiles reduces reaction time by 37.4 per cent, and holding a conversation on a hands-free mobile slows reactions by 26.5 per cent.
Bearing these statistics in mind, it is not surprising that eating results in many Uttlesford car accident claims being made.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was caused by a distracted fellow road user, you may be entitled to compensation for any injury that you received. Even if that injury wasn’t too serious; if it caused you pain, distress and financial inconvenience you have every right to claim compensation.
Many injury victims who are injured in accidents through no fault of their own turn to Accident Advice Helpline for assistance with launching their Uttlesford car accident claims for compensation.
In common with many other injury claim solicitors Accident Advice Helpline operates a no win no fee claim system. What is unique to us, however, is that we also have a trusted champion in Esther Rantzen, the well-known campaigner for consumer rights.
Accident Advice Helpline’s no win no fee promise gives people the comfort of knowing that they won’t have to pay our fees if their claim should fail. It also means that no money is required to start a claim.
Claiming when you’ve been injured in a collision in Uttlesford
If you would like to find out more about making Uttlesford car accident claims you can speak to an Accident Advice Helpline advisor. Phone lines are open twenty-four hours a day, and all calls are kept confidential.
Call now on 0800 689 0500. Or call 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile.