Victim of a road traffic accident? Need an injury claims solicitor in Lochcarron?
A personal injury solicitor usually witnesses the aftermath of a road traffic accident that occurred as a result of outside distractions. However, the inside of a car also presents its own set of hazards which can lead to an accident.
Inappropriate footwear, discarded coffee cups and boisterous dogs are three of the most hazardous things people have inside their car. They have been known to cause accidents which can cost over £250 to repair.
Dealing with the culprits
Women between the ages of 25 to 34 are often guilty of wearing inappropriate footwear. Nearly 50% admitted losing control of the pedals in high heels.
Items such as empty drink cans and sandwich cartons can roll under the driver’s seat and interfere with pedal control. This can lead to motor accidents or near misses. Dogs can become boisterous and scamper across seats, distracting the driver. It only takes three seconds of taking the eyes off the road for an accident to occur.
Drivers most at risk of becoming distracted are based in London, where nearly 50% have admitted to having a near miss. This is understandable considering the elevated levels of congestion in the capital. The West Midlands take second place with nearly 45% of drivers coming away with a minor scrape. Wales came in third, where 43% escaped serious harm by a whisker.
When it is too late to right those wrongs
When it comes to accidents caused through distractions in the car, 13 million of the 34 million UK drivers admit to having had a near miss or accident. Some of these have been caused by changing a CD in the car, grappling with a chocolate bar wrapper or waving to a neighbour. This indicates that whilst drivers clamber behind the wheel alert and focused to face the dangers of the outside world, they pay very little attention to the dangers which lurk inside their car. Whilst it may be impossible to do anything about the actions of other drivers, we can do something to prevent accidents which happen as a result of inappropriate shoes, litter and loose dogs.
Tying up those loose ends with an injury claims solicitor in Lochcarron
It is vital that a car is free from distractions before turning on the ignition. If this is not the case, a driver may go on to cause death or serious injury. If you were hit by a distracted driver for whatever reason, you are entitled to seek compensation for any injuries incurred even if a mother was trying to pacify a crying child. If you need an injury claims solicitor in Lochcarron why not ring Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and talk it over? The call is free, but the advice may be priceless!
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: David Brown