Driver distraction is thought to be a key element in many road traffic accident cases, and may be a key feature in many road traffic accident cases nationally.
As part of the claims process, the personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline will be proving that another motorist was to blame for the accident. If they are successful in doing this, then they will then negotiate a compensation payout.
When a personal injury lawyer is establishing liability (blame) for a road traffic accident, there is often a lot of information to sift through. There may be witness statements from all the drivers and passersby, and there may be photographs or sketches from the scene.
It is at this stage that the person at fault for the accident sometimes claims that they were distracted whilst they were driving. Here we look at some of the causes of driver distraction and how it can result in road traffic accident claims with an injury lawyer in Severn View.
The role of driver distraction
Drivers have been prosecuted for careless and dangerous driving because they have allowed themselves to become distracted whilst driving. They have also had to pay out large sums of compensation to the people who have been seriously injured. This has occurred in some road traffic accident cases with an injury lawyer in Severn View.
A distracted driver is not paying full attention to their driving and driving is one activity that should demand your full attention. Some drivers can become distracted by things inside the car. This can be a child or baby crying or a phone ringing, or could even be a wasp on the windscreen. Other drivers have caused accidents because they have been lighting a cigarette, unwrapping a sweet or changing channel on the radio. Some car manufacturers have even introduced paddle radio controls on the steering column so that drivers do not have to take their eyes off the road to control the radio.
External distractions can include road signs, scenes of other accidents or other interesting things going on in the street. It really is not possible to drive safely when you are neither looking at or thinking about the road ahead.
Making a road traffic accident claim with an injury lawyer in Severn View
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was caused by a distracted driver, then Accident Advice Helpline have a team of highly trained personal injury lawyers who can help you with your claim. You do not have to pay huge upfront legal costs to start the claim off, as Accident Advice Helpline run a no win no fee scheme. All you have to do is call the 24/7 hotline on 0800 689 0500 at a time that is convenient to you and we will do the rest. We will handle all of the legal aspects of the claim so that you have the time and peace to recover fully from your injuries.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown