The facts about driver distraction are not easy to collect. You may have been involved in an accident in the Shepherds Bush area that you are convinced was caused by another driver becoming distracted. You may now be pursuing an injury lawyer in Shepherds Bush to help you to make a road traffic accident claim because you were the innocent victim of this accident and were injured. Accident Advice Helpline are likely the firm helping you to do this, as we are the legal firm of choice for many claimants. However, the circumstances that led up to the accident may never be completely discovered.
Many road traffic accidents are caused by a combination of speed and driver distraction. Some drivers do not want to admit that they were distracted, so the exact reasons for driver distraction are not easy to ascertain. Even so, some research has been carried out into this important area of road traffic accidents.
Types of driver distraction
- Visual distraction – Some road traffic accidents are caused by the driver seeing an event or an object. This distracts the driver from observing the road properly. A driver’s mind can also wander to other objects, especially if the road is monotonous.
- Cognitive distraction – This is when the driver is thinking about something other than driving. This may prevent the driver from looking ahead in the road for hazards, or from checking their mirrors regularly.
- Biomechanical distractions – This is where the driver is doing something as well as driving. Typical examples are smoking, eating and drinking, but holding any object or reaching for something out of the glove box would also be included.
- Auditory distraction is being distracted by something that the driver hears which draws their attention away from the road.
However your accident was caused, you will be the one who is left to try and get your life back together afterwards. Whilst you are doing this, Accident Advice Helpline will be busy trying to get you the best compensation deal that we can. This will involve negotiating with the person who caused the accident. These days, in reality, we are more likely to be negotiating with an insurance company. We will be claiming money for the injury that you suffered, and in general the more serious injuries attract higher levels of compensation. We will also be claiming for the money that you have lost because you are injured. An injured person may not be able to work or may need to pay for additional help around the home. These bills soon mount up and you can find yourself facing financial difficulties.
Accident Advice Helpline will handle your claim on a no win no fee* basis, so you do not have to pay any huge upfront legal costs to get your road traffic accident case started with an injury lawyer in Shepherds Bush. Call us on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown