Technology is a wonderful thing, and for the most part we are all in agreement on this fact. However, there are times when technology can be responsible for accidents unfolding when they should have been avoided. There can be no better example of this than when technology within motor vehicles causes distractions which lead to accidents. Accident Advice Helpline are only too aware of this and will offer injury solicitors in Polruan to help.
Our injury solicitors in Polruan can secure compensation
Across the United Kingdom, thousands of accidents are being caused because of how technology is being mismanaged inside motor vehicles. While this technology in its many forms is designed to make things easier, and often to prevent accidents, it is also a common cause of accidents that should never have happened.
Accident Advice Helpline, along with our injury solicitors in Polruan, have sought personal injury compensation for those injured in accidents caused by the misuse of technology. We have also secured compensation for injuries caused in accidents where technology has gone wrong.
The other driver wasn’t concentrating when they hit me
As the victim of an accident in a motor vehicle, you could well be injured because the other driver wasn’t concentrating. Lack of concentration behind the wheel can be caused by any number of things. Here are just a few examples:
- Answering or making a telephone call;
- Trying to eat or drink while driving;
- Changing radio channels or CDs;
- Operating or altering asat nav; and
- Trying to watch an in-car television.
Some of the above are not illegal, but can cause a lack of concentration. It only takes a few seconds for a driver to look away from the road to miss a car pulling out or a pedestrian stepping into the road.
On the 1st December 2003, it became illegal to use a mobile telephone while driving. You would be amazed at the number of people who still undertake this endeavour because they think that (a) they aren’t doing anything wrong, or (b) they won’t cause an accident. Sadly, statistics show that they are wrong.
It has been proven time and again that rather than move to the side of the road and make a call, some drivers would risk the safety of others on the roads by making it while driving. If you have been the injured party in an accident caused by the misuse of technology, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Securing the compensation you deserve with Accident Advice Helpline and injury lawyers in Polruan
For information on how to make a personal injury claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. This is our freephone number, which is manned 24/7, as is 0333 500 0993 which you can call from a mobile. When you call, one of our advisers will explain how making a claim works and discuss the nature of your accident. We will also provide you with free personal injury advice. We can establish if you have a claim to make, and if you do then we can pass your details onto our 100% no-win, no-fee solicitors.
Last year, we were instrumental in securing over £30 million in personal injury compensation for our clients. We did this by drawing upon 15 years’ experience as one of the UK’s leading law firms and providing our clients with the advice they needed.
Call us today on the numbers listed above if you have been the victim of an accident and want to speak to a personal injury solicitors in Polruan. Our advisers will guide you through the initial assessment by telephone and talk you through the options available.
Date Published: 20th February 2014
Author: David Brown