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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Lawyer in Chideock


    Hunting out a personal injury lawyer in Chideock does not have to be complicated or time consuming. In fact the process of finding just the right personal injury lawyer in Chideock is as simple as making one phone call – to Accident Advice Helpline. One of the most common personal injury cases that any lawyer in Chideock will deal with are road traffic accident claims. This is because people make mistakes when they are driving and those mistakes lead to accidents. The accidents often cause injuries and those injuries have to be dealt with by a personal injury lawyer in Chideock.

    Using a personal injury lawyer in Chideock – driving mistakes

    You may be absolutely clear about the driving mistake that caused the accident in which you were injured or it may be clouded in mystery. Either way, your personal injury lawyer will need to present some evidence to show who was at fault, the claim is then made against that person.  A large number of road traffic accidents are caused by drivers losing concentration because they are distracted and are not fully focussing on their driving.

    It is easy to forget that driving is a mentally demanding activity and requires our full attention all the time. Yet distractions are numerous and operate around us every time we start up the car. Here are a few examples of internal distractions – these are distractions inside our own vehicles:

    • Receiving a phone call
    • Receiving a text message
    • Drinking
    • Eating
    • Smoking
    • Opening a sweet
    • Dealing with a child’s demands
    • Changing channel on the radio
    • An insect
    • Getting something from the glove compartment

    All of these require the driver to think about something other than driving and some of them require the driver to take their eyes off the road. Sometimes they require the driver to take one of their hands (or even both hands) off the steering wheel as well. If an obstacle appears in the road at the same time (e.g. another car pulling out at a junction) or the driver themselves has to make a manoeuvre (e.g. pulling out of a side street) then the chances of a collision occurring would be increased.

    Other distractions operate outside the car and a personal injury lawyer in Chideock would refer to this as an external distraction. External distractions also feature very often in road traffic accident personal injury claims and can include:

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    • Signage and notices
    • Seeing something interesting on the side of the road
    • Looking at the scene of an accident
    • Seeing someone you know
    • Seeing a street you think you should have turned down

    Experienced and careful drivers know how to deal with distractions that happen whilst driving and do not stop concentrating on the road. Although it is not only new drivers that are prone to this sort of mistake – more experienced drivers can become complacent because they have been driving for many years.

    Date Published: 25th January 2014

    Author: David Brown

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