Pay attention when driving – personal injury lawyer in Ongar
It is critical that you always pay the utmost attention when you are driving so that you can be safe and avoid accidents if they present themselves. You should always be able to see a hazard before it becomes a danger to you, and know how to avoid it or control the situation in order to stay safe on the road. Paying attention to the road may not seem difficult, but on longer journeys or particularly boring stretches of road it is surprising how easily you can stop paying attention or let yourself drift into doing other things.
- Turn on music and GPS before you travel. Before you start moving, do anything in the car which may cause you to fiddle with the dashboard whilst you are driving. Choose your music, and the volume, set your GPS and so on. If you then need to make a change you should wait until you have somewhere safe to pull over.
- Adjust and check mirrors before moving. Once you have everything in the car set up the way you want it, turn your attention to the mirrors and get these positioned perfectly so that you can see what you are doing before you start moving.
- Look for signs and signals. You need to pay attention to what you are being instructed to do on the road as well as what is actually happening, to be on a constant look out for signs and signals that you need to follow.
- Don’t talk too much. If you have a passenger in the car that you want to catch up with, wait until you reach your destination. This does not mean being completely silent, but you should avoid getting into in depth discussions as this takes your focus off of the road.
When to find a personal injury lawyer in Ongar
If you have had an accident that you feel was caused by someone else’s inattention then you are within your rights to want to make a claim for compensation against them. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and can provide you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer in Ongar to help you with your claim.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your accident, and they will help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful compensation claim. If you do, and you decide to proceed, you will be passed over to an in house personal injury lawyer in Ongar who will make a start on your claim. Your personal injury lawyer in Ongar will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will also work on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 3rd March 2014
Author: David Brown