If you are driving tired then you are at risk of causing an accident. If you cause an accident then it is up to you to pay for the insurance claims of the other person, as well as pay for any road accident claims in North East Lincolnshire. However, if you do cause an accident due to tiredness, there are some occasions under which you may be able to claim against another person. Here are some of those reasons, and how you can avoid driving tired in the first place, so that you can avoid accidents.
If you are working long shifts
If you are working long shifts in a driving job, without adequate breaks, then you should be able to claim compensation for an accident that you have. You may also be able to claim compensation if you don’t work in a driving job, but work in a job which forces you to drive home exhausted after a shift which is longer than allowed by law, without the adequate breaks. You should make sure that you always get enough sleep and that you rest instead of getting straight into the car to go home after a long shift.
If you have not been warned of medication side effects
If you are taking any medication and it makes you too drowsy to drive safely, you may be able to claim compensation against the manufacturer of the medication, or the doctor who prescribed you the medication if you were not warned that drowsiness is a side effect. Although technically the accident may have been your fault, you should still be able to avoid taking the blame if you didn’t know what could happen.
How to make road accident claims in North East Lincolnshire
You can make road accident claims in North East Lincolnshire if you are able to prove that you were not at fault for your accident, or even if you can prove that someone else was at fault instead.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team about your accident and find out whether or not they feel that you have a good case for compensation.
If they do then you will be passed over to an injury lawyer who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation that you deserve. You may not even have to go to court, as your injury lawyer will work hard to ensure that your claim is settled quickly and easily.
Date Published: 1st June 2015
Author: David Brown