Helping our clients with road traffic accidents in East Dunbartonshire
Are you one of those people who have been injured in road traffic accidents in East Dunbartonshire? Have you suffered injuries in an accident that was caused by another person? Have you needed medical treatment or a hospital stay to deal with the injuries you sustained? Call Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
There are thousands of people in the United Kingdom who have been victims of accidents that were not their fault. These accidents were the result of other people’s negligence or inexperience and have lead to those injured being unable to return to work, or live their life as they would normally.
The same applies to those people who have been involved in road traffic accidents in East Dunbartonshire. Many of these accidents could have, and should have, been avoided if only those responsible had been paying more attention.
The dangers of smoking behind the wheel
In 2007 the law was changed to make it illegal to smoke in a company vehicle. This law was not passed in order to reduce the number of road traffic accidents, but rather to stop other employees breathing in the second-hand smoke of a smoker whilst as a passenger in such vehicles.
As a smoker driving any kind of motor vehicle, it can be dangerous to try and light a cigarette while driving. The principle behind this is the same as using a mobile telephone while driving or trying to read a map; the driver is distracted from the road ahead and could cause an accident.
It may seem unlikely to some that lighting a cigarette could lead to a road traffic accident but this is just one of a list of distractions that could cause the driver to lose focus and take their eyes off the road.
The same reasoning can also be applied if the end of a cigarette falls off while driving; instinctively the driver will look for the cigarette in order to prevent it burning through their clothing or the vehicle’s upholstery but could be enough to cause an accident.
Accident Advice Helpline: professional and compassionate
Accident Advice Helpline has been instrumental in securing compensation for accident victims who were not at fault since June 2000.
Dealing with over 25,000 new enquiries a month, we are on hand to help you should you need to make a personal injury claim for injuries you sustained in an accident that someone else caused.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call us on 0333 500 0993. Our lines are open daily and our advisers are on hand to guide you through the initial assessment process which will determine if you are eligible to make a claim.
Date Published: 1st October 2014
Author: David Brown