Wearable technology is finally on the cusp of becoming the next big thing people have been touting it as for some time now. Smartglasses, smartwatches, smartrings and even smarthats are now available for those who are not content with viewing their digital content on a smartphone. While this new technology brings with it an awful lot of new applications, it also carries some challenges as well.
As technology develops, the law has to change with it. As such, if you end up doing somebody an injury in an accident that was not their fault in a road traffic accident when your attention was distracted by a wearable device, not only will there be a chance that the injured party might be in a position to seek a Welwyn Hatfield workplace injury compensation payout from you. You might face the same consequences as you would if you were found to be texting behind the wheel.
Wearable devices and Welwyn Hatfield workplace injury compensation
The Department for Transport has warned motorists that this will be the case. As such, you would do well to ponder the following if you drive a car and have recently treated yourself to a new wearable device.
Picture the scene: It’s a lovely Saturday morning, most of which you’ve wasted messing about with your new smartwatch. You decide that you can’t spend all day sat inside playing with your new toy, so arrange to meet some friends in town for lunch, not thinking for one moment that doing so might result in you doing somebody an injury in an accident that was not their fault in a road traffic accident and be left facing Welwyn Hatfield workplace injury compensation action.
You jump in your car and set off for the restaurant you’ve arranged to meet at. While en route, your smartwatch notifies you that you have a text message. You can’t resist taking a look. As you do so, you are distracted from the road, and end up ramming right up the backside of another car. The driver of the other vehicle suffers a rather nasty whiplash injury, and decides to take you to court for Welwyn Hatfield workplace injury compensation.
What happens next?
All the injured motorist would have to do to find out if he might have a clam for Welwyn Hatfield workplace injury compensation under these circumstances would be to call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. If the company could accept his case, he would not have to pay one penny piece to get his claim off the ground. A state of affairs that could end up costing you dear.
Date Published: 21st September 2014
Author: David Brown