Drinking and driving facts, and how to claim compensation for a whiplash injury
Drinking and driving is not just against the law, but is also a major cause of road accidents all over the world. If you are drinking and driving then your reaction times are lowered, you are more likely to speed, and will probably be taking risks that you would never normally take when sober.
On top of this, if you are drinking and driving and get into an accident, even if it was caused by someone else you will still not be able to claim on your insurance, or claim compensation for any injuries you may sustain as a result of the accident.
If you sustain a whiplash injury in Blue Anchor and feel that it was caused by the other driver, particularly if the other driver was drunk and you were not, then you should be able to claim compensation back from that driver. The best way in which to make a successful claim for a whiplash injury in Blue Anchor is to speak to an experienced injury lawyer, who will be able to put together a strong case using the evidence you provide them.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your accident and find out more about the claims process. If you decide to proceed after this conversation (although you are under no obligation to), you will then be passed over to an in-house injury lawyer who will make a start on your claim. Your whiplash injury in Blue Anchor claim should be stress-free as your lawyer will work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Drinking and driving facts
- Alcohol slows down your reaction times. This means that if any obstacle appears suddenly, you will brake much later than you otherwise would have.
- Drinking also impairs your judgement, making you more reckless and less likely to make good decisions on the road. Deciding to cut down a road you don’t know or trying to make it past a traffic light before it turns green are things you might only do when drinking, and these are dangerous moves.
- You may be well over the legal limit for driving without actually feeling drunk, so just because you feel in control doesn’t mean you are driving within the limit.
- Everyone’s alcohol tolerance is different, so you can never be sure whether having just one beer or glass of wine will bring you to the legal limit or not, even if friends of yours are able to drink this much without trouble.
- Leaving the car at home is the only way in which to guarantee that you won’t drink and drive. Many people will fall to peer pressure to have a drink or two once they are out, and it may seem to be too much effort to leave the car where you are. Arrange taxis before you leave the house.
Date Published: 30th April 2014
Author: David Brown