Are you fit to drive and can you claim compensation for a whiplash injury?
Being fit to drive doesn’t just mean having passed your driving test. Every day before you get into your car you should ask yourself a few questions to decide whether or not you are safe to drive, otherwise you risk causing accidents which could harm both yourself and those around you.
There are many things which can contribute to you not being able to drive well, and if you cause an accident then you will have to pay out on your insurance for any damage to your own and the other driver’s cars, as well as potentially have to pay out in compensation for any injuries the other party has suffered.
- Have you had anything to drink? Drink driving is illegal for the exact reason that it frequently causes accidents and reckless driving. Even if you feel in control, after an alcoholic drink you may find it more difficult to control your vehicle and your reactions may be slower. On top of this, if you are pulled over whilst over the limit you may be fined, banned from driving or even imprisoned.
- Have you taken any drugs? All drugs affect the body in a different way, but there are no drugs out there which will improve your driving. Depending the on type of drug or medication the effects should be very well known before even thinking about driving, and it is always 100% stated that driving while under the influence of any illegal substances is a criminal offence.
- Have you taken any medication? if you are taking medication for any existing problem, ask your doctor whether it is safe or not for you to drive whilst taking this medication. Medications can sometimes make you drowsy, which affects your ability to drive.
- Have you had enough sleep? If you have had a bad night’s sleep and are feeling particularly tired, find another way to get to where you need to go. Being overtired can be as bad as drinking before getting behind the wheel.
If you are in an accident and sustain a whiplash injury in Church Brampton or any other type of injury, you may be able to claim compensation back for your injuries as long as you can prove that the accident was the fault of the other driver.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can do this through Accident Advice Helpline, who have over 10 years’ experience with compensation claims and can provide you with an experienced injury lawyer to process your claim.
All you need to do is provide them with details of your whiplash injury in Church Brampton and the accident which caused it. They will decide whether or not your whiplash injury in Church Brampton entitles you to compensation, and then help you through the claims process.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.